VIDEO: Gainesville, Florida after Hurricane Irma

JOM and members of the Gravel Cyclist crew rode bicycles around parts of Gainesville, Florida, and surrounding areas, in the days after Hurricane Irma. For the most part, this part of Florida was very fortunate to escape with minimal damage. Scenes include Hogtowne Creek, Super Cool Bike Shop, Newnans Lake, Baden Powell Road. Don’t forget […]

Review: White Industries MR30 Crankset – 1x or 2x and Low Gear Options

“We are one of the few remaining bicycle component manufacturers who continue to manufacture our goods here in the USA.  We are proud that we can say of our components: Made in the USA. Our team works together as a family on all aspects of the business from engineering to machining, from assembly to the sales and […]

Interview: All about Rebecca’s Private Idaho with Christopher Keiser & Alex Wassman

This year, Rebecca’s Private Idaho ventured into new territory with a gravel stage race. JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew interviewed a couple of lads from Northern California – Mr Christopher Keiser and Mr Alex Wassmann – to capture their thoughts on the event. This interview was filmed on the rest day after Stage 2, but […]

Featured Bike: Ritchey SwissCross turned Gravel Bike

“Tom Ritchey is one-of-a-kind. He continues to juggle his duties as president and lead designer of our company, now distributed in over 40 countries, while still logging 10,000 miles a year all over the world. Inspiration often comes to him while out on a ride, generating ideas that he then processes as three-dimensional design images […]

Press Release: Glenmorangie and Renovo Hardwood Bicycles Partnership

PORTLAND, OREGON- Renovo Hardwood Bicycles – – has collaborated with Glenmorangie, creators of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, to provide the world with the first bicycle made from whisky casks, the Glenmorangie Original. This innovative collaboration creates a one-of-a-kind bicycle with a rich history that is as unique as Glenmorangie’s wood management policy. Since 1843, […]

Race Report: 2017 Rebecca’s Private Idaho – “The Queen’s Stage Race” Part 2

Continuing where I left from Part 1, the third and final stage of the inaugural “Queen’s Stage Race” of Rebecca’s Private Idaho would be the “Big Potato” stage. Namely, 93 miles / 149kms starting in beautiful Ketchum, Idaho at around 6,000 feet of elevation. The course would crest 8,000 feet above sea level twice and […]

1x or 2x Cranksets / Drivetrains for Gravel Bikes?

There is a dilemma in the world of gravel cycling relating to the crankset / drivetrain. Admittedly, it is a first world problem but the question being posed is:   1x or 2x drivetrain? Or single or double chainring?… if you prefer.   JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew canvassed a stack of riders on […]

Featured Bike: Addison Zawada’s State Bicycle Co. Thunderbird Single Speed Gravel Bike

About State Bicycle Company “When we say State Bicycle Company is rider-developed, we mean it. In 2009, State was launched by three Arizona cycling addicts with big dreams. The goal was and remains: to introduce premiere quality, aesthetically striking bicycles to the fixed gear / single speed market at a fantastic price.” The Thunderbird Gravel […]