Carbon handlebars in CX bike – is it worth it?

I have carbon-based frame and fork on my CX bike (used also as road bike and gravel) and I make a lot of experiments with it – changing chainrings, wheels, derailleurs, tires. One of interesting test was carbon-based handlebars. I decided to buy it and try, on road cycling, but also on light terrain. After few months I really can’t recommend this solution, because of many disadvantages and a lack of real life advantages. Maybe you can say something different about that, but I don’t have great opinion about carbon in this place.

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Why I stopped using tubeless and why it sucks

I wrote few times about tubeless or about tyres which I use in tubeless system – for example Schwalbe X-One on CX rides, Schwalbe Pro One on road (road tubeless), and Panaracer Gravelking SK as gravel allround tyres. After more than I year, I decided to stop this madness and go back to inner tubes. Why? Because tubeless isn’t perfect, and on real, amateur usage, can be very problematic. Read more to see why.

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PHP: anonymous functions, lambdas and closures

Three months ago I wrote post about arrow functions in JavaScript. It’s very nice feature, that can help write code faster and also solves “this” keyword range and visibility. This method is available in JavaScript and several other languages. But what about PHP? Unfortunatelly, we can’t use arrow functions in this language, they aren’t supported now (November 2018), there is only a RFC and experimental implementantion. Maybe in next versions… But we can also use anonymous functions, we can also use closures and lambdas. This post is about them.

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Panaracer Gravelking SK 35mm – review

I use only one bike for everything and it causes some issues – different conditions required different tires. Last winter I wrote about Schwalbe X-One: completely disappointing in Performance version and very nice in Evo. These tires was great, but for CX-usage: on light mud, on wet grass etc. Not on tarmac and gravel, because of noticeable changes in rolling resistance. In the spring I decided to change them to something else, something for dry conditions and gravel. Now, after many kilometers and many rides, I can review Panaracer Gravelking SK’s.

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