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2022 Specialized Crux shifts from CX to an ultralight gravel speedster

It’s basically a fat-tired Aethos — and I mean that in the best way possible.

2022 Trek Checkpoint gravel bike review: Longer, but not slacker

Major geometry changes make for a new personality that’s rowdier, but also perhaps more polarizing.

Fezzari Shafer review: Modern geo and great performance at a killer price

Fezzari’s revamped Shafer gravel bike has traded its old me-too personality for modern progressive handling, more capabilities, and value...

Ten bikes, four testers, and… smoke? Welcome to the third CyclingTips Field Test

We kept things close to home this time around, with four testers thrashing a smattering of road and gravel bikes — and even some flat-bar...

Specialized Aethos Comp review: More affordable, more weight, still magical

Even an extra 100 g and heavy parts can’t dull this frame's luster.

Allied Echo review: The two-in-one solution, fully realized

Slick adjustable geometry is impressively quick and easy to operate, with tangible benefits in each mode.

Litespeed Watia gravel bike review: A magical ride, but old-school handling

Surprisingly good value for an experienced US builder with lots of custom options.

Wilier Filante SLR review: superbike pedigree with style to match

Wilier had a fast aero bike and a responsive lightweight bike. It now has both wrapped in one. Can the Italian brand pull off the seeming...

2021 Vitus ZX-1 Evo road bike review: Aero, affordable, and available

Vitus goes all-in for aero with the new ZX-1, featuring internal cable routing, huge tubing, deep wheels and integrated handlebars.

Canyon ventures further off the beaten path with its new Grizl gravel bike

More tire clearance, capability, and mounts than the Grail — and an almost completely normal handlebar and stem, too.

Cervelo Aspero 5 review: Lighter and sleeker

A new premium version of the well-loved Aspero gravel racer.

3T Exploro RaceMax review: A one-bike solution with one big downside

For all the talk about tire clearance, this bike really could use more of it.

My Bike: Leah Thomas' Team Movistar Canyon

In this episode we take a look at Leah Thomas' new team Movistar Canyon Ultimate.

My bike: Toms Skujins and his 2021 Team Trek Emonda

In the first episode of My Bike, Giro d'Italia stage victor Chad Haga of Team DSM was our first culprit, sorry, guest, and for this the s...

Curve GXR Kevin of Steel review: We need to talk about Kevin

The Curve Kevin of Steel is a gravel bike that's here for a good time.

Fuji Jari Carbon 1.1 review: a fascinating fence-sitter

Fuji's range-topping Jari Carbon gravel bike sets out to cater for everyone.

2021 Canyon Exceed CF SLX 9 hardtail review: a bike for MVDP

A mountain bike so clearly intended to win World Cups that it carries a number of significant compromises for the recreational racer.

2021 Giant TCX Advanced Pro review: CX meets gravel?

Since 2009, the TCX cyclocross bike has been a mainstay of Giant’s range. It has found a great deal of success over the years in World Ch...

Trek Domane AL Disc 4 review: An astounding and affordable all-roader

Trek's new entry-level road bike combines an endurance fit with sporty handling and a whole bunch of versatility.