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BadDuro! A Seriously Fun Gravel Event

BadDuro! A Seriously Fun Gravel Event

By now you've probably heard of the Grinduro, a unique cycling event in Quincy, California which combines elements of your average gravel grinder with enduro-style mountain bike racing. Sounds amazing right?  Well it just so happens that our friends at BadSea Coffee attended the event back in 2016, and ever since dreamt of bringing such awesomeness back home to Southern California. Well.. it happened!

2018 Specialized Diverge

2018 Specialized Diverge

For 2018 Specialized further improved on their Diverge. Notable features include the Future Shock Progressive suspension system, front/rear thru-axles and the Road SWAT™ kit that fits various tools. This bike is ready for anything with clearance for up to 700x42mm or 650bx47mm tires, Plug + Play fender mounts and rack mounts.

Eliel Cycling Oasis Collection

Eliel Cycling Oasis Collection

Our friends at Eliel Cycling have done it again. Their latest kit release, the Oasis Collection, has a fresh and appealing look, inspired by California's endless summer and retreats to Palm Springs. These modern lines are sure to look sharp on road and dirt. Pick up an Oasis jersey, bib shorts, socks or the whole shebang here.

Kit Inspiration Board

Kit Inspiration Board

Exciting things are happening in the Gravelstoke community and we hope to get you more involved! Our team has been hard at work to deliver you pure stoke in the form of a gravel inspired kit. With many of our riders training for upcoming gravel grinders here in California and beyond, they asked for something special. Our inspiration comes from those who explore, seek adventure, value diversity and work to make the world a better place. 

Camp Cup for CA Relief

If we had to recommend one mug, this would be it. Miir has teamed up with RAKlife in wake of the Thomas Fires to sell this CA / first responder mug. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to RAKlife to bring much needed support and relief to victims of the recent mudslides and flooding in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Miir, with its Seattle based team and B Corp status, has done some very cool things over the years. With a focus on functional products with great design, we encourage you to check out their shop that includes everything from water bottles & growlers, to bags & bikes (yes they even make bikes). Miir gives 3% of revenue to organizations with sustainable methods of empowerment.

Miir has launched this fantastic campaign to support our California friends via RAKlife, an organization based in Ventura, that is on the ground bringing relief to those most affected.

For More information on how to get your Miir Camp Cup for CA Relief go here.

Our mission is to create a movement by Random Acts of Kindness to help the unexpecting and less fortunate around the world. We believe a little philanthropy goes a long way. We are dedicated to developing a global culture that incorporates random acts of kindness into daily life. Through our actions, we will raise awareness for a multitude of issues around the world, contribute to their remediation, and create a sustainable improvement where possible.
— RAKlife
 
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Miir Flagship store in Seattle WA


Eliel Cycling Mosaic Kit

Cycling kits seem to be improving at a rapid pace, and Eliel Cycling is at the forefront of design and innovation. I recently tried on their Laguna Seca bibs and Rincon jersey for a custom kit fit and was blown away by the comfort and fit. Eliel recently introduced is their Mosaic Collection, that have an appealing look inspired by classical mosaics from around the world. The Ventura jerseys are a race cut, with low profile collar and aero sleeves. If you prefer a more relaxed fit check out their Rincon jersey, this one we especially like. Oh yea, and the best part is they are designed and manufactured right here in the Golden State, aka California USA.

Photos: Eliel Cycling