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Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Look Cycles deserves credit for being one of the first European manufacturers to see the promise of carbon fiber and do more than dabble in it with a model or two. Their first carbon frame was ...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

There are a number of locations around the world that transcend mere cycling hotbed and rise to the ranks of culturally significant, places so important to cycling they are part of the fabric of ...

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A Jersey for Noah

A Jersey for Noah

As a product reviewer, it’s rare that you encounter a single circumstance that can tell you everything you need to know about a product in order to write a complete, or at least competent, ...

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The Market Leader

The Market Leader

Over the last three years, I’ve gotten solid time on a number of different groups. From mechanical groups to electronic ones, and from high end to a few rides on entry-level components, ...

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The Point

The Point

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental health—Abraham Maslow During my final season of racing, there was a weekend in which my ambition got the better of me. I ...

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The Malibu Gran Fondo

The Malibu Gran Fondo

The Malibu Gran Fondo is an event in its second year, and is a different take on what a fondo can be. It’s true that “gran fondo” means “big ride,” but just how do ...

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NAHBS 2016, Part IV, Best in Show

NAHBS 2016, Part IV, Best in Show

Sunday is the day when we judge both Best in Show and the Best New Builder. As happened last year, this year I got to the line of new builder tables only to discover a builder who had ripped me a ...

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