Posts by Category: Machine

NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

For most of us, buying a bicycle, any bicycle, is cause for celebration. It’s the happiness tool. I’ve often written that any bicycle is better than no bicycle. I believe in that the ...

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Strategic Opportunity

Strategic Opportunity

I once asked a bike shop employee why a water bottle cage did nothing other than hold a water bottle. I was new to cycling, serious cycling as we say, and given that my frame had these mounts to ...

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Staying on the Lookout

Staying on the Lookout

For those of you who are devoted RKP readers, you may have noticed a drop in the number of reviews of road bikes and an increase in reviews of adventure and mountain bikes. I’ve been pretty ...

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Departure

Departure

I’ve got an abiding love for bike touring. I dig it as a concept. I love where it takes you. I swoon for how it opens the self. I revel in it as an exercise in strategy, the route planning, ...

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Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

The advent of disc brakes for road bikes has blown open thought about how to stop a bike, much the way gravel bikes have made tire selection and pressure a conversation point in a way it ...

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Wet Feet

Wet Feet

As the cool kids say, it’s a thing. As in, wet feet are a thing, a thing you don’t want, as if its thingness was as easy to apprehend as a loaf of bread, like you could drop it in the ...

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Give it Your Worst

Give it Your Worst

My first impressions of Litespeed are a lot like titanium: strong and lasting. I had just started riding in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, just before the carbon fiber boom, and would ...

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