Total Genius: Stormchaser from Salsa Cycles

Holy shoot! In a (gravel) world gone technology mad and drunk with power(meters), Salsa Cycles makes a curiously courageous move: They have introduced an Aluminum Single Speed Gravel Bike. Already there are some nay-sayers out there who haven’t given this a real think-through. Here we have a single speed bike (no shifty bits to break)Continue reading “Total Genius: Stormchaser from Salsa Cycles”

UCI Hints at Gravel Money Grab

There is quite a bit of talk going on the last few days regarding the suggestion by UCI head Dave Lappartient that the organization that ruined…ahem, sorry…. governs road cycling would now like to throw their hat into the ring of Gravel Cycling with a tentative plan to hold a “Gravel World Championship.” Weird, Dave,Continue reading “UCI Hints at Gravel Money Grab”

Lil Bits: Revelate Terrapin System 14L

One of the most important pieces of luggage you can lug on a bikepacking trip is the Seat Pack. You know what they say, keep your enemies close but keep your important, yet not too heavy, gear close to your butt. Seriously, that’s a real saying. Recently I took my trusty Fargo for a rideContinue reading “Lil Bits: Revelate Terrapin System 14L”

RidingGravel.Com: Total Grit

If you are one of those types who are wondering about anything gravel, I’d like to direct you to a corner of the inter webs which can enlighten you as such. The folks over at RidingGravel.com have a combined 10 billion years experience out there on the rocky roads (it’s true, I’m not exaggerating atContinue reading “RidingGravel.Com: Total Grit”

PNW Components Releases The Coast Stem and Bar

What a day to be alive on gravel! PNWC has come a ways since they were mainly known for a mud fender and a cool handlebar mounted basket, recent times have found them also developing more gravel-centric gear such as this new The Coast Stem and Ultra-Wide drop bar. The bar is essentially a super-wideContinue reading “PNW Components Releases The Coast Stem and Bar”

Behold the New Warbird: Salsa Cycles Probably Nails it Again

I’m a Salsa person. If you know me, you know this. My collection of Salsa cycles was at one point on par with any out there, and one of my favorites was the first year of the Carbon Warbird (I had the Rasta Bird, which is pretty funny if you know me) This was theContinue reading “Behold the New Warbird: Salsa Cycles Probably Nails it Again”

C.O.G. 100 Gravel Grinder!

From the Cog 100 Site: C.O.G. 100 Iowa Single Speed Gravel Championships: March 28th, Grinnell, Iowa. Registration opens on January 2nd, at 8:00am  For those of you out there in Single Speed Land who have some free time at the end of March and feel like grinding your legs and minds into a smooth, pinkContinue reading “C.O.G. 100 Gravel Grinder!”