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First Turns

First Turns

I spent a year working in a bike shop in a Memphis suburb where the vast majority of what we sold went to people yet to hit puberty. We had two different sizes of bikes with 20-inch wheels and ...

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More Rules, Fewer Exceptions

More Rules, Fewer Exceptions

Years ago I got a chance to try one of the first compressionless housing systems. It used tiny sections of aluminum tubing, like centimeter-long Lego pieces. It worked fantastically well. Braking ...

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All Charged Up

All Charged Up

I’ll admit, for a long time I didn’t think there were many new ideas that you could cogitate where floor pumps were concerned. Really, how many things could a pump do that they ...

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A Road Wheel for All Roads

A Road Wheel for All Roads

The last year of riding has been an education for me. When it comes to riding a bike with drop bars on unpaved roads, I’ve encountered the toughest terrain and road conditions that ...

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Boarding House Reach

Boarding House Reach

When Mark DiNucci and I were discussing the frame he was going to build for me, I told him I would ask questions and all he had to do was answer them. I trust him. One of the questions I asked ...

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Road Plus

Road Plus

After years of seeing improvements that were sometimes difficult to register, the road market has been blown open by a revolution. It’s a revolution of thought, of approach, of technology, ...

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Lost in the Toiyabe

Lost in the Toiyabe

Yuri Hauswald, known in some circles as Salty the Yeti, or the Community Development Manager for GU, also happens to be a pro mountain biker (and Dirty Kanza champ) with a wicked sense of ...

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Look Ma! No Wires!

Look Ma! No Wires!

The quest to make shifting quicker, more accurate and more intuitive is hard to argue against. Sure, there are folks tearing up crazy-hard events like Leadville (just wait for this week’s ...

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A Ride With Dennis Christopher

A Ride With Dennis Christopher

I’ve met a lot of famous people. I’ve had lunch with Peter Gabriel. I’ve picked up Ozzy Osbourne from jail. I’ve walked in on a groupie doing to Tommy Lee what you’d ...

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Consequences

Consequences

I could hear the car approaching from behind, but unlike most occasions when a car passes, this one was different. I could hear it slow. I not only heard it slow, but I could also tell that as it ...

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