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Tips for Getting Into Gravel Grinding - Cycling West ...

Aug 26, 2021  The gravel conditions should dictate tire size, but never look to tires as the place to save weight or improve aerodynamics. Otherwise you are likely trading comfort, performance, and flat prevention for the sake of a handful of grams. 40c tires are the starting point for me and for Utah gravel I never have a need to go with anything smaller.

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The Gravel Guru: Top Training Tips For Your Next Gravel ...

Aug 20, 2018  The Gravel Guru: Top Training Tips For Your Next Gravel Grinder Gravel grinders have become one of the most popular types of cycling events out there. From events like Dirty Kanza and Battenkill to the myriad of smaller gravel grinders that happen on a weekly basis, people are learning that it's fun to turn down the road less traveled.

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Gravel grinding gear and tips - CyclingTips

Sep 09, 2015  Gravel grinding gear and tips. by Kristen Legan. September 9, 2015 ... can make a world of difference if you find yourself riding solo on a windy day in the middle of nowhere during a gravel event ...

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Five Tips For The First-Time Gravel Grinder Salsa Cycles

Apr 24, 2013  Five Tips For The First-Time Gravel Grinder. POSTED BY: Sean on Wednesday April 24th, 2013 LAST MODIFIED: Friday April 19th, 2013. For many of you, this may be the year you decide to try out a gravel race or ride. They are a great way to get out and see an area you may never ride, or terrain you typically don’t experience. Plus, most are ...

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Gravel Racing: Training and Preparation for a Gravel Grinder

Dec 18, 2020  Gravel races come in all shapes and sizes, with categories, distances, and events for every athlete. While gravel races are best known for their long distances and grueling demands, a lot of what makes gravel racing popular is the sheer size of the events and the accessibility for all levels of ability and experience.

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Gravel Grinder Racing: What You Need to Get Started

Gravel grinder races have seen a boost in popularity over the last few years. Riding on backcountry roads gets you out of the traffic and congestion of the city and puts you right in the middle of nature. And the best part is, it doesn't take a custom-built bike to experience the joys of riding through the countryside on gravel roads.

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Beginner's Guide to Gravel Riding The Pro's Closet

Final gravel tips. Dan When it comes to tires, larger truly is better. I went from 38mm to 45mm tires and my confidence skyrocketed. Strava recording is 100% cool. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Sure you don't need to stare at a screen on your stem. But keep it running and check out your ride afterward.

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9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race Saris

9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race. From bikes to clothing to transport, these pointers will ensure you're ready for ride on gravel. SHARE . By: BJ Bass, Chief Design Engineer Gravel racing has grown around the idea that bicycling is the most

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Seeing the Gravel For the Tires - Tips to Keep You ...

Seeing the Gravel For the Tires – Tips to Keep You Grinding. ... Tips to Keep You Grinding ” Jeff Cottrell says: January 31, 2020 at 12:56 pm. Dillon, Thanks for the article on gravel riding/racing. I’m just getting fully into the gravel scene this year and the

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How to Train for a Gravel Grinder TrainingPeaks

Simply put, the best preparation for bike handling in a grinder is to spend time on gravel. Hill Work. The majority of your training for the gravel grinder can be done on paved roads. Short steep climbs on paved roads are difficult enough, now bring in a very

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Get started with gravel grinding - BikeRadar

Mar 01, 2016  Smaller gears will reduce the actual amount of actual ‘grinding’ you’ll have to do at these gravel grinders, and will keep your knees happier throughout the long day. Typical gear setups ...

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How To: Gravel Grinding - Taming the Road Less Paved ...

Sep 16, 2013  Our tips for gravel grinding help you keep it smooth on rough roads. Free of traffic and full of adventure, the road not taken is often times the best road. The "gravel grinder" revolution is in full swing, but you don't need a cyclocross bike or fancy randonneur rig to jump on the bandwagon. In competent hands, even a race-geometry road bike ...

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Seven Things You Should Know Before Your First Gravel ...

Feb 13, 2018  This might leave you with some questions on how best to prepare for your first big gravel grinder. And there are quite a few coming up like the Belgian Waffle Ride. While this list isn’t all-inclusive by any means, it has some solid tips and answers some common questions you might have.

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Gravel grinding: Exploring the new frontier in cycling ...

Sep 15, 2015  Gravel grinding has seen a huge rise in popularity these last 5 to 10 years and the industry is taking note, with more and more companies coming out with gravel specific endurance bikes.

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Gravel Riding 101: From Gravel Bike Basics to Dirty Kanza ...

May 21, 2019  Gravel riding, aka gravel grinding or adventure riding, is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, and consisting mostly of distance riding over unpaved roads. Whether dirt roads or gravel roads, trails must consist of non-technical and unsurfaced roads to qualify as gravel riding. Since cities mostly have paved roads for commuters,

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Beginner's Guide to Gravel Riding The Pro's Closet

Final gravel tips. Dan When it comes to tires, larger truly is better. I went from 38mm to 45mm tires and my confidence skyrocketed. Strava recording is 100% cool. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Sure you don't need to stare at a screen on your stem. But keep it running and check out your ride afterward.

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Gravel adventure ride and tips for getting FASTER - YouTube

Mar 13, 2020  Huge shout-out to Competitive Cyclist for sponsoring this video. Head over to their website and check out the Stages power meters (bit.ly/2W5WSre) and...

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Hone Your Gravel Bike Handling Skills - Gravel Biking Guide

When I rode across Michigan in the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder, I encountered silt and sand. Lots and lots of silt and sand. The worst of it felt like riding through the dunes by the beach.

