grit.cx issue 008

grit.cx Issue 008 Arriving Soon!

We’re quite proud of this issue of grit.cx! It’s packed with an amazing collection of stories, articles, photos and overall good vibes. The delicious content we’ve cooked up will be rolling along the printer wheels on Monday.

If you’re already a subscriber, great! You’ll be seeing issue 008 very soon. If you’re not a subscriber, get on it! Subscribe by Sunday (15 May) evening to be sure issue 008 is included in your subscription. Otherwise you’ll need to buy it separately.

Exactly what’s in issue 008? Here’s the full table of contents, and below that is just a slice of the great imagery included in this super issue!

Seriously…this is such an awesome issue. Get it!

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// Perspective – A feast of inspiring and engaging photos.

// Events // Dirty Reiver – An American-style gravel event in the United Kingdom. By Greg May.

// Culture // Sleep depravation, moving sofas, and free T-shirts  – Documenting Paris-Roubaix the hard way. By Klaus Bellon.

// Column // Happiness is ’Cross – Cyclocross and gravel racing are not the same. By Greg May.

// Column // Better Beer – Your ride home will end in canned beers. By Gordon ‘Evil’ Stovin.

// Events // Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo – 100 dirty miles of beauty, difficulty and community in Pennsylvania. By Selene Yeager.

// Column // Beyond Nutrition – Home-made energy drinks for during and after your ride. By David Joachim.

// Events // Dirty Kanza – An introduction to one of the original ‘gravel grinder’ races. By Mike Cushionbury.

// Culture // Trail Radar – Tuning your senses to find new places to ride. By Oliver Townsend.

// Culture // Why Riding Road Bikes on the Road is Stupid – Keep your road bike tyres firmly planted on the dirt. By The Swerve Brothers.

// Events // The Spine of the Dinosaur – UCI Cyclocross racing lands in China. By Ted Burns.

// Column // Simon Says – Simon would like to skip the month of April. By Simon Burney.

// Events // Swiss Cyclocross Torture – Trying to conquer the inaugural Tortour Cyclocross in Switzerland. By Paul Errington.

// Column // In the Pits – Bleeding Your SRAM Disc Brakes. By Julian Thrasher.

// Tech // What Makes a Good Cyclocross Bike? – A conversation with four frame-building masters. By Duncan Moore.

// Destination // Rooley Moor Road, Lancashire, England – Exploring gritty and cobbled roads with two young daughters. By Dave Haygarth.

// Rated // Frog Bikes Road 67 – By Dave Haygarth.

// Rated // KTM Canic CXC 11 – By Tom Hill.

// Rated // Kinesis Pro6 Disc – By Mark Tearle.

// Rated // Marin Four Corners Elite – By Karen Brooks.

Additional Appendage – The following content is only available for postal subscribers and Premier Dealer customers.

// Culture // Boston Bike Building Pride – A look at the history and community around Seven Cycles. By Brett Rothmeyer.

// Profile // Zach McDonald  – Burnout, education and the rest of the story of this young US pro. By Robert Grunau.

// Events // SLO Ride to Hell – Gritty and wet riding that ends in a welcoming winery barn. By Kjeld Gogosha-Clark

// Epilogue // Dearest – By Chris Klibowitz and Casey Robertson.

Sword Cycles

What makes a great cyclocross bike? Find out in Duncan Moore’s piece.

Dirty Reiver

Greg May recounts the awesome Dirty Reiver event back in April.

Paris Roubaix

Klaus Bellon illustrates how Paris-Roubaix is hell for more than just the racers.

SLO Ride to Hell.

The SLO Ride to hell can be beautiful, too! Words and photos by Kjeld Gogosha-Clark.

Destination

Dave Haygarth sets out for an adventure with his two young daughters.

Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo

The Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo might be one of the best mostly off-road events in the US.

Tortour Cyclocross

Epic stage racing on the Tortour Cyclocross. Wow.

Swerve Brothers

You’re going to love reading about how riding road bikes on the road is stupid.

UCI Cyclocross China

UCI cyclocross racing comes to China.

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