Under Test: Challenge Gravel Grinder Tires

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder Challenge Italy Whisky Carbon SRAM X9

Challenge‘s new Gravel Grinder tire is available in no less than four versions: tubular, open tubular, and 120tpi and 60tpi clinchers. The 700C x 38mm clincher (pictured above, $47.99 MSRP) features a nylon casing with PPS (Puncture Protection Strip), folding Aramid bead, and an actual weight of 382g (408g claimed).

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Under Test: SRAM Force 22 Components

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder SRAM Force 22 WiFLi Black Mountain Cycles

This one goes to eleven.

Looking for an easier low gear, but don’t want to run a triple? SRAM‘s WiFLi option adds an 11-32 cassette (and compatible rear derailleur) to their Force 22 group to deliver crisp, easy shifting via the company’s integrated DoubleTap levers.

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Under Test: Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder crank brothers bros candy eggbeater pedal pedals

Crank Brothers’ Candy 3 pedals feature forged CroMo spindles, needle and cartridge bearings, and a two-piece machined aluminum body for added support and stability. The included cleats fit SPD-compatible shoes, and can be configured for 15° or 20° release angles.

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