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Road Bicycle Tire and Frame Rolling Resistance 2021

Road Bicycle Tire and Frame Rolling Resistance 2021

At the turn of the century, we published an article about rolling resistance on bicycles works.  The article points out three main things: Rolling resistance is a valuable enough performance variable that you should pay attention to it. Narrower and higher pressure tires are not always better. Suspension and compliance help reduce rolling resistance. While […]
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Fit Werx² Holiday Hours

FW² in Peabody, MA will be closed from 3:00 p.m. on 12/24 and reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. We wish everyone Happy Holidays and the very best as 2021 starts.  Thank you for your support! About the AuthorAbout IanFrom first time riders to Olympians, Ian has helped thousands of athletes achieve their cycling and […]
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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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