Posts by Category: Machine

Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

The advent of disc brakes for road bikes has blown open thought about how to stop a bike, much the way gravel bikes have made tire selection and pressure a conversation point in a way it ...

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Wet Feet

Wet Feet

As the cool kids say, it’s a thing. As in, wet feet are a thing, a thing you don’t want, as if its thingness was as easy to apprehend as a loaf of bread, like you could drop it in the ...

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Give it Your Worst

Give it Your Worst

My first impressions of Litespeed are a lot like titanium: strong and lasting. I had just started riding in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, just before the carbon fiber boom, and would ...

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The Master

The Master

When I learned that Mark DiNucci had designed a new tube set, one for which he had done all the CAD files, and then had designed a lug set to go with it, that this was his chance to revisit the ...

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Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

The sheer number of items we saw could clog a drainage culvert. It was overwhelming. The message that kept coming through to me was how much manufacturers want to make cycling comfortable, fun ...

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The DiNucci

The DiNucci

The frame Mark DiNucci built for me isn’t your usual road frame. It was built to speak to a specific kind of riding in a specific place. I can’t imagine I’d have asked him to ...

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Old Michelin Man Winter

Old Michelin Man Winter

Finding a fast tire that also makes it through the rigors of Fall and Winter training is a big ask. A lot of my buddies swear by the Continental 4000 as being quick and pretty good at flat ...

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Winter PressCamp 2017, Part I

Winter PressCamp 2017, Part I

Winter PressCamp shifted focus for this edition into an all-road event. Road was defined a little broadly, perhaps with air quotes, so that it included adventure-riding bikes and gear. Which is ...

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One Bike, All Conditions, Part II

One Bike, All Conditions, Part II

For Part I, click here. What the smart folks think How good an idea is TwinLoc? Consider that among the many features that Shimano built into their MTB version of their Di2 is the ability to use ...

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