Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking

Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking

by Nick Legan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715700
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 391,406
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nick Legan is the gear editor and road test editor for Adventure Cyclist , the official publication of the 43-year-old Adventure Cycling Association. He was formerly Technical Editor for VeloNews. He served a seven-year stint in the professional cycling mechanic ranks, working for the RadioShack ProTour team at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California, and for the Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto professional cycling teams. He is a graduate of Indiana University with honors and degrees in French and journalism.

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started

2 Race Prep: Your first event, getting organized, pre-race bike tune-up, bikewashing 101, navigation

3 One-Day Domestic Events

4 One-Day International Events

5 Multiday Adventures

6 Outfitting Your Bike: Bike fit, wheel and tire size, rim and tire width compatibility, mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross bikes, gravel bikes, fueling, hydration, punctures, going tubeless, gearing, brakes, maintenance, and pre-ride checklist,

7 Bikepacking Gear for Multiday Adventures: Bikes; route-specific recommendations; how to carry the load; powering electronics; GPS trackers; tents, bivvy sacks, pyramid tents, tarps, and hammocks; sleeping bags, quilts, and pads; cooking and water filters; hygiene; multiday checklist and gear.

8 Building Your Gravel Dream Machine: Bespoke, compatible component upgrades, gearing, drop bars, brakes, and dream bikes.

Epilogue

Resources

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Credits

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