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Parlee Z-Zero XD Long Term Review

Parlee Z-Zero XD Long Term Review

By Jim Weaver, Service Manager Emeritus, Fit Werx, Vermont I retired as Service Manager at Fit Werx in Waitsfield, Vermont at the end of 2018.  Shortly before retirement, I acquired a Parlee Z-Zero XD frameset.  Spending just shy of 10 years building hundreds (if not thousands) of bikes, and servicing an equal number of client […]
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Shimano GRX 800 Review

Shimano GRX 800 Review

Shimano introduced their first “gravel specific” gruppo in 2019, so some of this is not new news.  This being said, we wanted to get a little time with the new Shimano GRX 800 components before providing an overview. The “gravel group” parts from Shimano are designated GRX and are available in three levels – 400, […]
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Niner MCR Full Suspension Gravel Road Bike Review

Niner MCR Full Suspension Gravel Road Bike Review

In the beginning, there was the cyclocross bike.  Born in racing, but more often ridden in recreation, the cyclocross bike’s wide tires opened up roads previously unexplored by narrow high pressure tires.   As time passed, the cyclocross bike evolved to adapt better to the gravel road riding thrust upon it.  Wheel bases lengthened, head angles […]
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