2016 Interbike: Wilier Triestina Jaroon Plus Adventure Bike

Wilier Triestina is an Italian manufacturer of racing bicycles, founded in 1906 by Pietro Dal Molin in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. After modest beginnings at their workshop on the banks of the river Brenta in San Fortunato, nowadays the company resides in Rossano Veneto, Italy. “The company name originated as an acronym for the phrase “W l’Italia […]


2016 Interbike: 3T Exploro LTD Gravel Bike

3T is an Italian cycling components company with a long and successful history in the sport. Originally founded in 1961, components manufactured by the company are synonymous in the world of amateur and professional road cycling. Originally known as 3TTT – Tecnologia del Tubo Torino (Turin Tube Technology), the Milano based company has always pushed […]

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VIDEO: 2016 Pisgah Monster Cross – Climbing, gravel & descending in Brevard, North Carolina!

Saturday, September 10, 2016. JOM, K-Dogg, Mrs K-Dogg, Pfaff Daddy and Dr. Pain of the Gravel Cyclist drove a little ways to attend Pisgah Monster Cross in Brevard, North Carolina. 70+ miles, 9,000+ feet of climbing with gravel, climbing, descending, the Blue Ridge Parkway and amazing scenery. Check out JOM’s race report HERE and K-Dogg’s race report, HERE. This part […]

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2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Report – Rebuked by an Ass: by K-Dogg

So I Googled “Pisgah” thinking it might be an interesting local Native American word. It is actually a Hebrew word referring to the mountainous area from whence Moses was allowed to view but not enter the promised land after wandering aimlessly in the desert for years. Balaam, a local diviner, refused an order to hang […]

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Review: Panaracer Gravelking SK 35mm and 40mm Tires

“Formed in 1953, Panaracer began manufacturing rubber products for a variety of commercial and consumer applications. In 1978 we began to exclusively manufacture bicycle tires so we could carefully focus on producing the finest tires available today. Without a doubt, Panaracer is the last Japanese manufacturer still producing bicycle tires in Japan. We feel that […]

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2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Race Report: by JOM

Pisgah Monster Cross, a 70 mile gravel race starting and ending near Brevard, North Carolina, has been a tradition among the Gravel Cyclist crew since JOM appeared at the 2012 edition. This race has it all – gravel, gorgeous scenery, tough climbing, tricky descending and a 20+ mile section of pavement along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Depending […]

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Race Report: Yorkshire True Grit – UK

Cyclists Show Yorkshire True Grit at New Event One hundred and fifty-four cyclists departed from Duncombe Park, Helmsley, on Sunday 4th September in appalling conditions to take part in the first Yorkshire True Grit. Yorkshire True Grit had been devised by Easingwold-bike shop Bikewright owner, Andrew Wright. Based on the popular US Gravel Grinder format […]

Headwinds, Pacelines and Echelon Riding

Headwinds If you’ve spent any amount of time riding around on dirt and gravel roads, either for fun or part of an organised ride or race, you’ll have felt the wind. In your face or pushing you along, the invisible force of the wind can be your friend, or foe. Pushing into the wind is […]