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New Outdoors Column! And Garvel! – Bike Snob NYC

In my newest Outdoors column, I try and make sense of aggressive garvel racing:

Sure it’s behind a “paywall,” sure it can ultimately not be behind a paywall, no I don’t care should you’re aggravated that it’s behind a paywall, and no I don’t achieve really making any sense out of aggressive garvel racing–and neither do the racers themselves, apparently:

Jeez. Both you’re thirsty otherwise you’re not. Is that this a motorcycle race or an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm?”

Talking of garvel, I’ve determined that garvel bieks are presently essentially the most boring type of bicycle. I imply they’ve solely been a factor for lower than 10 years and there are already so many indistinguishable variations on the identical sleep-inducing them that no one can inform them aside anymore. So now they simply lump all of them collectively and name all of them the “greatest:”

There actually shouldn’t be 28 iterations of any sort of bicycle. Give you one thing else, for chrissakes! Even Cipollini himself has gotten in on it:

I imply should you’re going to purchase a garvel biek why on earth would you purchase it from Cipollini of all folks? That’s like ordering pasta at a diner. Anyway, everybody is aware of Cipollini would by no means go anyplace close to garvel as it might follow his oily torso:

And I don’t even wish to know the way the “MyCipo customized paint program” works.

Additionally, be certain to not confuse one of the best garvel bieks with the greatest cyclocross bikes, as a result of they’re TOTALLY DIFFERENT:

See, garvel bieks have longer high tubes and shorter wheelbases. Or perhaps cyclocross bikes have shorter wheelbases and steeper head and seat tube angles. Or perhaps one or the opposite has roughly path. No, wait, it’s the underside bracket peak. Or one thing. I dunno, can we speak about one thing else?

Okay. One thing else? Like what?

One thing utterly totally different from garvel bieks and cyclocross bikes–like endurance highway bikes!

Not like garvel and cyclocross bikes, that are quick drop-bar bikes that may deal with a wide range of terrain, endurance highway bikes are quick drop-bar bikes that may deal with a wide range of terrain:

Obtained it?

Aw, fuck it, I’m shopping for a Rivendell.



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