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Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Some time back I vowed to own a bike that was the perfect expression of all that I appreciated about the handmade frame. I wanted one that fit me, one that had the low-slung handling of the ...

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

My love of Los Angeles goes back decades, clear into my childhood. To my preadolescent brain, it was a place of perfect modernity. The latest movements in sports, in toys, in fashion, in music, ...

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Felt AR FRD, Part II

Felt AR FRD, Part II

The shape of the AR is pure engineering. The tube shapes are a waltz between CFD-derived aerodynamics, later verified in the wind-tunnel, and FEA work to produce a bike that handles and feels ...

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Felt AR FRD, Part I

Felt AR FRD, Part I

There’s a reason why I’m not directing Hollywood blockbusters. Actually, there are a few reasons, such as the fact that I can’t direct a film, am happy being a writer and also ...

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The Giro Synthe

The Giro Synthe

The last three years have seen a spate of new aero road helmets introduced; we’ve reviewed three of them here and that’s less than half of what’s out there. One question and one ...

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State of the Art

State of the Art

When I think back on some of the products I used to use and just how colossally, phenomenally slow they were from an aero standpoint, I’m amazed that I was able to ride at the speeds I did. ...

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Shimano R321 Road Shoe

Shimano R321 Road Shoe

The number one question I get from readers is for shoe recommendations. Making a shoe recommendation is hard. Nearly as hard as making recommendations for saddles. The problem, of course, is that ...

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Clément X’Plor USH Tires

Clément X’Plor USH Tires

Of the many loops I used to ride in Los Angeles, one of my faves was a half road/half dirt loop through the Santa Monica Mountains. Actually, the loop was more like 65/35 road to dirt, but ...

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