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Not all great bikes need to cost $10,000. This is one such example. Like many clients, Harold had done a lot of research prior to stepping foot in the store. He knew what bicycle he wanted and he knew where to get it. The most important thing to Harold was minimizing discomfort, particularly in the[…]

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This Specialized Shiv was meticulously assembled by Craig Miller in Hb Cranford. Together, Craig and Georgios spent hours reviewing Georgios’ 2018 goals and objectives and what bicycle would be the best tool towards those ends. The result is a breathtaking build that compliments their Team High Five sponsors while leaving nothing behind for Georgios as[…]

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Take a good look at this bike because it’s likely that you’ll never see another one quite like it. Beginning with a super limited graphics package celebrating the incredible professional career of former UCI World Champion, Tom Boonen’s four-time Paris-Roubaix wins on the Specialized Roubaix. Built with a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 on a Specialized[…]

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What to expect when you’re expecting…to ride your bike in the cold. A condensed gear guide to what you’ll need. I commute to work at the shop almost every day on the bike. I need to have equipment that performs as well as feels comfortable. There are a few basic necessities for winter clothing that[…]

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This was submitted to us by Jason Lewis. Jason is a personal trainer and a cyclist. He recently set out on his first bike packing trip without any real-world experience on what to expect. He took lots of field notes and wrote this up when he returned to better prepare you for your first overnight[…]

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Marty's Reliable, High Gear Cyclery, Jay's Cycle Center, Montclair Cyclery

The featured bike this week is this S-Works Roubaix with Sagan Celebration graphics. Jim V. built this bike with mechanical Dura Ace. It is spec’d with S-Works carbon cranks with Look Keo Blade pedals.  The client wanted a strong wheel set built for the rough New Jersey roads that will also hold up well on[…]

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Riding bikes on lesser traveled gravel backroads has an allure of peaceful aggressiveness that makes any ride better. These roads are often devoid of traffic, save for the occasional passing farm equipment or friendly neighbor driving past with a wave and a nod. It’s a window into another world of rolling pastures and picket fences.[…]

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