Tag Archives: Assos

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Jeff Zell, on the left, heads up operations for Panaracer and Minoura here in the U.S. I got to know him after I wrote Peloton’s eighth issue. He charmed me in his note and it was easy to ...

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Interbike 2018, Part II

Interbike 2018, Part II

Magnesium is coming back, at least, according to one bike manufacturer. Unfortunately, no one told this particularly company that what we’ve learned about metallurgy and bicycles has told ...

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Rethinking the Jersey

Rethinking the Jersey

I give a lot less thought to jerseys as technical apparel than I do bib shorts. My list of needs/irritants is stunningly short. A jersey needs to fit, which is to say that it should follow the ...

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Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

The sheer number of items we saw could clog a drainage culvert. It was overwhelming. The message that kept coming through to me was how much manufacturers want to make cycling comfortable, fun ...

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The Paceline Podcast #43

The Paceline Podcast #43

Fatty and Padraig talk about their merger. RKP+FC=Big Fun. Padraig had a nice encounter recently with Tyler Hamilton. We get an update on the cyclist who played a pivotal role in righting some of ...

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The Paceline Podcast #40

The Paceline Podcast #40

Results from the Dream Bike Survey are in and The Paceline has concluded that we are just a tad obsessed with bikes, especially the ones that capture the imagination. An impressive number of ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Maybe it’s because I went in with an open mind, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and I don’t process all that I see as quickly, but when I go back and scan the ...

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Euro-Style Shopping

Euro-Style Shopping

Shortly after I arrived in the Lugano suburb of Paradiso I walked out of my hotel and headed for the lake shore. A path rings it, allowing relaxing pedestrians, skaters and cyclists to look upon ...

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The Assos Race

The Assos Race

The day I visited Assos, I just happened to be in town for the annual race the company sponsors. It runs from their store in Paradiso up to Ciona on the shoulder of Monte San Salvatore. So when ...

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A Visit to the Mother Ship

A Visit to the Mother Ship

I’ve had a fascination with Assos since I first purchased a piece of the clothing back in 1995. They exist in a space shared by only a handful of other manufacturers in the cycling ...

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