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Are we in the "extended warranty" phase now?

Dave Kirkpatrick

Are we in the "extended warranty" phase now?

New warranty policies from some of the big brands have us thinking that maybe we're in the "free rust proofing" era of the bike industry.

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The best wheels for longer rides

Dave Kirkpatrick

A question for you to ponder while you enjoy Taco Tuesday: is there a "best wheel choice" based on ride length? If so, what properties are important to you in this selection?

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Rim and hub updates and pre-order niceties

Dave Kirkpatrick

Rim and hub updates and pre-order niceties

Easton 20h rims final notice, Chris King Campagnolo hubs passed final notice, and the how of the pre-order. What else could your Tuesday possibly need?

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Chris King hub and All Road wheel updates

Dave Kirkpatrick

Chris King (the company, that is) have been streamlining their hub options such that the axle fitments are more closely aligned with the hub's purpose. R45s are really for road, cross, and gravel, and 15mm forks aren't (generally) seen in those arenas, so they don't make a 15mm R45 front - QR or 12mm only. Centerlock rotors have become more standard on these kind of bikes, so they've decided to no longer have 6 bolt R45 disc hubs.  (these wheels have CK R45s in Matte Jet, with 12mm axles on both ends. they're insanely nice) Likewise, their ISO hubs are...

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Passion is an expensive word

Dave Kirkpatrick

Passion is a dirty word, and we don't just mean on Cinemax late night...

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