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Stem Review Updated: 6 new stems added

The stem review has been updated with 6 new stems added.  Bontrager XXX, Control Tech Titanium, Extralite Hyperstem, FSA SL-K, Mcfk Carbon and Ritchey Superlogic Carbon 260.  The addition of these 6 stems brings the test total to 25 stems. Complete test with results can be found here    

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Up Close with the Parlee Altum

We are lucky enough to get to play with tons of high end equipment, but rarely do we find ourselves getting as excited for a new widget as we are for the new Parlee Altum. We’ve had a complete bike for a couple of weeks (which unfortunately due to some of the components on it, … Read More

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2014 Road Hub Review

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Fair Wheel Hub review. In the previous review we brought Ron Ruff from White Mountain Wheels on board to give his thoughts as well. We figured having different points of view would be advantageous, so we’ve once again brought Ron back for the latest version. Ron, like us, … Read More

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Campagnolo Over Torque Ultra Crankset

Up Close with the New Campagnolo Over Torque Ultra

Recently Campagnolo announced a new crank called the Over Torque coming in Jan/Feb of 2014.  So far we’re told only one of these cranks has come to North America, and today we got to spend some time playing with it and installing it on a bike to see how it works. The crank comes in … Read More

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July, Nadine Rieder

2014 CyclePassion Calendar

Many of you probably have noticed that the 2014 Cyclepassion calendar has been delayed in its release.  We’ve heard that the producer of the calendar had been involved in a scooter accident near her home and had to postpone all the photo shoots.  Not to worry though, the 2014 calendar has been printed and is … Read More

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New Ashima

Ashima Product Sneak Peek

We got our hands on a few upcoming products from Ashima back at Interbike. Namely, these floating rotors (white inner) which weigh in at a feathery 105 grams.   Check out this other set of rotors (gold inner) geared towards cyclocross, with a new mud shedding design. These come in at only 95grams per rotor. Keep … Read More

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Interbike 2014 Sneak Peek Thread

So this post will run up until Interbike and we’ll regularly update it with sneak peeks at projects we’ve done for the show.      

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New Tune Carbon Crank

At Eurobike Tune will unveil a new crankset, a carbon fiber version based on the current Smartfoot design.   The new crank does not yet have a name but we do have some details about it.  Officially it’s being released as a a mountain bike crank but we are fairly confident that it will also … Read More

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The final weight on our re-built hub was slightly under Alchemy's claimed weight.

Alchemy ORC-UL

Alchemy’s ORC-UL rear hub has been out on the market for a few weeks now and we, like a few other custom wheel builders, are completing our first builds with them.  Our initial impression was based on an early custom prototype made for a customer who’s extremely hard on wheels. We were impressed with how well it … Read More

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