Technical

How do you descend fast? It’s all in the curves

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The burning in my thigh told me I had lost some skin. Tenderness under my helmet told me it had also made contact with the pavement. I glanced over towards my bike: it had come to a rest against the low wall. Lucky for that, otherwise it would be at the bottom of the ravine. […]

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Sure Fire Way to Find a Fork (and just about any) Supplier

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I am in the final stage of planning for an all-alloy bike, no carbon components at all, for the low-end of the market. This has meant selecting a quality fork producer. I produce my own carbon forks and have not yet used an alloy fork. So I have had to search for a producer. Probably […]

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Principles of Good Bicycle Design: 2012 TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards Jury Discussion

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This is a video of a discussion held by the five jury members who selected the winning entries to this year’s inaugural competition. It’s 23min long, so a summary of key points is provided below. The judges’ details are listed at the end of this post. From 207 entries, 74 winners were chosen in the […]

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Carbon Component Finish Outsourcing

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Sabinna headed out to a components service supplier recently.  Customers were waiting on frame orders. The frames were ready but not the forks. So the new order of forks needed to  be processed and then painted asap. It was a case of  having to give them a bit of a prod to move the production through […]

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Where would you rather your bicycle be manufactured—China or Taiwan?

You’d probably hope for the latter, although it’s unlikely to be the case. Back in March Velo News published an article pointing out what industry insiders all know: that high-end bicycle frames are 1) hand made by 2) a few large manufacturers (in which Giant looms prominent) based in China. When it comes to the rest […]

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Ramp and Boss: the technology assisting smooth chain(ring) upshift with reference to 2012 SRAM Red

I have not had a chance to check out the latest edition of the SRAM Red groupset until this week. An average week involves installing Shimano Tiagra or SRAM Apex on most builds (more on these great value-for-money groupsets in a future post). Looking forward to it. A bit ironic, though, that’s it’s taken this […]

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