2017 Tour Down Under Tech: Focus Paralane Carbon Endurance Bike

Focus Bikes is a bicycle manufacturer based out of Cloppenberg, Germany. Its German roots are attributed to company founder, Mike Kluge, a former world cyclocross champion. Focus Bikes are well known in the United States, but mostly in the cyclocross racing scene. Focus Bikes such as the Mares in rim and disc brake models have […]


Review: Custom Zipp / Industry Nine Gravel Wheelset

“Our goal is to provide extremely high quality products and services through careful quality control and parts selection. Every wheel, whether hand built by us or factory purchased goes through a rigorous measurement, inspection, and adjustment process. These procedures ensure that each wheel meets our exacting standards for radial and lateral runout, as well as […]


Featured Bike: Gunnar Cycles Hyper-XX

About Gunnar Bikes – “Gunnar joined us at the beginning of 1998, already a year and a half old. Trained as a hunting dog, Gunnar turned out to like the hunters a lot more than the hunt. Soon after joining us, Gunnar made himself useful around the factory as a greeter. Whenever someone would show […]


2016 Interbike: Everything Else – DIY Frames, Wheels, Brakes, Cranks, Hubs, Tools

Our final post about the 2016 Interbike show features a roundup of interesting goodies relevant to the genre of gravel cycling. First up is the Calfee Bamboo DIY frame kit. If you’ve ever thought about building your own frame, Calfee makes that a much easier proposition. Calfee’s DIY kit supplies the customer with all of the […]


2016 Interbike: KHS Bicycles Grit 440 and CX 500

KHS Bicycles, Inc. of Los Angeles, California is the designer and U.S. distributor of KHS Bicycles, Manhattan Cruisers and Free Agent BMX Bicycles. KHS stands for Knowledge, Health, and Strength. Founded in 1974 by Wen Hsieh, the KHS bicycle brand is a part of the KHS Co. Ltd., and UEC (United Engineering Cooperation) which manufactures […]


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, […]


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 […]