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Origins: How the AheadSet threadless headset changed bikes forever

Almost without fail, modern road bicycle headsets have identical configurations. From top to bottom, there’s a headset preload cap and bo...

Origins: A tainted yellow jersey, bird poop, and the unlikely beginnings of Skratch Labs

This article was originally published exclusively to VeloClub Insiders. For more information on how to gain access to exclusive content, ...

Origins: How heart disease and a refusal to ski created Boa Closure Systems

Boa shoe closures were little more than curious oddities when they first found their way on to cycling footwear in 2003. More than a deca...

Origins: How Chris King headsets almost didn't happen

Chris King Precision Components celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, still independently owned and operated on a daily basis by th...

Origins: The obscure relationship between Moots Cycles and a fictional alligator

Based in the cycling-friendly mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Moots Cycles has became an icon of titanium frame building an...

Origins: Abbey Bike Tools and the cassette lockring tool that started it all

The idea of a dual-sided cassette lockring tool with an integrated handle and a hollow centre big enough to fit over quick-release nuts s...