Gravel Reviews and News


State Bicycle Co. Introduces a Sub-$1000 Steel Gravel Bike


The 4130 All-Road is ready for gravel and bikepacking with customizable wheel and drivetrain options

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Review: Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 1


Fast and nimble full suspension gravel racer with some quirks.

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Panaracer rolls out Gravelking SS and SS+ tires


Building on the success of the standard Gravelking and the Gravelking SK, Panaracer has developed the next generation of the gravel tires in the Gravelking SS and SS+

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Video: Grinduro – Distant Relatives


Grinduro – Distant Relatives”, documents Meredith Miller, Tydeman Newman, Carl Decker, and Barry Wicks as they follow the Grinduro circuit from Scotland to Canada to California to Japan.

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Review: Bontrager Paradigm Elite 25 TLR Gravel Wheelset


A lightweight, trustworthy alloy wheelset that excels on the road and in the gravel, the Bontrager Paradigm Elite boasts a 25mm width and a rapid drive 108 hubs that offer quick engagement.

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Salsa’s Stormchaser is an all-weather gravel racer


Salsa Cycles is launching a singlespeed gravel bike designed for rides and races that are often described as Type-II Fun (fun after the fact). The Stormchaser is intended as an all-weather gravel bike that excels in muddy conditions. Salsa Stormchaser Highlights  Alloy frame with carbon fork Sliding dropouts 700x50mm tire clearance Stainless steep abrasion plates […]

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Check out Park Tool’s New Hydraulic Brake Bleed Kit


With a good, commercial-grade bleed kit, bleeding brakes cleanly is not impossible even for common consumers.

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Best Adventure Road Bikes


Gravel, Groad, All road, Adventure are all nouns synonymous with this ever-growing segment of “road bike” that has become one of the most popular trends in cycling as of late. Their ability to shapeshift from weekend gravel race rig to backroad touring rig makes them a great option for a do it all bike no […]

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Video: How to prepare for a gravel race with Ted King


Ted King has learned some tips and tricks that can help any gravel rider, even those without podium ambitions, make the most of their day on the bike. In this video, King shows riders how to pack and prepare the morning before a big event.

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Specialized Releases Romin MIMIC Saddle


Specialized introduced an update to its road saddle line today with the addition of the Romin MIMIC saddle. For those familiar with the Specialized saddle line, you’ll recognize the Romin as its low profile road, cyclocross saddle with trademark cradle in the rear for maximum retention and power transfer. This new edition adds MIMIC technology […]

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First Impressions: Trek Checkpoint SL 7


First Impressions: Trek Checkpoint SL 7 Trek released its 2020 Checkpoint gravel bike lineup, with updates all-around for the new model year. Now a staple in the Trek line, the rear seat tube IsoSpeed Decoupler suspension remains with no update. Same with the BB90 bottom bracket standard and 45mm tire clearance. What is new is […]

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Bike Check: Rebecca Rusch’s Giant Revolt Advanced


New sponsors, new bike, for the Queen of Pain

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Ritte surges back with the Satyr steel gravel bike


Ritte Satyr Steel Gravel Bike The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or trails. Or tracks. Somewhere along the way, we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and deserts. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance […]

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Check out Sage Titanium’s new Storm King monster cross


Sage Titaniums unveils the Storm King Sage Bicycles is a company based in Beaverton, Oregon, and offers custom and semi-custom titanium bikes. Recently Sage released a jaw-droppingly stunning, made in the USA drop-bar rig, aptly named the Storm King. The Storm King, which is named after a singletrack trail just west of Bend, Oregon, that […]

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Opinion: In defense of droppers on drop bar bikes


The thing that I love about gravel bikes is that they rekindle what I felt when I rode those ’90s mountain bikes. Yes, gravel bikes aren’t very capable on gnarly trails, but that is what makes them fun.

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LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet


LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet LEM Helmets, the Morgan Hill CA manufacturer of performance-driven cycling helmets for road, mountain, commuter, and kids, introduced its new lightweight Motiv Air cycling helmet. Precision-built for road, cross-country, and gravel cycling, the 220 gram (size M) helmet features LEM’s proprietary Exo Carbon technology and low-density EPS foam […]

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Salsa introduces all-new redesigned Cutthroat line


Salsa Cycles announces 2020 Cutthroat line Today Salsa introduces the all-new 2020 Cutthroat, the first redesign of its ground-breaking ultra-endurance model since its introduction in 2015. For those unfamiliar, the Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles Tour Divide-inspired drop-bar bike. It is born on the endless ribbons of mixed surfaces, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route offers. […]

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Fast times at Grinduro Quincy


The buzz around the Plumas County Fairgrounds the Friday before the 2019 Grinduro teetered on unease as racers eagerly prepped bikes and made last-minute clothing choices. “We’re a little worried about being stuck out there in an ice-cold downpour,” one racer exclaimed as she checked her phone for an updated weather forecast for the area […]

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Review: Pirelli Cinturato Mixed Gravel tire


Editor’s Note: This review was written by Road Bike Review guest writer, Aaron Faupell Review: Pirelli Cinturato Mixed 40mm Pirelli is known more for car tires, but they have been making road bike tires for a while now. The Cinturato Gravel represents their first foray into the land of off-road bicycles. There are two tires […]

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Easton rolls out EC90 AX and EC70 AX wheelsets


Easton is expanding its AX line of gravel/adventure cycling components with two new carbon wheelsets. The EC90 AX is the top-shelf offering, while the EX70 AX has a more palatable price tag. Easton EA90 AX Wheelset Highlights Wheelset weight: 1,470g (claimed) Internal rim width: 24mm Spoke count: 24 Price: 1549.99 Available now The EA90 AX […]

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Review: Devinci Hatchet Carbon GRX LTD


Devinci debuted the original hatchet in the fall of 2016 at the second annual Grinduro in Quincy, California. The French-Canadian company chose to launch the second-generation of this gravel bike a bit closer to home at the inaugural Grinduro Canada. Roadbikereview was on hand to put this new gravel racer through its paces on a […]

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Review: Donnelly EMP gravel tire


The Donnelly EMP gravel tire gets its name from the airport code for Emporia, Kansas, arguably the place that put gravel racing on the map. As the most aggressive gravel tread in the Donnelly’s line-up, the EMP is ready to rail miles of gravel and mix it on the trail.  Donnelly EMP Highlights  Tight tread […]

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Review: Kenda Alluvium Pro 700×40 gravel tire


Gravel is big in the cycling world right now and tires are a huge part of a successful gravel ride or race. If you’re trying to find the perfect mix of volume, traction, low rolling resistance, and puncture protection, the Kenda Alluvium comes pretty darn close to a do-it-all gravel tire. The Alluvium is fast […]

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First Ride: Specialized $14,000 S-Works Turbo Creo SL


The new Turbo Creo SL is a culmination of years work between the Swiss and California teams in efforts to create an e-bike that roadies and gravel lovers worldwide will appreciate.

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The new Specialized Turbo Creo SL is the lightest e-road bike on the market


Specialized Creo SL Highlights Lightest production e-road bike on the market Fits 700 x 42mm or 650 x 47mm tires  Full fender and gravel adventure-ready Available in four different configurations, including EVO Gravel    Optimized motor output rewards good pedaling practices Customizable motor settings via Turbo app  Price: $9,000-$14,000 Availability: late August 2019 Visit Specialized.com […]

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