Under Test: Donnelly Strada USH Tires

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder Donnelly Strada USH tubeless SRAM carbon

While the Donnelly name may not ring a bell, the tire in the above photo is probably familiar to GRAVELBIKE readers. Why? That’s because Donnelly Sports licensed the Clement name up until last year, but now offers tires under their own name. The Donnelly Strada USH comes in 650B and 700C sizes, features an integrated puncture belt, and is available in tubeless or conventional versions. Does the Strada USH deliver the right blend of speed and traction?

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Under Test: WTB Koda Saddle

With its generous open channel, short nose, and slightly swooped profile, WTB’s Koda saddle is designed for all-day comfort. Developed with extensive feedback from female test riders, the Koda has become popular with the guys, too. Can this do-it-all saddle perform equally well for pavement, gravel, and dirt?

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Under Test: Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Frameset

Named for one of the characters in Edward Abbey’s Monkey Wrench Gang, Advocate Cycles’ Seldom Seen is purpose-built for bikepacking and off-road touring. Available in both flat- and drop-bar (pictured) versions, the SS can be configured with either 27.5-plus or 29er wheels. With its relaxed geometry, ample tire clearance. and extensive array of braze-ons, could this be the foundation for the ultimate gravel-plus rig?

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