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Interview: Dirty Kanza winner Yuri Hauswald

Vicious conditions make for an epic tale of perseverance and eventually victory at the 10th edition of the world’s most famous (and infamous) gravel grinder.

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Interview: Specialized in-house mechanic Patrick Miller

RoadBikeReview sits down with Miller to talk disc brakes, thru-axles, and find out what his No. 1 tech tip is.

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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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Giving Thanks: Living for the love of it

Freeskiing star Jen Hudak’s singular focus was an Olympic medal until a blown-out knee ended her dream. Using a mountain bike as part of her recovery she found not only a new athletic outlet, but a new outlook as well. Her first-person telling of the story is a reminder to us all why we should be thankful for our bike lives.

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From the Arctic Circle to Africa: A True Cycling Adventure

In 2013, Reza Pakravan pedaled 11,000 miles from the Arctic Circle to southernmost Africa. The journey took 102 days — or roughly 107 miles per day for more than three months. Find out how he did it.

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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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Generation Next: Joe Dombrowski Talks Life in the Bigs

Two years removed from college, Joe Dombrowski details life in Nice, France, what it’s like riding for the world’s top stage racing team, and how he feels about Lance Armstrong.

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2013 Predictions: Tom Ritchey of Ritchey Design

We had the opportunity to chat with Tom Ritchey before he left to attend the NAHBS show in Denver recently. Ritchey was recently inducted into the United States Bicycle Hall of Fame.

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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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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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Double Down at Mandalay Bay Special Prize Recognizes Consistency at CrossVegas and The USA CRITS Finals

Boulder, Colo – With two of America’s top cycling events planned during Interbike week in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize riders who can excel in both cyclocross and criterium racing. Double Down at the Mandalay Bay is designed to do just that. Double Down at Mandalay Bay recognizes those riders with a […]

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Interview with Yaroslav Popovych – Happy to be back riding for Bruyneel and Astana.

Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) Yaroslav Popovych has a rich history riding for Johan Bruyneel, General Manager of the Astana Cycling Team. In Popovych’s first year at Discovery Channel, the Ukranian won the Tour de France’s white jersey, honoring the Best Young Rider, while helping Lance Armstrong win a record setting seventh Tour title. His Tour de […]

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Meet Alex Howes of the U23 Slipstream squad

After a year of racing as part of one of the best amateur teams in France, Alex Howes is returning to his roots, rejoining the Slipstream organization, as he will be racing with the U23 team VMG/Felt for the 2009 season. Through it all, Alex has chronicled his adventures through his blog sharing his ups […]

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An Interview with… Markus Storck

We met up with Markus Storck, founder of Storck Bicycles, and asked him a few questions. Check out our video interview with Markus, where he touches on topics such as how he got addicted to the bicycle, how the Klein merger with Trek affected him, and what motivates him when he designs a new bicycle […]

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The creed of Creed

At just 27 years of age, American Mike Creed of the Rock Racing team finished up his ninth year as a professional with his last road race of the season, the Tour of Missouri back in September. While coming through the ranks, Creed was crowned U.S. national champion 20 times and was a member of […]

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Dominique Rollin – it was a good year

Quite a year for Canadian Dominique Rollin. On his first year with the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team and his second year racing on the North American circuit, he caught everyone’s attention after the fourth stage at the Tour of California, the 135-mile (217 km) slog from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. In horrendous weather conditions, […]

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Tom Zirbel wants to tackle the hard races in Europe

The 2008 road season is coming to a close, and with it, comes time of looking back and thinking about the future. I caught up with 6′ 4″, 194-pound Tom Zirbel of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team on the eve of the Tour of Missouri where we chatted about his season and his wish to […]

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Shelley Olds of Proman wins Inaugural SF Twilight Criterium

When the start gun fired at the inaugural San Francisco Twilight Criterium on September 13th, the pro women’s race posted an incredible lineup that included Olympians and national champions. Photo by Ken Conley Two-time Olympian and 2004 National U.S. Time Trial Champion Christine Thorburn (Webcor) who placed 5th in this summer’s Olympic Time Trial, made […]

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