Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #315

Friday Group Ride #315

I am at a very fortunate point in my cycling life that I don’t have pressing needs for a new bike. That is not to say that I don’t know what my next bike will be, but I’m not ...

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Wet Shifting

Wet Shifting

I recently visited Sedona Arizona to check out some pretty cool stuff. Magura, a German company best known for its mountain bike disc brake systems, has stepped up to help two other companies, ...

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The Magic of Good Geometry

The Magic of Good Geometry

I hear from riders all the time that they can’t tell the difference between the differing geometries of different bikes. My response is always to give them more credit than they are willing ...

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Torque on the Fly

Torque on the Fly

No, we’re not talking about how much power you can generate on demand. That’s the stuff of Strava. What about when you have to make a road- or trailside repair and some of your ...

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Curiosi-Ti

Curiosi-Ti

I have a few blind spots in my bike product repertoire. I have ridden Campagnolo, but have little feel for the differences between Record and Chorus. I have never bombed a downhill run on a bike ...

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Friday Group Ride #312

Friday Group Ride #312

I probably pay too much attention to frames and not enough to components. As important as they are to the way a bike rides, I just don’t find shifters, derailleurs and brakes particularly ...

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Casing Is Key

Casing Is Key

I’ve got a bike that I loved riding while I lived in Southern California, but since moving to Sonoma County has hung more miles than it deserves. The challenge is that because it’s an ...

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Hydrated in the Backwoods

Hydrated in the Backwoods

When I’m riding in an area where refilling bottles is going to be a challenge, I wear a hydration pack. I’ve done that on adventure rides as well as when mountain biking. And when ...

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Something to Hold Onto

Something to Hold Onto

When I built my first Cyclocross bike, my brother-in-law Scott was my lead consultant. He was an accomplished ‘cross racer and a trusted gear head. Most of his recommendations came with a couple ...

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Friday Group Ride #311

Friday Group Ride #311

I would like to report that, on my regular cycling commute here to my regular cycling industry job, I solve the world’s problems. As the proud holder of an undergraduate degree in ...

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