• tech

    Internet Dispatch #8: Paul Component Engineering

    by  • September 20, 2011 • cx, tech • 2 Comments

    I was first introduced to Paul Components when i started riding cyclocross and realized that you needed to jerry-rig and change all the parts that come with an off the shelf bike.  Paul Components are some of the best engineered pieces out there and they develop a slew of great products for commuters and...

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    Interbike Dispatch #6: Ritchey Swiss Cross

    by  • September 19, 2011 • cx, tech • 1 Comment

    Ed Note: I have 5 more Interbike videos I’ll post the next day or two, and a report from Tanaka who took a quick trip to the Montreal UCI race.  In the mean time send us any race reports and info and I’ll get a weekend recap up later tonight. Nothing is more NorCal...

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    Interbike Dispatch #4: Garmin Vector

    by  • September 16, 2011 • tech • 0 Comments

    Not long ago Garmin acquired MetriGear, a bay area company, that was developing a power based pedal system. Garmin was showing off the goods at Interbike this year and the Garmin Vector, full power meter system, will be available for the consumer market in the spring of 2012. Product Manager Clark Foy was kind...

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    Interbike Dispatch #1: Secretdrinkmix.com

    by  • September 14, 2011 • review, tech • 0 Comments

    After interviewing Dr. Stacy Sims about her research and drink mix i dipped into my NorCal fund, and bought some. The package showed up in a non-descript package like a kilo of coke from Miami Vice.  Because the mix showed up in a normal package vs. a huge plastic container in a huge cardboard box,...

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    Leopard’s DC-1: 2011 Review

    by  • March 15, 2011 • opinionate, review, tech • 3 Comments

    Leopard DC-1 … a curmudgeon convinced So, I’ll admit it up front ~ I’m an old-school, steel is real, kind of bike racer.  I like the Merckx time trial, super spoked box rims, and the only radios at a race being used by roadside picnic’ers as they follow the race and pass the wine,...

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    Social Networking For Results

    by  • February 19, 2011 • race coverage, tech • 0 Comments

    As we watch the PRE SEASON close with some epic rainy cold Belgian style weather and wait for the stories of torture to roll in from Beat The Clock and Cantuna Creek i figured it was a good time to put out a few “Social Network” type of suggestions. NUMBER 1. Like NorCal Cycling...

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