Posts by Category: Machine

Shimano Announces Dura-Ace 9000

I got off a plane yesterday afternoon and was greeted in my first minutes back at home by a press release from Shimano announcing their new 9000-series Dura-Ace groups. Groups—plural—because the ...

Read more

First Ride: Cervelo P5

Last week I was invited to a small media camp that gave me the opportunity to spend some time on the Cervelo R5 and be among a select group of people to have actually ridden the Cervelo P5 time ...

Read more

SRAM Red 2012 Installation

So last week I laid my hands on a SRAM 2012 Red group. To use a more colloquial phrasing, you might say that my stock has risen enough with the folks in Chicago that they were willing to provide ...

Read more

Giro Apeckx Shoes

When I first pulled the Giro Apeckx shoes out of the box, my reaction was lackluster. The problem wasn’t with the shoe, it was with me. It just took me a month to figure that out. What I ...

Read more

Rapha Grand Tour Shoes

  When I heard (through a somewhat cryptic email) that Rapha was going to offer cycling shoes, I need to be honest and admit that I was more excited than intrigued. My duty as a reviewer ...

Read more

Wabi Woolens Long-Sleeve Jersey

Every now and then I encounter a product so well done, so dialed in conception and execution that I end up at a loss for words. It’s as if the reviewer in me comes up against a massive ...

Read more

Fi’zi:k Kurve Saddle

  In the last 10 years a funny thing has happened with saddle design. Saddle shapes have become ever more diverse in an all-consuming quest to improve comfort and decrease the chances that ...

Read more

First Ride: SRAM Red

SRAM’s Bill Keith discusses New Red with Slowtwitch meister Dan Empfield. Back in January I was charged with writing peloton magazine’s look at SRAM’s new Red group. To do my ...

Read more