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Readers Rides

Readers Rides: Velo Orange Piolet

Alpine dwelling Yorkshireman, Gairy, very kindly got in touch to flaunt his new bike to us. The Orange Velo Piolet is not your average gravel bike. Think more drop bar MTB, or better still,...

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Featured, News

ESCAPE TO THE PYRENEES GO GRAVEL

Kitt Blackman and Jamie Wilkins, have unveiled a series of feature packed, guided gravel tours from their base in Villelongue, near Lourdes. That is the High Pyrenees in case you wondered....

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Reviews, Tyres

Rene Herse Pumpkin Ridge 650b x 42c

Rene Herse Cycles (formally Compass Cycles) are a well known brand in the States if not in the UK. The Pumpkin Ridge is their all-purpose tyre. Although the chunky, equally spaced, square...

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Featured, Guides

Confessions of a Bikepacking Virgin

Fish out of water What happens when you prise a MTB Enduro rider out of his comfort zone, give him a gravel bike and send him bikepacking in the Lake District? Purely out of intellectual...

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Featured, Readers Rides

Readers Rides: ‘Grinduro’ Cannondale Slate

The Cannondale Slate needs little introduction to long term ‘gravelistas‘. When It hit the UK in 2015 though, no one really knew what to make of it. It looked like a road bike...

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News

WTB Venture Expands to 700c sizes

WTB may well have dominated the 650b gravel market with their Road Plus range of tyres, but the love for the venerable 700c wheel size is still strong. After endless nagging from riders for...

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Featured, News

Santa Cruz Stigmata Rises Again

It’s all about timing Santa Cruz launched the original Stigmata with impeccable timing, hitting the market just as gravel was taking off. Unfortunately, the first iteration of the...

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Events

The Distance – Unique Routes for Gravel & MTB

Listed in Red Bull’s ’10 Gravel Events you should enter in 2019′, The Distance is back this June with two days of self-supported adventure ‘with benefits‘ in the...

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Featured, News

Shimano Goes Gravel – New GRX Series

Shimano GRX (Updated 09/05/2019 with component prices and availability dates, see below) Shimano has finally gone 1x in one of the most anticipated moves of the decade. While SRAM has...

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Reviews, Tyres

Teravail Cannonball 650bx47

What tyre for… Everything? In a world where multi terrain tyres are becoming increasingly common, we look at the Teravail Cannonball 650bx47 to see how it stacks up. Is it a real...

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