Category Archives: Gravel Bikes

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gravel Cycling (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everybody understands the appeal of riding a bike, but when it comes to competitive cycling, many Americans are baffled or indifferent. What is the allure of bike racing, anyway? Is it the grandeur of the Tour de France? The raw adrenaline of downhill mountain bike racing? The human dog track that is velodrome racing’s Keirin? […]

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Gravel Star Keegan Swenson Is Racing for Team USA at the UCI Road World Championships

The best male graver in the U.S. is headed to the biggest one-day race for professional road cyclists. Keegan Swenson heads to the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia this week as one of the most anticipated riders to watch in the men’s road race. Swenson was a surprise call-up for Team USA […]

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The Gear a Non-Bike Racer Used to Race 142 Miles

I recently trained for and raced the Steamboat Gravel Black Course, a 142-mile grind in the ranchland and mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I only had six weeks to train for the race, which worried the hell out of my cycling coach, Matt Cramer, partner at the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy. His advice with […]

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Kenyan Cyclist Sule Kangangi Dies During Vermont Overland Gravel Race

The cycling world is mourning a professional cyclist from Kenya named Suleiman “Sule” Kangangi, who died as a result of injuries from a bike crash during the Vermont Overland gravel race on Sunday, August 29. Kangangi, who hailed from Eldoret, Kenya, was 33 years old. “Vermont Overland is heartbroken by the tragic death of Suleiman […]

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This Gravel Bike Turned a Mountain Biker Into a Roadie

It’s safe to say that gravel biking has moved beyond a cycling trend and has grown into its own legitimate cycling discipline. Gravel races are booming and average cyclists like myself are ditching their road bikes for gravel-specific whips. And bike manufacturers are responding by giving  those gravel bikes design tweaks that make them more […]

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Hollywood’s Latest Cycling Flub Involves Ben Affleck and a Gravel Bike

Mainstream film and TV productions rarely get bikes right. Probably the last American movie to lend cycling any verisimilitude was Breaking Away in 1979. Since then, the bicycle has mostly served to establish a protagonist as either a renegade and outcast (Quicksilver, Premium Rush) or a socially and emotionally stunted man-child (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, 40-Year-Old […]

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