Posts by Category: Machine

Bianchi Infinito

Bianchi Infinito

The contemporary road bike isn’t really a single thing. Not like the way a road bike was a thing 20 years ago. We knew what we were talking about. Production bikes fell in a fairly tightly ...

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Open to Interpretation

Open to Interpretation

I was reading Padraig’s review of the Masi Evoluzione and was nodding in agreement as he detailed the reason for the drop off of his road bike reviews. The adventure/gravel/multi-surface has been ...

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First Ride: Specialized Epic

First Ride: Specialized Epic

A demo van recently showed up to our Wednesday night race series. The Howarth Park Dirt Crits are put on by Bike Monkey and ladle out silly amounts of fun. The only reason I miss them is when ...

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Shimano Goes Boa

Shimano Goes Boa

As Rolling Stone‘s John Swenson once wrote, “John Entwistle had the misfortune to be a good songwriter in a band (The Who) with a great one (Pete Townshend).” Entwistle was ...

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Tube-Free Heaven

Tube-Free Heaven

One not-so-fine summer day in Tennessee hot enough to fry an egg before it hit the ground, my Gran Torino experienced a complete delamination of its right front tire. Considering my velocity was ...

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Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

My history as a roadie and as a shop rat is such that even now I like a matching cockpit. Whenever possible, I want the bar, stem and seatpost to be from the same manufacturer and even the same ...

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