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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...