2013

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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09

Oct

Custom Parlee Z5 with ENVE 6.7s

Sugarkane’s Parlee Z5

We hardly ever post bike builds that we don’t complete here at the shop but working with Sugarkane on this bike build has been one of our favorite projects. The build does a great job of focusing on weight but not emphasizing the ultra light over functionality and race worthy aerodynamics. The final build would hold up … Read More

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31

Aug

A Prototype of Alchemy's New ORC-UL

Alchemy Bicycle Works Update

Recently we were talking with Alchemy Bicycle Works about hubs and the results of our latest hub review. During this discussion we learned something interesting: their ORC hub is undergoing its first major re-design since its release 3.5 years ago. The new versions, expected in the next few months, will be designated the ORC-UL, and … 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  We’ve realized that the review is now old and out of date so have decided to update it.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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29

Jun

Neil Pryde Alize with ENVE Cockpit, 6.7 Clinchers, EE Brakeset and Cranks

NeilPryde Alize – our road review

While we got our NeilPryde Alize bikes at the end of 2011 we never had the chance to write an extended review. Perhaps that was a good thing because now with over 10,000 miles on several frames we’re able to give you a better idea of the newcomer to the road bike market. Without further … Read More

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07

Jun

Custom Parlee with ENVE 3.4 Smart Rims

Parlee Z5 SLi

Black is the New Black New Mexico’s mountainous Gila National Forest is a road climber’s mecca.  Specifically, Silver City is home to one of the hardest stage races in ‘Merica, with roads crossing the continental divide several times.  The steep high altitude climbs force you to put up or shut up, and are followed by … 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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