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Dirty Thirty Gravel Grinder - Nutrition tips

Nutrition tips courtesy of Hammer Nutrition. Tip 1. KEEP FLUID INTAKE BETWEEN 16-28 OUNCES PER HOUR DURING EXERCISE. FACT: In general, most athletes, under most conditions, will satisfy hydration needs with a fluid intake in the range of 20-25-ounces/hour - roughly the equivalent of a standard size small or large water bottle. Lighter athletes and/or athletes exercising in cool weather ...

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Gear You Do and Don’t Need for Your Next Gravel Grinder ...

Apr 13, 2018  Gear You Do and Don’t Need for Your Next Gravel Grinder: Four Experts Weigh In. Despite the laid-back nature of gravel events, some pre-ride preparation is a must for anyone looking to tackle the challenge. Nothing is worse than getting stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat or broken chain with nothing to fix it.

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Best Australian gravel rides gravel grinding 2021 ...

Gravel rides or gravel grinding have become quite popular, with many road cyclists now participating in organised gravel events or races.Increasingly, we are starting to see more and more events include gravel roads within their events, like Amy’s Gran Fondo, Gears Beers, and the Noosa Strade Bianchi.. So in this list, you’ll find a number of different gravel events that include pavement ...

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9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race Saris

9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race. From bikes to clothing to transport, these pointers will ensure you're ready for ride on gravel. SHARE . By: BJ Bass, Chief Design Engineer Gravel racing has grown around the idea that

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Get started with gravel grinding - BikeRadar

Mar 01, 2016  Smaller gears will reduce the actual amount of actual ‘grinding’ you’ll have to do at these gravel grinders, and will keep your knees happier throughout the long day. Typical gear setups ...

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How to Train for a Gravel Grinder TrainingPeaks

Simply put, the best preparation for bike handling in a grinder is to spend time on gravel. Hill Work. The majority of your training for the gravel grinder can be done on paved roads. Short steep climbs on paved roads are difficult enough, now

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Gravel Riding 101: From Gravel Bike Basics to Dirty Kanza ...

May 21, 2019  Gravel riding, aka gravel grinding or adventure riding, is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, and consisting mostly of distance riding over unpaved roads. Whether dirt roads or gravel roads, trails must consist of non-technical and unsurfaced roads to qualify as gravel riding. Since cities mostly have paved

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5 tips for the first-time gravel rider - BikeRadar

Oct 05, 2017  Rachel Verity shares her top tips from her first time grinding the gravel Specialized. For the first-time gravel rider, especially one used to road riding, this was a new challenge in adapting to ...

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Gear You Do and Don’t Need for Your Next Gravel Grinder ...

Apr 13, 2018  Gear You Do and Don’t Need for Your Next Gravel Grinder: Four Experts Weigh In. Despite the laid-back nature of gravel events, some pre-ride preparation is a must for anyone looking to tackle the challenge. Nothing is worse than getting stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat or broken chain with nothing to fix it.

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What is a Gravel Grinder? (Part 1 of 4) - BikeRoar

Jul 10, 2013  Endurance. Since the possibility of linking Gravel Grinder terrain can be seemingly endless (think roads of 100-200 miles), you are fully able to push the limits of your endurance. If you're new to cycling, start in small increments of 10 miles. On your first ride shoot for 20 miles out and back, until you're able to hit a half-century.

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Dirty Thirty Gravel Grinder - Nutrition tips

Nutrition tips courtesy of Hammer Nutrition. Tip 1. KEEP FLUID INTAKE BETWEEN 16-28 OUNCES PER HOUR DURING EXERCISE. FACT: In general, most athletes, under most conditions, will satisfy hydration needs with a fluid intake in the range of 20-25-ounces/hour - roughly the equivalent of a standard size small or large water bottle. Lighter athletes and/or

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Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience - Bike ...

“One of the most unique gravel cycling experiences in Tennessee returns to Hickman County on October 23-24, 2021. This event features various distances of 11, 15, 30, 44, and 60+ miles.” “Gravel Revival, sponsored by MOAB Bike Shop, is a multi-day gravel/dirt race/ride event for all levels of cyclists.” “Due to the pandemic, the 2020

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Gravel bike clothing guide: the best kit for gravel riding ...

Jun 20, 2020  With gravel bikes filling the void between road riding and mountain biking, so must gravel bike clothing. It’s unsurprising that the kit used for gravel riding is

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Riding Gravel - The Home of Gravel Cycling

1 event, 30. 2020-09-08. Montana Bike Odyssey. Montana Bike Odyssey. September 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 25, 2021 @ 11:30 pm. Montana Bike Odyssey. Montana Bike Odyssey is a fixed route, self-supported, single stage, mixed surface cycling race that starts and finishes in Bozeman Montana. The 1,650 mile route...

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10 Tips for Riding Gravel on a Road Bike MapMyRun

Nov 22, 2017  While gravel-specific bikes are becoming more and more common, the cool thing about gravel riding is that you don’t need a dedicated gravel bike to do it. 10 Tips for Riding Gravel on a Road Bike chevron_left PREV: 6 Injury-Prevention Tips for H ...

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Gravel grinding gear and tips - CyclingTips. 9/9/2015 Gravel grinding gear and tips. by Kristen Legan. September 9, 2015 3 minute read. Bumpy roads and endless mountain scenery made for beautiful riding this . More

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ABCs and Ds of choosing a Gravel Grinder bike

Nov 23, 2015  C is for Clearance. One of the great things about Gravel Grinders is the leeway for tweaking. Check that forks and rear stays have enough available space to run a wide variety of tires. Wider tires create more grip and more comfort. Some circumstances require AT LEAST a 700 x 35C tyre or else risk being stranded in the middle of nowhere with ...

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