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Interview: Specialized creative specialist Chris D’Aluisio

Meet the man who steers road bike innovation for the Big Red S, and find out what drives the company’s creative processes.

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Interview: Boyd Cycling founder Boyd Johnson

Competing against the big boys isn’t easy. Economies of scale, massive marketing budgets, and brand recognition can conspire to keep the little guy down. But Boyd Cycling claims its high-end road wheels are on par with top shelf products from the larger manufacturers. Company founder Boyd Johnson explains why.

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Five NiteRider myths, busted

RoadBikeReview visited NiteRider and learned five things about this 25 year old San Diego company.

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BicycleBlueBook.com takes guess work out of buying and selling used bikes

Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, BicycleBlueBook.com brings automotive-style valuation structure to two wheels.

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KindHuman Springbok Steel ’Cross Bike: Creator Interview on Methods and the Future of Steel

KindHuman is new to the cycling scene. We chatted with founder Adam Abramowicz, and got the first look at their new cyclocross bike, the Springbok.

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Q&A: Shimano Road Product Manager Dave Lawrence

Find out what this 25-year Shimano veteran thinks of disc brakes for road bikes, how he’ll use them, and how they can be improved.

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The Best Bike Tools You’ve Never Heard Of: A Profile of Brett Flemming and Efficient Velo Tools

Despite localized fame and industry notice, EVT flies under the radar with the bike buying public, somewhat by design. While Park Tool happily sells to consumers as well as shops, Flemming prefers to focus on the professional market.

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Video: Inside the Shop (and Mind) of Rock Lobster’s Paul Sadoff

Find out why he started building bikes and why he’s stuck with it all these years. Bonus: Find out how you can win a Rock Lobster dream bike.

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Interview: Black Cat Bicycles’ Todd Ingermanson

You can instantaneously recognize a Black Cat bike from a distance because of its amazing paint job, but it’s up close where you see the real magic. RoadBikeReview sat down with Todd Ingermanson to pick the brain behind this marriage of form and function.

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Reynolds Cycling Company Profile and Tour

Take a tour of the Reynolds Cycling US headquarters in Sandy, UT. R&D, testing, prototyping and more are done here on some incredible machines. Want to see what a blowout looks like at 370 PSI?

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Feature: Hangin’ with Brent Steelman

Brent Steelman makes steel road bikes that are beautiful and stand the test of time. We spent an afternoon with him, had an espresso and talked bikes for a bit.

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Sneak Peek: Ridley Bikes Headquarters Tour

Who manufactured seven of the last 11 men’s elite cyclocross world champions’ bikes? Ridley of course. Take a trip inside the Belgian-bike maker’s headquarters to find out what goes on.

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Exclusive Factory Tour: Pearl Izumi – Louisville, Colorado

Within the realm of logic and reason, there is a principle known as Occam’s Razor. It states that, “All other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones.” Origins of this edict are not definitive, but variations of the concept have been traced as far back as the time of Aristotle […]

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Factory Tour: Moots — Steamboat Springs, Colorado

It’s a cold mid-winter day in the Colorado Rockies, the time of year of when most outdoor enthusiasts have tucked their bikes into the back of the garage, and pulled out the ski quiver. But out on the western edge of Steamboat Springs, in a three-story building on Copper Ridge Drive, cycling is always front […]

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Sneak Peek: Pearl Izumi HQ Tour

In the front lobby of Pearl Izumi’s Colorado headquarters, just left of the receptionist station, are a series of architectural renderings. The pictured building is what will be Pearl’s new home, a sleek, modern looking structure that’s already under construction in the sprawling lot across the street from the current building. Scheduled completion date is […]

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2013 Predictions: Cannondale Director of Marketing Murray Washburn Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leader’s in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. Here we present part 2 of our conversation with cycling industry veteran Murray […]

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2013 Predictions: Cannondale Director of Marketing Murray Washburn Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leader’s in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. Here we present part 1 of our conversation with cycling industry veteran Murray […]

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Sneak Peek: Moots Factory Tour

Carbon fiber may be the reigning building-material king of the cycling industry, and Asia may be the hotbed of that production, but back here in the U.S. of A there are still some great bikes being made — and not all of them are constructed with composite materials. Need proof? This past weekend MTBR.com/RoadBikeReview.com traveled […]

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2013 Predictions: Mavic Communication Director Zack Vestal Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leader’s in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. Read part one here. Here we continue our conversation with Mavic Communication Manager […]

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2013 Predictions: Mavic Communication Director Zack Vestal Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leaders in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. First up, part one of a two-part Q&A with Mavic Communication Manager Zack […]

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