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Throwback Thursday – Vintage Road Bikes from Nashbar in 1991

A page out of history…Nashbar’s own history from 1991, that is. Vintage road bikes are hot today, but riders were drooling over these Guerciotti frames back in 1991; and for good reason. Not only were they gorgeous, but they took

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Going Clipless – Be one with your Bike

Many called it crazy, but clipless pedals are one of the greatest innovations in the history of cycling. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about and if clipless is right for you, here’s some info to help you

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Cycling Utopia – Do-able or Dubious?

By Aaron T. – Copywriter Hi-born master of architecture and eccentricity Lord Norman Foster is in the news with his latest proposal:  a 137-mile network of bike lanes built on a continuous platform above London’s age-old railway lines. Widespread skepticism

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Bike Trainers – More than a Foul-Weather Friend

By Aaron T. – Copywriter A lot of guys here at Nashbar are obsessive road cyclists, and a lot of them crunch out mad mileage on bike trainers.  I, coming from a different attitude of cycling where cold and rain

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Mont Ventoux on a Boris Bike?

What happens when an amateur cyclist attempts to ride a 55 pound, 3-speed Boris Bike (a London bike share rental no less) up the notorious 20+ kilometer climb of France’s infamous Mont Ventoux? Well, the results aren’t surprising – but

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