Review: Redshift Sports ShockStop Suspension Stem – Does it minimize the bumps?

“Redshift Sports was founded in 2013 by Stephen, Erik, and Scott with the goal of making components that help cyclists and triathletes ride further, faster, and more comfortably on the bikes they already own.  We are a small group of mechanical engineers who happen to be avid (if somewhat average) cyclists and triathletes.” “In late […]

Video Interview: Mark Lynskey of Lynskey Performance Designs – Part Two

JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew interviews Mark Lynskey, CEO of Lynskey Performance Designs, a company renown for their high-performance titanium bicycle frames. In Part Two, Mark discusses the manufacturing process and titanium tubing. Check out our Lynskey Factory Tour Video and our review of the Lynskey GR250. Part One of our interview with Mark Lynskey is […]

Featured Event: The Crippler – A “Colorado Style” Gravel Grinder

The Crippler is a Colorado-style gravel road ride that will provide AMAZING scenery with panoramic views while simultaneously pushing your limits for climbing and descending. The Crippler is 67 miles with a total of 8,335 feet of elevation gain and loss. Here’s an interview with the race director to spill more about this cool event! […]

Press Release: NEW Lauf True Grit Gravel Bike and Lauf Grit SL Fork

Lauf True Grit Having spent the last few years studying gravel bikes and gravel riding, in a way, the Lauf True Grit is something that “just happened”. In the beginning, it was a question of “How our Lauf forks could best complement gravel bikes?”. That question soon developed into “What are the optimal parameters for […]

Video Review: Bontrager TLR FlashCharger Floor Pump – Can it replace an air compressor?

“Game-Changer – With Flash Charger TLR, setting up tubeless tires at home and on the road is a snap.’s product of the year is a designed for efficient installation of Tubeless Ready TLR tires without the need for a compressor. A pressurizable chamber instantly releases air creating seamless tubeless tire seating. Air compressors are […]

Featured Bike: Rusty’s 3T Exploro Gravel Bike with Shimano Di2

Founded in 1961, 3T was first known as 3TTT – Tecnologia del Tubo Torino (Turin Tube Technology). The Milano based company has always pushed the envelope with its component designs. Remembered for its lightweight handlebars that were the cutting edge of lightweight in the 1970’s, all the way through the 1980’s when the focus shifted to […]

Featured Event: La Resistance – La Plage, Talloires, France

From the Promoter:   La Resistance is back for its second edition this September. After a successful inaugural event last year, La Resistance is back in 2017, bigger and better. More gravel sections have been added to the challenging Alpine route and a 3-day bike packing event called Tour de la Resistance has been added […]

Hard Men of Australia: Road Racing in the late 1940’s to early 1970’s – on Gravel

Long before the advent of tubeless tyres, electronic shifting, GPS navigation, power meters and now suspension – on gravel bikes – there were the hard men of road racing. These lads raced steel framed road bikes with downtube friction shifting, exposed brake cables and tyres that more often than not, weren’t up to the job […]