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June 04, 2020
First Look: The All-New Zipp 303 Firecrest
With every new product launch comes the typical laundry list of claims—Faster! Lighter! Stronger! You know the drill... Sure, there's always some truth there, but in reality the gains are usually quite marginal over the preceding product it's come to replace. A lot of hype leading up to a lack-luster...
May 26, 2020
AC Tech Talks - Rim vs. Disc
Brakes. Of all the different components on a bicycle, it’s amazing how polarizing the topic of brakes can be amongst riders. People get damn near religious on their views of a bicycle’s stopping system. Even amongst the team here at AC, we’re pretty divided divided. Now, to be fair, it's...
May 21, 2020
Bike of the Week: An Australian Steel All-Roader
Every day we get to unveil a new Prova Cycles build is a great day, and today is certainly no exception. Our latest is this blue steel all-road beauty, ready to take on the terrain of the San Francisco Bay area and beyond—be it paved or not. Let's dive into...
May 14, 2020
Bike of the Week: A Black and Bourbon Speciale
This week we unveil a bike that Johnny Cash himself would've approved of. It's metal, dressed in black, and knows the value of fine whiskey. A stainless steel Prova Speciale, built in Australia for the Marin County tarmac. There might not be much room to carry a guitar, but this bike...
May 14, 2020
AC Tech Talks - EPS vs DI2 vs AXS
Did you think we were done talking about drivetrains? Well, we're back with the final installment. A few weeks back we discussed broadly our thoughts between electronic and mechanical systems, and last week we went in depth comparing the mechanical gruppos from the big three—Campagnolo, Shimano, and Sram. This week, we're...
May 07, 2020
Bike(s) of the Week - A Sarto Double Feature
Disc vs. Rim. Has any debate kept riders so divided as this in the history of cycling? Fear not, this is not another debate article scrutinizing the merits and failures of either stopping system. Instead, we're sharing a pair of hand built Sarto road bikes for a rider who simply...