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[OFFICE VISIT] PRAXIS WORKS, SANTA CRUZ

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Not long ago we stopped by the other end of town in Santa Cruz and paid a visit to Praxis Works, a local engineering firm with a focus on drivetrain components. About 1 year ago we tested out their “conversion BB”…In layman’s terms, it’s a press fit bottom bracket that allows you to run GXP style cranks in a BB30 bike. While Praxis’ early foray into the world of being a solutions company has stuck, they’re branching out a great deal and trying to break away from that image. After a stroll through the office we met some great folks and got a solid...

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Smart Training With Team Sky & The Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer

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Matt Stephens talks with Tim Kerrison, the Head Of Athlete Development at Team Sky. Tim discusses the warm up / down activities undertaken by the riders, something Team Sky created headlines with at the Tour de France a few years ago.Luke Rowe uses the KICKR for training when the weather is bad, and is able to replicate the cobbled climb efforts. He can be found listening to "old skool rap" Dr Dre, Fifty Cent, Eminem.Ian Boswell feels that training with accurate power has improved his race day performance, particularly since the home trainers of old! Ian recalls the most challenging home...

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Wheelbuilding | Alloy Rim Weights

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To help pick out the appropriate set of rims for your custom wheel build, we've broken them into two main groups: Standard Rims & Disc Rims.  To make things easier, we've further broken these groups into Categories, based on their dimensions. (ie Width and Depth) and sorted them according to their Weight. These 3 specifications are the main attributes to consider to optimise your ride performance and overall experience.  Here are some bullet points to help you along: style of riding (ie, criterium, century, touring) terrain (ie, tarmac, gravel, cobbles) distance  gradient  wind conditions optimal tyre size frame / brake clearance -------------------------- ...

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Avant-Garde Nuance (AGN) | E.22 by EliteWheelworks

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Avant-Garde Nuance (AGN) The Avant-Garde Nuance (AGN), is our latest series of E.22 rims.  It is named exactly after our anonymous test team, which features a diverse group of wheel connoisseurs scattered over South East Asia. As the name suggests, it embraces the current reform in the industry, with the goal of testing and delivering vastly superior product, even if concepts are initially unconventional and unaccepted.  This new line presents the hallmark of modernism, and the series of finished products depict our vision of the future.  Essence & Development Two years following the success of the X-Series (nicknamed the Experiment), the AGN takes a...

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IN DEPTH REVIEW OF THE PRAXIS ZAYANTE CRANKS | Herbalife 24 Team

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New on our team bikes for 2017 are the Zayante road cranks. These sleek looking cranks have been popping up all over the cycling media and getting rave reviews from outlets like BikeRadar, Cycling Weekly, and CyclingNews. Now that I’ve had them on my bike for 6 months, it’s time to add my in-depth review into the mix. I can’t start talking about the cranks withought first talking about Praxis as a company. They’re based in Santa Cruz and have been around for 10 years. They’re known in the area as the hippest and raddest company around. These guys know...

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