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Against the Grain

February 01, 2023

Journeyman gravel racer, James Walsh, mixes it up at the front of any race with the big boys. But it’s his blue-collar ethic, his balance as a dad and racer, with zero expectations, that means more to him than anything the pros have...
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Broken: Austin's Injury Comeback

Broken: Austin's Injury Comeback

January 26, 2023

Sometimes, life—and broken bones—get in the way. Obed gravel ace Austin Sullivan turned his injury a sure recipie for a winter of discontent—into one where he's refreshed and raring to go this season. All it takes is perspective... and some World Cup soccer on TV!
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OBED Year In Review

’22 with OBED: A Year Up in Dust

January 05, 2023

The year had high highs, low lows, and rollers in between. From solo sojourns to races back at full tilt, we look back on the year 2022 in gravel, as we raise a toast (or a warm cup of coffee) to what 2023 will bring.
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Semper Paratus: Coast Guard Cutter James Walsh

Semper Paratus: Coast Guard Cutter James Walsh

November 10, 2022

Every tattoo tells a story. For OBED gravel gunner James Walsh, the compass rose, ship and lighthouse portend to a life before the bike that helped steer a young kid into his career and shape his drive as a professional and a racer.
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Simply Epic: Austin Takes on Breck Epic

Simply Epic: Austin Takes on Breck Epic

November 03, 2022

From gravel to mountain biking, Obed ambassador Austin Sullivan was with our team in Steamboat, Colorado for SBT GRVL, then skittered across the sky to Breckenridge, Colorado for a bucket list MTB race: The iconic Breck Epic. Tag along... at altitude!
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Living the Dream: Introducing Obed rider Austin Sullivan

Living the Dream: Introducing Obed rider Austin Sullivan

September 16, 2022

We all want to "live the life" and ride every and anything, all the time. Obed assembly ace Austin Sullivan does just that. When it's quitting time, he's out. Out for Unbound XL. Out for a long bikepacking weekend in Georgia. Out for a fast sesh with friend on the local trails. Or a big mountain bike stage race in the Colorado Rockies. We'll be following along with Austin as he explores and escapades across America this summer and fall. Learn more about Austin in o...
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SBT GRVL Recap

Good Times at Altitude: our SBT GRVL Redux

August 24, 2022

Resident endurance rider and OBED team member Austin Sullivan traveled to the iconic SBT GRVL race in a support role, helping to get OBED riders dialed in for race day at our expo booth. That’s not to say he didn’t get to enjoy the fire roads and singletrack that the Steamboat Springs area has to offer before and after the race though! Read more about our weekend in the Rockies here.
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Tips for Surviving SBT Gravel

Tips for Surviving SBT Gravel

August 03, 2022

Every gravel race has its own flavor, and the upcoming SBT GRVL is no different. Don't let the groomed gravel fire roads and rolling landscapes lull you into a false sense of security: Steamboat has its pitfalls; we've been on those roads and know 'em. Read our five top tips to succeed in one of the greatest gravel races in America.
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James riding GVR

James Walsh: Work-Life Balance from the Podium

July 22, 2022

We’ve all seen the top gravel race pros—former pro-tour riders, or just full-time gravel aces—savaging the field at all the big races. But a large swath of those snagging wins are 9-to-5ers, pinned to calls Mon-Fri. Obed elite racer James Walsh is that athlete; a true journeyman. How do you do 'dad life', crush the job, AND kill it at the races? We wanted to...
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We ALL play bikes! Obed at Unbound

We ALL play bikes! Obed at Unbound

June 08, 2022

We ain't afraid to get dirty! From our pros like Angela Naeth to our CEO, mechanics to engineers, Obed was front and center at Unbound Gravel 2022. We take you on a tour of the biggest weekend in gravel... Obed style!
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Why I Ride Gravel - Brad DeVaney Obed Engineering Director

Why I Ride Gravel - Brad DeVaney Obed Engineering Director

May 04, 2022

Brad DeVaney, Obed Engineering Director, tells us what gravel means to him.
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Read Road Bike Action's Review of the GVR

Read Road Bike Action's Review of the GVR

April 27, 2022

Read Road Bike Action's review of the GVR.
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Size Guide

View our size charts below to see what size is best for you. After purchasing your new OBED, our product team will reach out to you to confirm your order and sizing information to be sure you have selected the optimum size.

If you're on the border of two sizes, the right size may depend on certain body measurements and your riding style. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding sizing questions - our product specialists are experienced with finding riders the right fit by cross-referencing your information with our fit database.  

If you're not transferring measurements from a similar bike, to get completely "dialed in" for maximum performance, we recommend you see a reputable professional bike fitter that can fit you to your new bike.

GVR / Boundary / Baseline / Borough Size Chart

 XS

5'1" - 5'6"

S

5'4" - 5'9"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

XL

6'1" - 6'5"

 

Seclud Size Chart

 S

5'3" - 5'8"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

 

* Sizing to be used as reference only

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