Tag Archives: SRAM

NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

There’s one final award I need to mention: Best New Builder. This went to Matt Nelson of Salt Air Cycles. Nelson is a Salt Lake City-based builder who focuses largely on road and ...

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Friday Group Ride #341

Friday Group Ride #341

We are at a curious point in the machinations of the road component market. A vacuum has developed. SRAM released eTap in the summer, but with uneven supply and into a market still skeptical ...

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Just One Finger

Just One Finger

Cable actuated disc brakes are the taint of cycling stoppers. They ain’t traditional calipers, but they ain’t hydraulic discs, either. They are caught in that nether region between ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VI

Interbike 2016, Part VI

I’ll admit that there were some “new” things shown at Interbike that I’d already seen at Press Camp or even Sea Otter. No matter. In the intervening months, things ...

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Interbike 2016, Part V

Interbike 2016, Part V

As a kid, every Christmas season I would receive the FAO Schwarz toy catalog. I’m not sure why, but it would come in the mail and then I’d obsess over the many toys it displayed that ...

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Boarding House Reach

Boarding House Reach

When Mark DiNucci and I were discussing the frame he was going to build for me, I told him I would ask questions and all he had to do was answer them. I trust him. One of the questions I asked ...

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Look Ma! No Wires!

Look Ma! No Wires!

The quest to make shifting quicker, more accurate and more intuitive is hard to argue against. Sure, there are folks tearing up crazy-hard events like Leadville (just wait for this week’s ...

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2016 Sea Otter Classic, Part I

2016 Sea Otter Classic, Part I

When I first went to the Sea Otter Classic it was a mountain bike event with a couple of road events plus a couple of banquet tables with wine tasting and patch repair kits to keep bored ...

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