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Catlike Whisper Plus Helmet Review

Catlike Whisper Plus Helmet Review Reviewed by Ian Buchanan Description: The Catlike Whisper Plus is a top of the line road helmet made by Catlike, a specialty helmet company out of Spain.  Some of the design intentions include lightweight, maximal cooling, fit/comfort, safety, style and functionality/design.   Let’s break it down by each item: Weight: The…

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Road Tubeless Tire Review

Road Tubeless Clincher Tires By Jim Weaver, Service Manager Fit Werx, Vermont Traditionally there have been two choices of wheel/tire combinations:  tubular or clincher.  Tubular tires and wheels provide superior ride quality and lighter weight than clincher wheels, however, tubulars were not as easy to mount or change as clinchers as they require glue (TUFO…

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REVL, by The Hive, Brake Calipers

REVL, by the Hive, Brakeset Reviewed by Jim Weaver Service Manager, Fit Werx in Vermont REVL brakes are manufactured by The Hive (www.bythehive.com), a relatively local company to us in Massachusetts.  These brakes feature full carbon calipers, with 7075 aluminum and titanium hardware.   The single pivot design saves weight, and The Hive says that the…

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Rear Derailleur Adjustments

Rear Derailleur Adjustment Fundamentals Adjusting the rear derailleur on a bicycle can be a daunting task.  However, armed with an understanding of what the primary adjustments control, basic derailleur adjustments are not as complicated as they seem. Required Tools: Philips screwdriver #2 or 2.5mm hex (SRAM RED) 5mm Hex wrench Overview – The two primary…

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2011 Cervelo R Series Bikes-What's New?

’11 Cervelo R Series Bikes – What is New Overview: For the first time in five years, Cervelo revamped their R series offerings significantly in 2011. The R5 (which replaces the R3 SL) and the R3 utilize redesigned framesets, incorporating  technology and design from the limited production R5ca, while the RS has been given a new…