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Lost and Found: Polk County Wanderings

Lost and Found: Polk County Wanderings

May 04, 2023

Preview an article in the FREE OBED publication, Spoke & Terrain. An assemblage of stories, recollections from the trail & the race, all about the gravel community. Full Article Now Available

“Noooo….”

Content creation always starts with that one word. And it is always preceded with the annoying bleating of an alarm at an ungodly hour. Because getting the glory images; first light golden hour shots, doesn’t happen with a 9:30 a.m leisurely wake-up call from the front desk. This time, it was 4:30 a.m. An early start to say the least. Our crew was assembling in drips and drabs, focused on the pot of Stumptown coffee brewing in the kitchen.

We found that rural Polk County, Tennessee would be ideal terrain to explore. Nearby to our Chattanooga headquarters, the dirt, forest and unknown roads were all we needed. The winding road was a dream: two-lane pavement ceded to dirt roads, perfectly tacky two days after a rain. With no dust, a few puddles, and all the traction, it was going to be a fun day on hero dirt… the kind that make for great video and photos...



James Walsh riding a GVR

"Leave the road; take the trails.” – Pythagoras

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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"

 

RVR / RVR SLi

 XS

5'0" - 5'4"

S

5'3" - 5'7"

M

5'6" - 5'10"

ML 

5'9" - 6'1"

L

6'0" - 6'4"

 

Seclud Size Chart

 S

5'3" - 5'8"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

 

* Sizing to be used as reference only