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Six Things to Know About Campagnolo Ekar, Available at Contender Bicycles

Six Things to Know About Campagnolo Ekar, Available at Contender Bicycles

Written by Carlos Interone, on Mar 03, 2021

Campagnolo, the Italian company known for their jewelry-like components flare for design, has entered the gravel bike market. They’ve done so with Campagnolo Ekar 13, a 1×13 mechanical groupset designed for gravel riding in mind. And while we at Contender are often skeptical about the efficacy of some gravel bike-specific parts,...
Contender Goes to NAHBS 2019

Contender Goes to NAHBS 2019

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Working at Contender Bicycles gives me immediate access to some of the best bicycles and accessories the bicycle industry has to offer. However, sometimes there are itches that can't really be scratched by anything other than a full-custom bicycle. NAHBS is made for these itches. NAHBS, or the North American...
Ernie's Best Builds: Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa

Ernie's Best Builds: Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day five of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this pristine Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa. The Gloria name...