Posts by Category: Machine

One Bike, Many Rides

One Bike, Many Rides

In the last year I’ve ridden 29-inch wheels, 27.5-inch wheels, 27.5-plus wheels and even 26-inch wheels. And I’ve ridden them all on a short loop I know intimately. Despite industry ...

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Rethinking the Jersey

Rethinking the Jersey

I give a lot less thought to jerseys as technical apparel than I do bib shorts. My list of needs/irritants is stunningly short. A jersey needs to fit, which is to say that it should follow the ...

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A Hand-Up

A Hand-Up

In 1991 I went on vacation to Crested Butte, Colo., where I participated in Fat Tire Bike Week. On one of the days we did a ride up to Teocalli Ridge and got what I consider to still be one of ...

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Loosen Up

Loosen Up

Recently I got curious as to why mountain bikers wear baggies. I figured there was some performance advantage or reason. So I searched the interwebs for answers. Google: “baggies vs Lycra.” Turns ...

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NAHBS 2017: Part IX

NAHBS 2017: Part IX

Dave Levy at Ti Cycles is one of those builders who turns out bike after bike dialed to his customer’s needs. Whenever I talk with him I can’t help but remark at his clarity of ...

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NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

There’s one final award I need to mention: Best New Builder. This went to Matt Nelson of Salt Air Cycles. Nelson is a Salt Lake City-based builder who focuses largely on road and ...

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NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

We didn’t give many nods for honorable mentions this year. It was somewhat by design. We really wanted to reserve the honorable mentions for bikes that could have won in other years, or in ...

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