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Guy Kesteven

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK

Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.

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Eyecatching cranks from Crank Brothers



Two years ago this ISIS-based XC crankset stunned everyone with its unique construction, although getting it ready for mass production was difficult. However, most cranks have now moved to integrated-axle




The alternate diagonal paddle tread is low enough to clean fast and, combined with smaller shoulder studs, it finds some bite in most mucky conditions. Its real party piece is how deep the ultra narrow 1.5in carcass cuts to find hard contact

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