Race Report: The Day Across Minnesota – by Nicholas Garbis

The news of the “DAMN” — the “Day Across Minnesota” — spread pretty quickly through the gravel riding world of the North. For me, it was momentarily intriguing and then I recall feeling relieved at some later point that I had missed the registration cut off and would not be doing this totally insane thing. […]

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 […]

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. Pinkbike.com’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 […]