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New Outdoors Column! And Garvel! – Bike Snob NYC

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

Sure it’s behind a “paywall,” sure it’s going to ultimately not be behind a paywall, no I don’t care for those who’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 motorbike 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 only lump all of them collectively and name all of them the “greatest:”

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

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

And I don’t even need to understand how the “MyCipo customized paint program” works.

Additionally, ensure to not confuse the most effective 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 possibly cyclocross bikes have shorter wheelbases and steeper head and seat tube angles. Or possibly one or the opposite has kind of path. No, wait, it’s the underside bracket peak. Or one thing. I dunno, can we discuss one thing else?

Okay. One thing else? Like what?

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

In contrast to 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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