Posts by Category: Machine

Something to Hold Onto

Something to Hold Onto

When I built my first Cyclocross bike, my brother-in-law Scott was my lead consultant. He was an accomplished ‘cross racer and a trusted gear head. Most of his recommendations came with a couple ...

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Friday Group Ride #311

Friday Group Ride #311

I would like to report that, on my regular cycling commute here to my regular cycling industry job, I solve the world’s problems. As the proud holder of an undergraduate degree in ...

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Comfort in the Rough

Comfort in the Rough

Of the many cycling items I try, I sample more saddles than I do anything else. That includes energy bars, drink mixes, tires and even helmets. Most of those saddles never see the spotlight ...

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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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