Tag Archives: Carbon Fiber

Paceline Podcast 144

Paceline Podcast 144

This week we take on a veritable buffet of reader questions. Selene opens with oval chainrings, moves on to whether or not frame material matters, why there aren’t more Clydesdale ...

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The Taipei Show

The Taipei Show

As much as I want to think that I walk into Interbike each year excited to see what is there, my experience at the Taipei show yesterday was instructive. Clearly, I’ve lost some of that ...

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Making Stuff

Making Stuff

When Star Wars came out in 1977, it was a cultural phenomenon. It revived science fiction as a genre and inspired an interest in space that played out both in pop culture and politics. What many ...

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The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

Some years back I was on a bike tour and a rider who knew my background began quizzing me about bottom bracket and crank arm stiffness. I was happy to engage the conversation about how those ...

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Paceline Tandem 03: Jake Pantone

Paceline Tandem 03: Jake Pantone

Jake Pantone, Director of Marketing and Product at ENVE Composites Jake Pantone is a cycling success story. He started at ENVE lacing wheels and taking customer support phone calls—often at the ...

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Big Stones, Little Rocks

Big Stones, Little Rocks

When I went to visit Allied Cycle Works, I had some idea what I’d see. I knew I’d see carbon fiber frame production, some offices and a paint booth, at minimum. I wasn’t really ...

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Not-So Skilled Labor

Not-So Skilled Labor

In all the time I’ve been visiting bike companies, I’ve never once handled pre-pregnated (better known as pre-preg) carbon fiber while in its still-useful state. I’ve handled a ...

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When Same Isn’t Same

When Same Isn’t Same

When it comes to saddles, I have a bunch of go-tos. There are saddles I know will work, provided I set them up properly. The Fi’zi:k Aliante and Antares, and the Specialized Romin and Toupé ...

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