First Impressions: Spinergy GX Gravel Wheelset

If you were a bike nerd in the 90s, you probably remember Spinergy’s iconic Rev-X wheels. With their eight carbon spokes, the futuristic-looking hoops were all the rage in the pro peloton and domestic race scene. And while the Rev-X is no more, Spinergy’s current offerings are anything but low tech. Utilizing the company’s patented PBO composite spokes, Spinergy wheels are available for practically every discipline, including four gravel models. So when the California-based company asked if I’d like to test their new 650B GX gravel wheelset ($599 MSRP), I simply couldn’t say no.

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Second Look: microSHIFT ADVENT Components

Last year’s review of the 9-speed microSHIFT ADVENT drivetrain quickly became one of GRAVELBIKE’s most popular articles. With Shimano and SRAM dominating the market, many riders–myself included–were naturally curious to learn more about the budget-priced drivetrain that boasted improved reliability and durability. My initial impressions of the ADVENT components were certainly positive, but how would the microSHIFT drivetrain fare over the longer haul?

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GRAVELBIKE Stickers

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GRAVELBIKE stickers are back for 2020! This limited-edition design (fewer than 50 pieces) measures 3″ x 2.1″, and is printed on thick, durable vinyl. The die-cut stickers feature a matte finish, and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

$4.00 for two stickers (including shipping).

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Please note that we do not ship outside of the US at this time.

First Impressions: Marque Cycling Tools

Founded by a team of avid riders working in the bicycle industry, newcomer Marque Cycling offers a practical selection of accessories, tools, and bar tape and grips. By working closely with the same factories that produce goods for the big brands, Marque can offer reliable products at affordable prices. We recently tested three of the company’s tools, putting them through the wringer in the workshop and on the trail.

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