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09/21/06
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Professional Tweaks, Tips & Reviews By "AJ" Picarello
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It’s mid September and Interbike is just around the corner. By now, pictures of anticipated products have been leaked out on the internet for all to see (so much for unveiling products). Sort of feels like X-mass eve, when you peeked under the wrapping paper and spoiled your surprise.

Well, surprise! (Try and look surprised). Guess what’s coming out? More sophisticated products that do the same thing they did 10 years ago. Only these days, the slightest tweak or modification has its own patented terminology. A fairly new phenomenon, but getting worse each year: Abbreviations for technology. As annoying as it is confusing.

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09/13/06
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Professional Tweaks, Tips & Reviews By "AJ" Picarello
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Avalanche Downhill Racing is bound to have a rear shock that will fit your bike frame and style of riding. This year they offer “generic valved” shocks that are less expensive. The generic shocks work well for riders of average weight and typical 3:1 leverage ratios. One new rear damper of particular interest is the Montie Monotube.

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09/06/06
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Professional Tweaks, Tips & Reviews By "AJ" Picarello
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The downhill chainguide is the most important and most abused component on a DH bike. For years, engineers have been floundering with designs that try and prevent chain derailments. Most were overly complicated or simply to flimsy to hold up under the rigors of DH. Lucky for us, we have: Bob (“Mr. Dirt”). He has been coming up with ingenious designs since the beginning of time. He invented the “Gizmo” back in 2000 and has reintroduced a new improved version this classic guide.

Dirt Gizmo

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09/03/06
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Professional Tweaks, Tips & Reviews By "AJ" Picarello
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I was once a boy who loved to wrench for free. Now I can say I’m a man who gets paid to do what he loves. Some things are just meant to be. I am a bicycle repair person. After a routine physical, my doctor looked at my hands and asked: “have you been to war?”

AJ

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