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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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2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

When NAHBS organizer Don Walker tapped me to be chief judge, I relaxed a great number of rules. I stressed to builders that our job is to recognize great work rather than find out who follows ...

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