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The Pull: Mark DiNucci, Part II

The Pull: Mark DiNucci, Part II

In Part II of my conversation with Mark DiNucci, we discuss some of the work he has done as an engineer working on contract for other manufacturers, like SAPA and Evil. We go into greater depth ...

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The Pull: Mark DiNucci

The Pull: Mark DiNucci

If you wanted to find the American who made the most profound impact on the ride of steel road bikes in the last 30 years, it would be hard to find a person more influential than Mark DiNucci. As ...

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The eMTB: a Deliberate Approach

The eMTB: a Deliberate Approach

Here at home of late there has been a pretty vigorous debate about e-mountain bikes. Nothing I encounter on social media can generate an ALL CAPS response as quickly as someone shooting down the ...

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Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Every now and then in our comments we get asked about why we don’t spend more of our time reviewing mid-range bikes and products. It happened again recently. As I mentioned in my response, ...

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The Merge

The Merge

The oppressive need of the market to exact the new is an oppression that does little to permit peace. Most artists I know have what we call “actual” employment. They pay the bills by ...

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The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

At a certain level, If I’m being truly honest, I’d have to say that 2015 was a zero-sum game. There were as many disappointments as there were triumphs. For every great innovation or ...

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Reintroduction

Reintroduction

When I decided that RKP would begin to include a bit of mountain bike content, I did so for a few reasons. The first was that I’ve always hated the us/them categorization and tribalism some ...

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Where the Sausage Is Made

Where the Sausage Is Made

I’ve led a very middle-class existence. Since graduating from college (and graduate school), the closest I’ve come to working in a factory has been building and repairing bicycles in ...

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