QUESTION: I get your emails and I have a question that I'd love to see addressed. There's been some press about the company Peloton has had a recall of their pedals which reportedly have caused a number of accidents by shearing off. Here's one article about … [Read more...] about Are My Bike Pedals Safe?
by Lars Hundley (This Article is Sponsored by NAROO) Finding a mask that works well during exercise can be extremely difficult. A bad mask can require constant adjusting as it keeps falling off, or make it too hard to breathe to be realistic for hard efforts because you can’t get enough oxygen. The good news is the breathing solution brand NAROO has been designing masks … [Read more...] about Best Masks for Cyclists (and Runners too) 2021
Not every road cyclist wants to spend $1,200 or more on a smart trainer, or even more than that on an expensive Peloton or a smart bike like the Stages SB20. And maybe you don't want a traditional bike trainer either, because you don't want to constantly take your bicycle on and off it. One simple solution is a dedicated indoor cycling bike that you can use as a standard … [Read more...] about Best Basic Dedicated Indoor Cycling Bikes
QUESTION: It's time to replace my chain. My Ultegra cassette has 10,000 miles on it, so should I replace it, too? Of course, the shop says to put on a new cassette. They say worn cogs will wear out a new chain quickly. The teeth have no visible wear, but I want the drivetrain to function as efficiently as possible. What to do? -- Bill M. … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Replace My Chain and Cassette at the Same Time?
Our recent question of the week found that cold hands is the biggest problem area during winter cycling. I thought it might be useful to crowdsource some solutions, since we have so many experienced cyclists as newsletter subscribers, and many of them live in cold climates. … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Winter Cycling Gloves