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Business in the front, party in the back. Alright, the name is more than a little cringeworthy.  But given the saying about the haircut for which it's named, it isn't hard to understand why mullet might be an appropriate description for road/mountain hybrid drivetrains.  Taking advantage of the cross-compatibility within SRAM's AXS wireless drivetrains, Mullet builds use road drop bar brake/shift levers to control mountain rear derailleurs, cassettes, and chains.  The best of both worlds?  Well, they might just be. It's not mystery that at Lindarets we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about bicycle -and specifically gravel bike- drivetrains and...

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So, tubeless valve stems.  They serve as the gatekeeper between a tubeless tire and the outside world, allowing air in and out- ideally when you want and not when you don't.  Being someone who finds it hard to resist the urge to try new tires and casings, who sets up a lot of bikes, and who spends a lot of time on thorn- and glass-infested desert roads and trails I have spent a good deal of time with most of the tubeless valve stems on the market.  Some are good, some are bad, mostly are solidly OK. Over the past...

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TL:DR Review  Lindarets starts with the beautiful  J.Guillem Atalaya Gravel Bike frame and completes it with a thoughtful build packed with value and performance. The result is a ride that inspires you to put in more miles in mixed terrain. With this bike, your time in the saddle will be more comfortable, more adventurous, and more fun. Explore Atalaya Gravel Bike Builds The Full Review Oh man, it’s been a heck of a summer on this bike. For the first time, ever really, I put my entire focus into riding. While my fly rod and golf clubs collected dust, I was giving...

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All new for 2020! It's something you hear all of the time.  Especially in gravely-voiced car ads billing a slightly warmed-over or lightly facelifted model as the latest and greatest.  And I get it: we naturally equate new with exciting and, for all its woes, the automobile industry certainly knows marketing better than I do. But what if you had a product that worked really, really well?  If a clean-sheet design wasn't needed, maybe a handful of refinements to address things that came up over the past year?  Well in that case you'd be J.Guillem with the 2020 Atalaya titanium...

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One, such as a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value. By this definition, Jan-WIllem Sintnicolass could be seen an artist -sculptor- of titanium, creating functional works of art. Certainly each one starts out as an idea, or something that has simply been imagined. (The initial exploratory sketches even have a dreamlike quality.) That said the J.Guillem team doesn’t just set out to make something beautiful. They seek perfection, of course, but only because they want their frames to be perfectly fit for purpose. They are...

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