First Look: Pinarello Grevil

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Pinarello dips its toe into the world of gravel bikes

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Two primo race bikes, reflective shoes, handy tech pouch and a foamy bike washer

Collage of images including Santa Cruz V10 downhill mountain bike, Fizik shoes, Morvelo shirt, Peak

New goods galore from Marzocchi, Fizik, Santa Cruz, IRIS, Morvelo, Muc-Off and more

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Waving at strangers: The bike that changed how I see cycling

Confession: my happiest riding experiences this year haven’t been off in the forests or the hills. They haven’t been accompanied by the hum of gravel under my tyres, or the rustle of fern fronds in the wind. They’ve been ordinary rides – to the shops, on errands, around the suburbs. Perfectly mundane, except they aren’t. We … The post Waving at strangers: The bike that changed how I see cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #11: How’s your form this week?

With the Giro d’Italia and Amgen Tour of California running simultaneously, along with all sorts of tech and doping hubbub, it’s been a big week in cycling. Here’s what we’ve brought you: Neal Rogers, in his latest ‘Weekly Spin’ column, brought an entertaining interview with George Bennett back from California. Dane Cash reported on the … The post The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #11: How’s your form this week? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The basics of gravel racing: Choosing the right tires

Picking tires for gravel racing and riding is complicated. There isn’t one right answer. Sometimes there isn’t any right answer. Tire selection is a game of overlapping variables and endless options. We attempt to match a course, surface type, rider skill, rider size, and rider intention to a tire’s qualities, its strengths and weaknesses. The … The post The basics of gravel racing: Choosing the right tires appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Scott MTB Comp Boa Reflective Lady shoe review

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Decent value shoes that will suit a gravel rider or commuter who rides in low light 8/10

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Newbaum's offers padded cotton cloth bar tape

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Newbaum's, which offers American-made traditional cotton handlebar tape created with eco-friendly dyes, has launched a new product aimed at the gravel and touring market. The new Cushioned Cotton Tape has a more conventional width of 1 ¼-inch compared to the traditional ¾ inch of other Newbaum's tape. It is backed by a 1/8-inch layer of neoprene that the comapny said is excellent at dampening both high and low frequency vibrations. "One of its many advantages is its incredible durability," the company said. "Whereas traditional tape can be ripped beyond repair after a single spill, this cotton tape will last for years, taking hit after hit. The Cushioned Tape will eventually come in 23 colors just like the traditional unpadded tape. MSRP is $29.99 USD (for two rolls); Available from Southern Distributors in the UK, Notion World in France, BTI and Merry in the USA. More information: ...

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Rollin’ and grindin’ at Wild Horse Gravel

Rollin’ and grindin’ at Wild Horse Gravel

With Western flair, Wild Horse Gravel serves up some of the best gravel roads on Colorado's Western Slope. The gravel sportive offers timed segments for "competers" and a relaxed atmosphere for "completers." Read the full article at Rollin’ and grindin’ at Wild Horse Gravel on VeloNews.com .

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CyclingTips Podcast: The Tire Size Selector Graph and a bloody Giro

The Giro d’Italia saw losses for Tom Dumoulin and a win for Primoz Roglic, the Tour of California may finally be won by its home team, and a couple of old sprinters are back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This week’s episode opens with a discussion of the latest racing news — … The post CyclingTips Podcast: The Tire Size Selector Graph and a bloody Giro appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review

Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019

New for 2019, the Revolt Advanced is Giant’s first carbon gravel-focussed steed. Built with performance in mind, it’s a clear departure from Giant’s previous and surprisingly numerous gravel-styled models. I spent the past couple months riding the Revolt Advanced 0 and came away impressed. It’s not only a great leap above the Giant ToughRoad SLR … The post Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giant’s new off-road shoes are feature-packed

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Giant's Ewan Campbell and pro rider Adam Craig talk about their new off-road shoes at Sea Otter 2019

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Don’t stop where the pavement ends… Santa Cruz and Juliana launch new gravel bikes

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The Santa Cruz Stigmata gets an update to handle gravel duties while Juliana unveils the women's specific Quincy

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New Santa Cruz Stigmata and Juliana Quincy gravel bikes revealed

The previous Santa Cruz Stigmata was already a bit of an outlier when it broke ground in 2015, abandoning pretenses of being a pure cyclocross racer in favor of a more versatile geometry that was better suited to all-around drop-bar hooliganism. Four years later, it’s safe to say that Santa Cruz was prescient in that … The post New Santa Cruz Stigmata and Juliana Quincy gravel bikes revealed appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano GRX — dream gravel groupset or too little, too late?

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Can GRX steal SRAM eTap AXS’s thunder?

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Electric Trek road bike, funky footpump, and top-end titanium tools

11spd is here!

This week’s new bikes and gear

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Bikepacking bags, a titanium hammer and a high-spec aluminium road bike

11spd is here!

This week’s new bikes and gear

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The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #10: How well do you know the Giro d’Italia?

The season’s first (and arguably, best) Grand Tour kicks off this weekend, but before the cycling world’s attention turns to Italy, we’ve covered a broad spectrum this week. Highlights have included: Another insightful missive from The Secret Pro. A moving interview with Michael Drapac on the loss of his son Damion, his philosophy of cycling and … The post The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #10: How well do you know the Giro d’Italia? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Lighter than Lightweight? Partington’s 1,150g disc brake tubeless wheels

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German brand Lightweight has long claimed the lightest and stiffest (and most expensive!) aero-inspired road bike wheels. However, it may soon be an Australian-made wheel that takes that crown, with materials engineering firm Partington looking ready to up the ante. Said to weigh just 1,150g for a disc brake, tubeless-ready and aero wheelset that can … The post Lighter than Lightweight? Partington’s 1,150g disc brake tubeless wheels appeared first on CyclingTips .

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My journey to Cape Epic

There's arguably no cyclist who better represents the Colombian cycling lifestyle better than Esteban Chaves. We join the charismatic former Giro d’Italia runner-up on his favourite ride in the Eje Cafetero in Colombia. The post My journey to Cape Epic appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Video: Can a gravel bike do everything from road to MTB?

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One bike for everything? We try and find out...

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