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Velo Jerseys

Velo Jerseys

There was a time when riding the jersey of your favorite pro team was the thing to do on the Saturday ride. You’d show up in your coolest jersey and imagine yourself to be Greg LeMond or ...

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The Old Caz Grasshopper

The Old Caz Grasshopper

I stopped racing bikes in 2003 for two reasons. The first and most deciding factor was that I couldn’t afford it; I was starting Asphalt Magazine and I needed every cent I could lay my ...

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Friday Group Ride #249

Friday Group Ride #249

I spent most of my junior high and high school years as a skateboarder. These were the years spanning the late 1970s and early ’80s, years dominated by Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, ...

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The Specialized Diverge

The Specialized Diverge

The Off-Road Road Bike is officially a thing. I’m not sure where we crossed the threshold, but it was sometime between the first running of Paris-Roubaix and … now. I kid. The thing is, ...

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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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