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Can you build a budget TT/Tri Bike?

I have never regretted buying a Speed Concept, and overall I’ve been very pleased with it. But, running out and dropping $10,000 bike isn’t realistic for everyone. I was recently chatting with some friends around this, and I decided to see how much it would cost to build a TT bike that I would ride, and feel comfortable providing a roadmap around if someone wanted to get into the discipline “on the…

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News

That seat post tho…

I am seriously impressed by Zwift’s commitment to creating a “smart bike” that is locked into their ecosystem. And, just so it doesn’t go unsaid, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In fact, it totally makes sense for them to do it.…

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Review

Xpedo CXR Pro

I picked up the CXR Pro pedals for my road bike about two years ago. Recently something happened that made it time to do the review. Intro: 00:05 Why I have them: 00:35 General thoughts: 01:41 A problem emerges: 02:50 And then a solution (thanks Xpedo): 03:17…

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Why are some bike OEMs putting rear calipers on the front fork?

I must admit that I don’t follow bikes I would never buy that closely. So it totally escaped my notice that ENVE’s Custom Road frame uses a “rear-mount” brake caliper on the front fork. They aren’t the only bike OEM that does that. I first noticed it on the 3T Exploro; a bike a friend owns, that I have occasionally worked on. Unfortunately, I don’t have a great answer there. I’ve seen…

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Considering USA Cycling Ride+ / Race + Insurance? You might not be getting what you think…

I recently discovered that USA Cycling (USAC) offers a variety of cycling related incident insurance packages. On their face, they seem like a reasonable price. For $260/year in the Ride+ and $350/year for Race+ you get “$0 deductible $50,000 insurance policy provides 24/7/365 on-the-bike coverage during non-racing activities including charity rides, gran fondos, group rides with your club, everyday commutes, and solo cycling adventures. ” coverage. But it doesn’t really work the…

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Events

Rough Road 100K – 2024 Recap

This took longer than usual because I had several concerns around how the race was organized, timed, and their setup for rider/pedestrian safety. It didn’t seem fair to proceed without sharing that feedback with the organizers and giving them an opportunity to respond. Chapter markers below.…

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