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Ultra Romance was seen giving handlebar rides at the expo. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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The South African brand Farr offers endurance cycling accesories like this compact clip-on for more hand positions. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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This Redshift stem has elastomer pads to allow slight flex and suspension over bumpy terrain. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Redshift will soon be offering the “Kitchen Sink” handle bar offering up many ergonomic hand positions. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Redshift also has a suspension dropper post to help take the edge off. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Allied has a new gravel bike, The Able has a shortened and elevated chainstay on the drive side for more tire clearance and a snappy ride quality. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Ted King and Untapped have some unexpected competiton at the DK 200 this year. Anderson’s Pure fuel maple syrup in a gel packet. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Untapped had a stout cabin style booth at the expo. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Recovering with the aid of Normatech. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Recovering with the aid of Normatec. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Lots of morning rides were happening and a small expo was set up in downtown Emporia. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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A new route takes riders north this year where there are reports of some mud on course and rougher roads once you cross into the next county. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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People were lining up at Gravel City to get their DK merch. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Most bikes around town had a little personal style. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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The Granada Coffee Company is the place to go for a cup of Joe. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Gravel bike of the future? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Gravel bike of the future? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
This Vastos has a built-in front fender. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
This Vastos has a built-in front fender. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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And a carbon leaf spring under the saddle for a little suspension. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Nutrition is key at an event like the Dirty Kanza. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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The local mechanics were busy getting the riders dialed in for the big day. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
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Lawn chairs made out of old GU wrappers could be a sticky affair. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
The tandem riders a rare breed. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
The tandem riders are a rare breed. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com