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Read This: Life in the Slipstream: The Legend of Bobby Walthour Sr.

By     |    Dec 11, 2013
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In the early 1900s, Bobby Walthour was king of the cycling world. Life in the Slipstream chronicles his life as one of the world’s athletic superstars. Red Kite Prayer has a full review: Part endurance sport, part daredevil show, the cycling of those times was big business and the nation was in thrall to its drama and personalities. Much the way Balf’s book shone the light on an era when cycling was […]

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Lake CX170 Road Bicycling Shoes for $100

By     |    Dec 11, 2013
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Sierra Trading Post is running a 20% off $75 deal with code SITEKEEP1213. That’s bringing their normally great prices down even further. Even better: get 30% off when you sign up for their DealFlyer email. Click here to sign up. Lake CX170 Road Cycling Shoes – $100 (with 20% off deal) The Lake CX170 are very classically styled. These shoes feature Lake’s “BOA lacing system” and a  fiberglass-injected nylon outsole. They run small, […]

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Splurge vs. Save: Chris King NoThreadSet vs. Origin8 Pro Threadless Headset

By     |    Dec 10, 2013
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How much are you willing to spend on a headset? On one hand, your headset choice is pretty unlikely to slow you down. On the other hand, it is one of those parts that you’ll stare at a lot while grinding up the hills. Which would you pick? Chris King NoThreadSet – $135 Chris King’s headset is gorgeous and pricey. The 1 1/8″ model is 98 grams and comes with […]

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SmartWool Sock, Hat, and Glove Sale from Eastern Mountain Sports

By     |    Dec 9, 2013
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Eastern Mountains Sports is running a great sale if you’re a fan of SmartWool products. 3-for-2 socks makes them 33% off their normal price. Hats and gloves are also on sale. I’m eyeing these items: SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks – $11.30 per pair when you get 3 SmartWool Neck Gaiter – $24 (reg. $30) Smartwool Men’s Merino Wool, Smartphone-Compatible Liner Gloves – $19 (reg, $30) SmartWool PhD Training […]

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Road Cycling and Mountain Bike Gear Deals | December 9, 2013

By     |    Dec 9, 2013
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Looking to drop some weight on your road bike? Check out the Ultegra 10-speed cassette featured below (only 208 grams and under $70). Its larger gears are mounted to an aluminum carrier to save weight. Then save a few more grams with the ~700 gram FSA Energy MegaExo Crankset (includes integrated external bearing bottom bracket for only $99). More notable deals below … Cycling Gear and Equipment Shimano CS-6700 Ultegra Bicycle 10-Speed Cassette […]

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Winter Mountain Bike Shoes: Diadora Polaris 2 On Sale

By     |    Dec 5, 2013
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It’s getting cold out, so stop freezing your toes off. Grab a pair of Diadora Polaris 2 clipless cycling shoes for 33% off. Perfect for muddy trail riding or slushy road cycling. Angle height so your Achilles heal will no longer ice over. Suprell and Cordura high-ankle design repels wet weather while the breathable, waterproof and thermal lined interior membrane maintains warmth. Composite reinforced sole provides direct thrust for effective power […]

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