Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Gravel roads, or "groads" as my friend Michael C. calls them, have become very popular for training, racing and just getting out.
I have been using my steel frame mtn bike as my gravel grinder, set up with Kenda Small Block 8's, and it has been serving me well. But, it is on the heavy side and one size too small so it lacks in performance and speed.
I started setting some money aside with the hopes of getting one of the Salsa Warbirds
but ended up getting a tooth crowned instead. Back to the drawing board, I went to visit Kevin H at Liberty Bicycles here in Asheville and he recommended the Vittoria "Open Pave" in 700x27. I was skeptical but he knows his stuff so some trust was in order.
If you want all the technical specs, give Liberty a call. If you want to go groading and only have a road bike, go get a pair, mount them up and start riding!
Back to saving for that Warbird!
Posted by Stephen at 8:48 AM