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Category Archives: cycling

Opinion: The Pace of Change in the MTB World is Slowing Down, and I’m All For It

What comes next in the world of mountain bike technology? That’s a question I’ve found myself asking lately, since it seems like the frenetic pace of change in the mountain bike world has slowed down a little. It’s hard to say if this adjustment period would have been as noticeable without the pandemic—supply chain shortages […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gravel Cycling (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everybody understands the appeal of riding a bike, but when it comes to competitive cycling, many Americans are baffled or indifferent. What is the allure of bike racing, anyway? Is it the grandeur of the Tour de France? The raw adrenaline of downhill mountain bike racing? The human dog track that is velodrome racing’s Keirin? […]

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Gravel Star Keegan Swenson Is Racing for Team USA at the UCI Road World Championships

The best male graver in the U.S. is headed to the biggest one-day race for professional road cyclists. Keegan Swenson heads to the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia this week as one of the most anticipated riders to watch in the men’s road race. Swenson was a surprise call-up for Team USA […]

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As E-bikes, Scooters, and Onewheels Become More Popular, Cyclists are Getting Squeezed Out

There was a time when riding a bike in the city was simple, if a bit dicey. There were cars, and there were traffic lights. You avoided the former, you ignored the latter, and if you were lucky you managed to stay alive. What could be easier? Today, things are a lot more complicated. In […]

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The E-Bike Is Pure Joy

Earlier this week, The Atlantic ruffled feathers across the cycling world with a column titled “The E-bike Is a Monstrosity.” Ignoring the headline, I read the essay, written by columnist Ian Bogost, to try and understand his ambivalence toward an invention that—full disclosure—I absolutely adore. Bogost’s take, when boiled down, is that e-bikes are neither bicycles […]

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Peter Sagan says there’s ‘no respect’ in peloton: ‘Everyone pees on everyone’

Peter Sagan says today’s professional peloton is “total anarchy.” It is a familiar refrain from many riders as they get older that the younger members of the bunch lack a certain amount of respect for others, and the 32-year-old Sagan recently criticized the latest generation of youngsters for it. In an interview with Belgian newspaper […]

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A Tour de France Finish on Your Local Bike Path

You don’t need to be riding up Alp d’Huez to get cheered this loud. On July  21, unsuspecting cyclists and runners in Boulder, Colorado, received a standing ovation midway through their commutes and workouts at the Outside Flash Finish. The flash mob-style cheering section provided inspiration and motivation to hardcore athletes, dog walkers, and everyone […]

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