Under Test: SRAM CX1 Components

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder SRAM CX1 cross cyclocross cyclo-cross cyclo cx 1x11 1x10

SRAM’s CX1 groupset blends the best of SRAM’s XX1 mountain bike and road technologies to form a high-performance 1×11 cyclocross drivetrain. The single-ring setup is designed to be lighter, simpler, and tougher than conventional double- or triple-chainring drivetrains.

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Under Test: Compass Barlow Pass & Stampede Pass Tires

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder Grand Bois Panaracer Barlow Pass Compass Stampede

Compass Bicycles‘ tires are known for their supple casings, light weight, and classic aesthetics. The Washington-based company offers a variety of models to fit 26″, 650B, and 700C wheels. Jan Heine at Compass Bicycles recently sent GRAVELBIKE samples of their 700×32 Stampede Pass (standard casing, pictured above), and Extralight Barlow Pass 700×38 tires for testing on Colorado’s roads and trails.

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Pony Xpress Gravel 160

Pony Xpress Gravel 160

Experience the beautiful rolling hills of Trinidad, Colorado in a 160 mile, 90 mile or 50 mile gravel grinder. May 16, 2015.

160 mile, 90 mile, 50 mile timed event with full results. Held on twisty, rolling gravel roads northwest of Trinidad, Colorado. Classes: Men and Women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, Pro (160 mile only). No equipment based classes. Awards and awards ceremony only for 160 mile distance classes.

For more details, see px160.org