Relive the penultimate edition of Le Tour du Saint-Laurent
Mike Barry Sr. of Bicycle Specialties remembers when the Campagnolo Gran Sport was introduced. “It was by far the best made and most durable derailleur available at the time,” he said. “And it was also about three times more expensive—so it had to be good, right?”
Possibly no single bike component did more to popularize mountain biking than the Shimano Deore XT indexed thumb shifters. Before they hit the market in 1986, mountain bikers shifted gears with simple friction shifters.
When Norco opened in Burnaby, B.C., in 1964, founder Bert Lewis called the company Northern Cycle Industries. There was a problem with the name, though: it was too long to fit on the down and head […]
Today, most cyclists associate Mavic with high-end wheelsets and technical cycling shoes and clothing. While there’s no denying Mavic’s prominent position in these product categories, there was a time when the company demonstrated a similar level of innovation in its line of bike components.