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More Suspension on Gravel Bikes: Suntour GVX Fork Offers 40, 50, 60mm Travel

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More Suspension on Gravel Bikes: Suntour GVX Fork Offers 40, 50, 60mm Travel

I hope you’re not experiencing shock fade after yesterday’s post but we’re back today with more gravel bike suspension offerings, this time from Suntour. The GVX fork is their gravel travel fork, offering 40, 50, or 60mm travel options, remote lockout, 700x45c or 650x50c wheel options, magnesium construction, and 32mm stanchions.

GVX Specs:
-Magnesium lowers with a unique aesthetic specifically designed for the gravel market.
-Vertically aligned and tapered dropouts.
-100x15mm or 100x12mm dropouts with a lightweight, hollow-caped, and tool-type axle.
-32mm stanchions from A7000 series alloy, anodized black.
-A6000 forged crown.
-Crown mounted lockout, and rebound adjust. Remote lockout in development.
-Flat Mount brake to match with road and gravel type brake calipers.
-Air spring with 40mm, 50mm, or 60mm travel.
-Corresponding axle to crown by travel 436mm, 446mm, 456mm
-Corresponding offset by travel 45mm, 46mm, 47mm
-Fork offset is built into the crown.
-Max tire 700x45c or 650x50c.
-Mini fender included, stanchion mounts built in for larger fenders.
-Rated for Class 1 / E25 e-Bikes to match the growing e-Gravel trends
-Weight: 1725g
-MSRP: $499 USD
-Availability: August 2020

See more at Suntour.

Bicycling: He Lost His Leg, Then Rediscovered the Bicycle. Now He’s Unstoppable.

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Bicycling: He Lost His Leg, Then Rediscovered the Bicycle. Now He’s Unstoppable.

Photo by Bob Croslin

Anyone that has met Leo Rodgers knows his gravity. The guy is a beacon of fun energy! Bicycling recently gave Leo some love and it’s an amazing article everyone should check out!

“It feels at this point both necessary and a bit superfluous to mention that Leo Rodgers is a tall black man with long hair and one leg. There is no pedal or crank-arm on the left side of his All-City bike; his left pant leg is neatly knotted a few inches below the hip. Rodgers, 35, lost his leg 13 years ago, the result of the sort of motorcycle crash in which you are lucky if it merely changes your life.”

Don’t miss this article by Peter Flax over at Bicycling!

The Roval Control SL Team Wheels Are Lightweight and Race-Ready

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The Roval Control SL Team Wheels Are Lightweight and Race-Ready

… yet we all know that you don’t have to be a weight weenie or a racer to appreciate a good set of XC wheels. Lighter, more durable wheels mean you can get out to your favorite loop with less rotational mass. Roval’s new Control SL Team Wheels come in at 1240 grams for the set, have a rim wall that is 4mm wide, offering up protection against pinch flats, and offer a 29mm internal rim width.

Specs:
-54t DT Swiss Star Ratchets for Precise Engagement
-Included Double Wheel Bag
-Team-Spec Metallic Blue Graphics
-MSRP $2650

See more at Roval.

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Stay At Home Mountain Bike Photography

It’s the quarantine and perhaps it’s a by-product of all your new-found free time, or perhaps it’s a lifelong goal you’ve always wanted to pursue. For whatever reason, you want to become a MTB photographer…

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LONGCHAMP

LONGCHAMP follows a cyclist living in Paris, prior to the pandemic, as he navigates the city, its traffic, en route to his favorite riding circuit just outside of the congestion.

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Cycling Rybachy Peninsula

Our friends from Russia took part of a trip to Murmansk oblast in the Summer of 2019. Did they partake on this trip to test out their new bikepacking bags or to have conversations with the pebbles, sandy beaches, and decayed barbed wire?

The Radavist Authors’ Favorite Small Business Products: John Watson

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The Radavist Authors’ Favorite Small Business Products: John Watson

John Watson picks up this series we began with Ryan Wilson during the pandemic. Consider this a shout out to our favorite small businesses in the cycling industry. Here are some of John’s personal picks.

Small businesses are the foundation of the outdoor industry and many have been seriously impacted by the pandemic over the last couple of months. While money is understandably tight for a significant portion of people, if you do have the means and are dreaming up your next bike trip or local ride, I wanted to offer up a few suggestions for gear that I believe is worthy of investing in from some of my favorite small businesses in the industry.

