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Prepping for Unbound XL with Austin Sullivan

Prepping for Unbound XL with Austin Sullivan

February 29, 2024

So, you're gearing up for the XL, huh? Recently, I've had a couple of friends reach out about equipment and how to best prepare. I've responded to them individually, but I thought it would be more convenient to condense my advice into a single post. This isn't a completely comprehensive list, but it covers some key highlights to consider, even if you're starting at the Unbound start line for one of the shorter distances. Let's dive in.
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Loaded for Bear: Austin Sulli's Unbound XL Loadout

Loaded for Bear: Austin Sulli's Unbound XL Loadout

June 01, 2023

You're fit and ready for a big one: Unbound XL, 350 miles of self-supported gravel awesomeness. But what gear do you need, and where do you put it? OBED elite ambassador and Unbound XL vet Austin Sullivan takes us through his loadout for a big day (and night) in Emporia!
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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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Fit for Gravel: How to Adjust your OBED's Fit for Gravel Riding

April 19, 2021

Your OBED gravel bike isn't meant to ride where your road bike does. That means having a gravel bike fit that accounts for the special circumstances gravel riding present is key. OBED engineer Brad DeVaney delivers several key fit tips to consider when getting your bike fitted and ready to ride.
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Gravel Events are Back! Coach Matt Curbeau's Top Tips to being event-ready in 2021

April 13, 2021

Everesting? "Virtual" events? So 2020! It's Spring of 2021, and gravel events are back! Elite racer and coach Matt Curbeau delivers his top tips to get back into event mode.
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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