Bianchi Arcadex Review: Stiff And Short

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Bianchi Arcadex review: Stiff and short Super efficient under power, but a brutally stiff ride, odd geometry and aesthetics, and some odd routing and spec choices. Read More

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The New Specialized Crux Is “The World’S Lightest Gravel Bike” | 725g For A 56cm S-Works Frame

2021 new Specialized Crux gravel bike on BikeRadar

It's goodbye to cyclocross for the all-new Aethos-inspired Specialized Crux

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Bontrager Launches Revamped Adventure Range Of Bikepacking Bags

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New collection of bikepacking bags designed to work with the updated Checkpoint gravel bike

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2022 Trek Checkpoint Gravel Bike Review: Longer, But Not Slacker

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} 2022 Trek Checkpoint gravel bike review: Longer, but not slacker Major geometry changes make for a new personality that’s rowdier, but also perhaps more polarizing. Read More

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Bontrager Releases New Premium Adventure Frame, Handlebar And Seat Bags

Bontrager Adventure bag packed seat close up

Arriving alongside the updated Trek Checkpoint is a new venture for the folks at Bontrager — bags. Yes, Bontrager has produced bags in the past, but these are burly bike packing bags aimed at keeping your most precious gear dry and your mind at ease. Bontrager’s new aptly named Adventure Bags are the latest addition The post Bontrager releases new premium Adventure frame, handlebar and seat bags appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Trek Aims For A Gravel World Championship With Race Focused Checkpoint Slr, Plus Sl And Alr Models

Trek Checkpoint SL6 full

Now that gravel racing is fully recognized by the UCI (for better or worse), riders and manufacturers are scrambling to claim that first-ever gravel rainbow jersey. It seems that Trek had an inside line on this one, updating its Checkpoint line to include a super lux gravel race-oriented SLR frame, but that’s not all… The The post Trek aims for a gravel World Championship with race focused Checkpoint SLR, plus SL and ALR models appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Trek Launches Three-Tier Checkpoint Gravel Bike Range With Progressive Geometry And Frame Storage

Trek Checkpoint

Trek's new gravel line-up is designed to cater for the racer, adventurer and commuter

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Trek Tweaks Geometry, Adds Storage To Checkpoint Gravel Bikes

Trek tweaks geometry, adds storage to Checkpoint gravel bikes

New 8-bike line ranges from aluminum $2,399 ALR 5 to $11,999 SLR 9 eTap with elastomer-damped Isospeed, internal routing, and down-tube storage. Read the full article at Trek tweaks geometry, adds storage to Checkpoint gravel bikes on VeloNews.com .

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Video Review: Trek Checkpoint Slr 9 Etap Tested In Sbt Grvl

Video review: Trek Checkpoint SLR 9 eTap tested in SBT GRVL

Trek’s new Checkpoint SLR 9 eTap is an excellent gravel race bike, built with features and geometry that calm rough surfaces without the handling feeling vague or sluggish. For 2022, Trek added some cool new stuff to the top-end Checkpoint, including more progressive (read: longer) geometry, integrated frame bags mounts, integrated storage, and elastomer-damped IsoSpeed … Continued Read the full article at Video review: Trek Checkpoint SLR 9 eTap tested in SBT GRVL on VeloNews.com .

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Trek Checkpoint 2022: New 'Progressive' Geometry And Top-End Slr Model

Will Strickson 30 Sep 2021 Trek has reinvigorated the geometry of its Checkpoint gravel range and added a race-refined SLR model that borrows premium road features Trek has released the latest update to its Checkpoint gravel bike range, including the introduction of a new SLR model that the brand calls its 'lightest, fastest gravel bike ever'. Initially launched in 2018 , the Checkpoint has been marketed as an adventure gravel that offers versatility above all, ticking the desired boxes for gravel and road riding, commuting or for leisure rides. With its 2022 bikes Trek is hoping there's something for everyone and says each model offers its own USP as well as the obvious price differences. [gallery:8] Trek Checkpoint 2022 range, frames and geometry Before we get into the individual models, there are of course several details that feature across the range. This starts with a new 'progressive' geometry – phrasing ...

