Monthly Archives: May 2016

Comfort in the Rough

Comfort in the Rough

Of the many cycling items I try, I sample more saddles than I do anything else. That includes energy bars, drink mixes, tires and even helmets. Most of those saddles never see the spotlight ...

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Foolproof

Foolproof

We, and by “we” I mean the crew here at RKP and the guys I tend to ride with, have become fond of saying “28 is the new 25.” To the degree that many cyclists have moved ...

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Friday Group Ride #310

Friday Group Ride #310

It’s been a long, rainy week here in Boston. Just when I thought it was relenting, yesterday served up steady drizzle and temps in the 40s (Fahrenheit). Is this May? It can’t be. Only ...

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Don’t Say It, Wear It

Don’t Say It, Wear It

In the face of the Oakley juggernaut on eyewear, it’s hard for any eyewear brand to attract attention, let alone a following. Specialized and Giro both left the category because of ...

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The Whee, the Science

The Whee, the Science

When it comes to long-form journalism on bicycles, there aren’t many outlets. I’ve positioned RKP as one—very deliberately, I might add. There’s also Peloton Magazine. The other ...

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A Visit to the Cobbler

A Visit to the Cobbler

Fit. Where do you start? With bikes, it’s objective; you’ve got a bunch of easily measured dimensions. A 56.5cm effective top tube length is reasonably absolute. With clothing, things ...

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A Comeback, of Sorts

A Comeback, of Sorts

On a ride recently with two new friends, I had an experience that I haven’t had in some weeks. While climbing a rocky fire road, I hit a short, steep and rather technical pitch. To ride it, ...

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