Ride Notes

The Glory(ous) Bikes of Le Tour De France

Posted by Alder Martz on 27th Jul 2018

The Glory(ous) Bikes of Le Tour De France

When I was younger and just starting to race, my father bought me Tour de France Preview magazines. I would study the stages, the riders, the teams, the names of the climbs. But most of all, I loved l …

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Posted by Ruston Forrester on 11th Jul 2018

Tire Width Explained!

   So one of the most common questions I get these days is "will 28s fit on this frame?"  Almost always, my answer is "maybe".  Why the certainty of uncertainty?  Well, it al …

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Review of the Basso Palta

Posted by Alder Martz on 29th Jun 2018

Review of the Basso Palta

When Basso Bikes decided to enter the insanely popular gravel adventure bike market, they weren't content with simply taking their cyclocross frame and re-branding it with new names and colors. No, Ba …

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Ten Bike Builds That Took Our Breath Away

Posted by Alder Martz on 11th May 2018

Ten Bike Builds That Took Our Breath Away

"That's beautiful".These are ten custom bike builds that took our breath away...1. 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Look 795 with Dura-Ace 9150 and Mavic Cosmic Pro wheels2. Wilier Cento10 A …

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Garmin's Newest Product Release

Posted by Alder Martz on 18th Apr 2018

Garmin's Newest Product Release

Garmin released a couple of new computers as well as a Varia Rearview Radar light. What's new? We examined the changes:Edge 520 PlusThe Edge 520 Plus is now even more similar to the Edge 820. Garmin h …

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This One Goes to 12

Posted by Alder Martz on 12th Apr 2018

This One Goes to 12

For some, it is the natural progression of things. For others, it’s too much. But whichever side of the debate you land on, it’s undeniable that in 2008 Campagnolo ignited the same debate by making th …

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Posted by Alder Martz on 23rd Mar 2018

Shining a Light On...Lights

When I first raced in Victoria, Australia, I was shocked to dsicover that I had to sport a blinking red tail light during the race. It felt unnatural and amateurish, like I had forgotten to take off m …

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700c or 650B? The Wheel Truth

Posted by Alder Martz on 20th Mar 2018

700c or 650B? The Wheel Truth

Over the past few years, the '+1' in the infamous 'N+1' equation has increasingly meant a gravel adventure bike. The rise of the term groading, wild adventure races like the Dirty Kanza 200, and the s …

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Posted by Clive de Sousa on 22nd Feb 2018

Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 Disc Brake Review

Shimano has steadily evolved their electronic shifting/hydro braking groups to the point that other component manufacturers are going to have a tough time catching up. The new Ultegra 8070 Di2 …

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19th Jul 2017

Disc Brakes - Haters Goin' Hate

If you’re looking to start an argument with a cyclist discuss the topic of disc brakes on road racing bikes. Trust me, other than religion and politics, this subject is sure to irritate someone.Disc b …

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Posted by Clive de Sousa on 17th Jul 2017

Cogs Get Larger So You Go Faster

Gear ratios, like a lot of things in cycling, has evolved. The first Tour de France was contested on bikes with two cogs, one on either side of the rear wheel which was then flipped for climbing or ri …

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