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Interbike 2015, Sockgate

Interbike 2015, Sockgate

(Not sure who to credit for this shot as it’s been repeatedly purloined on teh Interwebz) Before we continue with our Interbike coverage, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the Sockgate ...

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Interbike 2015, Part III

Interbike 2015, Part III

The last 48 hours has been a whirlwind unlike any I recall at previous Interbikes. I’ve had meetings from 7:30 in the morning until 11:00 at night for the last two days, the one exception ...

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Interbike 2015, Part II

Interbike 2015, Part II

I began today much the way I ended yesterday: by riding bikes. This time I rode with the SRAMies from Mandalay Bay out to Boulder Canyon, which is largely uphill and into the wind. The question ...

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Interbike 2015, Part I

Interbike 2015, Part I

Interbike’s Outdoor Demo kicked off today in Bootleg Canyon. While it wasn’t crazy hot, like last year, it was windy enough to give all but the biggest riders some gusty shoves. And ...

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Laspocalypse

Laspocalypse

In his magnum opus, “The Stand,” Steven King tells a story of a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a manmade flu in which people self-select into two one of two populations, either ...

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The Lone Wolf

The Lone Wolf

Eugene Christophe   For those of us who have never ridden as a pro, never been selected to ride a grand tour, never ridden into Paris in late July, the Tour de France is the ultimate cycling ...

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Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Some time back I vowed to own a bike that was the perfect expression of all that I appreciated about the handmade frame. I wanted one that fit me, one that had the low-slung handling of the ...

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

My love of Los Angeles goes back decades, clear into my childhood. To my preadolescent brain, it was a place of perfect modernity. The latest movements in sports, in toys, in fashion, in music, ...

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Felt AR FRD, Part II

Felt AR FRD, Part II

The shape of the AR is pure engineering. The tube shapes are a waltz between CFD-derived aerodynamics, later verified in the wind-tunnel, and FEA work to produce a bike that handles and feels ...

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