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Andrew Van Til

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Garmin fēnix 6 16.60 Firmware Released

This is a weird one… Garmin has been BETA/RC testing different revisions b/w 16.00 and the 16.60 version that was released last night for a month or two, but the change log for 16.60 (clearly a different version than the 16.30 I’ve been running for a several weeks now) is sparser than what they documented for 16.10->16.30. I had hoped the strange amount of lag in the release process was Garmin lining…

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Stupid name, but that’s not a bad price for what it is…

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who almost turned this video straight off after witnessing the presenter’s [sponsored] kit choice. I did manage to silence the voice in my head that was whispering “that’s not aero” over and over again; well enough to make it all the way through anyway. And, while I’m still a bit traumatized by the experience, it was worth it because the Canyon Grizl actually…

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Waxing, or re-waxing, a bicycle chain

I use a slightly different method to wax/re-wax chains than I’ve seen from other guides out there. It’s a simple, one-step, process that has served me very well both in convenience and chain longevity. While it’s possible that there is a marginally better approach to doing it, the easier the process is, the more likely we are to actually do it :).…

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Ribble Cycles Launches SL e Hero and Endurance AL e, you guessed it e-bikes

There is definitely something to be said for e-bikes that don’t look like obvious e-bikes. How else can you demoralize the local apex predators when coolly passing them by without breaking a sweat? Ribble Cycles has two e-bikes that do exactly that, and are relatively light (in e-bike terms) as well as being svelte. Ribble Cycles launch superlight e-bikes    Ribble’s flagship and award-winning electric carbon road bike, the Endurance SL e, is now available…

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Hallelujah! ZwiftHub is Saved!

While ZwiftHub isn’t a critical cycling utility, it certainly makes tracking achievements in Zwift so much easier. Like to the point, where I actually do it, instead YOLO’g every course selection. Thankfully, it has received a stay, and will be joining the ZwiftInsider family – which totally makes sense, as does Zwift throwing them a few $ to make the transition. Toby did some very fine work with ZwiftHub, and we knew…

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Roval Announces Rapide C 38

Offering a lifetime no-fault crash warranty alongside modern rim specifications (cough, including tubeless support), the Roval Rapide C 38 wheelset seems like a decent offering, especially considering the $1,000 price tag alongside its DT Swiss 370 star-ratchet freehub. They aren’t the lightest set available, but 1600g isn’t terrible for what should be a solid set of wheels. Product Specifications: 38mm External Rim 21mm Internal Rim Width Carbon Clincher Tubeless Ready New DT…

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What’s the value of fancy paint and an integrated headset?

I’ve never ridden a Cervélo Áspero, or any Cervélo for that matter, but from what I can tell it seems like a nice gravel focused bike that would be totally fine as a road bike as long as maximizing speed on the road wasn’t a critical requirement. I also love what they’re doing with the paint, while it might not be to everyone’s taste, I think it looks fantastic and really makes…

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