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Cross wheels and tires: tubular and tubeless

Dave Kirkpatrick cross tech tires tubeless tubulars

Duck season! Rabbit season! Cross season! Tubulars, tubeless, Cheryls Ladd and Tiegs - the prospect of Tabata intervals has apparently sent Dave completely across the ditch.

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Disc brakes - center lock versus 6 bolt

Dave Kirkpatrick axle standards disc brakes products tech

Many people are confused by the difference between 6 bolt and center lock rotors, and whether their bikes limit them to one or the other. Here, we attempt to demystify what is actually a very straightforward question.

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So what's 3w anyway?

Dave Kirkpatrick A2 aerodynamics tires

The theme for this year seems to be 3w, but what exactly does that mean? Our crack staff opinionates!

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#CrossIsComing. But is it though?

Mike May

Disclaimer: I don't race cyclocross. I did, through a mix of curiosity, contractual obligation and masochism (more on that in a bit). I enjoyed it inasmuch as I enjoy winter camping: it's something I hated at the time, but was glad to have done when it was over. Back in 2012 I wrote a blog about the experience, outlining some of the differences between road and cross while still trying pretty hard to like it... 

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If I had a million dollars

Mike May

There have been more than a couple occasions in November's history where Dave and I have played the game, "If I had a million dollars." The idea is to decide where we would make an investment if we had a cash windfall, which seems like an easy exercise. But it's not, because we're both spendthrifts and would only invest somewhere if we recognized some strategic advantage in doing it. So the game is actually a strategic workshop for us, to assess our model and the market and choose a proactive direction to advance. So far, ...

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