Tag Archives: Specialized Bicycle Components

Mobilizing the Bike Industry

Mobilizing the Bike Industry

RKP isn’t what I’d call a news site. It wasn’t founded on the idea of being the first word on anything; indeed, I’d rather be the last word on something, as in the ...

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Paceline Podcast 182

Paceline Podcast 182

This week Selene looks back at the career of sports physician Andy Pruitt and his work with Specialized and his leadership in bicycle fit. Pruitt is retiring from his work with Specialized, and ...

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Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Of the many framebuilders who have made a name for themselves in the U.S., few have had as unusual a path as Jim Merz. Initially, he was producing frames in Portland, for a time employing Mark ...

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Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Jeff Zell, on the left, heads up operations for Panaracer and Minoura here in the U.S. I got to know him after I wrote Peloton’s eighth issue. He charmed me in his note and it was easy to ...

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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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