Posts by Category: Machine

Giro New Road Apparel, Part II

Let’s be honest, if you’re going to try to revamp what everyone thinks cycling clothing is or needs to be, you can’t just dispense with the padded short. There are too many of ...

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Litespeed C1R, Part I

The aero road bike is an endeavor unlike anything else in the bike market. While most engineering teams were struggling to make bikes simultaneously stiffer and lighter without sacrificing ...

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Lezyne Port-a-Shop

For as often as I travel with a bike, it wasn’t until relatively recently that I attempted to put together a dedicated tool kit that I could keep in reserve just so I’d have the ...

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Xpedo Baldwin Pedals

I’ve tried several different mountain bike pedals lately. As my riding has evolved and I’ve tried new and more challenging terrain, I realized there were occasions when the pedals ...

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Gore Xenon 2.0 Jacket

I don’t wear windbreakers. That ought to be a problem considering that this is meant to be a review of a … windbreaker. Call it what you want; in my book, all lightweight jackets that ...

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Toko Eco Wash

I’ve been traveling a fair amount lately, more than usual. Some of these trips have required packing light, packing less cycling clothing than the number of days I planned to ride. Dirty ...

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Seven Cycles 622 slx, Part II

To read part one, click here. So let’s talk ride quality. I’ll be blunt—I haven’t ridden another bike  that offered as vibration-free a ride while maintaining a lively, ...

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Seven Cycles 622 slx, Part I

Statement of bias: To the degree that I’m not impartial where Seven Cycles is concerned, I, like many other people, have admired the company since its launch. My affinity goes further than ...

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The Giro Reverb

If there was a truism about reviewing a Giro helmet it’s that readers expect you to review the latest, greatest of their road offerings. So maybe the thing to do is to start with the ...

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