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Genetic Driser 4-10 drop handlebars

Drop-what? 25 years on from riser-bars having their second coming on mountain bikes, Genetic have released their new Driser 4-10 drop-bars. Joining the original Driser 4 road  and Driser 16 gravel bars there is a clear family...

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Giro Agilis MIPS Helmet

As gravel bikes straddle the middle ground between road & mtb, the...

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Bike Reviews, Featured

Giant Revolt Advanced 0

The Giant Revolt Advanced arrived on the scene in 2018 and remains a popular...

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Accessories, Reviews

MTB’s Mudhugger slims down with new Gravelhugger

‘British conditions’ is a term known worldwide in mountain biking circles....

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Clothing, Reviews

The Overland Selector Shorts

Are these Overland Selector shorts from Morvelo the holy grail of slim-cut...

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Long Term Test: Fizik Terra x5 Shoes

Who’s this for? Marketed by Fizik simply as an ‘off-road shoe’ the...

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CushCore Gravel-CX tyre inserts

First things first, I should own up and say I’ve never being an advocate of...

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Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4

The Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4 is the new gravel-specific shoe from the Italian...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Adaptable for a multitude of gravel sub-genres, with a couple of only-seen-here...

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Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes

New for spring 2020, Recon 3.0 is Specialized’s latest mountain bike clipless...

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iSSi II Triple SPD compatible pedals

Introduction iSSi Pedals are a part of the QBP empire that also includes the...

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Julbo FURY REACTIV Sunglasses

The Julbo Fury Reactiv are a smart looking pair of shades with excellent...

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Fizik Terra Microtex Bondcush Tacky handlebar tape

With the Covid-19 restricting big rides, take advantage of the good weather and...

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Accessories, Reviews

Topeak Smarthead Gauge D2

With such a huge variation in the accuracy of track pumps, a dedicated pressure...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Apidura Racing Bolt-on Top Tube Bag

If there is one brand synonymous with bikepacking, it’s Apidura. Their...

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TRR PRO ADVANCED COLLAGEN

A fancy natural supplement formulated by science boffins to help with muscle...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Straight Cut Design Custom Framebag

There are seemingly endless options for bike packing luggage, but one area is...

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HEXR Custom Cycle Helmet

Without delving into nerdy levels of detail, helmet technology hasn’t...

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Reviews, Tyres

Challenge Gravel Grinder TLR

Challenge is a name often associated with the cyclocross world, but the Italian...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Wraptie tie-down straps

Getting out there on your bike inevitably means taking some kit with you. The...

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Tru-Tension Bananaslip Tungsten Chain Lubes

Tru-Tension maybe newcomers to the scene but have a wide range of lubricants...

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Ritchey WCS Carbon VentureMax

Weight weenies rejoice, the Ritchey VentureMax is now available in carbon...

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Shimano MT-7 SPD Shoes

Where angels fear to tread Fearing my old shoes wouldn’t last the...

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Accessories, Reviews

Weldtite Jet Blast Degreaser

Cleaning bikes is a bind. While others will obsess over ensuring their bike is...

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Accessories, Reviews

Peaty’s Tubeless Valves

As most tubeless wheelsets come supplied with a set of valves, or at the very...

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Accessories, Reviews

FIDLOCK TWIST 600 Bottle

The bottle (only say bidon if you are French) cage is one of those wonderfully...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Raddler

When it comes to gravel tyres, WTB have been at the forefront of the scene...

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Ritchey Butano WCS handlebar

Think adventure cycling and handlebars, and Ritchey is a name that’ll...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Kinesis G2 ‘Go To’ Gravel Bike

As a brand, Kinesis UK need little introduction. Their titanium Tripster ATR...

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Reviews, Wheels

Sector GCi Carbon Gravel Wheels

Sector Wheels have been around for a number of years, but until now, have...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura Hummvee Shacket

While there’s no doubt that modern riding gear is a boon on a long ride,...

