VIDEO: Demonstration of Focus R.A.T. (Rapid Axle Technology)

Nowadays, thru-axles are the norm on most new gravel bikes, and at the level of professional road racing in the WorldTour, the technology is slowing inching its way in. But thru-axles aren’t always noted for their speed of a wheel change. Speed isn’t so important in gravel cycling and racing, but in road racing, speed […]

Race Report: Bit by Crusher in the Tushar – by K-Dogg

I learn something major every race. This time, at Crusher in the Tushar, it was that 70 miles can be greater than 100 miles. Seventy miles at Crusher in the Tusher near Beaver, Utah was harder and longer than any other century race Team Gravel Cyclist has ever done… so far… I’m sure someone will […]

Review: C-Bear Ceramic Bearing Bottom Bracket – Belgian Tough

The bottom bracket is the most overlooked and abused item on a bicycle. Dirt, crud, water and mud, the elements throw everything at this component. Yet, it performs arguably the most important task on a bicycle, interfacing the crankset to the frame, which in conjunction with the pedals, is how a rider’s power is transmitted. […]

Review: Terrene Elwood Tough 650B x 47mm Tubeless Ready Tires

“It’s all about the ride—it always has been. At Terrene, we put riding at the center of the experience. As riders, we understand what matters most—be it an afternoon on your favorite stretch of singletrack, a long day on an unending dirt road, or an extended tour. From the very beginning of the process until the tread hits the dirt, […]

VIDEO: Episode 8 – Ask the Gravel Cyclist Crew a Question!

Episode Eight of “Ask the Gravel Cyclist Crew a Question” can be seen below. Questions in this episode: What is one of the funniest things you’ve heard on a gravel bike ride? What are your thoughts on super compact (46 / 30 chainrings) cranksets? Will they work for a bike originally intended for a crank fitted […]

VIDEO: 2017 Crusher in the Tushar – Beaver, Utah – The Gravel Race at Altitude

July 8, 2017 marked the 7th running of Crusher in the Tushar, a gravel race held in the Tushar mountains near Beaver, Utah. Making this event unique is the high altitude and prevalence of extended climbing, which arguably makes Crusher in the Tushar one of the hardest gravel races on the planet, despite being 70 […]

Featured Bike: Jeremiah Gantzer’s 17lb Moots Routt RSL Gravel Bike

About Moots: “Moots Cycles has been handcrafting bicycle frames in Steamboat Springs, Colorado since 1981. The company is known for building the finest quality titanium road, mountain, cross, and specialty bicycle frames, and select components from its facility in the Rocky Mountains. Moots bikes are enjoyed by cycling enthusiasts for their unsurpassed ride quality, attention to details and […]

Review: Wolf Tooth Components B-RAD System – by Jen Colestock

Wolf Tooth Components “We are a group of hardcore cyclists that found ourselves spending a lot of time talking about bike components.  Like most racers we were always looking for new products that could make our bikes lighter, faster, or more reliable.  Since we all come from engineering and manufacturing backgrounds our conversations often focused […]