Monthly Archives: August 2012

Handlebars for women

A great handlebar for women.

“I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE my new Gale Force.  I’ve done several shorter rides (16 mi to 30 mi) and it fits like a glove!!  My back and hands are better than they have ever

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Short Reach Brakes versus Long Reach Brakes

Short reach brakes and long reach brakes.

The best part of designing bikes is coming up with solutions. Often this comes about from an offhand comment from a rider. When I hear it, I realize I can bring more to the bicycle design than either of us

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Does a Small Front Wheel on a Bicycle Make You a Slow Rider?

1987 Terry Despatch

One question I commonly hear is “Will I go slower on a bike with a small front wheel?” The quick answer is “no”. Suppose we have two identical bikes, one with a 24″ front wheel and a 700c rear wheel

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Baby, It’s HOT Outside!

Jonathan Edwards recently worked with the French team, Ag2r, at the Tour of California. He’s written a very entertaining article about his experience in the September, 2012 issue of Road Bike Action. He ran into a surprising amount of resistance

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What Size 24″ bike tire do I need?

Tires

I get lots of questions about understanding and sourcing 24″ tires and tubes. We use this size on our smaller bikes. Here’s all you ever wanted to know about the 24″ size. And if it’s not — leave a comment

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Let Justice be Done

The road beckons.

My town was rocked last weekend by the senseless death of a cyclist. She had no chance at all against the two alleged DWI drivers who took her life on a sunny summer Sunday morning. “Mellow” would have described the

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