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ARTICLES BY Charles Manantan
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  • Monday January 26, 2015

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    Limar’s Velov Helmet & Sugoi’s new Zap Reflective Jacket are a couple of new things I’m wearing because being not dead is a lot more important than trying to look like a Blacked out bad ass… I mean do you really think you look “mean” or tough to the general public because the skin tight spandex you’re wearing is harder to see?

  • Monday January 19, 2015

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    Cannondale’s Super X, SRAM’s CX1 group, American Classic’s Hurricane Disc wheels and Ergon CF3 post / SRX saddle all landed within a short period of time… Cue a mad scramble for tires, bar, stem and you wind up with an exceptionally smooth cross bike that removes any thoughts about shifting...

  • Monday January 12, 2015

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    Quick. Name the family-owned Italian manufacturer producing pro-race winning frames exclusively in Italy since the 1950’s. Colnago, Pinarello, De Rosa all probably come to mind but Sarto are the family (and brand) still exclusively producing in Italy for more than 50 years and I have their new custom Energia Disc.

  • Tuesday November 25, 2014

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    The Interbike 2014 love just keeps on coming, here's a look at the new cycling gear from Ritchey, BH, Scapin, Giro, Rauler, and Infocrank.

  • Monday November 3, 2014

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    Wahoo Fitness' KICKR Power Trainer review: The lack of a rear wheel is most notable but that’s no place near this trainer’s best feature...

  • Monday October 20, 2014

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    Sarto, Lake, Zipp, Xpedo, Wahoo and Visijax. Yet more of the latest and greatest bike tech from Interbike 2014.

  • Thursday October 2, 2014

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    More top line gear from Interbike with Rolf Wheels, Velogrip’s loft rack, Endura’s Chamois, Sugoi’s Icefil tech, Lazer’s helmet updates, and Fix It Stick’s new T- way Tool.

  • Monday September 22, 2014

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    More top line gear from Interbike'14 with Silca’s best-in-show winning floor pump, Assos' latest kit, the best-in-class chamois makers Elastic Interface, new wheels from Vittoria and 3T’s latest cockpit gear.

  • Sunday August 10, 2014

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    Quick. Name the family-owned Italian manufacturer producing pro-race winning frames exclusively in Italy since the 1950’s. Colnago, Pinarello, De Rosa all probably come to mind but Sarto are the family (and brand) still exclusively producing in Italy for more than 50 years and I have their new custom Energia Disc.

  • Saturday June 14, 2014

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    Silca have been the benchmark inflation company for decades. Starting in 1917, they’ve made pumps and tools that have been in use for what seems to be the entire time… How many companies in cycling have been around long enough that you don’t remember “back when they started”? PEZ recently checked out their latest instant classic - the Eolo III Co2 Inflation Head.

  • Monday May 12, 2014

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    The new CX300 shoe by Lake Cycling keeps up the product line changes and advances. It may be the perfect warm weather addition as temps (at least in Arizona) are already in the 90’s, and shoe ventilation goes from marketing pitch line to an absolute concern.

  • Wednesday April 23, 2014

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    The 2014 Sea Otter classic was another mix of good food, good riding, great gear and better than predicted weather. We snapped a few new bits from companies small & large… Ergon & Velo saddles, Xpedo pedals, Lake shoes, Lezyne tools, Nuun energy drinks, Rolf Prima wheels, and bikes from Divo and Scapin.

  • Monday April 7, 2014

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    VeloVie’s Vitesse 500 checks a lot of race bike boxes: full carbon construct right down to the drops (frame and fork), brand name raw materials, uni-weave exposed skin, and full top line group and wheels. Here's a closer look...

  • Monday February 17, 2014

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    Can the bar/stem/post masters make a wheel? After 50 plus years in the cycling components business, 3T have taken some top line features and added their own original twists to create the Mercurio 60 Limited wheelset.

  • Monday November 25, 2013

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    Northwave are more than just shoes… The Evolution Tech jacket, bib tights and Body Fit base layer and X-Cellent booties land just in time for the cold - here's the review.

  • Monday November 11, 2013

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    The 2013 Interbike cycling trade show is long over but this is Pez... And true bike geeks very simply can just keep geeking out on gear for a virtual eternity... here's Ritchey’s Logical new bits, De Marchi’s old and new school and Felt’s new Aero solution.

  • Wednesday October 9, 2013

    2013 Interbike round 3…  We eyeball the latest from Lake Shoes, Gore’s latest kit, Wahoo Fitness’ new gear, Head gear from POC and Bolle’s return.

    This round of more cool cycling gear from Interbike 2013 covers you from the top down as we look at head gear from POC, eyewear maker Bolle’s return, Gore Bike Wear's latest kit, fine footwear from Lake Shoes, and some training gear from Wahoo Fitness that’ll make you sweat – all in a good way.

  • Wednesday October 2, 2013

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    This time up its Xentis new hoops, New foot love from Sidi and Solestar, Italian Saddle maker Astute, a power pedal from Xpedo and a bit more bits from Fairwheel Bikes.

  • Tuesday September 24, 2013

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    Interbike rounds out show season and we have a few items on tap from Tex Market, Power 2 Max, Sidi, SoleStar, Optic Nerv and Fairwheel Bikes.

  • Monday September 9, 2013

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    A few decades ago, a thought started in a humble bike shop, went into a wind tunnel as a carbon race frame and came out as arguably the finest cycling clothing available. “Ace” (Assos) have come a looong way without ever leaving a house in Switzerland… Here's a close look at their T FI.13 S5 bibshorts, SS.Mangussta S7 jersey, S7 arm & leg Warmers, and Climaschutz vest.

ARTICLES BY Charles Manantan
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