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Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

It used to be you could go to a trade show, show some stuff and your rep force would write down orders. And then they’d visit the dealers that didn’t go to Interbike and write a bunch ...

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The Oregon Gran Fondo

The Oregon Gran Fondo

Every now and then a good idea gets washed out. The New Romantic movement of New Wave music in the ’80s started off great and then went post-apocalyptic Road Warrior-style. Everyone started ...

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Ritchey Multi-Bit Torqkey

Ritchey Multi-Bit Torqkey

As happens on occasion, I’ll write a post and leave out a point I meant to make, some detail I thought of while out riding, and because I was riding, I couldn’t write it down. Back at ...

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The Wiggins Dilemma

The Wiggins Dilemma

Bradley Wiggins has taken to the media to lament his omission from Sky’s Tour de France squad. Not yet mid-June and we have our first Tour de France drama. Oh thank heaven! So Wiggins gave ...

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Snake Oil

Snake Oil

The other night my wife decided to walk up to our corner convenience store to grab a drink—her latest favorite Vitamin Water. I asked her to bring back a Mexican Coke for me. What I didn’t ...

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New Socks!

New Socks!

Socks are like T-shirts in that the investment is minimal, they can allow you a bit of fun expression and you can never really have too many of them. So following a long hiatus on socks ...

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Calling All Opinions

Calling All Opinions

It takes more than good intentions to make a great product. The instincts of a fortune teller are a good start, but failing a crystal ball, solid feedback from a trusted source is the way most ...

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Proximity

Proximity

A jerk of shoulders, a pinch of brakes and a fresh sense of wind down your back—disaster averted yet again. Why do we ride so tight? But then, there’s no need to ask. From physics to ...

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Previewing Shimano’s XTR Di2

Previewing Shimano’s XTR Di2

Shimano can’t leave a good idea alone. If indexed shifting is good for road bikes, it must be good for mountain bikes. And if integrated control levers are good on expensive bikes, then ...

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