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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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Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

The reason King Ridge Road is King Ridge and not, say King Mountain, is that after making the arduous climb out of Cazadero you arrive not on top of a mountain, but at the crest of a ridgeline, ...

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The Next Gen Wheel

The Next Gen Wheel

One of the promises of disc brakes has been the opportunity to stop worrying about the brake track. Without needing to engineer a braking surface into a rim, an engineer is able to build a wheel ...

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Love on Auction

Love on Auction

Robin Williams’ bike collection is being auctioned off. It’s been two scant years since the actor’s suicide, a period in which his many of us have failed to process his ...

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Reader-Supported

Reader-Supported

Enthusiast publishing is a bit like a cancer patient, and advertising is like chemotherapy to that patient. The very thing that allows specialty publications to survive—advertising—is also the ...

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Interbike Flavor

Interbike Flavor

Interbike draws all types. I won’t say it attracts all types, because that would imply that everyone who shows up is interested in being there. And the guys smoking (in a nonsmoking ...

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Interbike 2016, Part XI

Interbike 2016, Part XI

One of the tragedies of Interbike is that it used to be that when a dealer was considering switching lines, he (or she) would walk the show floor looking at the different lines before signing a ...

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The Event Bag, Reimagined

The Event Bag, Reimagined

For all the thought that gets put into baggage, it’s rare that anyone comes up with anything that is measurably better. I’m always looking down at my gear bag wondering what ...

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Interbike 2016, Part X

Interbike 2016, Part X

I’m going to be honest and say that there was a time when I only got excited about a bike, component or accessory if it was something that was going to be a part of my riding life. Personal ...

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