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A Hole for the No-Hole Set

A Hole for the No-Hole Set

Ever since we were warned that riding a bike could ruin our sex life—and more—bike saddle manufacturers have seized upon this Achilles heel as something that needs addressing. Given how few of ...

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Dislocation, Part II

Dislocation, Part II

My next ride was with two of GT’s product managers, Todd Seplavy and Cait Dooley. I met Cait at this year’s Press Camp and found her to be a truly knowledgeable and invested bike ...

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Dislocation, Part I

Dislocation, Part I

“Wunn peepaw?” “Wunn peepaw? Hmm.” “Yoo wunn peepaw?” “Oh! Peepaw! People! Yes, I’m one people—one person.” So glad to clear that up with the ...

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Sick

Sick

[Eight years ago I began publishing work at Belgium Knee Warmers. My book “Why We Ride” did a great job of pulling the greatest hits out of that material and into a single collection. ...

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Feng Chia Night Market

Feng Chia Night Market

The factory visits the formed the basis for my trip overlapped with Taichung Bike Week, which gave me a chance to catch up with several product managers I know. I managed to get rides in with ...

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Velo Jerseys Long Sleeve Jersey

Velo Jerseys Long Sleeve Jersey

Two-plus decades ago, during an era when Sean Kelly was still an active pro and what was arguably the world’s greatest team hailed from the Netherlands, VeloNews ran a shot of King Kelly ...

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Taiwan

Taiwan

I’m headed to Taiwan for my first visit there. I’m traveling on behalf of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News and will be doing some factory tours in addition to some riding. ...

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Zipp Tangente Speed R28

Zipp Tangente Speed R28

Zipp has overhauled its tire line. By all appearances, they started from scratch. Now that there is a body of evidence that has demonstrated how wider tires can cut rolling resistance, Zipp has ...

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The Ultimate Gravel Pedal

The Ultimate Gravel Pedal

I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that Speedplay’s Richard Bryne may be the most creative person in the bike industry. He came up with the first design for aero bars, invented ...

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