Tag Archives: Shimano

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Primal’s designs for cycling clothing keep getting more and more interesting. The the stuff balances affordability and quality into a high-value package. I was bummed that this kit ...

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Interbike 2017: Part II

Interbike 2017: Part II

I’m struggling to comprehend the dearth of core bike industry suppliers and manufacturers at Outdoor Demo. The expo area is two-thirds of what it was five years ago. There was a time when ...

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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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