Posts by Category: Machine

Interbike: Day 2

Day two of the Interbike show was a mad dash from one appointment to the next. Unfortunately, some of the coolest things I saw, including a new power meter that measures torque at the pedals, ...

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Interbike Day 1

I saw a number of new products today. Some of them were interesting enough to want to review. The one category I really saw explode were the number of new products recording wattage and ...

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Interbike: Outdoor Demo Day 2

Day 2 of the Outdoor Demo gave me a chance to try eight more bikes. The photos of the five bikes contained here are the ones I liked well enough to mention. They were the Specialized SL3, the ...

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Interbike: Outdoor Demo Day 1

Day 1 of Interbike’s Dirt Demo at Bootleg Canyon is upon us. Normally Bootleg Canyon is a pretty dusty affair, but this year it is a dusty, windy affair and left the road bikes looking less ...

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Interbike: The Exodus

The bicycle industry’s largest annual trade show, Interbike, is the show of record. It has fended off upstart shows such as the BIO show of the 1990s, as well as challenges to its supremacy by ...

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Blackburn Camber CF Cages

When painted matte finishes first appeared on bikes in the mid-1990s, I found the look novel. Then I tired of it, the way we all tired of florescent colors. The lack of a clearcoat over the ...

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‘Cross Season

No matter where you live, the summer heat has broken. Maybe there’s even a bit of a nip in the air. It can only mean one thing: ‘Cross season is here. Of all the brands out there, one ...

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Zipp SL Bar and SL145 Stem

A few years ago I got to spend a few months riding Zipp’s Contour SL bar. It was the first carbon fiber handlebar I had ridden that weighed less than 200 grams and one of the more comfortable ...

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Giro Lusso Gloves

I was weaned on inexpensive crochet-backed gloves. I never went for the more expensive all-leather gloves, though a few local shops carried them. Maybe I was cheap (I was a college student) or ...

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