Posts by Category: Machine

The Next Wave of Bike Computer

The Next Wave of Bike Computer

For a couple of years I’ve been hearing about a heads-up display for cyclists that has been in development. Richard Bryne, the CEO of Speedplay, first told me about an Israeli company that ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part III

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part III

After years of finding tire development boring to the point of irrelevance, we’ve entered a period where tire development has cause a revolution in every corner of cycling. From road ...

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First Ride: Devinci Django

First Ride: Devinci Django

There’s hardly a brand that doesn’t have a demo truck, or several demo trucks at this point. This has completely changed the opportunity for test rides. More and more, bike shops can ...

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Friday Group Ride #367

Friday Group Ride #367

The American department store of the 1970s no longer exists. Big names like Montgomery Ward have closed. Others, like Sears, are in such advanced states of entropy that they are more like ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

One of my favorite features of PressCamp is that I get to have conversations with people that might not occur otherwise. Case in point: Brad Waldron, the CEO of Kali Protectives. He’s ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

This was Boyd Wheels’ first visit to PressCamp and it gave me a better chance to chat with Boyd and Nicole than I’ve been able to at Interbike and NAHBS. I’ve been impressed ...

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Investigation

Investigation

A big piece of reviewing gear is being on it long enough to forget that you’re on it. That sounds like a stew of hippy-dippy doublespeak, self-delusion and unrefined BS. Trust me, I know it ...

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The Power to Impress

The Power to Impress

We have reached an era in road bikes where there is very little to differentiate between road bikes. The worst carbon fiber production road bike out there is a pretty darn good bike. The biggest ...

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Two By Two

Two By Two

In the early 2000s I despaired of bike racks. There had been a proliferation of racks that allowed you to leave both wheels on the bike and an arm swung up and clamped the down tube. Fine for ...

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Friday Group Ride #365

Friday Group Ride #365

I was having dinner with some industry people, a small bowl of fried pig’s ears in front of me, a plate of clams. Then one of them used the phrase “spec drift fatigue.” I nearly ...

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