The weekly spin: It’s not just WorldTour men competing at gravel races

When the field lines up for the Steamboat Gravel event — okay, okay SBT GRVL — on August 18, there will be some recognizable faces from across professional road, mountain, and cyclocross racing. They won’t just be recognizable men’s faces. The inaugural SBT GRVL event is shaping up to offer one of the highest-profile women’s fields … The post The weekly spin: It’s not just WorldTour men competing at gravel races appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Thesis OB1 long-term review: Good performance, lots of custom options

The Thesis OB1 isn’t flashy, and the upstart brand name carries no prestige. It’s not particularly light, it definitely isn’t aero, and in fact, there’s not a ton about it on paper that will blow anyone’s doors off in general. But it’s a very good bike nonetheless, and wonderfully versatile in terms of what you … The post Thesis OB1 long-term review: Good performance, lots of custom options appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Enter now for a chance to win a Canyon Grail AL 6.0 gravel bike

Enter now for a chance to win a Canyon Grail AL 6.0 gravel bike

To celebrate hosting the upcoming Grinduro gravel event on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, Canyon is giving away the ultimate prize for UK gravel fans

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Bikepacking the Pirinexus: An eye-opening ride through Catalunya

The Pirinexus is a hilly 340km mixed terrain cycling loop that connects Spanish Catalunya with the southern-most tip of mainland France. British writer Tom Owen rode the Pirinexus earlier this year and discovered a region defined by effortless beauty, political uncertainty, and challenging yet ultimately rewarding riding. As Tom writes, a late-night visit from the … The post Bikepacking the Pirinexus: An eye-opening ride through Catalunya appeared first on CyclingTips .

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First Ride: Canyon Grail AL 7.0

First Ride: Canyon Grail AL 7.0

An adventure bike packing a lot of punch into an affordable package, the Grail AL takes its carbon cousin and makes it more accessible. Read the full article at First Ride: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 on VeloNews.com .

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11spd: Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon, Troy Lee Designs Five Ten shoes and a gravel tyre from Michelin

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Plus a capable cargo carrier, anti-theft axles and more

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Grove R.A.D gravel bike review: An Aussie all-rounder

Buying a gravel bike in 2019 is somewhat like shopping for laundry detergents: there’s way too much choice, there’s a weird amount of differentiation for what seems like a single purpose, and there’s far too much promise that the product will clean everything in its path. Taking a leap of faith into the crowded gravel … The post Grove R.A.D gravel bike review: An Aussie all-rounder appeared first on CyclingTips .

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11spd: This week’s best new bikes and gear

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A titanium road bike, a folding workstand, some electric bike-approved tyres and more

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11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

This week there’s been some whispering about this small thing we did... Bike of the Year ? You may have heard of it. We’ve announced all the winners now, so if you haven’t caught up on all the wonderful bikes we reviewed in this huge undertaking, you’re missing out. But don’t worry, as always we’ve got you covered: Road bike of the year: Rondo HVRT CF0 Best road bike under £1,000: Rose Pro SL 105 Best superbike: Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc Best all-road bike: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 Best women’s road bike: Trek Domane SL6 Disc Best bike for climbing: Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Aero Best race bike: Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod Dura Ace Di2 Trail bike of the year: Commencal Meta TR 29 Brit Edition Women’s trail bike of the year: Liv Intrigue Advanced 1 We also brought you the latest news, and a full review, of Rotor's ...

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon launched its carbon fibre Grail early in 2018 , a bike that divided opinion thanks to its controversial double-decker Hover bar . The new aluminium Grail ditches that unique cockpit but it's still an impressive bike. There are five models in the new aluminium range — three for men and two for women — priced from £1,099 up to £1,449 for the 7.0 SL, which is £100 more than this one. The Canyon Grail AL The Top 5 gravel bikes The Canyon Grail AL 7.0 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned best all-road bike . To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Behind the purposeful-looking all-carbon fork, with its oversized 1 1/4in steerer tube, the hydroformed, double-butted 6061 aluminium frame tubes are ...

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First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0

First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0

Canyon focuses on two key technologies to boost long-haul comfort in its Grail gravel bike: The handlebar and the seatpost. Read the full article at First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 on VeloNews.com .

