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Road cycling shoe design philosophy with Giro

: We interview Eric Horton, Director of Design at Giro, to learn about their design philosophy and tech in cycling shoes.

The Preparer

: This amorphous specialist is sometimes the difference between winning or not; finishing or not; sometimes even starting or not.

Profile Design Takes FLYT

: I described PD's FLYT system last year. But now we're at one of those rubber-meets-road moments.

Tech Series: Optimizing Brake Performance – Part 2

: We continue with our investigation of brake performance for rim brakes and disc brakes, with input from industry experts.

Tech Series: Optimizing Brake Performance – Part 1

: We uncover ways that the average triathlete can keep their brakes in top shape, for all brake types and rim materials.

650c and the Future of Wheel Sizes

: We look into current wheel size offerings to find out where we came from, where we're going, and why things have changed.

Internal Gears and Belt Drive – In Your Future?

: We investigate two technologies and their application to triathlon - internal gears and belt drive. Could these be the next aero frontier?

Past and Future of Carbon - Part 2

: Enjoy Part 2 of our series on the evolution of carbon fiber and its application to our bikes. What specific parts are best made from this miracle material?

Past and Future of Carbon Fiber

: In this two-part series, we investigate the applications of carbon fiber over the past 30 years. Have we come as far as we imagined?

Which Bike Brand Won the Kona Count?

: Year over year? Canyon by a nose (cone). I’ll explain my methodology below.

Cody Beals' Winning Ride

: Canadian Cody Beals is two wins in two attempts in IRONMAN races aboard his Ventum One.

The Small Cog Conundrum

: We discuss the growing trend for 9 and 10-tooth cassette cogs, the problems they introduce, and easy solutions to keep you riding happily.

Tire Sealant 2018 Update

: We take a fresh look at tire sealants in 2018. Have they developed like we imagined? How do they apply to your needs and your tires? Read on.

Disc Brake Primer - Part 2

: This is the second segment of our basic primer on disc brakes for road and triathlon. We dive in to specifics for travel, storage, tools, and more.

Disc Brake Primer - Part 1

: We cover the basics of disc brakes for road and tri. What can you expect? Do they perform well? How must your maintenance routine change?

When Craft Gave Way to Engineering

: I left bike manufacturing in 1999, not a moment too soon. When I started it was hobby-plus. When I exited, it was an industry.

Building a Road Plus Gravel Bike

: We detail the ins and outs of building your very own gravel or “Road Plus” bike. Is it all gravy, or are there still some kinks to be worked out?

Great (Good, At Least?) Minds Think Alike

: One great way to know you’re onto something is if some other smart guy comes to the same conclusion.

The Frame Material Debate

: We investigate the debate of frame materials, and whether there is any future for materials other than carbon fiber. Can steel survive?

What is Road Plus?

: We investigate the relatively new concept of Road Plus. Is it cyclocross? Gravel? Something else? Let's explore - pun intended.

1x Reconsidered

: Our Tech Editor takes a look at 1x drivetrains and discusses how his feelings towards them have evolved over time. Are they for you?

Are Pedals the Place For Power Meters? Maybe

: The pedal makes sense because it’s portable across bikes. But there’s more to consider.

What’s the Best Tire Size for Me in 2018?

: We look at tire sizes for 2018. What should you use and why? How have tire sizes evolved?

Do These Wheels Make My Tires Look Fat?

: We cover the often misunderstood topic of how rim width can greatly affect tire width - and what it means for your bike.

A2 Wind Tunnel discoveries with Brad Williams

: US Pro Brad Williams spent a couple hours in the A2 Wind Tunnel in NC with his new Canyon race bike and discovered quite a few interesting items while he was there.

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