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 […]

Review: Sugino OX901D Compact Plus Crankset – Need low gears?

For those of us looking for a solution to gravel climbing challenges… like “I’m challenged by climbing”, there are now a number of solutions to getting lower gearing than standard road cranksets. If you have an MTB crank, stop reading here, because you already have low gears. However, I am particularly bothered by the Q-factor of […]

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 […]

Review: Gore Apparel Men’s Oxygen Gore-Tex 2.0 Active Jacket

This review comes to you during the heat of the northern hemisphere summer. But somewhere on planet Earth, it is cold and possibly wet. I discovered the true meaning of cold and wet earlier this year, during my appearance at the Land Run 100 gravel bike race in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dressing for cold weather in the […]

Review: Catlike Whisper Helmet – Ventilation Galore

A full 11 years after its debut, the Catlike Whisper remains quite possibly the most distinctive and instantly recognizable cycling helmet to achieve substantial market share. With 39 huge oval-shaped air openings, this helmet (sorry, we’re not going to call it a “lid” at any point in this review) is one which must only be […]