Every gravel race has its own flavor, and the upcoming SBT GRVL is no different. Don't let the groomed gravel fire roads and rolling landscapes lull you into a false sense of security: Steamboat has its pitfalls; we've been on those roads and know 'em. Read our five top tips to succeed in one of the greatest gravel races in America.
In stringing together his third straight top 10 overall finish at the Unbound Gravel 100 aboard his Litespeed Ultimate Gravel, Chris Brown added flourish to a sometimes dusty, sometimes muddy gravel epic. We recount the story of his day.
Sometimes the best results are when you're racing just for yourself. Jeramie Hoff is one of the top masters gravel racers in the southeast. How does he collect wins and podiums on his Ultimate gravel? Focus on being the best version of yourself, he says. Read his story.
After you hit 50, the idea is to relax and enjoy the twilight years... right? Wrong. We chat with Carey Lowrey, who's idea of relaxing is smashing girls half her age at mountain bike races around the country. And often on a singlespeed, no less. We chat with the ageless wonder.
What does it take to get more African Americans into cycling, and change the paradigm? Just ask Jarvis Wagner and Ray Mackey, two teens succeeding within Bearings Bike Works Program, a shop empowering Atlanta-area kids with life skills. Read their story.
As we pay homage to Veterans Day, we bring you a profile on one of our own veterans: Litespeed engineer Brandon Collier. While Brandon has helped develop bikes like the Watia and Pinhoti III, it's his work as an engineer while serving in Iraq in the U.S. Marine Corps that brings us pride. We celebrate Brandon—and all veterans in the armed forces.
All of us—every one of us—wants the “new thing.” 12 speed? Yes please. New saddle with ti rails? Gotta have. Cool new kit? Where do I preorder? New Litespeed model? Yes, please! Mitch Hopkins is that guy. The 48-year-old is like many of us: a dyed-in-the-wool cyclist, he’s been on every bike. But something about Litespeed keeps him coming back to ti...
When it comes to making titanium bikes, round is... boring. Why are wildly-shaped tubesets a defining performance signature of any Litespeed? (And why is it a fature that makes a Litespeed look better than any round-tubed bike out there?) Learn about Litespeed tubeset shaping: the extra effort we go to in making the finest titanium bikes in the world.
With fog, mist, sun, and rain—mixed with plenty of rutted dirt fireroads and some smooth pavement, Belgian Waffle Ride Asheville was a true "Four Seasons in a Day" gravel event. We were there to catch all the action as many Litespeed owners took on one of the toughest new courses out there. Check out the images, and read the story...
Gravel riders: you've decided to get your taste for dirt aboard a Litespeed—congrats! So the next question is: what's the deal with Campagnolo's Ekar group, and what makes it so...well, bellissimo? We explain not only how Campy Ekar is one of the most in-demand groupsets in gravel, but that you can be rolling on your own Ekar-equipped Litespeed in just weeks. Yep-weeks. Read our Ekar primer.