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Memphis

Memphis

Riverside Drive runs along the Mississippi River and gives riders an expansive view. One of the more expressly American experiences is the need to leave home and find fortune elsewhere. We took ...

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Lake Raven 0.3 Insoles

Lake Raven 0.3 Insoles

If I could change one thing about most shoes I review, it wouldn’t be their width. It wouldn’t be the volume of their toe box. It wouldn’t be the closure style or placement of ...

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The Seven Cycles Airheart

The Seven Cycles Airheart

Every now and then you get one of those phone calls that seems beyond unlikely. Robot works at Seven Cycles, which gives us a fair excuse to get on the phone, though we don’t take advantage ...

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Travel With Bike

Travel With Bike

Above, the Seven Airheart, in Boston, just before its first adventure. As cyclists we hold self-evident the truth that a bicycle with include the quality of any travel. I’ve taken that ...

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Riding New York City

Riding New York City

When I travel, my favorite way to explore the place I’m visiting is by bike. Yes, that opening statement is obvious to the point of absurdity. At a site devoted to cycling, saying you like ...

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Rolf Prima Ares 4 Wheels

Rolf Prima Ares 4 Wheels

In the late 1990s, Rolf Prima wheels were getting spec’d on a great many Trek road bikes, most of them, at least according to my memory. Their approach of pairing spokes at the rim, rather ...

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Thoughts on Disc Brakes

Thoughts on Disc Brakes

Two years ago, while on a ride that took in some of Malibu’s most fearsome descents, I had a conversation with a product manager from one of the big three bike companies. The occasion for ...

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The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

Long before I moved to California, it stood as a mythic destination for me. My first attraction to California arose out of skateboarding in the 1970s. Dogtown, a locale hidden somewhere within ...

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The Abbey Tools Crombie

The Abbey Tools Crombie

Even though I’m no longer a professional mechanic, I still find myself doing a lot of bike work. Discounting kids’ bikes, there 11 bikes in my garage and all but three of them have ...

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