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Interbike 2016, Part VI

Interbike 2016, Part VI

I’ll admit that there were some “new” things shown at Interbike that I’d already seen at Press Camp or even Sea Otter. No matter. In the intervening months, things ...

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Interbike 2016, Part V

Interbike 2016, Part V

As a kid, every Christmas season I would receive the FAO Schwarz toy catalog. I’m not sure why, but it would come in the mail and then I’d obsess over the many toys it displayed that ...

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Interbike 2016, Part IV

Interbike 2016, Part IV

If there’s been one recurring theme of this year’s Interbike, it has, unfortunately, been the constant refrain of how small the show is, who isn’t here. I’m just going to ...

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Interbike 2016, Part III

Interbike 2016, Part III

I got to ride two different bikes today with the new Dura-Ace R9100. The first bike was the Fuji SL disc. This is a revision of the SL, which was introduced last year. The SL disc adds 75 grams ...

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Interbike 2016, Part II

Interbike 2016, Part II

The biggest component story at Interbike, at least so far—is the long-awaited release of FSA’s electronic group, K-Force WE. FSA has been threatening to release a full component group since ...

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Interbike 2016, Part I

Interbike 2016, Part I

Among the many strange truths that emerge when one works in the bike industry is how my colleagues and I all use our universal detestation of Las Vegas as a kind of proof to demonstrate our ...

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Break Point

Break Point

Years ago I wrote a piece about the unlikelihood of cyclists being able to walk in a bike shop and purchase exactly the same bike that the pros race. I wrote that piece again a few years back. I ...

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The Bike You Always Wanted

The Bike You Always Wanted

It’s not a stretch to say there are few among us who don’t dream of owning one of those custom creations displayed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, better known as NAHBS. ...

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Euro-Style Shopping

Euro-Style Shopping

Shortly after I arrived in the Lugano suburb of Paradiso I walked out of my hotel and headed for the lake shore. A path rings it, allowing relaxing pedestrians, skaters and cyclists to look upon ...

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Kissing GPS

Kissing GPS

The first time I bought a bike computer I had to take a piece of string and follow the circumference of my bike tire and then place that piece of string on a yard stick to figure its exact ...

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