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Custom Kit, American-Made

Custom Kit, American-Made

American-made cycling clothing is rare. American-made anything is increasingly rare, which is a shame given how often American-made products can offer quality superior to many imported ones. Case ...

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Old Hobby, New Stoke

Old Hobby, New Stoke

The face and nature of advocacy is evolving. Traditionally, the face of advocacy has been seen in bike lanes and other infrastructure aimed at people who use bikes for transportation—the big ...

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Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind

Some years back, I was attending the launch of the Cervelo S5, the innovative bike maker’s aero road frame. It was the latest evolution in their pursuit of aero gains for road bikes and we ...

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Small-Scale Pro

Small-Scale Pro

Children face significant hurdles in learning to ride a bike. Sure, there are sizing issues; most bikes for kids each have about a magic six-month window in which their fit—and as a result, ...

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The History of Flanders

The History of Flanders

Cycling has few permanent shrines devoted to its history. It’s tragic. Just how tragic became apparent to me when I visited the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenarde, Belgium. Sure, it’s a ...

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The Idea of Order in Russian River

The Idea of Order in Russian River

As I crest the rise, the smell of eucalyptus trees fills the air, blotting every other scent from my sinuses. The rain ended mere hours ago and the trees come alive in the humid air. I breathe ...

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Insert Sound Here

Insert Sound Here

Were Mad Magazine‘s Don Martin still alive, and were he a cyclist, and were he the sort of cyclist who bounded through the woods on singletrack, ducking under branches and around trees ...

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Dental Care for Cogs

Dental Care for Cogs

Of the many tricks I learned as a mechanic, few have had the lasting utility of the folded T-shirt pulled taught. Greg LeMond was on his way to winning his second Tour de France when a co-worker ...

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The Panaracer GravelKing

The Panaracer GravelKing

We’re big fans of Panaracer tires here at RKP. From their EVO road tires to their mountain bike offerings and theGravelKing unpaved-road tires, we’ve run a variety of their offerings ...

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