Gravel

SRAM/RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR “Gravel Bike” Dropper Post // Hands-On Review 🚲

For the last week I’ve had this new RockShox Reverb SRAM AXS XPLR “Gravel Bike” dropper post on loan from SRAM Australia. In this video I cover the details, install, configuration, and give my take on what riding with this drop/suspension post was like on my Aspero gravel bike.   Links: SRAM Official Reverb AXS […]

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NEWS: SRAM eTap AXS XPLR Drivetrain // RockShox XPLR Suspension // Zipp XPLR 101 Wheelset

A fully loaded news day from SRAM (and a few of the brands it owns) for all things gravel. A new drivetrain in the form of eTap AXS XPLR (“Explore”), two new suspension products from RockShox, and new gravel specific wheels from Zipp. In this video I do a quick swoop across all things new […]

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Tubeless Gravel Tyres: Six Month Sealant Check & Refresh…. plus TyreWiz Install

Unlike diamonds, the sealant used in tubeless bicycle tyres isn’t forever. It evaporates. It dries up. It will let you down out on the road or trails isn’t kept in-check. The recommended ‘top up’ interval varies from a few months to six months. The Zipp G40 gravel tyres have been on my gravel bike with […]

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Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO: Gravel EBike Review

Gravel bike ✅. EBike ✅. Was it fun? ✅. In this video Von and I discuss the 2021 Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO EBike that we’ve had on loan for a few months. There’s a LOT to cover in this one so sit back and enjoy the chat, or use the video timeline […]

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Assioma SPD GPLama

Assioma SPD Power Meter Pedals w/ Xpedo M-Force 8 || SPD Power Pedals for MTB/Gravel/Road 🚲⚡️

A follow-up video for the Favero Assioma DUO SPD pedal conversion that I did back in late 2019. This time using the lighter and more readily available Xpedo M-Force 8 pedal bodies. The final product weighs in at 327g, lighter than the SRM X-Power SPD power meter pedal set (344g).   Links: Favero Assioma DUO […]

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RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit w/ Hidden Lever

After seeing these on Instagram last week, I was keen to see if they were really as neat and tidy as they appeared. As it turns out, they are! Here’s all the details about the RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit with the hidden lever. RapiLock also sent over their Indoor Trainer Axle for me […]

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Power Meter Pedals: Favero Assioma // Xpedo SPD Hack // Gravel Power!

Converting a set of Favero Assioma DUO power meter pedals into Shimano SPD compatible pedals for off-road/gravel grinding is possible! This is one of the best unofficial and warranty voiding hacks I’ve seen. In this video I cover the process from A to Z – including modification of my MTB shoes to ensure they have […]

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Canyon Grail Gravel Ride – Warburton, Victoria // Nov 2019

Taking up the opportunity to test ride a Grail CF SL 8.0 ETAP with SRAM Force eTap AXS and Eagle AXS wireless shifting technology (weighing in at 8.6kgs) with the crew from Canyon Australia. More to come on this bike as I take it on more trails back home in Ballarat.

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