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Under Test: Clement X’Plor USH Tires

 

Designed for mixed conditions, Clement’s 700×35 X’Plor USH is ready for almost any adventure. Featuring a firm center ridge and diamond-shaped side knobs, the USH is ideal for dirt roads, touring, and urban use.  And if you’re wondering what USH stands for, it’s the airport code of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Ushuaia just happens to be the southernmost city in the world.

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Under Test: Marin Four Corners Bicycle

Marin Four Corners Utilitour

Marin’s Four Corners bikes are equal parts responsible adult and youthful explorer. Whether you’re commuting during the week or exploring back roads on weekends, the Four Corner’s 4130 CrMo steel frame and fork features three bottle mounts, rack and fender eyelets, lowrider fork mounts, and clearance for 29″ x 2.0″ tires. With an MSRP of $1099, you’ll have money left over for a mid-ride corn dog.

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Under Test: SRAM Apex 1 Components

If you’ve been itching to try SRAM’s 1x road components but were put off by the price, the Apex 1 group may just get you to ditch your front derailleur. Available in drop- and flat-bar versions, Apex 1 boasts a whopping 380% gear range. How does SRAM’s value-priced group stack up against the company’s costlier Rival 1 and Force 1 components?

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Under Test: Catalyst Platform Pedals

Is bigger better when it comes to your bike’s pedals? According to Colorado’s Pedaling Innovations, the answer is a resounding yes. Measuring 143 mm x 95 mm, the Catalyst pedals dwarf the competition’s platforms. Why so big? More support, and according to company founder James Wilson, the longer platforms enable a more centered foot position.

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