by John Marsh Road bicycles are just that, bikes made for efficiently riding on roads. You’ll know a road bike when you see one. It’s characterized by its sleek look, with dropped, curving handlebars, narrow wheels and “skinny” tires, a small seat and lots of cogs, or gears, on the back wheel. Typically, road bikes are lightweight, and oftentimes they look “fast.” That’s why … [Read more...] about Every Different Type of Road Bike, Explained
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Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley There were so many helpful comments for reader Rick Oberle, who last week asked for solutions for his major pedal problem, that I've used them to create today's best clipless pedal tips article (thank you all!). Many new riders are hitting the road right now and your experience, recommendations and advice is sure to help them enjoy … [Read more...] about RBR Readers’ Best Clipless Pedal Tips
By Brandon Bilyeu Hot! Precision machined in the USANeat and clean look on bikeHollow shaft and small head make for light weightExcellent size finder tool on website, guaranteed to fitExtra deep 6mm hex socket for excellent tool engagementHexlox Bicycle Security System available … [Read more...] about The Robert Axle Project Lightning Bolt-On Thru Axles Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum Kryptonite For over 40 years, Kryptonite has been synonymous with heavy duty bike locks and chains. Most recently they added lights to their product line which Jim reviewed. Leveraging their years of knowledge, Kryptonite can help you determine which lock is best for your application. Check out Kryptonite’s choose the right lock guide. Once you have … [Read more...] about Kryptonite Bicycle Lock Product Round-up
By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot Economical price point great option for entry level cycling computerExcellent screen resolution and readability in sun or low lightSeamless integration with Varia radar and lightsWirelessly sync workouts to deviceClimbPro displays remaining ascent and grade on climbs while in route or course mode.Message alerts including text and callsStrava … [Read more...] about Garmin Edge 130 Plus Cycling Computer Review
Question: Last Saturday I was on a long ride and seriously lost energy on the return trip. I knew I was bonking, but instead of taking a gel or energy bar I decided to gut it out. I figured that because all of my available sugar had been consumed and my body was running out of fuel, maybe I would start burning fat for energy and lose some weight. Is there any truth to this … [Read more...] about Can Bonking Be a Good Thing?