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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Gravel cycling now has its own dedicated drivetrain. 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. Trumpeting it as the world's first dedicated gravel component series (which it is)...
  2. Gravel Bikes
    Gravel bikes and gear have made the leap to the mainstream in 2019. Each year at the Sea Otter Classic there's at least one product category that dominates exhibitor booths. This year, it was undeniable that gravel bikes have made the leap from niche to mainstream. Almost every company has some...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The Viathon G.1 is a budget-friendly carbon gravel bike. Photo by Josh Patterson 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...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    The Salsa Warroad is a new endurance all-road line from the gravel grinding lovers that are part of the QBP empire. The bike features endurance road geometry, interchangeable wheel sizes, and full-fender capability. The focus of the Salsa Warroad line is agility, power, and comfort. The full...
  5. Gravel Bikes
    Great looks and exceptional ride quality are complimented by massive tire clearance on the Moots Routt 45. Photo: Nick Legan What Is It While capable even in chunky conditions, the Moots Routt 45 reminds you not to underestimate the road capabilities of a good titanium gravel bike. Pros...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Across the red cinder roads of Oregon's remote high desert country, over the dramatic Cascade Mountains, through dank moss-covered rainforests and along historic wagon trails where settlers once tested their grit on the journey west, the 2019 Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder promises the adventure of...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Roads like these are sure to make the inaugural SBT GRVL event a good one. Gravel, one of the fastest-growing disciplines in cycling, experienced tipping-point growth in 2018, as exponentially more events, gravel-specific bikes, gear, components and content debuted. The momentum will be...
  8. Components, Wrenching
    Weight is low, coming in at 215g for the 44cm model tested here. What is it Drop bars aren't just for traditional road bikes anymore. Indeed, niches such as gravel and monster cross are requiring component manufactures to re-think off-road offerings. Whisky Parts Company is one such company...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    The Cannondale Topstone gravel bike rolled out today. Named after a favorite dirt road section near Cannondale's global headquarters in Connecticut, the Cannondale Topstone is billed as a capable and versatile gravel road rig with a reasonable price that ranges from $1000 to $2000 depending on...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The Revolt Advanced 0 was developed and tested with Giant pro racers to deliver versatility, compliance and long-distance efficiency on rugged roads and dirt. Jake Orness photo Giant introduces a new composite all-rounder, specifically designed for adventurous terrain exploration. The new...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Cane Creek has announced the release of an ultra-light suspension seatpost called the eeSilk Post. The post is designed to reduce fatigue and increase control for riders on drop bar bikes, particularly when riding on rougher surfaces such as broken tarmac or gravel roads. The eeSilk Post offers...
  12. Components, Wrenching
    Outside of a small weight penalty, there really is no downside to the Shimano Ultegra RX rear derailleur. Photo courtesy Shimano/Eric Wynn What is it Taking a page from the mountain bike arena, but with a few drop bar tweaks, Shimano's Ultegra RX rear derailleur utilizes the company's Shadow...
  13. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Off and riding at the 2018 Dirty Kanza. Photo by Myke Hermsmeyer Editor's Note: This Dirty Kanza post is courtesy of GU Energy and originally appeared on guenergy.com. We also pulled in assets from Cannondale and Rebecca Rusch. Full race results are here. The Dirty Kanza wants your soul...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    The tops are a great place to be when cruising on bumpy dirt roads. Photo courtesy Canyon/Jay Prasuhn What is it Normally we don't publish reviews on bikes we've only ridden twice. But when one of those rides is a 134-mile, 10-hour slog with 10,600 feet of climbing (better known as the Belgian...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Gravel. All road. New road. Adventure. It's not about the name, it's about the opportunities it opens up. Whether to access remote riding spots or simply leave the traffic behind, more people than ever before are combining dirt and pavement to get their riding fix...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    The Allied Cycle Works Alfa All-Road cuts an attractive silhouette, with clean lines and subdued graphics. What is it A made-in-America carbon all-road bike capable of expanding your riding horizons. But if you're in search of a stable, all-day gravel machine, look elsewhere. Pros Road...
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