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Zipp Service Course SL Bars

Zipp Service Course SL Bars

This spring Zipp introduced a revamped line of Service Course SL bars. Service Course is Zipp’s line of bars they introduced to serve the needs of the pro teams they were sponsoring. ...

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The Seven/RKP Project

The Seven/RKP Project

From my current vantage point I can’t say if it was a stroke of genius or hubris that saw me call Seven Cycles one day and suggest they should more deliberately market their ability to make ...

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Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

  Cinelli never had as firm a hold on the buying fate of cyclists as Garmin does. Generally speaking, when I’m on the road, riders either use computers, or they don’t. And if ...

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Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Companies age less well than people. It’s a rule somewhere. Probably written by an economist. It’s rare that a company makes it 50 years to its Semicentennial. Naturally, it’s ...

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The Bell Stoker

The Bell Stoker

It’s fair to observe that we are entering a new era of regard for brain injuries. Our understanding of how they happen, the impact they have long term and what we can do to prevent them has ...

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Sir Bradley the Weird

Sir Bradley the Weird

Permit me an unfair, inaccurate and sweeping generalization. The United Kingdom is full of freaks. Okay, so I know the entire population of the U.K. isn’t as eccentric (or funny) as John ...

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An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

You probably didn’t expect your 15 minutes of fame to go this way. I can understand that maybe you didn’t think anyone would disagree with you, that you wouldn’t be called a ...

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A Visit to Seven Cycles

A Visit to Seven Cycles

Last week, I traveled to Boston for the first time in 15 or 16 years. As Robot noted, we’d also planned to ride together but due to an injury to his hand, that didn’t happen. Still, ...

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Real Racing

Real Racing

I was watching a shot from a motorcycle as it sped from past a Sky riding getting dropped from the main group, past a dwindling peloton containing Alejandro Valverde, Tejay Van Garderen and two ...

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