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Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection

I get asked why so many of our reviews are not just positive, but downright enthusiastic. There are several reasons, which I can briefly recap like so: Better gear makes for a better ride. Great ...

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The Other

The Other

A very smart friend of mine once said to me, “All business is sales.” It was a truism that needed no supporting data. I accepted it without reservation and have lived by it since. ...

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Friday Group Ride #321

Friday Group Ride #321

Robot is away, enjoying a well-earned vacation, so I’m pulling through while grabs some much-needed recovery. He’ll be back next week, unless he decides to make a career of ...

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Remembering Jeff Archer

Remembering Jeff Archer

My friend Jeff Archer was killed by a drunk driver last night. Archer had just stepped into a crosswalk in Mooresville, North Carolina, when Claydon Laural Turner, 30, stuck him. Jeff was ...

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Revenge Against the Ankle-Biter

Revenge Against the Ankle-Biter

For most of us (maybe even all?), mountain biking is a more dynamic sport than it used to be. When I first started riding off road, my skills were nonexistent and my gear couldn’t take much ...

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The Not-So Trojan Horse

The Not-So Trojan Horse

A trend is a funny thing. It will suggest what the future might be without being on the hook should events, uh, trend differently. It’s factual fortune telling without any responsibility. ...

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Carbon Calm

Carbon Calm

There can be too much of a good thing. As an American, I’m not supposed to believe that. I’m supposed to think that the answer to everything is more. The bigger house, the faster car, ...

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Rethinking the Possible

Rethinking the Possible

When I was in Sedona for Magura Camp, Intense was one of the brands on hand with product to check out. Of course, my focus was road, but fortunately, I was afforded three rides and there were ...

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