Gravel Reviews and News


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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Op-Ed: 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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Review: Bontrager GR1 – Team Issue Gravel Tire


A fast rolling gravel tire that leans toward the dry, sandy conditions – puncture protected, available in two sizes, and Sven Nys approved.

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Review: SKS SpeedRocker All-Road/Gravel fender set


full coverage fender system that fits tires up to 38mm, fully removable, and no hardware needed — explicitly designed for the off pavement rider and all-weather gravel travelers.

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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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Review: Bontrager Aeolus Elite Aero-Bike Saddle


A short-nosed, gender neutral, aero-specific road saddle designed to give riders maximum power and comfort in the most aero of positions.

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New Shimano GRX Drivetrain for Gravel and Cyclocross


Any lingering doubts about the staying power of the gravel cycling phenomenon will likely be put to rest following the latest drivetrain release from Shimano. Indeed, the new Shimano GRX group is made specifically for offroad pursuits.

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Redshift Kitchen Sink Bar and ShockDrop Seatpost


Redshift is developing two new products that are anything but traditional. The company’s new handlebar is a bit loopy and its dropper seatpost has a little extra squish.

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What’s New in Gravel Bikes and Components


Take a scroll through this RoadBikeReview Gallery for a look at some of the top gravel gear highlights 2019.

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Viathon G.1 105 First Ride Review


Viathon is a new brand seeking to bring performance to more affordable price points. It’s the creation of a handful of Walmart employees. Yes, you read that right — Walmart is wading into the high-end cycling market.

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Moots Routt 45 Review


While capable even in chunky conditions, the Moots Routt 45 reminds you not to underestimate the road capabilities of a good titanium gravel bike.

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Catching Up with Dave Zabriskie


Since retiring from pro racing, Dave Zabriskie has kept himself busy with several business ventures including Floyd’s of Leadville and the recent announcement of the DZ Nuthouse, a gravel cycling camp in Calabasas, California.

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New gear from Feedback Sports, Minoura, and more


Interbike may have lost most of the big bike companies as exhibitors, but that doesn’t mean there are no interesting products unveiled at the annual cycling industry trade show.

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Whisky No.9 6F Carbon Drop Bar review


The No.9 6F Carbon is Whisky’s modern racing styled drop bar that’s equally at home on tarmac, gravel, or twisty cyclocross courses.

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Goodyear Connector review


The Goodyear Connector is the famed tire maker’s first stab at a large volume gravel offering, and it has exceeded expectations, raising the bar for its competitors.

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