Category : Product Reviews

My Mavics: A love story by Grant Koontz
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My Mavics: A love story by Grant Koontz

This story starts around the time I started racing bicycles. I was in high school. I was a Cat 4. I couldn’t yet justify owning a pair of lightweight carbon wheels. Further, at the time, there weren’t any lightweight carbon wheels, to which you could mount clincher tires, that also performed well in wet conditions […]

An Under-23 Nationals Report (and a stupid light bike)
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An Under-23 Nationals Report (and a stupid light bike)

The trip to Madison, Wisconsin for the 2014 Road National Championships was an adventure. We raced in and then drove through a monsoon in Kansas, creeping along at 30 mph on the Interstate. We drank Oatmeal Stouts with our Iowan hosts (Phil’s gracious in-laws) in a pub during a tornado warning. We became acquainted with […]

Like Cinderella's slipper, in neon: Scott Road Premium Shoe
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Like Cinderella’s slipper, in neon: Scott Road Premium Shoe

“Clack….Clack,” the sound of a pair of cycling shoes becoming one with their counterpart, the pedals. It’s a sound that builds adrenaline in a cyclist, marking the start of a ride, a race, or even a trip to the local bar. The sound indicates that something awesome is about to begin. The SCOTT sports Road […]

Man versus taco versus time
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Man versus taco versus time

Dreams of my taco In July of 2008, Zac Lytle, a bike racer, promoter, and close friend of the team, took on a personal challenge: To eat 1,000 tacos in one year. Zac figured, he already ate lots of tacos—authenticos (as he calls them) from Mexican taco stands, filled with spiced meat, and just onion […]

Patiently Preparing for Hotter'n Hell and Tour of Austin
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Patiently Preparing for Hotter’n Hell and Tour of Austin

Hotter’n Hell marked the end of a long break in the race calendar. For Texas, for the team, and for me. After a good run at Tulsa, Dairyland, Nationals, Cascade, and l’Abitibi, followed by some rest and relaxation, we arrived to Wichita Falls healthy and ready to throw down on some figure eight criterium courses. […]