Posts by Category: Machine

Interbike 2016, Part II

Interbike 2016, Part II

The biggest component story at Interbike, at least so far—is the long-awaited release of FSA’s electronic group, K-Force WE. FSA has been threatening to release a full component group since ...

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Interbike 2016, Part I

Interbike 2016, Part I

Among the many strange truths that emerge when one works in the bike industry is how my colleagues and I all use our universal detestation of Las Vegas as a kind of proof to demonstrate our ...

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Kissing GPS

Kissing GPS

The first time I bought a bike computer I had to take a piece of string and follow the circumference of my bike tire and then place that piece of string on a yard stick to figure its exact ...

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A Tube Worth the Search

A Tube Worth the Search

If you’re of a certain age, then you’ve probably seen the great Steve Martin movie, The Jerk. There’s a famous scene in it in which he runs to a guy from the phone company, ...

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Bell Makes Like the Wind

Bell Makes Like the Wind

Over the last five years, maybe more, Bell’s excellence among manufacturers of road helmets has, to put it lightly, slipped. While last year’s Star Pro has proven to be an excellent ...

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Giro Rethinks the Factor

Giro Rethinks the Factor

When I began wearing Giro’s laced-up Empire shoes, invariably the first question friends would ask me was, “How do you adjust them?” My answer: You don’t. Tie them right the first time and you ...

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First Turns

First Turns

I spent a year working in a bike shop in a Memphis suburb where the vast majority of what we sold went to people yet to hit puberty. We had two different sizes of bikes with 20-inch wheels and ...

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More Rules, Fewer Exceptions

More Rules, Fewer Exceptions

Years ago I got a chance to try one of the first compressionless housing systems. It used tiny sections of aluminum tubing, like centimeter-long Lego pieces. It worked fantastically well. Braking ...

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All Charged Up

All Charged Up

I’ll admit, for a long time I didn’t think there were many new ideas that you could cogitate where floor pumps were concerned. Really, how many things could a pump do that they ...

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