new Schwalbe marathon winter studded tire

Step 1 For Studded Tires, Ride 25 Miles to Seat The Studs

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According to Peter White cycles, Nokian studded tires required riding for 25-30 miles on pavement to seat the studs because they have poor quality control. I bought a set of Schwalbe tires and they now have the same recommendation. Anyway,…
Easton Carbon seatpost sheared off

Carbon Seatpost Failure

Carbon seatpost, nice and light right? That's kind of what I was thinking when I rode it. Until one day I grabbed my bike to lift it over a toy when I was on my way out of the garage. I heard a sound like ripping felt or wool, and the seat…