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Paceline Podcast 200

Paceline Podcast 200

Selene checks in with some feedback on last week’s talk about oval chainrings. Listeners presented us with some angles on oval chainrings we hadn’t considered. We get an update on how ...

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Celebrating the Win

Celebrating the Win

Winning. What comes to mind when you read that word? In this context, it’s likely an image of a rider with their hands thrust skyward with a long trail of human exhaust (and exhausted) ...

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Paceline Podcast 199

Paceline Podcast 199

This week our intrepid duo is back with a look at oval chainrings, an idea that goes back practically as far as the bike itself. The question, of course, is do they really confer any benefit. ...

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The Seamless Experience

The Seamless Experience

I recently wrote a post concerning frame stiffness and a phenomenon I encountered in which some of the bikes I’d ridden on dirt road descents would begin to oscillate if the surface was ...

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Paceline Podcast 198

Paceline Podcast 198

With the massive increase in bike sales due to shelter in place requirements, there is a lot of curiosity about how that is playing out in terms of kids bike sales, adult bike sales, ebike sales, ...

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On Balance: Shimano GRX

On Balance: Shimano GRX

When I think about Shimano’s GRX group and the many details that differentiate it from the other groups in Shimano’s drop-bar lineup, what floats to the top of my gray matter first ...

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The Split

The Split

When I was in graduate school I rode for the UMASS cycling team. From 1989 to 1993 I was one of those riders who could be counted on to show up for the club meetings, many of the team rides that ...

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Paceline Podcast 197

Paceline Podcast 197

We seem to have entered a new phase of our collective shelter in place, we might call it the cranky phase, Selene says. She discusses what she’s doing to stay sane, how she views the ...

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Paceline Podcast 196

Paceline Podcast 196

Ever considered doing Iron Cross? If so, you’re not alone. This week, Selene, Iron Cross’ winningest racer, addresses a listener question about what sort of preparation is required to ...

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