#gravel

tag

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

Radar

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.

Sarah Sturm Journal

Radar

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!

Grinduro California 2020 Registration Opens Tonight with Spots Saved for FTW Riders

Radar

Grinduro California 2020 Registration Opens Tonight with Spots Saved for FTW Riders

As the only media outlet to cover every single Grinduro California race, I’d say it’s safe to say we’re the official Grinduro coverage website! The proof is in the pudding. With that said, we’re stoked to announce that the 2020 registration for the Mt. Shasta event on September 12th is open tonight at 7pm PDT, with 210 registration spots saved for FTW (femme, trans, women) riders. We can’t wait to provide our exceptional coverage this year, yet again! Especially with this recent announcement. Read the entire press release below…

Ride FARR Adds Clip-On Arm Rest Kit and Aero Bag to Catalog

Radar

Ride FARR Adds Clip-On Arm Rest Kit and Aero Bag to Catalog

South Africa’s Ride FARR has two new products to their ever-expanding catalog. The 265g Clip-On Arm Rest Kit and Aero Bar Bag, both will be in stock this June. The Aero Bag fits on their Aero Gravel and Aero MTB bars and takes advantage of extra real estate on your bike’s cockpit.

Clip-On Arm Rest Kit:
-Lightweight, Modular Design
-Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment
-CNC Machined Alloy 6061 Clamps and Brackets
-Nylon Injected / Glass Fiber Ergo Arm Rest Cups
-48-Hole Bolt Pattern for Maximum Adjustability
-10mm EVA Foam Pads

Aero Bag:
-Durable 500D Cordura Material
-Easy fitment via double-sided velcro straps
-Custom designed to maximize space in the front extension
-Unique Aero Shape to compliment the styling of your bike
-Inner Mesh Compartment to prevent heavier items from moving around during
riding
-Top Cover with Zipper Pocket with Stem Bungee Cord for Secure Closure
-Underside Bungee Cord for added carrying potential
-Made in USA

See more at Ride FARR.

Mudhugger’s New GravelHugger Fenders

Radar

Mudhugger’s New GravelHugger Fenders

Mudhugger is known for their MTB fenders, yet today they announced a set of gravel fenders (front and rear) to arrive in June. To reduce plastic waste and make removing and refitting easier, these GravelHugger fenders are supplied with nitrile O-rings (70mm sizes for flat blade type and 50mm for traditional round steel forks). Of course, you can always use zip ties if you’d prefer to fit and leave on at all times. Check out more on the GravelHugger front and rear at Mudhugger.

Specs:
-Helitape supplied to protect inside of forks where the GravelHugger could scratch the paint.
-Suitable for 700c and 650b wheels Max tire width 50mm (depending on wheel/tyre combination).
-Weight 75g. Length 520mm width 60mm
-Designed, made, and packed in the UK from 100% recycled polypropylene which can be recycled again.

Mid South 2020: the Last Gravel Race on Earth

Reportage

Mid South 2020: the Last Gravel Race on Earth

To begin, it is important to say that I am not a doctor, a data analyst, or an economist. Am I an expert regarding the growing pandemic that is becoming one of the defining events of our lives? No, I am not. I am a bike mechanic who likes to take photos. There are smarter people out there who could (or should) be writing about this, but as it is, you have me. And I find it extremely difficult—even inappropriate—to talk about this year’s Mid South without acknowledging the massive elephant in the room. For some of you, these images or just the thought of a large group gathering may be upsetting. You would be right to feel that way, and I get it. If this were any other year, it would have been a widely celebrated event, filled with love and excitement from the greater cycling community. In a lot of ways, it still was. But given that upside-down is the new normal, here we are.

Giro Cycling: Sector Off-Road Shoe

Radar

Giro Cycling: Sector Off-Road Shoe

Giro’s latest shoe, the Sector, takes up where the Ventana left off, solidifying the design, function, and fit into something more refined.

This shoe is suited for MTB or gravel riding and features a 3D Molded footbed with medium arch support, stainless hardware, a carbon-composite, 2-bolt plate formed to a dual-injected outsole, and an upper made with a dual Boa L6 dial, with both steel and soft lace guides.

The entire shoe is molded from a one-piece Synchwire and thermo-bonded exo structure. In short, it’s like the Ventana, but more advanced. The Sector is available in black or olive drab and retails for $225. Yes, there is a women’s version too! The Sector W. See more at Giro.

Shifting the Paradigm with the Titanium Knolly Cache

Reportage

Shifting the Paradigm with the Titanium Knolly Cache

Are you ready for the next paradigm shift in drop bar bikes? In news that will come with little to zero surprise, this same shift began in the mountain bike world nearly a decade ago. It took a while for people to jump on the bandwagon, but once they were on, the entire industry figured it out. Now it’s drop bar’s turn. Here we go with the titanium Knolly Cache.

Radar

Go With Less

PEARL iZUMi features a lifestyle of living lightly with its Crew members Dillon Caldwell and Nicole Pressprich who built up a cargo van to lessen their impact on the world around them. They travel around competing in gravel races and events throughout the Western United States. They have learned in the process of living in a limited space all of the things they don’t need, and only keeping the items of value to them.

Radar

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley: Easy on the Eyes. Hard on the Legs. 

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley returns on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 with up to 1,000 participants racing, or just riding, through the beautiful forests & farms of Central Pennsylvania during peak fall foliage season.

The unPAved courses showcase some of the best gravel riding Pennsylvania has to offer, with long climbs, lovely descents, mostly-smooth-but-sometimes-chunky gravel & dirt roads, top-shelf aid stations, pretty trees, running streams, rail-trails, tunnels, a brewery or two and hardly a bar of cell phone service. The Full course is a 120-mile challenge of stamina with eight mountain passes, with options to make your day better on the Plenty-90 or Proper-54 mile courses, and a 30-mile FUNpaved ride as well.

All riders finish along the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail which brings them to the DONEpaved Party back in town for local beers, whoopie pies, lots of prizes and smiles all-around.

Registration opens at 9am Eastern on Saturday, April 4th. Check out what it’s all about: @unpavedpennsylvania.