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Tour de France tech: Custom Ridleys for Greipel and De Gendt

For brands sponsoring the biggest teams in the world, the Tour de France is the most important showcase of the year. It's not just a bike...

Tech feature: The tools, the mechanics, and the hidden dance at the Tour de Suisse

At any given bike race, the riders are invariably the stars of the show. They’re the ones who are competing against one another, it’s the...

"Every woman needs to learn more about mechanical repairs" and other things I learned at the United Bicycle Institute

A little while back I packed up my luggage and headed out from my home in Brooklyn, New York to Ashland, Oregon to attend the Professiona...

Small hand modifications: Adjusting your lever reach

While ripping down a twisty mountain descent, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you can easily and comfortably reach your...

Misadventures in mechanics: Mara Abbott's ode to pro wrenches

My job is to make the bike go fast. My job is not to make the bike run well. Thank goodness. Thank goodness that there are mechanics in t...