Posts by Category: Machine

2013 Interbike, Part 5

Mavic is back in the pedal game. Yes, I know it looks like a Time pedal. They make it under contract for Mavic. Unlike previous Mavic pedals, this one weighs less than a bunch of grapes and has ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 4

Socks are the candy bars of the cycling world. They are sugary, diverse and offer an ever-changing array of flavors. Each year someone at Interbike shows a pair of socks that captures some ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 3

This year, the Interbike show has moved to a new venue. Even though it’s still all the same (most of the same) companies inside, everyone I spoke to admitted that they were getting lost in ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 2

In the 15 years I’ve been coming to Las Vegas for Interbike, I cannot recall a year where the conditions were more inhospitable for riding than today and yesterday. One set of reports I saw ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 1

Do you remember that Coyote and Road Runner cartoon where Wile E. Coyote purchases the Acme rocket sled only to shoot up into the stars upon ignition and explode, thus turning into a ...

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Litespeed C1R, Part II

For Part I, click here. As I mentioned near the opening of this review, the C1R was part of that rare group of bikes in which I noticed the extra complement of speed provided by the aerodynamics ...

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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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