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The (sweet) music of bicycles, and nothing else

Steven Baber took his love for bicycles and created full songs with just his bicycle, by recording sounds from every component, from presta valves to freehubs.    Read More »

Packing for Nationals: Cold Weather Expert Steve Tilford Gives Advice

Not used to riding and racing cyclocross in the cold? We talked with cyclocross legend and almost constant-national champion, Kansas’ Steve Tilford for his advice on being prepared for the potential bitter cold weather.   Read More »

Course Preview: U.S. Cyclocross National Championships

With just 10 days until America’s best cyclocross racers descend on Boulder, Colorado, to decide who will carry the mantle of U.S. national champion in 2014, the course at Valmont Bike Park has taken shape.   Read More »

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Shortening Tune DC14 rear skewer - what size die?

I scored a couple Tune DC14 rear skewers on Ebay for $25 a piece. I'm tempted to shorten one of the skewers so I can use it for my front wheel. I'm sure most of you would advise against this, but I think it's doable as long as I have the right size die. Does anyone know what size die I would need ... Read More »

New Wheelset built on Tune hub set

I'm am considering light clincher/notubes rim of Stan's Alpha 340 laced on 20/24 Tune mig 70 front and Tune mig/mag 170 rear. Hub set is 250 grams. The Stan's rim is 385 grams. This wheelset comes with wheelsmith DB15 black spokes and alloy nipples all together becomes sub 1300 grams wheelset. ... Read More »

Very Quiet Bike after Drive Train Tune Up......Normal or not?

I had work done on my bike yesterday which included a thorough cleaning of the bike, the metallic areas look like it is new it is so clean. I noticed when I got home that when I spin the rear wheel I barely hear the sound of the wheel turning which I think comes from ball bearings? I wondered if th ... Read More »

When should I have my first bike tune done? 300, 500, 1000 miles....

I've got just under 300 miles on my new bike since getting it mid Jan and have no idea as to when I should have my first bike tune done. Also, how often should they be done thereafter? Thanks in advance. BrandonRead More »

Alchemy vs Chris King vs Tune for 195 rec rider

Which hub do you think is best for a 195Lb recreation rider in hilly areas? I'm primarily buying new wheels to go lighter, but I don't want to do something that makes no sense for my weight. Alchemy Elf/Orc (some sort of "UL" thing coming?) Chris King R45's Tune 70/170 I run SRAM 10spd. I ... Read More »

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