Tag Archives: Specialized Bicycle Components

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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The Aero Makeover

The Aero Makeover

My life is full of competing desires. I want to be a good father. I want to drink wine (or beer) with dinner. I want to stay married. I need to write on a daily basis. And I love riding my bike ...

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Why Bother?

Why Bother?

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the teams for the 2015 edition of the race. As expected, a number of UCI ProTeams will contest the race, including BMC, Etixx-Quick-Step, Cannondale ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

In our final installment, Padraig offers up his takes on the more memorable events of 2014. The One-Trick Pony Gold Brick: Chris Froome. There’s a sense among those with a view of the Tour de ...

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