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2022 Orbea Orca Aero: An Aggressive, Aerodynamic Speed Machine With A Huge Uci-Illegal Integrated Tool Box

Emma Cole 30 Sep 2021 The 2022 Orca Aero is all about aerodynamic efficiency Orbea launches a new Orca Aero today, its most aero specific road bike ever aimed at those obsessed with speed. It comes in six different models which vary in price from £3,999 to £9,599 and, while it looks a lot like a number of other highly integrated aero road bikes , it stands out thanks to a unique tool storage box slung under the down tube, one that isn't actually UCI-legal. The Orca Aero comes in a range of different builds, offering a choice of SRAM Red eTap AXS, SRAM Force eTap AXS and SRAM Rival eTAP AXS or Shimano’s new 12-speed groupsets , Dura-Ace Di2 R9270 and Ultegra Di2 R8170 or R8000. Based in the Basque country, Orbea turned its hand to bikes in 1930 and made its debut at the Tour de France in ...

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Trek’S New Boone Is Still A Dedicated Cyclocross Race Bike

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Trek's new Boone is still a dedicated cyclocross race bike It's now borrowing many design cues from the Emonda road bike. Read More

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A Beginner’S Guide To Choosing A Road Bike

Looking to get a new road bike in 2021? Start here. The post A beginner’s guide to choosing a road bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Trek Domane Al Disc 4 Review: An Astounding And Affordable All-Roader

Trek's new entry-level road bike combines an endurance fit with sporty handling and a whole bunch of versatility. The post Trek Domane AL Disc 4 review: An astounding and affordable all-roader appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shoddy’S Best Budget Product Picks Of 2020

This last vid for 2020 is all about me trying to right a wrong. It’s a round-up of products that impressed me but don’t cost a bundle, where the performance outshone the price. My budget bangers of 2020. Why budget bangers? Well, I got called out on social media. After I posted my Ten Things … The post Shoddy’s best budget product picks of 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bike Of The Year: Trek Checkpoint Sl 5

Bike of the year: Trek Checkpoint SL 5

Gravel bikes abound, but this one checks all the boxes, and at a great price. Read the full article at Bike of the year: Trek Checkpoint SL 5 on VeloNews.com .

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Chapter2 Ao Gravel Frameset Review: Sporty, Comfy And Adventure-Y

Chapter2 AO gravel bike

New Zealand-based Chapter2 is a company still in its relative infancy and best known for its performance carbon road bikes, such as the Tere and Rere. The brand’s creator, Michael Pryde, might be a familiar name — he is the son of Neil Pryde, whose name adorned a series of high-performance carbon bikes. Hence the … The post Chapter2 AO gravel frameset review: Sporty, comfy and adventure-y appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Why You Don’T Need To Spend Big To Hit The Gravel: The Trek Checkpoint Alr5

Late last year my beloved yet ageing gravel bike, an Orro Terra, became the apple of someone else’s eye. While I had my nose in the computer (probably editing a video) at the library, someone swiped it. Some savvy scumbag broke the lock and rode away. I’ll also add that said scumbag must be a … The post Why you don’t need to spend big to hit the gravel: The Trek Checkpoint ALR5 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty Review: Suspension Makes It Better

The new Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty is basically the same as the standard Topstone Carbon, but now with a suspension fork and a switch to 650b wheels and tires. The changes sound modest on paper but the difference you feel in the saddle is far greater than you might expect, and while that Lefty Oliver … The post Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review: Suspension makes it better appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Our Favourite Bikes From The 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test

Viathon G.1 GRX gravel bike

It’s taken us a few months to get here, but the inaugural 2020 CyclingTips gravel bike field test is now over. The test itself took place over a long and intense 10 days, filled with far more fun and drop-dead-gorgeous scenery than there was sleep. We learned plenty from the experience: what we love about … The post Our favourite bikes from the 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test appeared first on CyclingTips .

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