Tag Archives: Specialized

Typhoon in Paradise

Typhoon in Paradise

I’ve been in the bike biz long enough to have weathered multiple recessions. I watched the bottom fall out of the entire industry 10 years ago during the housing crash that caused the ...

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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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CrankTank, Part I

CrankTank, Part I

I’m in Ketchum, Idaho, for a new event called CrankTank. It’s a successor of sorts to PressCamp which was shut down after last summer. The format is a bit different, with fewer ...

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First Ride: Specialized Epic

First Ride: Specialized Epic

A demo van recently showed up to our Wednesday night race series. The Howarth Park Dirt Crits are put on by Bike Monkey and ladle out silly amounts of fun. The only reason I miss them is when ...

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The Deuce Rides

The Deuce Rides

One of the more amazing experiences of being a parent, for me, has been watching when the light goes on in a kid’s—my kid’s—head. Something suddenly clicks and they grok something ...

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The Master

The Master

When I learned that Mark DiNucci had designed a new tube set, one for which he had done all the CAD files, and then had designed a lug set to go with it, that this was his chance to revisit the ...

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Foolproof

Foolproof

We, and by “we” I mean the crew here at RKP and the guys I tend to ride with, have become fond of saying “28 is the new 25.” To the degree that many cyclists have moved ...

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