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Clothing, Reviews

Lake MX145 Winter Boots

For years I have toiled through winter with my trusty ‘summer’...

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Accessories, Reviews

Arundel Gordo Seat Bag

The Gravel stereotype is of a drop bar bike loaded to the hilt with enough bags...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Pinnacle Arkose D3 Gravel Bike

The Pinnacle Arkose needs little introduction. Considered a  stalwart of the...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Straight Cut Design Handlebar Harness

With a mountain bike, carrying kit on your bars is a doddle. As bars get wider...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Spray bib-shorts

Spray-bibs? While the approach of winter promises a drop in temperature and a...

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Featured, Reviews, Tyres

Teravail Rutland 650bx47 Gravel Tyre

As gravel bikes evolve into ever more capable off-roaders, demand for gnarlier...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Adventure Jersey

Another sign of the gravel scene maturing is the ever expanding range of...

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Reviews, Tyres

Vittoria Terreno Dry 650b x 47

Gravel by it’s nature is a category defying type of riding and riders play...

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Reviews, Tyres

HUTCHINSON OVERIDE 650B X 47

French brand Hutchinson pioneered tubeless ready tyres way back in 2006. It has...

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Clothing, Reviews

Suplest Cross Country Pro Shoe

Cycling shoes are a contentious subject. What you wear on your feet says more...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Salsa Warroad

As one of the instigators of the whole adventure/gravel cycling thing, it comes...

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Accessories, Reviews

Arundel DTR/STR Bottle Cages

Bottle cages should always be made of metal.” Other than one or two...

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Accessories, Featured, Reviews

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM

If you have ever relied upon a GPS to guide you through the wilds, you’ll...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Wilier Jena Ultegra

Wilier describe the Jena as a gravel bike with ‘racing comfort’...

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Squirt SEAL Tubeless Tyre Sealant

We are big fans of tubeless tyres here at ADVNTR. Most of us have been running...

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Reviews, Wheels

Halo Carbaura RCD Carbon Wheelset

Bike manufacturers are keen to promote gravel bikes as “quiver killers”....

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit Apparel Ignite 2 in 1 bib

Combining the comfort of a bib short with the durability of a baggy trail short...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Miss Grape Moon

When you think of handlebar bags, you probably instantly picture in your head a...

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Clothing, Reviews

7mesh MK3 Bib Short

The 7Mesh MK3 Bib Shorts are an evolution of the well respected MK2 shorts. At...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Venture 40 for 700c

The WTB Venture 40 is the 700c version of the, 650b only, Venture 47. When we...

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Clothing, Reviews

Sundried Apparel – Peloton Jersey & Shorts

Sundried Apparel are a direct only firm, so you will not find them in any...

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Clothing, Reviews

PEdALED Odyssey Jersey & Bibshorts

PEdALED has become synonymous with ultra-endurance cycling. Applying experience...

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Reviews, Tyres

Rene Herse Switchback Hill 650B x 48TC

Flawed genius or just showing their age? There seems to be a tendency for...

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Tioga Undercover Stratum

Saddles are fiendishly difficult beasts to review. The problem is that they are...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Cipollini MCM All Road

Gravel is a funny thing. Either you like it served fast and furious, or slower...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Miss Grape Node 2H

The humble top tube bag. How can something so useful be the cause of so much...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Scope O2 Wheelset

Netherlands based Scope Cycling have been around for a few years now. They have...

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Weldtite Tubeless Tyre Seal

Weldtite have an impeccable provenance having supplied the British Military...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chapeau! Summer Ensemble

Sun’s out, guns out! What better way to celebrate the return of the...

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Clothing, Featured, Reviews

Morvelo Overland Summer Selection

Just how hard can it be to combine cycling functionality with everyday styling?...

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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...

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Ritchey WCS Chicane Stem

There has been no significant development in stem design in years- Discuss I...

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Clothing, Reviews

Blackmore Cadet Jersey

Who are Blackmore? Essex based Blackmore Cycling Apparel are a small...

