Posts by Category: Machine

Hydraulics for Roadies

Hydraulics for Roadies

The Magura RT8TT Hoverboards. I can’t speak for every kid of the 80’s, but if there’s one future tech I was promised that science has truly failed me on, it’s the ...

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Cervelo R3, Part II

The squoval tube shape takes some getting used to, at least, visually. My favorite bikes are of a piece. They’ve got sharp handling. They have enough stiffness in torsion that when I stand up at ...

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Cervelo R3, Part I

The world changed when the bike industry moved to carbon fiber for fabricating most high-end bicycle frames. The shifts were myriad. Many of the bigger companies began employing engineers for the ...

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Hincapie Arenberg Warmers

I need to level with you. I take a very skeptical view of most arm/leg/knee warmers. Even though I wear arm warmers for a good nine months of each year (people have no clue how cool the South Bay ...

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Hibros Presport Warming Cream

On a couple of occasions in my life I’ve seen old-school soigneurs in action, up close. Their pre-race rituals are impressive less for what they are than what they betray about consistent ...

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Chris King

The headset pictured above was manufactured the year Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States. The year the U.S. celebrated its bicentennial. The year Frampton Comes Alive! was ...

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