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Holiday Gift Guide – The Jersey Project & Cyclopedia

With The Jersey Project, Bill Humphreys and Jerry Dunn have created a North American version of the Dutch book Koerstrui (by John van Ierland and Evert de Rooij), a book documenting more than 1,000 historic, iconic, and bizarre cycling jerseys. Visually stunning, you can spend hours leafing through jerseys from all over the world, with … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide – Mopha Tool Wrap

The Mopha Tool Wrap was first sent to me as a gift from Steve over at Hampsten Cycles. I’ve always struggled with finding efficient, yet cool-looking ways to carry tools. For a while I used a sawed-off water bottle, but this presented problems on days when two bottles were required. I then moved to a … Continue reading

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Review: Handspun Cyclocross Tubulars

This fall, one of Pavé’s loyal supporters Handspun sent us a set of their wheels to test. They had done the same earlier in the year, and we published our thoughts about their house-built HED Belgium wheelset here. We also took a trip to their headquarters to see what it is about their operations that lets … Continue reading

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Discuss: Zdenek Stybar’s Quick Step “Team Issue” “Merckx” Cyclocross Bike, Up Close @ Hamme-Zogge

One of Pavé’s photograph suppliers, Balint Hamvas of, was kind enough to take a look at Zdenek Stybar’s Merckx cyclocross bike before this weekend’s Superprestige race at Hamme-Zogge. Glimpses of Stybar’s bike made our senses tingle this season, and we wanted a closer look. Since Merckx doesn’t offer a production cyclocross frame, we were curious … Continue reading

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Fons Wouters: Sven Nys’s Greatest Opponent?

Sven Nys’s second place at Koppenbergcross on Tuesday marks only the third time since 2001 that he’s failed to win the race. In 2002 and 2003, Richard Groenendaal and Bart Wellens won the race, but until Tuesday, Sven Nys was the master of the Koppenberg. He won the race seven consecutive times from 2004 to … Continue reading

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Worlds 2011: Martin on clinchers?

Rich’s tweet about a Continental announcement caught my attention. Continental claimed that Tony Martin, 2011’s World Champion, had achieved his decisive win on their new Grand Prix TT clincher. A Worlds win on a clincher, let alone the time trial seemed a little far fetched.

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