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Buyers Guide – Wheels

When buying a new road bike wheels are typically the weakest stock component in terms of quality and performance. Even high-end bikes come with wheel sets that do not match the quality of the rest of the bike. Because of this wheels are often the first upgrade made by riders. Most serious racers have multiple sets of wheels in their…

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Aerodynamics: Debunking the Myths

While aerodynamics have been a consideration for road cyclists since the days of Graeme Obree’s washing machine bike and his famous superman position, it has only been recently that bike, wheel, and component manufacturers have really started putting more emphasis on the true effect aerodynamics have on performance. It’s become such a hot button topic among roadies with those valuing…

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Disc Brakes and Road Bikes

Disc brakes on road bikes have gained considerable attention in the past few years to the point that the UCI has promised to assemble a panel to discuss their application in UCI world events. Currently, they are prohibited in the professional circuit. A number of reasons make them unsuitable for big race events (heat buildup in long descents and making…

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