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A Ride With Pepe

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First of all, he let me ride his brand new, S-Works Roubaix – which, for those of you who don’t know, is like your buddy tossing you the keys to his knew Rolls Phantom and saying, “Wanna see what this …

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Tour de SRAM USA 2017

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It’s no surprise that we at Higher Gear are big fans of World Bicycle Relief. In fact, our upcoming Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for WBR. It turns out we’re not WBR’s only fans – and some, like Dave …

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Pepe’s Race Report

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So the Belgian summer is coming to a close for me before exams start and racing takes a back seat, but I went to give it a last go over the weekend in Schriek, a nearby town. We had a …

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The Belgian Summer

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May is a special time in Belgium. The weather changes from the chilly, rainy, overcast days of March and April into plenty of days of 16º-20ºC (~60-70ºF) sunshine. It may not be beach weather, but it’s surprisingly pleasant regardless. The …

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Spring Breakin’

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At Higher Gear, we know how to party. By party, we mean: ride bikes, drink good beer, eat great food and enjoy good company. When it comes to a break from school or work, we take advantage of as much …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Paris-Roubaix

Specialized Roubaix Paris-Roubaix velodrome cobblestones cobbles road race Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear

I’m a believer in the FutureShock. Every day on the bike is an absolute joy. Always smooth and comfy over various pavé, but responsive when I get out of the saddle and takes corners like it was on rails. The …

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