WTB Venture 47 Tire Review: A Test of Versatility

WTB Venture 47 Tire Review: A Test of Versatility

The challenge with developing a gravel tire is a reflection of what the category entails. Try selecting a tire for all conditions and all roads. There always seems to be some compromises in tire selection, a balance between traction on dirt and minimal resistance on road. Additional variables like mud, sand and rock can further complicate things.

Hunt of the North - #GravelRouteChallenge

Hunt of the North - #GravelRouteChallenge

In preparation for Hunt of the North we invite you to test your gravel route making skills. Create a route that hits all 5 marked checkpoints on dirt shown on the map using Ride with GPS. Our top 5 favorite routes will win a pair of our latest edition Gravelstoke custom Purist bottles!

San Diego to Sea Otter with the Litespeed Ultimate Gravel

San Diego to Sea Otter with the Litespeed Ultimate Gravel

Every spring the cycling world gathers in the coastal city of Monterey, California for a four-day event considered the largest bike festival in the world. Hosting nearly 10,000 athletes and over 70,000 fans, the Laguna Seca Raceway becomes the focus of brands and consumers alike. In making the trip north from San Diego I wanted to take advantage of all there was to explore on my way to the event. The plan was set to camp at two spots, with a good measure of gravel exploration mixed in.

Topo Designs Bike Bag Review

Topo Designs Bike Bag Review

In case you hadn’t heard yet, handlebar bags are finally cool. It wasn’t long ago that this accessory was something you wouldn’t even consider as part of your setup. Fortunately the days of “rules” in cycling are finally behind us, now that function and utility have its rightful place as a priority. There are loads of handlebar bags available today, each offering unique styles and functionality. We got our hands on this one from Topo Designs, called the Bike Bag.

An Interview With Ted King - Rooted Vermont

An Interview With Ted King - Rooted Vermont

Listen in to a conversation between Craig Dalton and Ted King. Ted discusses his former pro career followed by his entry into the gravel world. Also discussed are the Rooted Vermont gravel event Ted and his wife have created.

PRESALE - Gravelstoke Team Collection

PRESALE - Gravelstoke Team Collection

We’re pleased to introduce our second presale for 2019, going on now until May 19, 2019. Like the kit we released earlier this year, the colors are a charcoal grey and steel blue. New for our spring team collection we are offering a team specific jersey, designed for our Development Team, arm warmers and base layers.

For the Children - The 2019 Breakfast Burrito Ride

For the Children - The 2019 Breakfast Burrito Ride

This is how the 2019 Belgian Waffle Ride weekend would begin. With another SoCal breakfast favorite, the burrito. The brainchild of Brandt Furgerson, aka Uncle Tio, the 2nd annual Breakfast Burrito Ride (BBR) would take place on the cloud covered morning of May 3. Hosted by Canyon Bicycles USA, the BBR is a no-drop, all smiles coastal roll to the top of Torrey Pines and back. Just 35 miles in distance, the ride covers perhaps San Diego’s most popular strip of pavement. While not much dirt in sight (that will come on Sunday), the views and vibes through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach and Del Mar can’t be beat.

Made in San Francisco - A Visit to Outer Shell Adventure

Made in San Francisco - A Visit to Outer Shell Adventure

During a recent trip to the Bay Area we stopped by the Outer Shell workshop to see what Kyle and Jim were up to. Last Fall we met up with these guys for a #CoffeeOutsideSF ride to Battery Wagner, followed by some sweet gravel shredding around the Marin Headlands. With no bike, and no time to ride, this time we opted for a quick visit to see what was new in the land of extremely dope bike gear. Here are a few shots we took that beautiful afternoon in the Mission District.

June 9, 2019 Hunt of the North Gravel Grinder Hosted by Canyon Bicycles USA

June 9, 2019 Hunt of the North Gravel Grinder Hosted by Canyon Bicycles USA

Not a race, the Hunt of the North is a true test of a rider’s gravel cycling abilities. Participants will call upon skills of navigation, proficiency on dirt terrain, a readiness to support other riders, and mindfulness of their surroundings as they become “hunteurs” to collect five pieces of uniquely colored gravel, each in a different location.