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Myth 10: Stiffer Forks Steer Better | Off The Beaten Path

To celebrate Bicycle Quarterly’s 15th anniversary, we are looking at myths in cycling: things we used to believe, but which we’ve since found out not to be true. This week, we have a ‘d…

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Myth 9: Fork Blades Don’t Flex | Off The Beaten Path

When we first started talking about shock absorption and fork blades, it was commonly believed that fork blades didn’t flex significantly. Experts told us: “All the flex in a fork is in…

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Here’s how my ‘perfect’ winter bike held up through its first (brutal) winter | Shifter

At the tail end of last season, I did what I once thought I would never do: I bought a winter bike. For nearly a decade, I rode a crappy, 20-year-old single-speed mountain bike because, mostly, I feared riding a good bike. Winter in my city rust: salt, slush, muck and grime that eat components […]

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