2016 Interbike: Favaloro GX Arc Cross / Gravel Bike – Italian Style

Favaloro is brand new to the United States. However, in Italy, Favoloro goes by another name, FM Bike. The man behind FM Bike and its namesake Favaloro in the United States is Michele Favaloro. For the past 25 years, Michele has built steel, aluminium and carbon frames in his “laboratory” (laboratorio) with great pride, precision and passion. […]


2016 Interbike: Mandaric Custom Steel Cross / Gravel Bike

Mandaric Bicycles opened for business around 1977 or 1978, mostly as a side effect of a frame building favor to a local bicycle club member. The rest is history; since then, the small California brand has specialized in custom framesets, constructed mostly from steel. Interbike is an unusual venue for a custom frame builder – Mandaric […]


2016 Interbike: White Industries MR30 Cranks – The Perfect Gravel Crank?

From the White Industries website – “White Industries was founded in 1978 when owner and president, Doug White, had aspirations to develop, manufacture, and market bicycle products of his own design. One of the first products brought to the market was an elasticated leg band named Pegger which wrapped around ones pant leg keeping clothing […]


2016 Interbike: Pivot Cycles Vault Cyclocross / Gravel Bike

Pivot Cycles, founded in 2007, is one company who has been at the forefront of developments in recent mountain bike design and performance-enhancing technology. It is no wonder the company has established themselves as a leading brand in such short time. Helping along their growth are in-house goodies such as 3D printing and CNC machines; […]


2016 Interbike: Wilier Jaroon Steel Gravel Bike

The Wilier Jaroon – “A high-quality frame, welded with a special technique that hides all welding material inside, making the frame appear clean, and the seams flawless.” For more information on the Wilier company and the sister bike to the Jaroon, the Jaroon Plus, check out out our earlier article from Interbike 2016. More about […]


VIDEO: The 2016 L’Eroica Experience: Part Four – The Ride Video – The White Roads of Tuscany

Sunday, October 2, 2016. JOM (Aussie), K-Dogg and Mrs K-Dogg flew across the pond (that’s the Atlantic Ocean for those not in the know) from the USA to attend the 20th Anniversary edition of L’Eroica. Check out JOM’s ride report HERE – and, Part One and Part Two of the L’Eroica experience along with galleries of the sweet vintage […]


2016 Interbike: Renovo John Day – The Wooden Gravel Bike

“Renovo was founded by Ken Wheeler whose background includes the design and manufacture of the Wheeler Express, a composite, 4 place airplane and a variety of projects before that. He was joined by his son Stuart and they worked together to develop and test the first Renovo bikes over a six month period between Stu’s […]


2016 Spaghetti 100 – 62 Mile Dirt Epic Race Report: by K-Dogg

A day to play in the dirt!   The Spaghetti 100 is an event hosted by the Capital City Cyclists of Tallahassee, Florida, benefiting several charities relating to children’s cycling. 2016 marked the 33rd running of the event (held on Saturday, October 8th), which features rides on paved and dirt / gravel surfaces. The dirt […]