Posts by Category: Machine

Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Hangin’ around Focus offers the Izalco Max in several spec levels. At the top end there is the Izalco Max Team, which the AG2R team rides, a bike equipped with Campy Super Record and carbon ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part I

Focus Izalco Max, Part I

Imagine for a moment that you work for a big bike company. Your job is to develop a new road bike for the market, something that will be ridden by professionals in the world’s biggest ...

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The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

I attended the Sea Otter Classic despite a complete lack of interest on the part of the organizers to have the media actually report on the experience of riding their events. Seems to me it would ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VIII

NAHBS 14, Part VIII

Okay, last post on NAHBS, promise. I’ve got too many great images not to share one final, large-scale image dump. I’ll begin with a shot of one of the usual suspects. Left to right: ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VII

NAHBS 14, Part VII

This Ellis very nearly won Best of Show. I spent so much time looking at it that I told David he should keep a towel nearby to wipe off all the drool. In our considerations I remember comparing ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VI

NAHBS 14, Part VI

My fallibility index runs high. Case in point, the bike that won for Best New Builder. I returned home to find that I’d shot exactly one detail of the bike while I was at the show. Knowing ...

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