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  • From Lance to Rapha, Cycling Moves to the People

    Cycling is no longer in the hands of the professional athletes but in the hands of companies like Rapha who have just finished a power transfer that’s been quiet and smooth while the walls of professional cycling come tumbling down.

    Cycling is no longer in the hands of the professional athletes but in the hands of companies like Rapha who have just finished a power transfer that’s been quiet and smooth while the walls of professional cycling come tumbling down.

  • Mark V's Opinion on Carbon Clinchers at Levi's Gran Fondo

    Ride some regular alloy wheels and stop bitching. This is a Gran Fondo ride, which means “club race” to the hammerheads and “participatory event” to everyone else. If you fancy yourself some kind of road warrior who “needs the best” when it comes to equipment, then get the best: carbon tubular wheels. They are lighter, stronger, and faster for any given price point.

    Ride some regular alloy wheels and stop bitching. This is a Gran Fondo ride, which means “club race” to the hammerheads and “participatory event” to everyone else. If you fancy yourself some kind of road warrior who “needs the best” when it comes to equipment, then get the best: carbon tubular wheels. They are lighter, stronger, and faster for any given price point.

  • Garmin Edge 810: GPS Computer Wins Battle-Loses War

    At this point though it feels as if two things are happening within Garmin. The first is that there are fewer features to add to a bike computer that haven't been included already.

    At this point though it feels as if two things are happening within Garmin. The first is that there are fewer features to add to a bike computer that haven't been included already.

  • Reluctant to Change, Grow, and Become Safer

    Time to stop romanticizing Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and focus on the problems we’ve got here in the States. The industry should innovate with better marketing and killer apps instead of carbon layup that sells the fitness fantasy.

    Time to stop romanticizing Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and focus on the problems we’ve got here in the States. The industry should innovate with better marketing and killer apps instead of carbon layup that sells the fitness fantasy.

  • Vile Ramblings from Mark V

    All in all, I'm a kinda burned out on NEW HIGH TECH COMPONENTS. It started with getting a new SRAM Red 2012 gruppo in March. Everything was easy to install and worked great....except for the much ballyhooed improved front shifting. Not only was the front shifting not improved....it didn't shift at all.

    All in all, I'm a kinda burned out on NEW HIGH TECH COMPONENTS. It started with getting a new SRAM Red 2012 gruppo in March. Everything was easy to install and worked great....except for the much ballyhooed improved front shifting. Not only was the front shifting not improved....it didn't shift at all.

  • SRAM Hydro: Tested, Approved, Recommended

    When it comes to hydraulic disc brakes for the road, SRAM is the industry's Oppenheimer: they just brought the bomb.

    When it comes to hydraulic disc brakes for the road, SRAM is the industry's Oppenheimer: they just brought the bomb.

  • Lance Can’t Bully the Truth

    So there sits Lance at 42, bike-bent back forced upright, all teared up, and voice cracking as he lays wood to bat on Oprah’s softball questions.

    So there sits Lance at 42, bike-bent back forced upright, all teared up, and voice cracking as he lays wood to bat on Oprah’s softball questions.

  • Old School

    So much new product out these day, wondered how we did it back in the day.

    So much new product out these day, wondered how we did it back in the day.