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Ashlu Merino Jersey

Since adventure cycling became all trendy, clothing brands have been scrambling...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Ginettaccio cycling glove

It has been decades since I last wore full leather track mitts. As technology...

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Reviews, Tyres

Donnelly EMP 700×38 Tubeless

Donnelly Cycling may not be an altogether familiar name in the UK. We suggest...

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Accessories, Reviews

Ritchey WCS Ergomax Road Bar

Let’s be honest, I have not readily embraced the flared handlebar...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

BiViBIKES Bunker prototype

BiViBIKES We covered the soft launch of the BiViBIKES Bunker prototype a couple...

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Reviews, Wheels

Exclusive Test – Merit Windmill Wheels

Merit Windmill Wheels These, five spoke, carbon wheels from Merit Bikes are...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Venture 47

The Venture is the latest Road Plus tyre to roll out of WTBs Californian design...

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Clothing, Reviews

Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Softshell Jersey

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Bombtrack Hook EXT-C

Bombtrack are riding the wave of the fast moving adventure cycling phenomenon....

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Oro Jacket

The sub 100g Rain Jacket Until recently, sub 100g rain jackets were unheard of....

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Reviews, Tyres

Teravail Cannonball 650bx47

What tyre for… Everything? In a world where multi terrain tyres are...

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Weldtite Pure Bike Protector

Gravel biking is a lot of fun, but it can be a messy affair. Washing your...

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Ritchey WCS VentureMax Flared Handlebar

Not that long ago, flared handlebars were a bit of a novelty. But not any more....

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Squalline

Packable protection from the elements While the worst of Winter weather is now...

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts What are they? MTB shorts, designed to be...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

3T Exploro LTD

If you took a blank sheet of paper and set about creating the ultimate gravel...

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Reviews, Tyres

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Tyre 700x40c

Still a young buck or a bit long in the tooth? The design is well tried and...

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Halo Fibre-Tech Tubeless Sealant

What makes a good sealant? It is a rare event when everyone at ADVNTR Towers...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Orbea Terra M21-D 19

The Orbea Terra looks more like a pure road bike than many ‘gravel’...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Rondo Ruut Al

Rondo who? Within the ‘gravel’ community, there is a definite trend...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Sonder Camino AL review

Hit the road Jack! Spare a thought for the poor Camino. Its arrival at ADVNTR...

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GORE WEAR GORE-TEX INFINIUM Gloves

The ‘Inbetweener’ Glove When it is too cold for summer mitts but...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Surly Midnight Special 1x HRD

The Surly Midnight Special has been a firm favourite since its release back in...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey

Features The Galibier Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey is a medium weight long sleeve...

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Muc-Off Disc Brake Cleaner

Several years ago, I invested in a can of Disc Brake Cleaner. Riding through...

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Accessories, Reviews

76 Projects Piggy On Bike Storage

The what The 76 Projects are a small, UK based, operation who specialise in 3D...

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Accessories, Reviews

Muc-Off Helmet, Visor and Goggle Cleaner

See through Part of the Muc-Off Rider Care range, the ‘Helmet, Visor and...

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Genetic Driser 16 Bars

Early Doors We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pair of the Genetic...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

All City Cosmic Stallion

The Cosmic Stallion a beast of burden or a thoroughbred? This hand built,...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Mason InSearchOf #FastFarGnar

Mason: Challenging preconceptions since 2014 Once in a while, a bike comes...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Alpkit BruKit Stove

Time for a brew I love a coffee and cake stop as much as the next man, but what...

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Mission Jersey

Understated The 7Mesh Mission jersey is a masterclass of understatement....

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Rebellion Jacket

Who are 7Mesh? 7Mesh are a Canadian company who have been making cycle clothing...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Apidura Racing Saddle Pack (5L)

Apidura’s new Racing range is principally aimed at the long distance...

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Muc Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant

A few months ago I went in search of some tyre sealant. I had run out and...

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