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Beyond the Forum

Beyond the Forum

Cycling, like any past time full of passionate adherents, has a number of forums devoted to it. There’s MTBR.com, Velocipede Salon, the former Serotta forum and one inhabited by ...

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Five Years

Five Years

When I launched Red Kite Prayer the plan, honestly, was to create an outlet for work that magazines weren’t interested in, and another source of income that I might enjoy a bit more control ...

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PressCamp ’14: Part V

PressCamp ’14: Part V

I need to be honest and say that the first Ridleys I saw didn’t impress me. They seemed to be long on stylish industrial design and short on engineering. It wasn’t uncommon to ...

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The Cervelo R3 and S3

The Cervelo R3 and S3

Trust and manufacturing are two terms that aren’t used together often enough. On the occasions when they are used together, it usually comes as dispositive, as in, “I don’t ...

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Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Aero product marketing has a tendency to focus on savings, as in, you’ll save X watts. In theory, it makes sense. In actual practice, the only people I know who save energy are those with ...

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PressCamp ’14: Part IV

PressCamp ’14: Part IV

If I were on the singles’ market, I’d list among my favorite pastimes “talking to engineers.” God, I’m such a freak. My meeting with the guys at Kali was really ...

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PressCamp ’14: Part III

PressCamp ’14: Part III

My history with Finish Line products goes back at least as far as 1988, when I was working for a bike shop. It may go back even further, but most of the details I can recall from that era center ...

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PressCamp ’14: Part II

PressCamp ’14: Part II

To the degree that I had any questions on just how broad a range of bikes disc brakes would appear in MY 2015, that curiosity was settled in a single meeting. Cannondale will be offering a CAAD10 ...

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