LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — What better way to launch a new gravel-specific wheel, bike and shoe than a three-day, 200-mile, supported gravel ride across Utah, bringing nearly a dozen cycling journalists westward to their inevitable September destination in Las Vegas?
Clement Cycling’s Donn Kellogg started thinking about such a ride years ago while driving a truck from Colorado to Interbike.
“I started noticing these sweet gravel roads off of I-70 and thinking, ‘Someone needs to do a ride to Interbike.’ So I’ve been thinking about it ever since, and this year things came together to hold the ride finally,” Kellogg said.
What came together this year was Clement’s launch of a new gravel wheel to complement its growing line of gravel tires, combined with Eddy Merckx Cycles’ introduction of a new carbon gravel bike. Merckx and Clement go together like Las Vegas and neon: Eddy himself rode Clement tires to many of his victories and his world hour record.
The result this time was the first-ever Clement Beehive Ride presented by Eddy Merckx Cycles, which wrapped up Monday.
Riders on the Beehive ride were among the first to see and test the new Merckx bike and Clement wheels — the wheels …read more