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2023 Vaast A/1 2X GRX gravel bike review: Better, but still room to improve

Mid-cycle updates have improved the A/1, but the frame geometry is still a little too goofy for our liking.

Is that new bike actually tubeless-ready? 

A beginner's guide to understanding whether a gravel bike is ready to ditch the inner tubes.

2022 Ridley Kanzo A gravel bike review: OK, weight matters a bit 

It's a little CX-y, but perhaps not in the best ways.

State Bicycle Company 6061 Black Label All-Road review: A little too cheap

State has a strong reputation for great value, but there’s just too much cost-cutting here to make the All-Road an enjoyable bike.

Do you really need hydraulic disc brakes or will mechanical ones do?

The disc vs. rim debate is a done deal. But hydro vs. mechanical? There’s some nuance there, especially at lower price points.

Litespeed Cherohala review: The titanium all-road bike with a magical ride

The feature-laden titanium frame is incredibly appealing on paper, and it turns out this is one book you really can judge by its cover.

What matters most in entry-level road and gravel bikes

A basic guide to what we look for and prioritise when shopping for entry-level bikes.

2022 Marin Nicasio 2 gravel bike review: Sometimes vanilla is just right

The lone steel bike in our group makes a great case for the material.

Field Test 2022: Can a road bike really be a gravel bike, too?

The emphasis in the industry is on 40 mm+, but that depends on your definition of "gravel".

2022 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 RLE review: One smooth ride

An overhauled endurance road platform meets modern all-road capability. It’s wonderful but there's a but.

2022 Decathlon Triban RC120 review: Tiny price, but with a big impact

The Triban RC120 is way better than you’d expect, and hits all the right marks on its way to being a perfect first road bike for new riders.

Welcome to the 2022 CyclingTips Field Test!

Four testers + ten gravel, road, and all-road bikes + a little bit of underbiking = a lot of interesting conclusions.

Nerd Alert podcast: Flat tires and sketchy brakes — it’s Field Test time again!

James Huang, Dave Rome, Betsy Welch, and Ellen Noble chat Field Test.