For those of us with “the sickness”, we can usually only go a couple years before we get the itch for a new bike. For Andrew, the seed of a new bike was planted last fall when he booked a bike fitting with Guri at Pedalhead Road Works.
At the time he wasn’t unhappy with his bike or the fit, but he was curious how his body had changed since his first fit 8 years previous and what an experienced bike fitter would come up with. The result of that fitting session is the bike pictured above, and how we got there is almost as interesting as the bike itself.
How is that for an attention grabbing headline? While it is dramatic, it is not meant to be click-bait; it is a legitimate question. It is in reference to a controversy brewing regarding the latest generation of Dura Ace wheels. Specifically, how the rim brake clincher wheels are in fact re-badged versions of the previous generation.
This summer I was looking for a new kit to update my gear bin. It had become apparent that it was time to retire a few of my shorts that had become a little threadbare in a few spots, so there was room in the rotation.