Todd Poquette is at it again. He loves creating super hard races in the most secluded spots in the UP of Michigan, changing the course every year. This year he outdid himself. His goal, for participants of the 40-mile event, was to experience Mosquito Gulch. Mosquito Gulch is a long stretch of nasty boulders. There […]
Our amigos at HED Cyclingare launching a new gravel wheelset called the Emporia GC3 Performance. The new wheelset, which borrows heavily from HED’s top-end Emporia GC3 Pro, is a Performance-level carbon gravel wheel, designed and handmade by HED in Minnesota. Like the Emporia GC3 Pro, this new wheelset features a 30mm rim depth and 26mm […]
We got a pair of Teravail’s newest gravel tire called the Washburn. The Washburn comes in Tan – Light and Supple or Durable and Black – Light and Supple or Durable. I prefer black tires, so the gnomes in the supply chain made sure to send us a set of tanwall durable casing tires to […]
BikeTribe News – Do You Funduro? – Derby On!
Jim Thielen knows a thing or two about Arbor Day. Jim hails from Alberta Canada #treehugger What a crazy week! Arbor day, Four-Twenty, and something called Earth Day! In honor of all three holidays, we’ve decided to combine a Niche Bike News with a Fat-Tribe Funskis post and call it BikeTribe News. #biketribe Gravel Panaracer […]
Los primos de Salsa have announced their Fargo, Vaya, and Marrakesh bicicletas have an updated spec and new colorways for 2021. There are no changes to the frame or forks on these models. 2021 STEEL LINEUP Fargo is the original drop-bar 29″ mountain bike. It’s designed and built for mixed-surface riders who crave freedom and variety […]
HED Cycling Products has released a new addition to its Emporia line of gravel wheels, giving the alloy Emporia GA Pro a totally chrome finish with the Emporia GA Pro – Silver Edition.
Salsa Cutthroat Apex Review by Gomez
Roval Terra CLX: One Wheel to Rule All Roads
It’s been a summer to remember, that’s for certain. I’ve been lucky enough to log over thirty-five hundred miles so far this year and a bunch of those miles have been riding a trio of gravel bike tires on a trio of gravel bikes. Here’s a bit of feedback about the Panaracer Gravel King SS, […]
I’ve been throwing down both long and short rides on the Kona Libre CR gravel bike this year. I had daily 16 mile round trip commutes and weekend parties on the bike up to 250 miles. All those rides added up to almost 900 miles total over the review period, which provided lots of opportunities […]
A couple of weeks back, I shared my gravel bike’s third mutation and that article provided the inspiration for today’s compilation of our staff’s collection of gravel bikes. I’m a subscriber to the theory that (almost) every bike is a gravel bike, which is kind of supported by the variety of what these groovy cats […]
There’s an enduring love for the type of bike that’s become popular recently under the heading ‘Gravel Bike’…distant cousin to the ‘Touring Bike’…influenced by European cyclocross and road bikes. Hell, Trek made their bones in that now-famous barn in Waterloo Wisconsin making steel touring bikes that allowed cyclists to roam the vast American landscape. A […]
Back in April, we received a brand new Framed Basswood carbon gravel bike with Pub carbon wheels for review. I penned a first look with all of the spec’s and some initial thoughts (Here). This Spring, I’ve been putting the Basswood through its paces and according to Strava I’ve ridden the basswood 525 miles. Like […]
About eighteen months ago we took possession of a set of 29×2.80 Teravail Coronado tires. You might say that this was the set of tires that started the thought process that gave birth to the new set of Bike Nerd inspired 35mm (id) wheels. This is what I closed our first article about the tires […]
By Greg gentle Steel has enjoyed amazing popularity over the past hundred or so years as riders seek the simplicity and comfort afforded by a steel tube set. While steel bikes have never really left the scene, boutique brands like Breadwinner, SoulCraft, and Salt-Air have elevated steel’s status, inspiring big brands like Kona, Specialized, and […]
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]
We’re reviewing a series of gravel bikes this spring/summer and I’ve gotten to ride a couple of them. Now I have questions. The first question is based upon what I learned during Adam Blake’s podcast interview with the Salsa team. The taller stack height that Salsa introduced with the Fargo is something that I really […]
The next chapter in my adventures as a bicycle journalist puts me astride a Basswood carbon gravel bike from our amigos at Framed Bikes! The Basswood that we’re testing is also equipped with a set of Pub carbon wheels. The whole build is festooned with name brand components and the bike is a gorgeous gloss […]
Adam interviews the man behind Stillwater Oklahoma’s District Cycles and the Mid South Gravel Race, Bobby Wintle! Links District CyclesThe Mid South Gravel Race Come see Adam at World of Bikes
Bags…Bags…get ya bags here. I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes. What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]
The first gravel bike that we’ll be reviewing this spring is the Kona Libre. We had the bike set up for Shannon, but the 54cm fit much more like a 56cm, so this week, I got to do a couple of rides on the New Libre before I got it in the hands of our […]
Simple #klunkybuttsauce If you wanna know the truth behind the core motivation behind this new NBN series, then you need to look no farther than the bicycle in the photo above. Do you klunk? Are you at least klunk curious? I’ve been a fan of curved tubed bikes like this since I was a kid […]