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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #15

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #15

We’re back after an unintended several week hiatus due to way too much travel. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz has a new trail building initiative with a cool drawing sponsored by Ibis ...

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Paceline Podcast #74

Paceline Podcast #74

With Peter Sagan’s recent expulsion from the Tour de France, all of social media has blown up with whether or not he caused Mark Cavendish’s crash and what the appropriate action, if ...

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The Next Wave of Bike Computer

The Next Wave of Bike Computer

For a couple of years I’ve been hearing about a heads-up display for cyclists that has been in development. Richard Bryne, the CEO of Speedplay, first told me about an Israeli company that ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part III

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part III

After years of finding tire development boring to the point of irrelevance, we’ve entered a period where tire development has cause a revolution in every corner of cycling. From road ...

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First Ride: Devinci Django

First Ride: Devinci Django

There’s hardly a brand that doesn’t have a demo truck, or several demo trucks at this point. This has completely changed the opportunity for test rides. More and more, bike shops can ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

One of my favorite features of PressCamp is that I get to have conversations with people that might not occur otherwise. Case in point: Brad Waldron, the CEO of Kali Protectives. He’s ...

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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

During my days as a shop rat, I sold kids’ bikes by the shipping pallet. While proper setup required a certain sense of style and eye to what the West Coast was up to, there wasn’t ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

This was Boyd Wheels’ first visit to PressCamp and it gave me a better chance to chat with Boyd and Nicole than I’ve been able to at Interbike and NAHBS. I’ve been impressed ...

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Investigation

Investigation

A big piece of reviewing gear is being on it long enough to forget that you’re on it. That sounds like a stew of hippy-dippy doublespeak, self-delusion and unrefined BS. Trust me, I know it ...

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