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  1. Lower gears, but still 10 of them

    17 Sep 2017

    PORTLAND, Oregon — While on a recent bike tour, climbing up some seriously gnarly hills on soft, dusty gravel roads, I had some time to contemplate my gearing choices and other life decisions.  “One by ten, 11-34 cassette and 30 tooth chainring should be low enough for anything,” I thought…

  2. Monkey Nuts to the rescue

    11 Jan 2017

    AUSTIN – This whole “gears” thing is working out better than I thought it would. A modern, new and proper one-by (1x10) drivetrain is quiet, shifts smoothly and stays out of the way. I have no reservations about mashing gears or churning the seemingly endless torque up hills and/or through…

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