Tag Archives: Shimano

Bianchi Infinito

Bianchi Infinito

The contemporary road bike isn’t really a single thing. Not like the way a road bike was a thing 20 years ago. We knew what we were talking about. Production bikes fell in a fairly tightly ...

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Shimano Goes Boa

Shimano Goes Boa

As Rolling Stone‘s John Swenson once wrote, “John Entwistle had the misfortune to be a good songwriter in a band (The Who) with a great one (Pete Townshend).” Entwistle was ...

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Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

Shimano Pro Koryak Dropper Post

My history as a roadie and as a shop rat is such that even now I like a matching cockpit. Whenever possible, I want the bar, stem and seatpost to be from the same manufacturer and even the same ...

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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

During my days as a shop rat, I sold kids’ bikes by the shipping pallet. While proper setup required a certain sense of style and eye to what the West Coast was up to, there wasn’t ...

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The Paceline Podcast #72

The Paceline Podcast #72

Everyone is back in their usual chairs this week, thank heaven. Fatty is just back from the Vision Relay, an event he’s been waiting for all season, and frankly, we at the Paceline have ...

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Just Add Power

Just Add Power

I am to disciplined training what politicians are to humor. My intersections with it at this stage of my life are almost entirely accidental. I ride as much as I’m able, but unless ...

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The Paceline Podcast #46

The Paceline Podcast #46

Santa has come early to Padraig’s chimney and he has left behind the new Dura-Ace. We go over the bright and shiny parts. We also take a look at the vast array of gruppos making a run for ...

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Friday Group Ride #341

Friday Group Ride #341

We are at a curious point in the machinations of the road component market. A vacuum has developed. SRAM released eTap in the summer, but with uneven supply and into a market still skeptical ...

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