Posts by Category: Machine

Shimano Falcon Saddle

Shimano Falcon Saddle

When someone mentions “Shimano,” chances are, the first thing you think of is bicycle componentry—derailleurs, brakes, cranks, control levers, etc. Your first thought is probably not ...

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Bell Super 2R MIPS

Bell Super 2R MIPS

Ever since I substituted my face for a backhoe, facial protection while riding has been on my mind. I’ve never considered for road riding—for obvious reasons—but mountain biking has been ...

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Ridley Noah SL 30

Ridley Noah SL 30

In the last 36 months, nearly every interesting advance I’ve seen in bike design has come in aerodynamics. That’s not to say that there weren’t great advancements being made in ...

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Troy Lee Ace Elite Gloves

Troy Lee Ace Elite Gloves

You probably hadn’t been a cyclist for very long before you learned the wisdom behind putting the padding in the short, rather than the saddle. Most of us came to the sport thinking a ...

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Press Camp Day 2

Press Camp Day 2

If you were to ask me what the perfect life would look like, I could probably tell you in broad strokes. Really broad strokes. I don’t think I’d be able to tell you what any of the ...

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Press Camp Day 1

Press Camp Day 1

A cadre of bike industry journalists and more than two dozen industry manufacturers are currently gathered in Park City, Utah, to look at new product. Some of this stuff won’t hit the ...

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The Allez Reboot

The Allez Reboot

Specialized comes in for more criticism than any other bike company save, maybe, Trek. I’ve heard people take jabs at them for their products, needlessly pushing undesired technology, ...

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Friday Group Ride #267

Friday Group Ride #267

I’ve worked this theme before, but a new bike build has me contemplating it again. My mountain bike has been a single-speed 650b rig for the last few years, and what I discovered is that, ...

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Sea Sucker Mini Bomber

Sea Sucker Mini Bomber

A few years ago I sold a bike to a guy who had no rack on his car when he came to pick it up. I asked if he wanted me to take the wheels off and then help him get it into the trunk as he opened ...

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