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Review: Magene Exar RB45 Pro Asymmetric Road Bike Wheels
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Review: Magene Exar RB45 Pro Asymmetric Road Bike Wheels

Introduction Magene are a fairly new entrant into the road bike wheel marketplace but they are well known for their power meter and turbo trainer offerings. Magene also have a large OEM presence. Exar is their wheel specific sub brand. The wheels on test are RB45 Pro rim brake wheels with a Shimano freehub. They…

ENGWE Engine Pro Folding Fat E-Bike (250W/750W)
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ENGWE Engine Pro Folding Fat E-Bike (250W/750W)

Introduction This is a review of the ENGWE folding fat bike. It is an aluminium bodied fat bike that is manufactured in China. It is available through the website Banggood. For UK readers, the bike may be available on a participating employer’s cycle to work scheme – it will depend on how it is administered….

Ascent Polaris Wheel Review: Too Wide to be fast
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Ascent Polaris Wheel Review: Too Wide to be fast

Introduction Ascent is a company based in Singapore who make a bicycle parts. A relatively young company, they have been around on the market for a few years. The wheels on tested were their Polaris with DT 180 hubs and carbon spokes. Ascent have stated their rims are made in China by a third party…

Shimano Crankset Failures: An Engineering Analysis
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Shimano Crankset Failures: An Engineering Analysis

Introduction Shimano have had some issues with their high end cranksets in recent times. It seems as though the Ultegra and Dura Ace cranksets are the primary units affected. There have been many reports of the cranksets fracturing in half. Some of these have been under modest load on turbo trainers whilst others have been…

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