The Weird And Wonderful Of The 2018 Dirty Kanza

The weird and wonderful of the 2018 Dirty Kanza

Gravel riders from around the world descended upon the small Kansas town of Emporia this past weekend for the 13th running of the Dirty Kanza. This year, races ranged in length from 25 miles to the 32mi high school race up to 50-, 100- and the ever-popular 200mi (actually 206mi) competition. For the first time, promoters invited 36 select riders to tackle the XL, a 350-mile completely self-supported race. BikeRadar was on hand to race the 200mi event and check out some of the latest and greatest gravel gear. What to pack for 200- and 350-mile gravel races Racing 200 miles of gravel on the new Specialized Diverge Click or swipe through the gallery above for a close look at prototype gravel bikes from Salsa and Giant, the 350mi XL setup for Yuri Hauswald, and much, much more. Stay tuned for a 'Road to Kanza' video we made about preparing ...

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