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Interesting people, must-see routes, and some tech thrown in from time to time.

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: A 2020 Year in Review

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: A 2020 Year in Review

2020: The most unrelenting year of our lifetimes? Possibly the case. But there was more to it than Covid bar graphs and election returns. Existence waits for no man. And so existing is what we did. Which means we rode our bikes and thought about them and lusted after new ones.

09 December, 2020

Gravel Tips with Colin Strickland

Gravel Tips with Colin Strickland

"Be Prepared." It's not just for the Boy Scouts. The reigning Dirty Kanza champ shares how his bike set-up is optimized to make him self-sufficient on the backroad gravel in his training grounds of Texas Hill Country.

10 November, 2020

A Video Tour of the Allied Factory by JOM of Gravel Cyclist

A Video Tour of the Allied Factory by JOM of Gravel Cyclist

JOM did an amazing tour of the gravel roads of the American South. He stopped to visit our factory in Bentonville and took a tour of our factory.

05 November, 2020

The Bike World's Most Interesting Man? It might well be João Correia

The Bike World's Most Interesting Man? It might well be João Correia

The shape-shifting life and times of João warrant book-length treatment. For now, something more brief: 10 questions about his transformation from magazine ad salesman to World Tour pro, his creation of the luxury travel company InGamba, and the relative merits of Portugal and Tuscany.

14 October, 2020

A Conversation with Rob DeMartini

A Conversation with Rob DeMartini

We visit with the CEO of USA Cycling about the brutal costs of COVID, the transformative impact it's having on USA Cycling, the lessons our sport can learn from the world of running, and his most memorable day on the bike.

06 October, 2020

Catching up with Taylor Phinney

Catching up with Taylor Phinney

He was America's most memorable road racer for the last decade. He retired at the end of 2019 to turn his energy full time to art. Then COVID hit and life got weird. We talk to Taylor about lockdown in Spain, where he's going with his art, and what riding means to him nowadays.

23 September, 2020

The Man Behind the Lens: Getting to Know Jered Gruber

The Man Behind the Lens: Getting to Know Jered Gruber

We talk with one of the most prolific -- and one of the most talented -- photographers in the professional peloton. We talk about his most memorable day of shooting, his camera set-up, his love for his hometown of Athens, Georgia, and much more.

08 September, 2020

The Accidental Capitalist: Getting to Know Blythe Jack

The Accidental Capitalist: Getting to Know Blythe Jack

Another installment in our occasional series on the most interesting and influential women in the global bike industry. With a formidable record for private equity success in the consumer internet sector, Blythe has become a commanding presence in the cycling market.

24 August, 2020

Judge, Jury and Executioner: A Conversation with James Huang

Judge, Jury and Executioner: A Conversation with James Huang

The foremost technical expert in the English language about high-end bikes? Not much debate on that one -- it's James Huang. In his role as Global Technical Editor for Cyclingtips.com, he cuts through the relentless tide of marketing puffery and gives riders substance and insight.

11 August, 2020