Jacob here with a trip down memory lane. In 2016, I hosted a series of gravel rides in the Rogue Valley, along with Aaron, a Cycle Analysis teammate and fellow 5&9 Crazy Mofo. I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while to recap the series, share the routes, and relive some of the […]
First introduced in 2015, the Masi Giramondo is the Vista, California-based bicycle manufacturer’s flagship “adventure” machine. Intended to serve as a go-anywhere, do-anything bike for long days in the saddle, can this bike really do it all? One Bike, Two Varieties The Giramondo is available in two varieties — one with 700c wheels and Clement […]
Looking for that do-anything bike? The Masi Giramondo 27.5 is the perfect fit. Comes with 27.5 wheels, but capable of taking 700×40 road wheels/tires. Five water bottle mounts. Shimano 3×10 drivetrain. $1,049. Read more here, read our long-term review of the Masi Giramondo, or come by Cycle Analysis and check it out.
Clément: A Brief History The Clément brand was founded in 1878 in France by Gustave Adolphe Clément, a young bicycle racer-turned-builder, who would later go on to expand his business empire to include tires, motorcycles, automobiles, and even airplanes. When I asked him how he grew his business empire that large he turned me onto […]
Today’s Summer Swing route brought 12 intrepid riders through the backroads outside of Lake Creek and Butte Falls. With temperatures in the 90s and lots of steep gravel of varying texture, plus a hike-a-bike section or two, completing the ride was no small feat, but everyone managed to get through the entire thing without incident. […]
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. Alexander von Humboldt Bordered by rugged coastline and isolated from the rest of civilization by miles of narrow highways that twist along canyon walls like […]
Check out the new Masi CXR Comp disc brake cyclocross bike. This cyclocross/gravel bike sports a Shimano 105 drivetrain, Stans No Tubes rims, TRP Spyre brakes, Clement MXP tires, a Ritchey cockpit and a carbon fork, all mounted on Masi’s new Dirt Tuned Alloy frame. The paint schemes pop in Masi’s 2016 line and this […]
Saturday, April 16 was the first edition of the Spring Fling, a gravel ride that took place in the Little Applegate valley and explored the slopes of Anderson Butte. Roughly 25 riders showed up for a great day in the sun. Here are some pictures from the less-ambitious but still challenging Short Course, a.k.a. the “Travolta.” Stay tuned […]