Sarah Sturm Journal

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Sarah Sturm Journal

One of our favorite personalities in the cycling industry has a space on one of our favorite brand’s blogs! Sarah Sturm has a great little read up about the pandemic and what riding means to her. Be sure to check this one out and if you missed it, our Highway 50 Nevada MTB trip features some excellent shots of Sarah ripping that Nevada dust as well!

“We have in front of us a chunk of time. We have a global pause. There are no races, there are no events, there are no parties or gatherings or high fives. We have busy minds and bored bodies and there isn’t an exact day that we can mark on our planners when “this will all be over”. Nope. The only thing that is certain is uncertainty. And we’re getting sick of seeing that phrase plastered all over the media. Yes, we know, things are uncertain right now and saying it over and over doesn’t seem to help.”

Continue reading this piece at Tenspeed Hero!

WhatBars.com Spring Giveaway!

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WhatBars.com Spring Giveaway!

Hey! I’m Chip and I run WhatBars.com and the @whatbars Instagram page. I’ve had a the privilege of working with some great companies, and I love sharing that excitement with others as well!

I reached out to a few of those companies and together we put together a pretty great prize package including:

– 1-pair of Velo Orange handlebars, of your choosing
– An Atwater Atelier Basket Tote
– A pair of Teravail Tires, of your choosing

Read the official rules below for a chance to win!

Wizard Works “Follow the Yellow Grav Road” Collaboration Bags

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Wizard Works “Follow the Yellow Grav Road” Collaboration Bags

Wizard Works used a very UK material for their new collaboration products. This dry wax canvas is produced by British Milleraine, who has been making wax canvas in the UK since 1880. This move wasn’t just an aesthetic choice, as British Milleraine uses zero waste and water use in the wax process, and the fabric is free from fluorinated carbons often found in water repellent fabrics.

There are five Lil Presto! Barrel Bag and five Voila! Snack Bags available on 6pm BST Monday, June 1st for £70 each, so set your alarms!

OPEN Cycle: MIN.D Road Bike

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OPEN Cycle: MIN.D Road Bike

OPEN’s latest bike isn’t an all-road or gravel bike with massive clearances. It’s an ultralight road bike with a few clever details. This bike has a lot going on but the most notable design features include a 25mm integrated seat mast, which offers more give and flex in what is normally one of the stiffest components in carbon bikes. This, combined with the ultra-thin stays give the MIN.D some flex where it counts.

Then there’s the MIN.D’s fork:

“The OPEN U-Turn was the first fork truly optimized for flatmount brakes by deleting the standard adaptor to switch between 140mm and 160mm disc rotors. The adaptor is a feature without a benefit at the expense of weight, stiffness and complexity.

The R-Turn uses the same Smartmount direct-mount design with thru-bolts without adaptors, just like the rear brake. Together with new shaping and a new layup optimized for road, the R-Turn is the lightest disc brake road fork available.”

The MIN.D fits a 32mm tire, comes in four sizes, and retails for $3,600 at Open.

We’re Taking Memorial Day Off

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We’re Taking Memorial Day Off

It’s been a crazy year and while staying home has led to some very productive days, we’ve been pretty burnt out so this weekend we’re taking off time from the computer. We’d not only like to acknowledge people in the military who have lost their lives but also to thank the first responders during this pandemic, many of who have also lost their lives. Be safe out there, everyone! We’ll see ya back tomorrow with some great content!

CHPT3 and Restrap Collaboration

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CHPT3 and Restrap Collaboration

CHPT3 and Restrap have pulled together a collaboration, featuring CHPT3’s Devesa pattern, inspired by the bark of the trees in Girona. These bags feature monotone patterning with a bright orange label. Three Restrap products, the Canister Bag, Tool Roll, and classic Musette Bag, are screen printed by hand and laser cut in-house. See more information at Restrap!

 

 

Readers’ Rides: Marko’s Karussell Gravel Bike

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Readers’ Rides: Marko’s Karussell Gravel Bike

This week’s Readers’ Rides features Marko‘s Karussell, a frame builder from Slovenia, gravel bike with photos by David Krevs from Karussell and words by Marko, himself. Enjoy!

So this is my only drop bar bike at the moment and I wanted it to be as versatile as possible so that I can use it for road rides, gravel grinding, bikepacking, and even an occasional cyclocross race. I have two sets of wheels for it – 650b with wider tires for bikepacking and harsh terrain, and 700c for everything else.