Blistering heat, deep sand, long climbs and extremely remote terrain make the Rhino Run one of the hardest off-road unsupported bikepacking races in the world.
This year, Abdullah Zeinab rode his Curve GXR (AKA Kevin) to victory in just 7 days, 20 hours, and 4 minutes after an exciting hard fought battle with Kevin Benkenstein (Benky), who finished only 17 minutes later on a prototype Curve Karoo.
Curve were good enough to send us over some shots of Abdullah’s GXR when it arrived back at Curve HQ, still covered in premium Namibian dust.
Titanium bikes have featured more prominently in bikepacking races in recent years. It's not just racing, more and more riders are choosing titanium for bikepacking and cycle touring adventures. So, why do titanium bikes work so well for this application? Jesse Carlsson, one of Curve's owners, has ridden tens of thousands of kilometers on Curve's titanium frames - from the Trans Am Bike Race and Race to the Rock to touring remote outback Australia. Here Jesse explains the four reasons why titanium bikes are best for bikepacking. Read on to learn more.
It’s always been about the ride.
From a young age, cycling has been part of my life. My grandad cycled the track at Herne Hill during the ’40s, which is also where I saw Bradley Wiggins race for the first time.
Today Curve Cycling is excited to announce that Kristof Allegaert has joined the Curve squad.
So with all this great news we're also very excited to announce Kristof will be riding with us here at G!RO on the 1st July! On the 29th, 30th June and 1st July, we are having a Transcontinental Road Race extravaganza and will be welcoming Apidura on the Friday, a Curve Demo day on the Saturday and a ride out with Kristof on the Sunday! It's going to be a be a big one and you'd be crazy to miss it! More details to follow soon...
Last week we introduced to you guys someone we think is really cool on our socials! For those of you that missed it, we're talking about Jimmy Ashby! This gentlemen is riding around the world on a Curve GXR!!! But what's even cooler is that he's 18 years old and once he completes this ginormous challenge he’ll be the youngest person to ever do this feat unsupported!! He’ll be cycling 29000km, through 18 countries & 4 continents all in aid for Motor Neurone Disease! We wanted to give you some more info on who he is, why he's doing this, how he's doing this, what you can do to help and how you can follow Jimmy on this amazing journey!
Track his journey & donate here www.jimmyashbyaroundtheworldbybike.com
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Jimmy Ashby!
We we would be nothing without people. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we've jointly created, from the people that walk / cycle through our door to the amazing brands and companies that we work with. This has allowed our cycling community to blossom due to the basic principles that we share.
This is the gent who showed us the ropes in Girona. It was so good last year that we're going back again in a couple of weeks.
The Sommet cycling aim is simple, deliver the best. The best locations and the highest level of customer service. Allow you to switch off and ride. Soak up the culture and immerse yourself in the surroundings away from the crowds. Our trips are curated, researched, not just seeking out the obvious. We stray away from training camps and sportives with the aim to show to around and experience your chosen destination.
Sommet is about the journey and the creation of memories.'