Posts by Category: Machine

A Saddle With Wings

A Saddle With Wings

As technologies go, slotted saddles are relatively new. Basically, 20 years. In that time we’ve learned a lot about where pressure needs to be relieved, how long a channel can be helpful ...

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Hooked

Hooked

It’s hard to make a bike that does everything. If it’s great in the tight quarters of racing, it’s no good at carrying loads. And if it’s good at carrying loads, ...

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Practical Transportation

Practical Transportation

A couple of years ago I was asked to write about the bikes created by a bunch of toney design teams for the Oregon Manifest. My comments were pointed and not, shall we say, the warmest. I chafe ...

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Bootie-licious

Bootie-licious

The bootie is a piece of gear so essential to winter riding that my inability to locate a pair in my dresser has caused me to skip a ride on more than one occasion. Trying to explain to my wife ...

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Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Look Cycles deserves credit for being one of the first European manufacturers to see the promise of carbon fiber and do more than dabble in it with a model or two. Their first carbon frame was ...

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A Jersey for Noah

A Jersey for Noah

As a product reviewer, it’s rare that you encounter a single circumstance that can tell you everything you need to know about a product in order to write a complete, or at least competent, ...

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The Market Leader

The Market Leader

Over the last three years, I’ve gotten solid time on a number of different groups. From mechanical groups to electronic ones, and from high end to a few rides on entry-level components, ...

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Riding in Place Gets Smart

Riding in Place Gets Smart

“We need this. Every drop, we need it”. That’s what I told myself as I peered out of my garage, watching rain drops bounce off the driveway. El Nino was finally delivering drought busting storms. ...

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Friday Group Ride #301

Friday Group Ride #301

We’ve talked a lot lately about the LBS, all the business pressures, the quality of service, what the future looks like. And before I go any further, I should own my bias. Bike shop owners ...

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