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Kitsbow Clothing

Kitsbow Clothing

The first time I saw dedicated mountain bike clothing, it looked like the bastard child of motocross gear and a ren faire costume. The cargo shorts lacked a pad, and the pockets, when loaded, ...

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Why Bother?

Why Bother?

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the teams for the 2015 edition of the race. As expected, a number of UCI ProTeams will contest the race, including BMC, Etixx-Quick-Step, Cannondale ...

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BMC TMR01, Part II

BMC TMR01, Part II

What’s in a name? BMC loves it’s jargon. Me, less so. I tend not to be a fan of fancy names, crazy acronyms or technology monickers that do nothing to explain the tech in objective ...

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BMC TMR01, Part I

BMC TMR01, Part I

We’re at a point with carbon fiber bicycles that most dedicated cyclists have had a chance to own one or two of them and get a feel for the material’s strengths and weaknesses. ...

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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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What Should Roll

What Should Roll

What should have been the winter highlight for cyclists in the U.S. turned out to be the biggest debacle for USA Cycling since … the USADA Reasoned Decision. Okay, so not very long since their ...

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Heart

Heart

Sense. It’s our word for how we take in the world, how we order it. It’s the difference between what we understand and what we cannot comprehend. It’s the fragrance of loss, the ...

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Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

My experience as a writer is that it’s far more enjoyable to write something that resonates with readers, that inspires them to smile and agree. Finding common ground with readers carries a ...

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The SPY Optic Screw

The SPY Optic Screw

Times change. Like it or not, some stuff falls from favor. One day you’re Paul McCartney touring the world with Wings, the next you’re recording with Kanye West and no one knows who ...

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SRAM Force 22 Group

SRAM Force 22 Group

It used to be that any time you purchased one of a component manufacturer’s second-tier groups, you gave up significant amounts of performance. Sure, you got to keep a few sawbucks, but in ...

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