Posts by Category: Machine

Assos Habu Jacket and Tights

Assos Habu Jacket and Tights

Years ago I was researching thermal jackets for a buyer’s guide and noticed a funny thing. Cycling apparel companies based in lands where frozen water drops from the sky had lots of ...

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Rethinking the Vest

Rethinking the Vest

There’s not much to a vest, or gilet as the Brits like to call them. Why they need a French word for such on obvious thing, I’ll never understand. This is the very thing that makes so ...

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Friday Group Ride #299

Friday Group Ride #299

A long time ago, we did a Group Ride on component allegiances. My idea back then was that components were like religions. Campy guys wouldn’t ride Shimano. Shimano guys thought Campy guys ...

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The Running Change

The Running Change

Two years ago I reviewed the Gore Oxygen Rain Jacket. It was an impressive display of technology and design. The fit was exemplary, meant for a slim rider who didn’t want to flap in the ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter Press Camp this year meant a return to my old stomping grounds, and a chance to ride Mulholland for the first time since last spring. Southern California was enjoying a respite from the ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part III

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part III

Ridley has been known as a niche player, an upper-end Euro brand that doesn’t do entry level. The upshot is that you have been more likely to see them under a pro on TV rather than in a ...

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Friday Group Ride #297

Friday Group Ride #297

I was talking to Radio Freddy. He and I do some work together, but we also have long, rambling conversations about the bike business and how to be better at it. Freddy is something of a spiritual ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part I

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part I

I’m back in the greater LA metropolis—Westlake Village, to be exact—once again for PressCamp. The winter edition is a somewhat smaller event than the summer version. As a result, we get to ...

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