Andrew Taylor 48 State Road Trip - New York
Christmas (High) Lights: K-Force BB392 Carbon Modular Crankset
22 Nov 2018
Christmas (High) Lights: Trimax 30 Disc Brake
Autumn Gravel riding can be absolute bliss if you’re bundled up with the right wheelset and can enjoy the sights of the season.
Gravel wheels are much more than over-engineered road bike wheels. They must deal with different amounts of stress than their road bike counterparts and be light enough for out-of-the corner accelerations, but tough enough to withstand a pounding from tree roots and rocks. These kinds of wheels are built for the demands of tough and fast off-road riding, but are also a great choice for touring, commuting and rough road club rides.
If disc brakes and low pressures are your forte, VISION offers the new TRIMAX 30 DISC alloy rim Tubeless Ready wheelset for Gravel riding. The 17mm inner width rim allows for an high comfortable ride, available in both centerlock or six bolt disc mount configurations and weighs around 1,590g per pair (w/o QR).
The unique interspoke milling helps reduce weight to increase acceleration and easier climbing. Combined with the rims and Aero-bladed spokes these hand built wheels are ready for any condition you want to ride: TRIMAX 30 DISC is a wheel fast enough for race day and tough enough to serve daily duty whether you ride a gravel road, single track or race track.
VISION TIPS: 6 PLACES FOR YOUR GRAVEL RIDE IN AUTUMN
Tuscany – Italy
Imagine riding through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany in Autumn. The beautiful colours of Italian countryside along your route, with the wonderful smell of fine Italian cooking tempting you as you cycle by. And of course, their legendary coffee awaits you at every turn.
Wallonia – Belgium
The western part of Belgium is legendary for its cobbled climbs and deep cycling culture. Experiencing the riding in the eastern part of the country in Wallonia is stunning, challenging and beautiful all at the same time, with its infinite trails of its deep countryside.
Black Forest – Germany
Germany's Black Forest is an enchanting region with breath-taking mountain biking and hundreds of miles of gravel roads. Densely covered in evergreens, it has enough changing foliage along its rolling landscape to provide a cornucopia of fall colours for your exciting Gravel ride.
Marin County, California – USA
Being the birthplace of mountain bikes and adventure riding, Marin County has long been a hotbed for off-road riding with gravel, dirt path, single-track and country paved roads all interconnecting. The Coastal Range alone, with its iconic Mt. Tamalpais looming over it in Marin, provides enough trail network to explore over a lifetime.
Colorado – USA
The Western USA alone has a nearly endless network of public gravel and unpaved Forest Service roads. The state of Colorado, with its Rock Mountains, breath-taking scenery and high elevations, is a place where adventures begin. With over 58 peaks at over 14,000 feet, not only will the scenery take your breath away, but so will the elevation.
New England – USA
With a carriage road network to explore and much of it being dirt, New England offers as close to a European experience within the USA as possible. The fall offers some of the most vibrant and beautiful leaf changing and temperate weather than anywhere in the US. Much of these dirt roads meander through small New England towns with cafes and high doses of small-town USA charm.