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
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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January 14, 2021 Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider: Part 2 By Coach John Hughes In part 1 Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider I described the benefits of Sweet Spot workouts improve a rider's sustained power. This means that at a given level of effort you're going faster. Even if you don't use a power meter to measure it, increasing your sustained power improves … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 948
By Coach John Hughes In part 1 Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider I described the benefits of Sweet Spot workouts improve a rider's sustained power. This means that at a given level of effort you're going faster. Even if you don't use a power meter to measure it, increasing your sustained power improves your general riding, climbing and riding into a headwind. For … [Read more...] about Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider: Part 2
By Rick Schultz I bought a used carbon frame to use on the trainer. A Neil Pryde that I got for next to nothing. The previous owner dropped the chain so it scuffed up the drive-side bottom bracket area (no structural damage) but he couldn’t tell since he couldn’t get the bottom bracket out. And I think this was the reason for him selling it so cheap – looks like he tried … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Checking a Carbon Bike Frame
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley No doubt you’ve heard of the cobbler whose children are without shoes because he’s too busy fixing everybody else’s to attend to his own family. That’s kind of like yours truly’s chain care program. A bit like the soul man, I’m busy enough working on other people’s bicycles that I have less time for my own. So, I follow the most basic clean … [Read more...] about Basic & Obsessive Chain Care
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?