If you’ve ever hit a baseball with a wooden bat, you may have sensed that the power the bat transmits to the ball feels lower than that of an aluminum bat. Wood has a natural tendency to absorb vibration. Perhaps this is why I’ve frequently used the term “wooden” to describe a lifeless, overly damped ride. I’ll never do it again—not in a derogatory sense, anyway.
After stepping away from bike manufacturing in 2013, legendary bike builder Ben Serotta is back with a new bike building venture. Serotta Design Studio, located in Saratoga, New York, was quietly started mid last year, and now has officially opened for orders through a new website and two distinct brands: the aModoMio, and the Duetti. Serotta says these offerings have been optimized for 90 percent of the riding that 90 percent of today’s road cyclists enjoy.
Since SRAM introduced Guide brakes in 2014, the company has been steadily expanding the line at both the high end with the Guide Ultimate, and the low end with more budget-friendly versions, such as the RS and R. SRAM is now offering its most affordable Guide brake ever with the newly released Guide T. This new brake uses the same S4 four-piston caliper of the higher-end models with Heat Shield and Bleeding Edge drip-free bleed port technology.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".