Review: Bont Cycling Vaypor G Gravel Shoes – Lighter, Stronger, Faster

About Bont Cycling “Mr. Inze Bont first started making custom shoes in the backyard of his Sydney, Australia, house in 1974 after struggling to find a boot that would fit his wide feet. Mr. Bont pioneered the field of custom footwear and has remained the #1 custom boot/shoe builder in the world since 1974. Each […]

Tinkering 101: Shifting big gears with Shimano Dura-Ace 9100/9150 & Ultegra 8000/8050 Derailleurs

Shimano’s latest 11-speed Dura-Ace 9100 mechanical / 9150 Di2 rear derailleurs and their Ultegra cousins, the 8000 mechanical and 8050 Di2 – in the regular / short cage variant, are listed by Shimano as having a maximum rear cog capacity of 30 teeth. The mid-cage of the latest Ultegra derailleur, mechanical or Di2, is designed […]

The One-Day Kayak and Gravel Training Camp – North Central Florida

It has been a long season. January of 2017 began in Australia, where I rode a large number of miles / kilometres in the Aussie states of Victoria and South Australia (my home state). Later, I turned my attention to events such as Paris to Ancaster in Canada, Almanzo 100, Dirty Kanza 200, Crusher in […]

Press Release: Meet the Ibis Cycles Hakka MX – Gravel, Cross, Road, Bikepacking – 650b or 700c

About Ibis Cycles Ibis Bicycles was founded by Scot Nicol, one of the earliest mountain bikers in northern California. It began in Scot’s garage in 1981, when a friend asked him to build a frame. Nicol sold the company to an investment group in 2000, which went bankrupt within 20 months. Ibis returned to the industry at the 2005 Interbike tradeshow […]

Featured Bike: Carlos Perea’s Seven Cycles Evergreen S Titanium Gravel Bike

About Seven Cycles “Seven Cycles was incorporated in January 1997 and shipped its first bicycle frame in early April of the same year. The company was initially based in Topsfield, Massachusetts, then moved to its current location in Watertown, Massachusetts in February of 1998. Founder and president Rob Vandermark and the Seven team have been […]

Review: milKit Tubeless Valve and Sealant Refill Kit – Zero Hassles

About the Company “The idea for milKit was born during a mountain bike trip in the middle of nowhere around Moab, with a flat tubeless tire due to dried out sealant. A problem that those of you that ride tubeless will understand.” “The product development engineer and addicted mountain biker Pius Kobler decided to do […]

Native Lands Tour: An Osage County Gravel Overnight – and Photo Essay by Adrienne Taren

When Oklahoma gravel gets attention, it’s usually in March when weather-hell suddenly breaks loose directly over Stillwater, like a tornado selective for rear derailleurs and brake pads. Flying quietly under the radar, however, is the Native Lands series of events out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Native Lands Classic in March is the “race” event, while […]

Feature: 2018 Norco Bicycles Search XR Carbon Gravel Bike

About Norco Bicycles “Since 1964, we’ve been part of the bike industry for 50 incredible years. We are driven by a genuine passion for cycling in all its forms, and that passion is the foundation for everything we do.” “Bert Lewis founded Norco Bicycles in 1964 with a simple vision: build better bikes. From our […]