Posts by Category: Machine

Shimano Goes Boa

Shimano Goes Boa

As Rolling Stone‘s John Swenson once wrote, “John Entwistle had the misfortune to be a good songwriter in a band (The Who) with a great one (Pete Townshend).” Entwistle was ...

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Tube-Free Heaven

Tube-Free Heaven

One not-so-fine summer day in Tennessee hot enough to fry an egg before it hit the ground, my Gran Torino experienced a complete delamination of its right front tire. Considering my velocity was ...

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Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

My history as a roadie and as a shop rat is such that even now I like a matching cockpit. Whenever possible, I want the bar, stem and seatpost to be from the same manufacturer and even the same ...

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Swiss Army Bike

Swiss Army Bike

When I reviewed the Raleigh Stuntman recently, I wondered if it might be possible to own a single do-it-all bicycle. It’s a fun thought, that you might be able to engage every kind of ...

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First Ride: Scott Scale

First Ride: Scott Scale

There’s nothing quite like having the right tool for a job. I have several Bondhus Allen drivers with the rounded tip for getting into bolts from odd angles. It occurred to me the other day ...

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Look Sharp: MSTINA and FYF

Look Sharp: MSTINA and FYF

Were you to use the sheer diversity of fit available in cycling jerseys and bibs as an indication of human anatomy, you could be forgiven for concluding that a cataclysmic saltation in evolution ...

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The Next Wave of Bike Computer

The Next Wave of Bike Computer

For a couple of years I’ve been hearing about a heads-up display for cyclists that has been in development. Richard Bryne, the CEO of Speedplay, first told me about an Israeli company that ...

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