Tag Archives: SRAM

The Trouble With 1x

The Trouble With 1x

As an operating system, human beings have a terrible range of performance. If it’s much colder than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, we need clothing to keep warm. If it’s much warmer than 85 ...

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Where’s My Ring? SRAM Force 1x

Where’s My Ring? SRAM Force 1x

There was a time when a 12-25 cassette and a 53/39 crankset could get me over anything in California. I miss that the way I miss having seven percent body fat. These days, I need more more range, ...

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All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

All the Power: SRAM Red eTap Hydro

For the purpose of this review, I need to set forth a thesis. SRAM’s Red eTap Hydro group is methamphetamine for cyclists. This statement may seem true on its face, but I have solid reasons ...

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Just Add Power

Just Add Power

I am to disciplined training what politicians are to humor. My intersections with it at this stage of my life are almost entirely accidental. I ride as much as I’m able, but unless ...

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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

That lead image is a bit odd, no? It requires a bit of explaining, and whatever you’re thinking it is, you are probably wrong. It is, in fact, the new waterproof sock from Showers Pass. ...

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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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