New Tech: absoluteBLACK Chainrings provide Compact and Sub-Compact gear options for Shimano Cranksets

“absoluteBLACK is a cycling company devoted to extraordinary design, European manufacturing and production of parts that not only perform great, but also last a long time.” “We believe anything out there can be made better, including chainrings.” absoluteBLACK Sub-Compact 48/32 and 46/30 Oval Chainrings “As a manufacturer of chainrings, absoluteBLACK receives requests and questions on […]

Hunt 30Carbon Gravel Disc Wheelset Review and Weight

Wheelset Review: Hunt 30Carbon Gravel Disc 700c Wheelset

Hunt Wheels are “Honoured to create wheels for devoted bike riders”. “You ride every chance you get”, “You push on through wind and rain” and “Your time and money must deliver results”. In the line above, the first two statements made by Hunt’s Marketing Department may not apply to every gravel cyclist, but the last […]

VIDEO: Bike Fitting for a Gravel Bike – With Adelaide Bike Fit

JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew met with Steve Nash of Adelaide Bike Fit, to evaluate the fit on his gravel bike and discuss the importance of an appropriate fit, and what an experienced fitter typically looks for. Remember, a properly fitted bike can make all of the difference between a fun time during your next […]

The Australian Gravel Adventure 2017 / 2018 – Part Six – Meadows, Goolwa & Steam Power

Meadows – A small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Best known for its historic buildings, craft shops, a winery and a must-visit bakery. Said bakery is very popular among the two-wheeled crowd. Nearby Kuitpo Forest measures 5,000 hectares / 12,355 acres and is a haven for bushwalking (aka hiking), cycling and equestrian […]

Press Release: Full-Dynamix / Battaglin Gravel S (Steel) and Gravel C (Carbon) Frames – Italian Beauty

Grand-Tour victories are the line that separates good riders from champions. A first-place finish in the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a Espana or the Tour de France, the toughest races in the world, cement a rider’s place in history as one of the greats. Giovanni Battaglin belongs to the elite group of riders that have […]

The Australian Gravel Adventure 2017 / 2018 – Part Five – Burra and Beyond

Greetings trendsetters! Now, before anyone says… “hey JOM, where’s Part Four?”. Part Four would be my 2018 New Year’s Day video, even though it isn’t labeled as such. Moving along… My second gravel ride of 2018 took place on the 3rd of January, 2018. Forgive me for being a little behind, I am sort of […]

VIDEO: 2018 New Year’s Day Gravel Ride – Gravelaide Preview, South Australia

To kick off the first day of 2018 in an appropriate manner, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew joined Graeme from for a preview of 2018 Gravelaide. The full monty 104 mile / 167 kilometre course features 2,300+ metres / 7,500 feet of climbing, beautiful scenery and Australian wildlife. Where else can you ride […]

The Australian Gravel Adventure 2017 / 2018 – Part Three – Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, some 60 kilometres / 37 miles northeast of Adelaide’s city center, the birthplace of yours truly. The Barossa Valley is notable as a major wine-producing region of Australia and tourist destination. Within the valley are the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Rowland Flat, Lyndoch and Lyndoch. Not so […]