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JRA with the Angry Asian: Enough already

There’s no longer a need to debate whether more cyclists are being killed while out on the road; the National Highway Traffic Safety Admi...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Weekend reboots, rebooted

Fruita, Colorado holds a special place for me and my wife. Situated an easy four-hour drive from our home in Boulder, Colorado, it’s a mo...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Celebrating silly products

Koo — the eyewear-focused sister company of Italian helmet brand Kask — recently released a novel little widget called the Billy. This bi...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Lemons, lemonade, and odd little wheels

I find myself in uncharted territory today: I’m lusting after a bike with 20in wheels that folds up and fits into a suitcase. It’s heavy,...

JRA with the Angry Asian: How much does 'soul' matter for bike brands?

Enthusiast cyclists often toss about the term "soul" when it comes to bike brands and bike models. Which brands have it, which brands don...

JRA with the Angry Asian: We all started somewhere

I got my first road bike in 1989 (I think), and I can see it plain as day if I shut my eyes. It was a Schwinn Traveler, built with a lugg...

JRA with the Angry Asian: My wish list for 2019

I know I’ve already shared with you my ten favorite bike products of 2018, and so you might be wondering why I’m bothering to repeat myse...

JRA with the Angry Asian: A really dumb idea

6:45am, October 26, 2018: Some plain whole milk yogurt, some blueberries and raspberries, a sliced-up banana, a handful of chocolate gran...

JRA with the Angry Asian: The fear

I give my wife a kiss goodbye, and make plans to meet up again in about two hours. The weather is beautiful, the roads are dry, and it’s ...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Taking the road less traveled

I recently passed my 12th anniversary of moving to Colorado, and I’m still finding new roads and trails to ride. Sometimes it’s just a li...

JRA with the Angry Asian: The slow crawl of road bike progress

Time and tide wait for no one, as the saying goes, and as we head into the meat of the 2018 product launch cycle, I can’t help but marvel...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter?

I’ve long thought that carbon-fiber road frames have been on an asymptotic development path; even mid-range models these days are exceedi...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Resetting the season, one patch at a time

The routine is pretty well established at this point. I wait until my daughter is in bed, I head out into the garage to retrieve the pile...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Why the bike industry makes you want, and then wait

Canyon launched its US operations just a few weeks ago, and many eager American buyers leapt at the opportunity to finally take a bite of...

JRA with the Angry Asian: For the love of cables

I remember vividly the first time I rode a modern electronic transmission. It was August 2008, and Shimano had flown a small group of jou...