Posts by Category: Machine

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 ...

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The BMC Teamelite TE01

The BMC media event I attended included not one but two bike introductions. Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride the new Teamelite TE01, a hard-tail 29er. Don’t worry, RKP isn’t ...

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Product Intro: BMC GF01

If you ever doubted that grand touring bikes were destined to become a sub-category of road bikes taken seriously by the industry, it’s time to stop. With the introduction of the Trek ...

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Ritchey Titanium Wheel Skewers

  I’ve got a friend—a bigwig with an eyewear company—who crashed recently. Somehow, despite 20+ years of competent use of quick releases, the skewer on the front wheel came loose. He ...

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The Walz Wool Cap

The world is full of cycling caps, and they are not all created equal. Walz makes their hats, by hand, in the USA. Whether or not their handmade-ness or their USA-ness are behind the quality and ...

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Friday Group Ride #110

I am about to buy a new bike. Never mind which bike. It’s a bike that I will love. It’s the one I want the most right now. It’s another bike, but it’s a solution for a ...

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Badges of Pride

There was a time when a head tube badge was a company’s calling card. That time coincided with the United States’ rise as a capital ‘S’ Superpower. We’re talking ...

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DiNucci

I’ve seen a great many shots of frame builders in my time. The shots have ranged from contemplative portrait in order to portray the builder as a thoughtful artisan to military-bent badass ...

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