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3T Gravel Bike

First Impressions: The All New SRAM Red AXS, Hammerhead Karoo, and S-Works Tarmac SL8 LTD

May 15th, 2024

The newest, top of the line groupset from SRAM has been the most exciting and worst kept secret in cycling for a while now. Those in the know had spied photos of it in the pro peloton and it seems SRAM was using the leaks to build hype for the “lightest electronic groupset ever.” Naturally, we’ve had some high expectations and were incredibly excited to get our hands on it.

3T Gravel Bike

Employee Bike Checks: Brian Szumki's 3T Primo Exploro

January 24th, 2024

A few years ago before UCI regulations and big budget races, a word like aerodynamics seemed to go against everything the “Spirit of Gravel” stood for. Gravel is about handlebar bags, IPA’s, and handlebar mustaches right? Aerodynamics sounded stuffy...

Mountainadoras Maintenance Clinic

Tire Sizing: A Puncture in the Fabric of Reality

August 28, 2021

Tire sizes exist in a reality of their own. An Orwellian reality where twenty-six by one point seven five does not equal twenty-six by one and three quarters. It is almost as if the industry is telling us that two plus two does not equal four...

Mountainadoras Maintenance Clinic

Mountainadoras Maintenance Clinic

August 25, 2021

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Samantha Levy, founder and organizer of the Mountainadoras, brought 10 women, mostly beginners, to the shop to learn basic bike and trail maintenance. Leading the clinic was Bree Duffy, our inventory manager and experienced mountain and gravel biker....

Don Mock builds a wheel

The Hand-built Wheel Advantage

August 18, 2021

The most obvious advantage to a hand-built wheel is quality. Even with entry-level hubs and rims, a human wheelbuilder can produce a wheel far better than a machine can using the same parts. Building a wheel is a skill, can be considered a trade, and some even call it a form of art...