Gravel Gear

Giant gravel gear gallery from The Mid South

On race day in Stillwater, bikes, bodies, and gear were plastered with Oklahoma mud. But the day before, VeloNews took a look at what individual racers and brands brought to the 103-mile gravel race.

Colin Strickland’s Allied Able for The Mid South

Colin Strickland, winner of the 2019 Dirty Kanza, is among the favorites for The Mid South, being held March 14 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He'll be racing this new-graphic Allied Able with matching new Rapha Meteor x Allied kit. More than 2,000 racers signed up for the 100-mile race on the burnt-orange clay roads, but fewer than that will take the start because of the coronavirus. For the design, Strickland provided designers references from the hills around his home in Austin, Texas.

Review: Pivot Vault Team Force gravel bike

The Vault from Pivot feels very much like a finesse bike: Subtle details add up to an incredibly smooth ride. Those details might not readily be apparent to you at first glance — aside from the IsoFlex seatpost, which stands out pretty clearly — but they’re there, working hard to keep you comfortable and in […]