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The Smartest Guy in the Race

Philippe Gilbert has done what was truly the unthinkable. In sweeping the four races of the Ardennes Week—Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege—Gilbert has taken a ...

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Castelli Merino Wool Socks

One of the perks of writing about cycling gear is that from time to time you receive schwag. From jerseys to courier bags to T-shirts by the pound, bike companies spend untold dollars giving this ...

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San Diego Redux

Flame job by the master: Joe Bell For the last week I’ve been trying to put together a massive image dump of a goodly portion of my 200 or so images I shot at the San Diego Custom Bicycle ...

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The Sea Otter Gran Fondo

Clif founder Gary Erickson and Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia organizer Brian Ignatin. Just days before heading to the Monterey Peninsula for my annual pilgrimage to the world’s most ...

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Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego

  What a difference a year can make. The second edition of the Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego was the wettest ride of my entire life. Almost six hours of nonstop rain. This year we had blue ...

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The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show

This mid-’90s Bohemian may be the first example of brazed-on metalwork taking the place of a decal. The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show took place this past weekend, still in San Diego (might ...

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The Black RKP Bib

We’re down to our last five pair of these black bibs from Panache. They need to go bye-bye ASAP so we can pay for a run of cycling caps emblazoned with the RKP logo. I’ve been wearing ...

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An Afternoon With Zipp

This week I got a visit from Zipp’s head of marketing and media relations. He stopped by with examples of their new designs, in particular, the new Firecrest 808s and the carbon clincher ...

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Zipp 404 Wheels

Author’s note: I began a review of the Zipp 404s in late 2009. Along the way, I ran into a few issues with the wheel and took my time getting answers and assistance from Zipp. My mistake. ...

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Padraig on Bicycling.com

One of cycling’s more prolific writers, Bicycling Magazine‘s Bill Strickland, is taking a break from his online duties to work on stuff for the print magazine; what exactly, I have no ...

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