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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    This is what can happen when a carbon wheel does a poor job of dissipating heat. While you can make a strong argument that rim brakes should be done away with and replaced with disc brakes in all cases, there are still many cyclists who haven't (and likely won't) make that switch anytime soon...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Disc brakes typically allow you brake later in tight turns. In the last few years, we've heard lots of talk about the advantages of disc brakes on road bikes. Better modulation, safer in the wet, and so on. But will they make you any faster? The gang from the Global Cycling Network decided to...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The Tibia stem retails for $650. $650 is a lot of money. That's rent in certain parts of the country or a round-trip ticket to some place exotic. It's also the sticker price of the new THM Tibia stem, which weighs an incredible 78g (100mm). The unique stem bolt configuration allows THM to...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    Testing was done at Specialized's in-house facility in Morgan Hill, California. Granted, Specialized has more than a little skin in the game when it comes to making the "disc brakes for road bikes" argument. Four of California bike maker's most popular models - the Tarmac, Roubaix, Diverge and...
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