Posts by Category: Machine

Foolproof

Foolproof

We, and by “we” I mean the crew here at RKP and the guys I tend to ride with, have become fond of saying “28 is the new 25.” To the degree that many cyclists have moved ...

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Don’t Say It, Wear It

Don’t Say It, Wear It

In the face of the Oakley juggernaut on eyewear, it’s hard for any eyewear brand to attract attention, let alone a following. Specialized and Giro both left the category because of ...

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A Visit to the Cobbler

A Visit to the Cobbler

Fit. Where do you start? With bikes, it’s objective; you’ve got a bunch of easily measured dimensions. A 56.5cm effective top tube length is reasonably absolute. With clothing, things ...

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Un-Paved Royalty

Un-Paved Royalty

I’ve been a cyclist for nearly 30 years; it’s a fact that amazes me. Very little, other than the love of my parents, has been as undisputed a part of my life for so long. In all that ...

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Same Dog, Familiar Tricks

Same Dog, Familiar Tricks

From a sniper’s distance, all bicycle touring is of a piece. You need a bike, some bags, gear to keep you more or less self-sufficient and, finally, a willingness to forego the ...

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Michelin Revamps Their Rubber

Michelin Revamps Their Rubber

A few weeks ago I received a heads-up that Michelin was about to unleash a whole new series of tires, called Power. They were going to ditch the Pro series of tires in favor of a new rubber ...

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Why We Still Ride Aluminum

Why We Still Ride Aluminum

Aluminum has an interesting history in cycling. Without it, we’d never have developed lightweight wheels, brakes, derailleurs, cranks, bars, stems and seatposts. So while our current crop ...

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Protection Made in Spain

Protection Made in Spain

I get a little suspicious when I read a review and the writer claims a product is so good it seems to disappear.  Something like, “The tires rolled so nice, I forgot I was on pavement” or “The ...

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