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No biking stuff for Christmas. Daughter gets it all.

Yes, it’s the non-holiday shopping guide. I’m getting zilch. It’s a form of capitalist torture to read and view every single Best Gifts for Cyclists guides. Man, I want just about everything — even gear for cyclocross and I don’t even have a bike like that. So many delicious goodies tempting my credit card and willpower. […]

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My clean bike obsession

I knew this would happen with a new bike. I’d get anal about keeping the bike clean, just like I did with the last few bikes I’ve owned. Usually, this obsessive bike hygiene wears off after a few months. You get a scratch or two , some dirt and grime gets in the corners of […]

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Bike lock down. New locks from RockyMounts

RockyMounts, better known for their — wait for it — bike mounts is now coming into the bike lock category. introduced at Interbike, these babies should be headed your way soon. We’ve highlighted the top three RockyMounts locks we think would do the best job with your high-end rig. Or that old Stumpjumper that’s loaded with […]

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Dehydration weirdness

It’s a sick sport, professional road racing. Sometimes it seems so extreme and bizarre that you wonder whether you should be watching it. (Maybe go back to the NFL and all those concussions.) Such was the case when we read Team Sky’s team doctor Roger Palfreeman talking about the benefits of functional dehydration. Here’s a sport where GC […]

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Making Tour de France more competitive. A modest Russian proposal.

Ed Hood at Velonews outlined five good strategies to “Spice up bike racing.” They’re all smart suggestions, some more workable than others, some easy to implement, some not. His list: No power meters during the race, shorter, more explosive stages (think Vuelta a Espana), smaller teams, less enforcement of the 3K rule and adding more time bonuses. All […]

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Quintana says he learned from TDF errors. Which, exactly?

The news today out of Colombia super climber Nairo Quintana is that his “sueño amarillo” — yellow jersey dream — is alive and well. He just has to clean up some stuff to finally win the Tour de France and beat three time winner Chris Froome and those annoying SkyBots. “I am more confident, the team is more […]

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Rory Sutherland. Winning the happiness race.

This is a brutal sport. For every Chris Froome or Nairo Quintana, there are two hundred talented riders who suffer through a long season, hitting the asphalt at 60k, risking their lives on perilous descents down massive mountains, gutting out the agony of multiple Cat 1 and 2 climbs — domestiques and workhorses, the slaves of the […]

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Riding in the rain. NOT.

  I’ll just say it flat out. I don’t like riding in the rain and pretty much avoid it at all costs. Sure, if it’s a gentle drizzle with no signs of getting worse, I might venture out. But anything over a drizzle — say a steady rain and even wind — and I’m not […]

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Van Garderen no longer a Tour de France leader?

We have to think that somewhere in Colorado, Aspen, we’re guessing, Tejay van Garderen is seething. BMC management, in the form of Performance Director Allan Peiper, has gone on record as saying that at next year’s Tour de France, it’s all for Richie Porte, with not a single mention of what role there will be […]

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Cool event: ASSOS CAMPionissimo, co-hosted by DuVine Cycling

We got an invite to this a few weeks ago. It looks super cool because it has everything we love — the beautiful roads of Sonoma, high end cycling gear, awesome food and wine — and no Trump voters anywhere to be found. Here are the details they provided. Check it out! You are invited […]

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Movistar enlarges M logo to help Quintana win Tour

Movistar showed off their new team kit for the 2017 season. While the design and color palette remain the same, there was one full scale modification: a bigger, bolder letter M. Team officials believe that the significantly larger M will boost Nairo Quintana in his efforts to beat three time tour champion Chris Froome. “From a […]

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The Thrill is gone. Phil Gaimon retires.

When I read that Cannondale-Drapac’s Phil Gaimon was throwing in the towel and race bike and wheel-set, I couldn’t help the reflexive reaction — has the fun gone out of the sport? Where is the comedy, the spontaneity, the wisecracks, the panache, the wit? Phil didn’t get a new contract with Cannondale and he decided that […]

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Crazy cool bikes built from people’s sketches

This is one of the coolest and most imaginative bike things I’ve seen in a long time. Fun, brilliant, unexpected. Italian Gianluca Gimini has collected hundreds of sketches that people have done, drawing a bicycle from memory. Then he created those bikes based on the drawings. Here are just three examples but there are a […]

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