New Ritchey Gravel Bar: Ritchey SuperLogic Butano Ridge

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Ritchey, the iconic component and frame manufacturer from Northern California, has just unveiled the latest addition to its fast gravel handlebars: the Ritchey SuperLogic Butano Ridge handlebars. The new handlebar is the answer to requests from riders for a carbon version of the popular Ritchey Butano gravel handlebar series.

Merida Silex 2024 review: gentle model update or everything new?

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In our Merida Silex 2024 review, we take a close look at the recently presented new edition of the gravel classic from Taiwan. What’s new compared to its predecessor? What features has it adopted? From an after-work ride to a bikepacking trip with tent & co: Our Merida Silex 7000 had to prove itself under all kinds of conditions…

Basic Monster gravel bike test: too much of a good thing or just right?

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The frame of the “Monster” is actually a classic mountain bike cross-country hardtail frame made of carbon. With typical gravel components, however, Basic Bikes from Berlin has “tinkered” a proper gravel bike. Will this concept work? In our Basic Monster gravel bike test, we get to the bottom of this question!

Maxxis Rambler vs Maxxis Reaver test – which tire is Martin’s 1st choice?

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Maxxis is the house brand of one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers from Taiwan. Maxxis is totally well-known in the mountain bike sector and there are tire models that have a kind of cult status. The Maxxis MTB tire “Minion”, for example, has been around for more than 20 years – it is one of THE tires in downhill mountain biking. What you can’t deny Maxxis is a lot of experience in tire construction. And that’s why I was very excited to be able to take a close look at two gravel tires from the Taiwanese company: Here is my Maxxis Rambler vs. Maxxis Reaver test.

Bikepacking in Denmark – tips and information

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Denmark is a bicycle-friendly country and cycling is a popular method of transport and part of the Danish way of life. So why not enjoy a good time while bikepacking in Denmark? Scandinavian flair, holiday atmosphere and some of the most bike-friendly cities are included in the Denmark package. In this blog article, we have put together a few interesting Denmark bikepacking facts to go with our Denmark story in issue #22.

Bikepacking in the Odenwald – Gravel biking through the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park

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When the nights get longer and colder, when the fog lies over the fields early in the morning, when the hoarfrost glistens magically in the light of the rising sun and the leaves transform the landscape into a colourful play of colours – then it’s just the right time for a bikepacking adventure in the Odenwald! In this blog article, you can find out everything you need to know about the perfect bikepacking adventure in the Odenwald: from how to get there to accommodation and interesting highlights along the route. Here is our Odenwald Bikepacking Guide.

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