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Event Preview: Eager Beaver 100 – Ontario, Canada by Damian Bradley

Substance Projects is a race organizer based in Ontario, Canada, who has been stepping up their game, creating events that follow emerging cycling trends. Substance Project and company owner Dan Marshall has been a staple in the Ontario mountain bike race scene for years, organizing the XC Marathon (endurance mountain bike) race series as a […]

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Gravel Worlds Preparation 2016: Knocking out the Miles – Part One

Gravel Worlds – The unofficial Gravel world championships of gravel racing is an annual event held in Lincoln, Nebraska. The race is typically held in late August, and as expected with this time of year, temperatures along the course are likely to be rather hot… and tree cover in the Midwest USA, not so much. […]

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Event Preview: Yorkshire True Grit – United Kingdom

Do you have True Grit? Yorkshire True Grit is the brain-child of Andrew Wright, owner of Bikewright Cycle Shop in Easingwold near York. Andy is a passionate cyclist and enjoys all types of riding: enduro, road, mountain biking and gravel. A Yorkshireman born and bred his knowledge of the trails and tracks on the North […]

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Featured Bike: Gary Mendenhall’s Niner RLT 9 Steel

Steel is real as they say – steel isn’t always the flavour of the month, and while other frame materials fall in and out of vogue, steel framesets have always stood the test of time. Modern steel tubing drawn for the manufacture of bicycles is lightweight and delivers a ride quality renown for smoothing out […]

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Interview: Jesse Carlsson – Melbourne Gravel & Race to the Rock

Jesse Carlsson is no stranger to gravel road cycling. If you haven’t heard of him, he took 2nd at the 2013 Tour Divide – and for 2015, he won the Trans America Race. Both events are unsupported and serious accomplishments – just to finish. Jesse calls Melbourne, Australia home and is affiliated with Curve Cycling, manufacturers […]

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Retro Gravel: 1909 Gravel Grinding – South Africa Style

These articles circa 1909 South Africa were sent our way from friend of the Gravel Cyclist crew, Big Head Todd. As a reference, the first paved road in the USA came about in 1909. Remember – All 1909 Races were Gravel Grinders “The cycling and foot marathon races arranged by the Johannesburg Athletic Club (Stadium) […]

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Featured Bike: Rusty’s Raleigh Roker Comp

Raleigh Bicycles is one of the oldest names in cycling. Founded in 1885 in Raleigh Street, Nottingham, England, a lot has changed about the company since that time; major changes in ownership along with developments in bicycle design, materials, production and manufacturing methods. Raleigh has been active in the sport of cyclocross over the past […]

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Tech: Custom Disc Brake Gravel Wheel Component Guide – Part II – Hubs

This is a guest post from Dustin Gaddis of Southern Wheelworks. Dustin is the owner of Southern Wheelworks, a custom wheelbuilding shop. For readers who prefer a handbuilt, custom wheelset, Dustin provides an overview of the things you should think about when purchasing a custom disc brake wheelset for a gravel bike – along with […]