In 9 days there is a ”race” in Denmark I would recommend everyone, haven’t done it but is on my bucket list.
Hansens Cykelløb. Hansen is the biggest dairy company in Denmark and producing ice cream, so in the pit you get ice cream:
120km gravel with ice creamstops, can it be better? More pictures from last year here:
And some highlights:
Specialized for example is a huge brand with a bike for every purpose. If they found a new purpose they produce a new bike, not making one bike for 2 or more things. N+1
Kona isn’t such a big brand and they got a new Cyclocross made both for racing, gravelgrinding and even commuting:
Then there are smaller brands, like 3T and Open that really makes special bikes built for a purpose. They got 2 models each.
A brand that is even smaller is the Icelandic Lauf. Starting with light carbon spring forks, developing a gravelfork with carbon springs called Grit. And now, a frame they call True Grit:
It’s longer than usual gravelbikes and a bit of new thinking. I like brands who think and goes their own way of what’s best. Pushing the industry forward and making others open their minds.
No matter it’s great with a bigger market of gravelbikes. More to choose from and when you found the right one you know why it’s the best 🙂
(not just the only one in its category)
Which is the best gravelbike according to you and why?
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Märkt 3t exploro, beer or gear, Gravelgrinding, Kona Major Snake, Lauf True Grit, Open U.P, seekanddiverge, Specialized Diverge |
old bikes, new fast times, watch yesterdays headlights here getting ready for the Road Race in Vårgårda tomorrow:
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Märkt Annemiek van Vleuten, Ellen van Dijk, Boels-Dolmans, Sara penton, Chantal Blaak, Anna van der Breggen, aeroiseverything, Hanna Nilsson, UCIWWT, Veloconcept, Specialized Shiv TT |
2nd race tomorrow. London, Great Britain!
Until you can do as me and watch the documentary from Brooklyn, sadly just from the men’s racing:
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Märkt Brooklyn, Colin Strickland, evade gc skinsuit, London, redhookcrit, rocket espresso, Specialized Allez, Stefan Schäfer |
I’ve seen Thereabouts. And I’ve been thinking this is the best Specialized Diverge advertisement ever made:
Do you have any tips of great videos like these two? Adventures on all types of roads with gravel- or roadbikes. Inspiration for summer dream rides.
Or is every gravelvideo about a race in USA like this:
Any more tips? Is it just Specialized that sponsored riders for these types of videos or any more brands?
Me, Petra and Martin rode all the way over Ekerö today. After checking the map, timetables and Strava we found out that there was a 15,6km road around Adelsö so we took the ferry and rode that lovely small road.
Summer is for exploring new roads, see new places and meet new people. Got to think about the video with Deux North riding rallygravel in Spain:
And I found out the group is still making videos. Hunt VI is about climbing as high as Mount Everest on bikes, watch it here:
Kudos to Alexis Ryan for the last part of yesterdays stage 🙂 Sad she had a motorbike in the way
Win went to Scandinavia and Lotta Lepistö: