Although much has been made of the almost non-existent mountain bike singletrack in Portland, Oregon, there are still opportunities to venture off the beaten path looking for adventure. You don’t need a car, just your bike, strong legs and a willingness to pedal from your front door. The bulk of the journey takes place on […]
Gravel riding is the new hotness in road cycling, as riders find gravel and adventure bikes more versatile and a riding experience with less cars to be much more enjoyable. We like it because we can leave our car behind and just pedal.
Portland, Oregon is a strange, strange place when it comes to off-road cycling, specifically mountain biking. Although it prides itself on being both “bike-friendly” and a haven for the outdoor sports industry, there essentially is no “real” mountain bike single track experience in the city despite the abundant green spaces scattered throughout the metropolitan area. […]
We have been seeing a lot of cyclocross and gravel bikes equipped with rise bars instead of drop bars, but this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Cyclocross bike geometry is designed for drop bars, with the reach of the bikes designed into the bars. If you replace a drop bar in favor of […]
The story of the Viathon brand is an intriguing one. TLDR; it’s a high-end bike brand, owned by Walmart. Yes, indeed, that Walmart. The last company you’d associate with top-level bicycles. Confused? You aren’t the only one. Staffed with bike industry veterans, the company is a new direct to consumer brand, and no, they’re not […]
The Barlow is a beautiful specimen of the titanium genre. The Gravel specific offering from Sage Titanium, the genre-defying dropbar bike is designed for the road enthusiast looking to break away from traffic. Built around a made in the USA titanium chassis, the geometry pulls from both road and cyclocross influences, resulting in do-it-all, one […]
As we explore the sea of options available in the emerging gravel category of bikes and riding, we’ve been reaching out to various industry contacts to get their take on the relatively new offshoot of multi-surface road cycling. If you’ve retired from road riding because you hate riding in traffic, you’re not alone. A gravel […]
The premise: exploring scenic paved and gravel roads surrounding Dufur, Oregon. Then add camping, music, and socializing. It doesn’t sound so bad really. Two days of riding, organized and put together by the folks at Cycle Oregon. Each day offers two routes: a shorter 30-something mile route or a route closer to 65 miles with […]