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Are 29’ers and low bottom brackets faster? Part II

As threatened – here’s part two of the post I started the other week. You might well remember that I was slipping on the lab coat and pocket protector to work out if bigger wheels and lower bottom brackets were the key to unlocking extra speed… Regarding wheel size the answer was – 29’s might

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Are 29’ers and low bottom brackets faster? Part I

Mullet bike: business up front, party round the back… You might have noticed Project S.Y.D. has reached version 2.0 (you can find out more over at One of the key additions to that frame was enough clearance to run either 27.5 plus or 29’er wheels – all in the name of finding out which size

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Get ahead? Get a head badge: Paul’s DIY casting

What to get ahead? Get a head badge! Paul’s waiting on having a frame made and was thinking how a custom headbadge would just set things off nicely. But where do you turn to get one made? I’ve seen a couple of sources on Etsy such as Insignia Works offering etched designs but there must be

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