Posts written by Madcow

2013

25

Jan

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2013 Rim Roundup

For a few years we’ve been publishing what we consider to be the definitive hub reviews.  Now we feel it’s time to tackle the rims and spokes that go into making a complete wheel.  For now we’ll just be looking at rims: clincher alloy 700c rims, in fact. One thing that made our hub review … Read More

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22

Jan

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Want to test the latest New Ultimate bottle cage?

Here at Fair Wheel Bikes we like to test most products before we add them to our catalog.  We get a lot of products to test and we cycle through them so that different people get a chance to use each one.  Once an item has been tested we usually move on to the next.  … Read More

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19

Jan

Final production version of the hubset

Project BMX Part 1

I’ve sometimes been asked how we come up with the ideas for our project builds.  Somehow the ideas just seem to find us, and being one who is willing to try most things we play with the idea until it either materializes or it becomes too absurd to pursue anymore.  To show more how the … Read More

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04

Jan

Hub Review

Hub Conversions for Shimano 11 Speed

Last year Shimano announced that the new Dura Ace 9000 and 9070 groupos would be moving to 11 speed.  Since that time there have been lots of questions about what hubs are compatible, which can be converted and what is required to do so and what effects those conversions will have on wheels.  A lot … Read More

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2012

19

Dec

Skewer Review

12 High End Skewers Reviewed

It’s been over 4 years since I wrote the last skewer shootout and many of them have since changed.  I’ve decided to do an updated review featuring the latest and greatest.   Writing this review has made me realize that things have changed over the years and the gaps between brands have definitely shrunk.  They do … Read More

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01

Aug

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AICAN Bungarus Superlight.

We often get sent lots of samples of new, upcoming products in the hopes that we’ll give it our endorsement and add it to our catalog. Many items get rejected before we even test them, others after we test them. Some do get a thumbs up from us and get added to our product list. … Read More

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19

Jul

Hub Review

2012 Hub Review: Information overload?

A couple of years ago we introduced our first full blown hub review which was an experimental joint review.  We’ve realized that the review is now old and out of date so have decided to update it.  In the previous review we brought Ron Ruff from White Mountain Wheels on board to give his thoughts … Read More

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31

May

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Shimano 2013, Part 1. Dura Ace 9000

The new Shimano Dura Ace groups are official now, and you’ve likely had a chance to see and read a little bit about them.  Having already had the chance to play with the pieces and ride them, this seems like a good chance to to talk about them.   It’s a massive amount of information … Read More

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31

May

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Shimano 2013, Part 2, 9070 Di2 Dura-Ace

Welcome to part 2 of my 2013 Shimano introduction.  Unlike part 1 for the mechanical Dura-Ace 9000 group, I did not get the chance to ride 9070 Di2 for this review.  However I don’t feel bad since there aren’t even any prototypes in the U.S. that I know of, so I’d be surprised if more … Read More

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