Weekend Fun: Time Trialling on a Gravel Bike

With winter upon much of the US of A, the “season” of gravel racing is at a bit of a standstill until things begin ramping up again in January of 2017 – at least in some locales. For the Gravel Cyclist crew, we live in Gainesville, Florida and are still experiencing fantastic weather, despite losing […]


Feature: USA Cycling has its eye on Gravel

This round of news broke on December 5th, 2016, on the VeloNews.com website. Below is a direct quotation from that article, followed by some comments we have already received at the inbox of Gravel Cyclist HQ. The original VeloNews article can be seen here. In an effort to grow its membership and offer elite perks […]


Review: Maxxis Ravager 700c x 40mm Gravel Tire

The Maxxis Ravager comes to us as the slightly bigger brother of the Maxxis Rambler, a tyre we reviewed earlier in the year. The Rambler shrinks down a little to 700c x 38mm in width for late 2016 / 2017, while the Ravager is the fully monty 700c x 40mm size. Touted by Maxxis as […]


2016 Interbike: Origin8 Hellcat Gravel Bike

“After more than thirty years working in all areas of the production and supply of a bike from development to distribution, our team got together and started the Origin8 brand from scratch.” The team referred to in that quote is Origin8’s parent company, J&B Importers. J&B are a global wholesale distributor located in the United States, […]


VIDEO: 2016 Taiwan KOM Challenge

Friday, October 28, 2016, marked the 5th running of the grueling Taiwan KOM Challenge, beginning in Haulien, Taiwan. Organized by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, this race is one for the climbers – 105 kilometers / 65 miles in length, with the first 19 kilometers (11.8 miles) reasonably flat and held under race neutral. Once race neutral […]


2016 Interbike: Gravel Tire Roundup!

There were plenty of new tyre options at 2016 Interbike, along with a rehash or two of some old favorites. So, without further ado, let’s get the ball rolling! Pictured above is Panaracer’s venerable Gravelking SK in 700c x 35mm in the brown / tan sidewall. The 700c x 40mm version of the tyre is […]


Thanksgiving Day in the US of A: Eat? Maybe later, but now, time to ride!

In the US of A, the fourth Thursday of the month of November is the day Thanksgiving is celebrated – Wikipedia does a far better job of explaining the day’s history so click their link. Incidentally, our friends and neighbours in the Great White North of Canada celebrate their Thanksgiving day on the second Monday in […]


2016 Interbike: Electronic Shifting is here to stay – New offerings by SRAM, Shimano and FSA

Electronic shifting came to the forefront of cycling on August 2nd, 2008, when Shimano officially released the 10-speed version of their Dura-Ace 7970 shifting system. But, that wasn’t the first time electronic shifting has graced a bicycle. JOM of Gravel Cyclist has owned both iterations of Mavic’s systems – Zap and Mektronic (wireless rear derailleur […]