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The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

The RKP Reader Pledge Drive

We live in strange times. The economics of publishing, be it music, books or magazines have been upended by the rise of new technologies and the demise of old ones. We like to describe these new ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part III

Winter PressCamp, Part III

I like brands that go their own way. It’s possible that I feel an affinity for those companies that forge their own direction. And that’s just the case with KHS. They are perhaps best ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part II

Winter PressCamp, Part II

There’s a new entry into the world of e-bikes, and it’s not Raleigh; they’ve been offering a few models for a couple of seasons. No, the new player is Shimano. In 2014 they ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part I

Winter PressCamp, Part I

I love Interbike. Trade events are a chance to talk with smart people chasing their passions. Whether you’re speaking with pro athletes, number-crunching engineers or visionary branding ...

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Kitsbow Clothing

Kitsbow Clothing

The first time I saw dedicated mountain bike clothing, it looked like the bastard child of motocross gear and a ren faire costume. The cargo shorts lacked a pad, and the pockets, when loaded, ...

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Why Bother?

Why Bother?

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the teams for the 2015 edition of the race. As expected, a number of UCI ProTeams will contest the race, including BMC, Etixx-Quick-Step, Cannondale ...

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BMC TMR01, Part II

BMC TMR01, Part II

What’s in a name? BMC loves it’s jargon. Me, less so. I tend not to be a fan of fancy names, crazy acronyms or technology monickers that do nothing to explain the tech in objective ...

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BMC TMR01, Part I

BMC TMR01, Part I

We’re at a point with carbon fiber bicycles that most dedicated cyclists have had a chance to own one or two of them and get a feel for the material’s strengths and weaknesses. ...

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Charting Course

Charting Course

With our last Friday Group Ride (#245) we asked you readers for a different sort of conversation. Rather than giving us your take on doping, your favorite place to ride, your least favorite ...

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What Should Roll

What Should Roll

What should have been the winter highlight for cyclists in the U.S. turned out to be the biggest debacle for USA Cycling since … the USADA Reasoned Decision. Okay, so not very long since their ...

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