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Holiday Gift Guide – Giro Prolight SLX Shoes

In about 20 years as a cyclist, I’ve owned five pairs of shoes: Diadora, Carnac, Time, Specialized—and now the Giro Prolight SLX. My first three pairs all used three Velcro straps to secure my feet, and my brief detour from the concept (two straps and a buckle) left me underwhelmed. Buckles break, gunk-up, strip, and … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – Ag2r’s Dilemma

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clement for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   Only weeks ago, Ireland’s Nicolas Roche was the clear leader of Vincent Lavenu’s Ag2r-La Mondiale squad for the Tour de France. Following good showings in last year’s Tour (15th) and the Vuelta (7th), a good 2011 … Continue reading

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Pro Tech: Giro Selector TT Helmet

Mouse over picture! We just caught wind of a new helmet from Giro – the Selector time trial helmet. One part of the press release really piqued our curiosity: An uninterrupted transition from helmet crown to the rider’s back is one of the biggest factors in aerodynamic efficiency and the Selector is the first helmet … Continue reading

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Giro: Midweek Check-in and Questions

Pavé would like to thank Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia. While it’s been overshadowed by the death of Wouter Weylandt, the first several stages of the 2011 Giro have had plenty of excitement to offer. Stage 5, over the Strade Bianchi, was won by Peter Weening, who bridged to the … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – The UCI’s List of Approved Mechanical Enhancements

We’re still letting the mud settle from this past weekend’s US National Cyclocross Championships.  But in the meantime, here’s this week’s Monday Musette. 1. By far the weekend’s biggest non-CX news was the announcement that Pegasus Sports has lost its main backer, prompting immediate reports of the team’s demise.  Team manager Chris White has apparently … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Beloki, Blogs, Kites, and Kits

Following the long weekend, there’s a veritable cornucopia of things to enjoy! Let’s jump right in: 1. Here’s a great piece on the now legendary Armstrong-Across-Field/Beloki-Across-Asphalt moment from the 2003 Tour from the Freeman Transport blog. Selman’s last point is spot-on: rest assured that Armstrong already knows the profiles of the key stages as well … Continue reading

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