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Volagi Liscio, Part I

Volagi Liscio, Part I

One of my favorite features of the bike industry is its low threshold to entry. If you want to manufacture something in the bike industry, depending on just what you want produce, the fixed costs ...

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Assos Équipe Bibs

Assos Équipe Bibs

The inexorable march of technology can be as infuriating as it is fun. I didn’t buy the first iPhone. I swore I didn’t need to be able to send email with my phone or surf the ...

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Enter the Deuce: One Year

Enter the Deuce: One Year

I knew this day was coming. I was even looking forward to it, for marking a year is how we celebrate endurance. Still, as I typed the title, I found myself getting choked up. Those words, ...

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The Big Pour

The Big Pour

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? The large self-propelled device in the image above these words isn’t a bicycle, is it? And yet this is a site that is allegedly devoted to ...

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The Friday Group Ride #206

The Friday Group Ride #206

No matter what your interest in cycling is, the last year has been one disappointment after another. The fallout from the USADA investigation and the Reasoned Decision made a mockery of ...

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Learning How to Drink

Learning How to Drink

I spent most of last week in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event organized for members of the media by Skratch Labs. The lectures and Q&A sessions resulted in the closest I’ve come to feeling ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part IV

Winter PressCamp, Part IV

If you go to Europe and spend enough time kicking around bike shops and talking to distributors you’ll find that seemingly every pro who ever won Paris-Roubaix more than once or stood on ...

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Winter PressCamp Part III

Winter PressCamp Part III

Campagnolo came to show their new internal battery system for the EPS group. Those two nuts you see in the battery above allow small screws to go in through a frame’s water bottle bosses ...

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