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What a refreshing approach!,
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This review is from: Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Bikes, Equipment, Health, Safety, and Attitude (Paperback)
This book, written by a major US bike shop owner, is as much a surprise as it is a delight to read. On the one hand you would expect a retailer to have a vested interest in promoting the latest fad or fashion. But in a frank and honest way the author points out that the vast bulk of high end technical gizmos, accessories are clothing are pretty much worthless to any cyclist who is not an out-and-out TdF racer. Against expectations he identifies the low end stuff that really is worth doing/having. And I find his arguments difficult to disagree with.
This book rang such a chord with its many honest observations that I ordered a second copy for a friend of mine. He loved it also.
I'm now trying to pluck up the courage to lend it to a another friend who has a serious bout of upgradeitus. He would go so much faster if he cut down on the beer and pies rather than buying the latest hitech wheeze that shaves 5g off his bike.
I seem to recall the book was great value also.