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  1. Cycling 101: Posture

    As the ride leader for a bike tour outfit that travels all over the country, I\'ve had the opportunity to observe just about every riding style there is. And while our focus is more on enjoying the scenery than winning Strava segments, we recognize that poor form on the bike can ruin a relaxed ride as much as it can hurt your chances in a race. Knee pain, a stiff neck and an aching lower back make for a rough day in the saddle whether you\'re pushing the pace or poking along. To help reduce...
  2. 6 Folding Bikes you can take with you Wherever you Go

    So you want to ride a bike everywhere but there are just times when clunking around even the lightest bike just isn't going to work out. What do you do? Walk? You didn't get into cycling so you could be a pedestrian and you sure as hell didn't get into it to drive somewhere (Kidding. Love you car. Please don't break down.). You got into cycling so you could travel and see the world from a different perspective. At least that's how it started. Now it's an obsession you can't let go of...
  3. Going to the Sun in Montana

    You know you\'re on a real bike adventure when you find yourself face to face with a rather large and overly protective mother mountain goat. And if you do find yourself in that situation, I would recommend slowly backing away. You don\'t really have a feel for how big these animals are and how intimidating they can be until you\'re a couple of feet from making contact. That\'s when the mind starts wondering if those slow deliberate strides in your direction are suddenly going to turn into a...
  4. Cannondale Caffeine F4 2009

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.cannondale.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Cannondale Specifications Frame Caffeine Fork HeadShok Super Fatty w/ DL, 80 mm Rear Shock N/A Rims Jalco Disc X320, 32 hole Hubs Formula DC20/22 Spokes DT Champion Tires Kenda Nevegal foldable, 26 x 2.1" Pedals Wellgo alloy platform Crank Shimano FC-M442, 22/32/44 Chain Shimano 9-speed Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 11-32 Bottom Bracket Shimano Octalink Front Derailleur Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7 Shifters SRAM...
  5. maya trailer review

    Company Website - [URL="http://www.mayacycles.com"]www.mayacycles.com[/URL] Manufacturer - maya The trailer comes with an original hitch for attaching the trailer to the bike. This hitch is much more complicated and frustrating that it has to be. It has several washers, spacers and nuts that fit on a quick release skewer that's excessively long and cumbersome. When you ride the bike without the trailer, these spacers create an annoying cling and jingle with road vibration. The last of these spacers has a nut with a welded lock...
  6. Specialized Tarmac Elite

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=34010[/URL] Manufacturer - Specialized Features: Specialized FACT 6r carbon frame, triple monocoque construction, compact race design Specialized FACT carbon fork; carbon legs and steerer Shimano 105, short cage rear derailluer and 105 10-speed STI shifters SRAM OG-1070 cassette, 10-speed 11-28t 53x39T chainrings Mavic CXP22 rim, alloy triple-wall, machined sidewalls w/ eyelets, Specialized forged alloy, 24/28 hole...
  7. KHS Bicycles Flite 220

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.khsbicycles.com/05_flite_220_09.htm[/URL] Manufacturer - KHS Bicycles Frame 3-Main double-butted 4130 CrMo 3 main tubes w/carrier bosses Fork Full CrMo Headset Cane Creek A-Headset Rims Weinmann XTR16 Doublewall w/CNC sidewall Hubs Formula alloy QR, Cassette Tires Kenda Kontender 700X26C Spokes 14G Stainless 32 Front Derailleur Shimano FD-2200 Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-2200 Shifters Shimano ST-2200 STI Chain KMC Z8 w/Missing Link Crankset Double: Alloy Forged 50x34...
  8. Canyon Nerve MR 8.0

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.canyon.com/_en/[/URL] Manufacturer - Canyon Frame New Nerve MR, 7005 Series Aluminium ,Opti-Size Alloy Tubeset Rear Shock FOX RP 23 Fork FOX F 100 RL Remote, 1.5 Taper Steerer Headset FSA 55-3 Canyon internal headset 1 1/2 - 1 1/8 Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow Front Derailleur Shimano SLX Shifters Shimano SLX Brake levers Formula Oro K18 Brakes Formula Oro K18 180/160 Hubs Sun Ringl Disc-O-Flea Cassette Shimano SLX 11-34 Rims Sun Ringl...
  9. Van Moof 6.7 Review

    In 2009, I saw a company photograph of a Van Moof and was instantly awestruck. The photo was shot in an urban street with industrial walls surrounding it; the simplicity of the lines, aluminum frame, clever use of the beat leather and overall vintage style made it pop right out at you. It looked like a piece of art that you could ride. A bike with class. However, looks can only draw you in so far, so my goal became to ride one and see if that engineered style and class conveyed into a great...
  10. Shimano M445

    Company Website - [URL="http://www.shimano.com"]www.shimano.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Shimano For little more than the cost of a mechanical brake, you can enjoy the benefits of a hydraulic disc brake. Shimano created an economical hydraulic brake that is still backed by Shimano's quality. The M445 is a perfect upgrade for your crosscountry bike, or all mountain bike.Pre-bled95cm front cable, 170cm rear cableOpposed 2 piston caliperResin padsPost Mount designRotor not includedIntegrated bleed portUses mineral oil
  11. Syd VeloWool

    Company Website - [URL]http://teamalchemist.com/[/URL] Manufacturer - Alchemist VeloWoolPerformance Merino Wool blend by Alchemist Athletic fit with anatomic side seam panels Zippered ID/cash/MP3 chest pocket with rear cord access Hidden rear zippered pocket Sleeve thumb holes YKK full-length zipper Customizable for teams, clubs, organizations Order online:[URL]http://teamalchemist.com/syd-velowool-trainer.html[/URL]
  12. Machu Picchu Tours

    Machu Picchu is the best combination of nature and architecture. Anybody that will try to talk about Peru will say Machu Picchu is symbol of Peru. So, in any picture relating Peru or South America there will came out a photo of Machu Picchu, but why is that happen? It is simple; Machu Picchu is the most important discovery from the past century, is the most important archaeological center in the Entire Americas and it its the most important legacy of our ancestors the Incas to the humanity....
  13. Cervelo RS

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.cervelo.com/bikes.aspx?bike=RS2009#C1[/URL] Manufacturer - Cervelo Part Ultegra SL Fork 3T Funda Pro Seatpost FSA SLK 27.2mm Shift/Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra SL STI Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra SL Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra SL Cassette Shimano Ultegra 12-25 Chain Shimano Ultegra Brake Calipers Shimano Ultegra SL Crankset Shimano Ultegra SL Compact Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra SL Headset Cane Creek Stem 3T ARX PRO Handlebars 3T Ergonova...
  14. Specialized S Works Roubaix SL2 Dura Ace 2009

    Company Website - [URL="http://www.cannondale.com"]www.cannondale.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Cannondale Specifications * The S-Works FACT 10r carbon frame features our FACT IS construction, Zertz inserts, and an oversize BB, which means it's light, comfortable, and super-efficient. * The S-Works FACT carbon fork features an oversize race for an unwavering front end; the vibration-absorbing Zertz inserts are there to take the edge off. * The redesigned for '09 Dura-Ace crankset takes Shimano's top-of-the-line road components to...
  15. Bontrager RC M Mountain Shoes

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.bontrager.com/[/URL] Manufacturer - Bontrager A dyed-in-the-wool trail shoe with best-in-class weight, the Race MTB gives off-road riders off-road performance at an incredible price. Styled after its big brother the RL MTB, the Race features a composite sole for stiffness and efficiency, direct inject TPU lugs for excellent off-bike traction, and a highly adjustable three strap velcro system that makes dialing in a personalized fit quick and easy.
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