Tag Archives: Shimano

Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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The Real World Solution

The Real World Solution

I used to build a lot of wheels. It’s something I really miss, but in life if you choose to be a great wheel builder you must renounce all other ambitions. I had many ambitions, but being a ...

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Friday Group Ride #277

Friday Group Ride #277

I’m stuck, and my stuckness is part financial, part indecision, part inexperience and part simple laziness. What I did was strip my mountain bike. That it’s a mountain bike is only ...

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Shimano R321 Road Shoe

Shimano R321 Road Shoe

The number one question I get from readers is for shoe recommendations. Making a shoe recommendation is hard. Nearly as hard as making recommendations for saddles. The problem, of course, is that ...

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Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Some years back I got a chance to ride Dura-Ace Di2 before it was officially unveiled to the press. I was pretty thrilled to get the opportunity to ride a product without the skewing that comes ...

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Shimano Falcon Saddle

Shimano Falcon Saddle

When someone mentions “Shimano,” chances are, the first thing you think of is bicycle componentry—derailleurs, brakes, cranks, control levers, etc. Your first thought is probably not ...

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Building Shimano Di2

Building Shimano Di2

Even though it’s been more than 20 years since I worked full-time as a mechanic, I still try to do as much of my mechanical work on bikes as possible. I do this for a few reasons. The first ...

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Kitsbow Clothing

Kitsbow Clothing

The first time I saw dedicated mountain bike clothing, it looked like the bastard child of motocross gear and a ren faire costume. The cargo shorts lacked a pad, and the pockets, when loaded, ...

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