Redshift Sports ShockStop PRO Suspension Seatpost RT Review

The Redshift Sports ShockStop Suspension Seatpost RT delivers on the promise of increased comfort and control in a package that works. Pros Cons Unlike suspension stems, suspension seatposts never really...

Redshift Sports ShockStop PRO Stem review

The Redshift Sports ShockStop PRO stem is its top end suspension stem. It comes with +/- 6 degrees of rise and can be flipped between the two. Pros Cons “Suspension...

How to watch the 2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships this weekend

The world’s top cyclo-cross riders are heading to the Czech Republic this weekend to compete at the 2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, at the circuit in Tabor. Expect technical racing,...

Ribble Gravel AL Rival XPLR Review

If you’re looking for value, great spec, and a do-it-all gravel bike built to last, this Ribble Gravel AL ticks a whole load of boxes. Built and tuned in Lancashire,...

Pearl Izumi Amfib Lobster Gel Glove review

The Pearl Izumi Amfib Lobster Gel Gloves pass the ‘warm’ test; even below 0°c I had toasty fingers. However, they really are only suitable for drop bars. Read on as...

Cyclists Not Welcome At This Spanish World Cup

This weekend, January 21st, sees the UCI Cyclocross World Cup descend on Benidorm. And before you say ‘Eh, what?’ – it’s a cracking course – dry, dusty and fast and...

New Sonder bikes: gravel, road and E

Sonder is a perennially popular brand with you lot so we thought we’d just slap up a quickie about its new Sedona gravel bike, Prima road bike and its first...

Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 review

The Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 is a gravel bike for the racers. If you are a competitive gravel rider, this is your fast-track ticket to the top step of...

Gravel biking: How it started, how it’s going…

Gary ‘Rocketdog’ Walls from the UK Gravel Collective (and regular Forumite) has shared this article with us about where he thinks gravel came from, and where it (should be) going....

Hutchinson Tundra 700 x 45 tyre review

The Hutchinson Tundra tyre is a gravel tyre designed for all year round riding conditions on a variety of surfaces. Gravel is a broad church, so this sounds like a...

Bespoked Bike Check: The Metal Bike, by Fern Bicycles

For the first time ever, the Bespoked Bike Show is leaving the UK and taking place in Dresden, Germany. From 13th-15th October, people will be able to go and peruse...

Genesis Fugio 10 (2022) review

The Genesis Fugio 10 is a great entry level gravel bike spec’d with 650b wheels, big tyres, plenty of mounting points and guaranteed smiles. NB: Genesis have just recently updated...

Shimano Issues ‘Inspection Process’ For Road Cranks In EU and UK

Last week Shimano issued a recall of some 11-speed Hollowtech Road Cranksets in the USA and Canada, following instances of a ‘bonding separation issue’ on certain models. In the UK...

VIDEO: Calder Divide Trail 2023 – Faffing and Laughing

The Calder Divide Trail is a long distance circular route across 12 valleys, 6 moors and 1 floodplain in West Yorkshire. It is a multi-day adventure along the watershed of...

Shimano GRX RX820 – New Gravel Groupset Goes 12 Speed!

Today Shimano has launched its new GRX gravel groupset – Shimano GRX RX820. The brief highlights are that it’s now 12 speed and that, by using Shimano’s Microspline cassette, it...

3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross: No Gravel Bikes Allowed

The latest tweak to the Bike Regulations in the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross rule book confirm the event’s cyclo-cross intentions. No suspension forks or frames (but suspension stems and seatposts still...

Chipps With Everything: The Current State of Grit, Gravel and Bikepacking

It’s definitely a good time to be into gravel, ‘cross or drop-bar off road bike riding. Nearly all of the manufacturers, big and small were showing drop-bar bikes intended for...…

Hope Tech RX4+ Brake Caliper review

The Hope Tech RX4+ caliper is a great solution to the road and gravel rider looking for more braking power, better lever feel and beautiful machined caliper aesthetics. Pros: Cons:...

FARA F/Gravel Bike Review

FARA is a small bike company based in Oslo, Norway which was set up in 2015 by Jeff Webb, a Canadian ex-pro racer and it (currently) offers three styles of...

2023 Cube Gravel Line Up: Which is right for you?

One of the things about Cube is that it’s a pretty massive company offering a pretty massive range of bikes in a pretty massive range of builds. That can make...

Lauf Moves Assembly To USA and Drops Prices

Yes, bikes getting cheaper! That deserves a story, right? Gravel bike specialist Lauf has moved a significant portion of its operations to America, and in doing so has managed to...

Apidura Expedition Full Frame Bag

Apidura Expedition Full Frame Pack review

The ability to carry up to 3L of water is the USP of the Apidura Expedition Full Frame Pack. Invaluable for the long distance rider. Please note: Hydration Bladder is...

Tour of Flanders

grit.cx 2023 Tour of Flanders Gallery

Chipps reports from a chilly Belgium at last weekend’s Tour of Flanders. Ahead of an influx of new content for grit.cx, I thought it’d be good to have a gallery...

Riding The Pictish Trail – a route down Scotland’s east coast

This nice video from occasional STW contributor, Huw Oliver, and first person to complete the HT550 in winter, Annie Evans, may have you planning a trip. Even if you don’t...

Journey To Unbound: Riding Your First 100 with Marley Blonsky

If you’re looking at how your training plan has withered along with your quads and wondering whether that Dirty Reiver entry was such a great idea, here’s some inspiration for...

YT Szepter Core 4 Review – Gravel For MTBers?

For this YT Szepter review I’ve been testing a medium sized YT Szepter Core 4, the slightly pricier version – the Core 3 gets a slightly lower grade suspension fork...

Ragley Trig

Ragley Trig review

First introduced to the line-up in 2019, the Ragley Trig has proved to be extremely popular from the word go. This review first appeared in Singletrack World Magazine issue 140...

Santini Women’s Vega Grido Bib Tight review

Is an all in one thermal top and bottoms a practical solution for cold weather? Hannah tests out the Santini Women’s Vega Grido Bib Tights. In my experience, Italian cycling...

Orange RX9 Pro

Orange RX9 Pro review

The Orange RX9 Pro is great for a quick hour ride, a blast along the bridleway, for training or for spending an evening bikepacking. This review first published in Singletrack...

SCOTT issues voluntary recall of Speedster Road and Gravel bikes

If you bought a 2022 Speedster Gravel bike from Scott, or a Speedster Road bike, your bike may be subject to a voluntary recall. Read on… Press release from Scott:...