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2018 NAHBS: Artisan

2018 NAHBS: Artisan

Good lord. When I decided that I’d give everyone the deepest, most in-depth look behind the scenes at how we judge the awards, my desire was just to illustrate the thinking that goes into ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Finish

2018 NAHBS: Best Finish

I love this award because it’s the one where we are most easily surprised. It’s the one that allows for the broadest creativity, but it’s also the award where my sanity is most ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Tandem

2018 NAHBS: Best Tandem

The tandem category was unfortunately thin this year. Santana brought an amazing carbon monocoque tandem, a truly fascinating bike and one that has no commercial peer. Unfortunately, it was made ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Track

2018 NAHBS: Best Track

Best track is a tough category. Because the bikes have a limited amount of componentry, there is a truly limited opportunity to do much to distinguish the bikes from one another. With this ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Road

2018 NAHBS: Best Road

In a way, of the various category awards, best road bike is Dickensian. It brings out both the all-stops-pulled efforts and the utterly phoned-in assumptions. Simply put, it’s not enough to ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

I created the best gravel category because a few years ago we had more gravel bikes in the cyclocross category than we had actual ‘cross bikes.The thing is, what makes a ‘cross bike ...

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Friday Group Ride #399

Friday Group Ride #399

I’ve never thought of myself as one of those people who races to train, which is to say, that I need an event in order to be motivated to ride. I love to ride. I ride all the time. But the ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

Judging the bicycle type categories of cyclocross, track, etc., comes with a subjectivity with which I’m not entirely at peace. Of course, one alternative is to adopt a points system that ...

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