Redefining Adventure

ad·ven·ture
adˈven(t)SHər,ədˈven(t)SHər/
noun
1. an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

I am an unabashed fan of e-bikes. I have seen–and experienced–first hand how e-bikes have the ability to transform people’s lives. With an e-bike, adventure is no longer restricted to the rider’s physical abilities. Battery life, however, has been a limiting factor. Riese & Müller looks to reduce those limitations with their new, dual battery eAdventure bike, the Delite.

In addition to its range-extending dual battery design, the Delite features a Bosch Performance Drive which provides pedal assistance of up to 300%. A carbon belt drive reduces noise and maintenance, while front and rear suspension lets you tackle more rugged terrain. The integrated rear carrier, IQ-X light, and ABUS lock make the Delite ideal for urban and utility riding.

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First Impressions: adidas Terrex Trail Cross SL shoes

Riders who use clipless pedals are blessed with a seemingly endless array of compatible footwear. If, however, you prefer flat pedals, your choices all seem to fall into the skate-inspired bucket. Sure, there are urban and mountain variants, but the pickings are slim compared to the clipless side of the fence. Thanks to footwear giant adidas, though, flat-pedal riders now have another choice with the company’s Terrex Trail Cross SL hybrid shoe ($130 MSRP).

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel bike adidas Terrex Trail Cross SL

Image courtesy of adidas.

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Under Test: Clement X’Plor USH Tires

 

Designed for mixed conditions, Clement’s 700×35 X’Plor USH is ready for almost any adventure. Featuring a firm center ridge and diamond-shaped side knobs, the USH is ideal for dirt roads, touring, and urban use.  And if you’re wondering what USH stands for, it’s the airport code of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Ushuaia just happens to be the southernmost city in the world.

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