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Chris King Classic vs R45 Hubs

Your bicycle’s wheels rolling is a given and not until things go wrong you even consider that there might be important parts there. Some components that extremely rarely have something go amiss with them are made by Chris King. Hence, it’s no secret I am a huge fan of their products, some of the reasons being […]

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Weekly Summary

Weekly Summary January 13 – January 19, 2014: Steel is Real

Weight program: Strength Build Week 2 out of 6 Monday: Off Tuesday: 20min warmup, 2x20min (5min rest in between) @ ~FTP, 10min cooldown Wednesday: Weights Thursday:  1:00h Indoor Z2 ride Friday: Off Saturday: 20min warmup, 2x20min (5min rest in between) @ ~FTP, 10min cooldown Sunday:  2:00h Indoor Z2 ride Total Bikescore/TSS: 260 Total Training Time: 5:30h bike+1:15h Weights Weekly Summary […]

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Against the Clock Equipment Pain and Racing Speed

Speed Enve – 1.65 and Purple

ENVE Rims and Chris King r45 hubs – A Review The bicycle wheel is simple, elegant and has been conquering mountaintops and trails for more than a century.  A rim, a bunch of spokes and a hub – you could get almost any combination to suit your particular needs. For some reason, as aerodynamics and new materials have entered cycling, […]

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Equipment Reviews

The Chris King Bottom Bracket Review

The crankset is the connection that makes you propel the bike forward. Often overlooked, the bottom bracket is an equally important part. Most of the times it is just a consumable item, like your brake pads or tyres, albeit a consumable that requires fancy (shop) tools for installation. With the advent of sealed cartridge bearings, regular servicing is something Sheldon […]

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Review – Chris King Classic Hubs for Road Use

The hum of your tyres rolling across the road, interrupted by the occasional freewheeling sound, breaking the churning unison of your gears, is part of the pleasures that is bike riding. Your wheels are a major part of keeping that nirvana. Other than the 2 inches pressurized rubber, the hubs are a significant factor of […]

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Equipment Reviews

Equipment – Classic Wheelset

Zipp 303 or 404 for racing? Fastest wheel for training/racing? If you follow online cycling discussion groups you stumble upon threads like this. As a beginner racer, usually on budget you can hardly afford multiple wheelsets. So now what? Am I going to be competitive against guys with 80mm deep carbon wheels??? The answer is […]