Posts by Category: Machine

NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

The Best Finish award is arguably the most subjective of the bunch. Sure, we can point to objective details like elaborate masking or multiple colors that suggest many hours of work, but at a ...

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NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

For most of us, buying a bicycle, any bicycle, is cause for celebration. It’s the happiness tool. I’ve often written that any bicycle is better than no bicycle. I believe in that the ...

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Strategic Opportunity

Strategic Opportunity

I once asked a bike shop employee why a water bottle cage did nothing other than hold a water bottle. I was new to cycling, serious cycling as we say, and given that my frame had these mounts to ...

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Staying on the Lookout

Staying on the Lookout

For those of you who are devoted RKP readers, you may have noticed a drop in the number of reviews of road bikes and an increase in reviews of adventure and mountain bikes. I’ve been pretty ...

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Departure

Departure

I’ve got an abiding love for bike touring. I dig it as a concept. I love where it takes you. I swoon for how it opens the self. I revel in it as an exercise in strategy, the route planning, ...

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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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