Under Test: REVER MCX1 Disc Brakes

REVER caliper & rotor

Hydraulic disc brakes may be getting a lot of attention these days, but thanks to REVER, the cable-operated disc brake is anything but dead. The company’s MCX1 is compatible with short-pull road levers, and the dual-piston design is easier to adjust and offers improved power and modulation. In addition to the caliper, rotor, and mounting hardware, REVER includes Kevlar-reinforced housing and slick inner wires for optimum performance.

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Under Test: GT Grade Bicycle

GT triple triangle GT head tube

GT Bicycles may be synonymous with mountain bikes and BMX, but the company is looking to make a name for themselves in the growing all-road market. Dubbed Enduroad, all seven models feature the brand’s iconic triple triangle frame design. Prices range from $880 for the Shimano Claris-equipped model to $3,800 for their carbon-framed Ultegra model. Pictured above is the $990 Grade Alloy Sora, which features a Shimano/FSA drivetrain, Tektro disc brakes, and a carbon fork.

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Under Test: Speedplay SYZR Pedals

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder Speedplay SYZR

After several years of development and countless prototypes, Speedplay’s SYZR clipless pedal system is finally available. Loaded with features such as Direct-Drive Power Transfer, Active Cleat Stabilization, and Micro-Adjustable Float, SYZRs bridge the gap between traditional road and mountain clipless pedals. SYZRs are available with stainless steel ($199 MSRP) or titanium ($389 MSRP) spindles, and the cleats are compatible with most SPD-compatible shoes.

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