Beautifully machined, etched and coming in 6 colours to match your ride. The new line of 'Union' pedals from @hopetech are here and available in three flavours to ensure your riding style is catered to.
@lovecrossedcx is getting to grips with their 'trail' pedal and has a breakdown of the specs in a 'first look' over on the site.
Hit the Link in Bio to see if their new pedal system is going to set a new bar for the rest to work towards.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #hope #pedals #union...
Situated in the north east corner of Wales the Clwydian range rises high out of the rolling landscape and is filled to the brim with gravel dense fire roads, technical singletrack and heaps of great tarmac too.
Whether blasting through trails that cut through densely packed pine forests or gently looping some of the trails that follow old railyway lines, this often overlooked Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a playground for whatever bike you choose, or any ability of rider.
Clear skies in the day offer views of the peaks that make up Snowdonia and come nightfall you can enjoy unencumbered views of the stars.
Many race routes do in fact take it parts of it in, but if you want to discover it for yourself at your own pace, we'd recommend it thats for sure!
... and who fancies that gravel road eh?
For a bit of inspiration checkout the Komoot route via the Link in Bio!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #clwydianrange #visitwales #walesappreciationweek...
@pelagobicycles are stoked to release the new Pelago Stavanger with updated specs for gravel riding and bikepacking.
This newest evolution of Stavanger benefits from a tighter geometry and has the capability to run wider tyres, with 50mm available for 700c and 57mm the max when running 650b.
The frames tubing makes use of lighter, oversize CrMo steel, and the complete builds come with 1x11 Shimano GRX groupset including hydraulic brakes.
The new Stavanger certainly looks the business for the all-road adventure cyclist. We are looking forward to testing out the new Stavanger here @advntr.cc and will be sure to share our thoughts on the bike over the coming months.
In a new series all about about discovering the 'External and Internal Benefits of Cycling' we speak with individuals all about how riding a bike not only helps
physical health but also how it is ultimately a tool for mental clarity and a healing device for the mind.
This first issue we speak with @immycycles and what is done for her journey on two wheels and off.
"Sometimes it is easier to process thoughts through writing when you aren't writing about what you are thinking of. I think part of it is having that control over the letters and the words - this is just for me, and I can create my own little world from it."
To read the full interview - hit the Link in Bio
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #Benefitsofcycling #feature #cycling...
The SWorks range from @specialized_uk is anything but flowery - and these; the new Sworks Recon Lace Gravel are no different, every feature is well considered and @drummondphoto is now set to put them through their paces to see how their stiffened soles, body geo inserts and 'SlipNot' rubber tread help with the trails that you can and can't ride.
Canvas is sturdy, durable and a classic in the bikepacking world and @ashdownbags of the UK have revitalised this classic in a line up of smart, well considered bags that @cadence_images put to the test.
Hit the Link in Bio for a full review and his thoughts on these rather lovely looking pieces of bike luggage.
Anyone else love a bit of Canvas?
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #ashdownbags #luggage #cockpit...
Around the world more and more people are realising the revolutionary potential of cargo bikes, eliminating air polluting vehicles from city streets and increasing the potential for bikes to make urban living greener and more accessible.
However when you think cargo bike, you may envisage city streets, and a loaded up mixed wheel bike weaving through traffic, but @farroutdeliveries took a hard left out of Edinburgh to take on the @Rapha_uk Pennine Rally using a @rothaircycles Cargo Bike.
Read on via the Link in Bio to see how the cargo bike dealt with the challenges and terrain.
Cargo Gravel series? whos in?
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #Raphapenninerally #komoot #cargobike #secondcity...
Ritchey Bikes release the 2021 Ascent!
Behind closed doors @Ritcheylogic have taken on board comments from around the cycling community and listening to the needs of riders that know what they want.
And by looking at the specs on this frame, they wanted everything!
Ritchey Logic Steel, Boost Spacing, Post Mount Brakes, 2.6inch tyre clearance and all the mounting options you'll ever need the Ascent is genuinely ready for all manner of riding styles.
Hit the Link in Bio for all the specs and more images.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #newbike #ritchey #ascent...
As I write this a pool of riders are already moving away from Cp2 on the third stage of this years GBDURO, so we thought it would be great to have words with Gail Brown, 3rd place finisher of last years GBDURO and all around outdoors-woman to help us close out our race themed trilogy of "its all about perspective"
"a training ride from Bournemouth, where I lived at the time, to my Grandparents who live near Lancaster. I remember it being awesome but the weather was a bit wild and I arrived absolutely drenched, my nan thought I was crackers."
Hit the Link in Bio for the full interview and what Gail has planned next
Are you thinking of taking on something like GBDURO next year?
📷@thesecretstudio /Steve Sayers
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #GBDURO...
The conversation around diversity and inclusion in the cycling world is an important and ever evolving topic, with new cycling clubs and collectives starting up along with already present groups growing in numbers its a very exciting time.
But there is still work to be done.
And with that the Ultra Distance Scholarship is returning for 2022 this time with new partners to help support the recipients of the award.
On the 26th August Stayer Cycle are hosting a night full of music, good times and great people to raise money for parts and components for the three recipients of the 2022 edition of the Ultra Distance Scholarship
Partners include . @wizard.works @albion.cycing @outdoorprovisions @veloqicc @northlondondirt @arundelbike @Teravail
So If you are free, love bikes, want to make a difference and grow the inclusivity of the cycling community this event is certainly for you.
Make sure you head to the Link in Bio for more info on the event and the scholarship itself!
For tickets check out @stayercycles n their link in bio!!
Are you going to make it?
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #UDS2022 #Stayer #...
Tailfin with their rear rack system have be growing in popularity over the last few years and now they are adding two new pannier bags to their range in the 5L and 10L Mini Panniers.
A durable, stable and fully waterproof set of bags designed to stand upto the rough and rocky trails out there that tempt some of us.
Head to the link in the bio to read a little more about the specs and their newly designed X Clamp fastening system which is at the heart of this smart looking off road pannier range.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #tailfin #news #panniers...
Whatever your size or preference for shorts and chamois, they need to be able to stand upto whatever is thrown at them.
@steezycollective member @tay.velo went in hard to see that the @pearlizumiofficial Womens Expedition Bib shorts got a thorough testing.
Hit the link in bio for the full low down on how the stood up to Taylor's testing.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #review #cargobibs #chamois #shorts...
@wildernesstrailbikes have launched a new line of complete wheelsets - this time fully carbon and named CZR they are available in two widths i23mm and i30mm.
Married up with WTB's own Frequency hubs with 5 Degrees of engagement these are light fast and ready for whatever you might encounter out on the trails.
@katherinebikes has been testing them pre release to see how they stand up to the rigours of both gravel and chunky enduro type terrain.
Hit the Link in Bio to get the details and read her initial thoughts!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #WTB #CZR #Wheels #News...
The weekend just passed was officially loaded with bikepacking races kicking off right across the globe and we are speaking to riders that are either taking part, or have previously set out to take on the events in the past to hear of their experiences and perspectives.
We spoke with Vedangi Kulkarni @wheelsandwords on the Silk Road Mountain Race, a 1800km race through the stunning landscape of Kyrgyzstan.
__What has you taking on races like this, and where did the taste for long distance cycling start for you?__
.....My motivation behind signing up for these races is usually to find out what my body and mind are capable of in the long haul. The simplicity of spending time away from the usual day to day life brings with it a great perspective into what's "real" and what isn't. It's also nice to see if I can do better each time.....I love surprising myself, and if it's in a good way, Great. and if not, its a definite lesson to take home."
For the full interview head to the site :)