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 Video Review - An ideal budget bikepacking bike

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Canyon's new aluminium adventure and bikepacking bike is versatile and capable

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

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Fun and agile adventure bike for not a lot of cash 9/10

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Canyon Grail and Rose Backroad gravel bikes - Video First Look

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David takes a gander at two brand new gravel bikes from Rose and Canyon

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First Look: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 alloy gravel bike

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No funky hover bar but prices from £1,099 with hydro disc brakes

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Top 5 gravel bikes

The Topstone is Cannondale's all-new and affordable gravel wagon

Gravel bikes are no longer classed as a fad by anyone but the very grumpiest commenters. Investment in developing new standalone models — including a number of very affordable bikes — by the biggest manufacturers out there is a testament to this. With this in mind, and a deluge of new bikes released in the wake of Eurobike 2018 , we thought it was about time to round up the five most interesting gravel bikes of 2018 and beyond. For buying suggestions, check out our roundup of the best gravel bikes as tested by BikeRadar . Best gravel and all-road bikes of 2018 Gravel bike vs hardtail vs CX bike at Grinduro Scotland Cannondale Topstone The Topstone is Cannondale’s all-new, very recently announced line of affordable and adaptable alloy gravel bikes. Cannondale launches all-new and surprisingly affordable gravel bike Trek Checkpoint The Trek Domane Gravel is not a gravel bike ...

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Canyon's approach to bicycle development is impressive — video

Canyon's approach to bicycle development is impressive — video

If there's one brand that stands out as having changed the global cycling market over the past ten years, it's arguably going to be Canyon. Canyon Grail First Ride Canyon's Torque CY is BikeRadar's Enduro Bike of the Year Its direct to consumer model has changed the landscape of purchasing bikes, as well as the value that can be gained. The range of bikes is broad, and in performance terms, impressive. We spent some time with the team in Koblenz, Germany digging deeper into how Canyon develops its bikes, chatting with product managers, engineers and those involved in logistics. Check out the gallery of images for more, too. You can read more at BikeRadar.com

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Genesis Mantle 30 first ride review

Genesis Mantle 30 first ride review

A sweet-riding frame with premium kit where it matters makes the Mantle a blisteringly quick distance-shrinker that’s a lot of fun to ride. Canyon Grail first ride review SRAM NX Eagle first ride review Genesis Mantle 30 frame With no rear suspension and not much front travel (100mm) or tyre volume (2.2in) to hide how the chassis itself rides, frame quality is crucial in a cross-country race hardtail. The Genesis is stiff enough to please carbon-shoe wearers but not so punishing that every rough section will rattle the muscles off your bones. It’s equally well rounded in upgrade/compatibility terms too, with the latest Boost 148mm rear hub spacing for generous tyre clearance, semi-internal routing for a dropper post (although none is included) and Shimano Di2 fixtures in case you fancy trying out electronic shifting. The rear mech is direct-mounted for stiffness and the frame will take a front mech or ...

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Norco Range C2 650b first ride review

Norco Range C2 650b first ride review

When it redesigned the carbon Range in 2017, Norco aimed to create “the ideal enduro bike”. With a low-slung frame, 160mm of travel and 29in or 650b wheels (with geometry adjusted to suit), it certainly looks the part. I hit the trails to see if it lives up to the brand’s claims. Canyon Grail first ride review SRAM NX Eagle first ride review Norco Range C2 650b specifications Frame: ‘SmoothCore’ carbon fibre, 160mm (6.3in) travel Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 170mm (6.3in) travel Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle (1x12) Wheelset: e*thirteen TRS rims on DT Swiss 350 hubs Tyres: e*thirteen TRS Race Sticky Triple (f) and TRS Plus Durable Dual (r) 27.5x2.35in Brakes: SRAM Code R 200/180mm Bar: Race Face Turbine R 35, 800mm Stem: Race Face Æffect R, 50mm Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm dropper Saddle: SDG Duster RL Weight (Large without pedals): 14.38kg (31.7lb) Norco Range ...

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Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 SL

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The fastest and most fun gravel bike I've ridden by far with an adrenaline grin factor of 10/10! 9/10

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