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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    ENVE has announced a new addition to its Smart ENVE System (SES) component line. The SES Aero Road Stem is designed to make riders faster by enabling riders to achieve their optimum position, by reducing drag through aero shaping, and by preserving handlebar options. It follows the philosophy of...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Does altering stem length change the way your bike rides? When road cyclists think about stem length, they tend to only take into account the effect it has on their position on the bike. But mountain bikers change stem length depending on the handling characteristics they want for their bike...
  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. General Cycling Discussion
    Road Disc Fork Speed Release Thru-Axle Building upon nearly a decade of experience making the forks, ENVE's latest road disc fork features a modern 32mm of tire clearance, a low axle to crown height of 370mm, internal hose routing, and a light weight one-piece from drop-out to steerer...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    The SL70 bar has a great, middle of the road bend, with a mild flare to the drops. Lowdown: Zipp Service Course SL70 Bar and SL Speed Stem A great bar for riders who like a hybrid anatomic/compact bend and have medium to large hands. There is nothing drastic or quirky about the SL70s, instead...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    The alloy PLT bar, stem and seat post group is aimed to deliver reliable and durable racing components (click to enlarge). Shimano will always be best known for its drivetrains. But the Japanese cycling giant has also built a considerable presence in the component arena with its PRO line. That...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Sean shows us the latest offerings from Ritchey on the Super Logic front. A new all carbon stem, utilizing the C260 clamping system, as well as an all new all carbon Evo Curve Carbon handlebar. The Evo Curve bend has been one of Ritchey's most popular aluminum bars, so it only seemed logical to...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Ben Coffey of Cinelli Bicycles USA came to the SF Bike Expo with some parts that at first glance look like NOS, but are actually new reissues for 2012. The classic Cinelli 1A Quill Stem is being reissued as a 2012 part, originally announced back as NAHBS this year, it has yet to ship. Ben...
  9. Components, Wrenching
    Ritchey unveiled three new products at the recent DealerCamp expo out in Park City, Utah. First of those three products was the C260 WCS Stem. We were able to get some time with one recently and can say we're quite impressed with the new stem. The stem is noticeably light when picked up...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Just landed this week, this is the new top end Easton EC90 SL stem. Should be available at dealers starting this week. Finish: Matte Weight: 110 grams Rise: +/- 10d Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm Steerer: 1 1/8" Length: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130mm Material: Easton Carbon plus Ti Hardware Price: $230
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Part 4 - Ritchey Carbon Magic I am extremely lucky to have Steve Parke as my neighbor. He's the General Manager at Ritchey and he was very enthused about helping out with this project. Ritchey parts embody the spirit of this project: light but strong and extremely well engineered. So we took...
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