By Coach Rick Schultz I am often asked coaching- and riding-related questions on rides. A recent one is a fairly common question, but it's an important one to new riders – and one that most experienced roadies find interesting in terms of comparing how they would answer it to how another rider would reply. That question is: “What are the most important tools/gear I should … [Read more...] about Which Tools & Gear Should I Carry While Bicycling?
By John Marsh HOT! Uniquely cool product that works Frees up seat post space for lights, etc. High-quality materials featuring waxed canvas and Boa Closure System Fits snugly to saddle, ensuring no rattles Easy on and off, with rail guard to protect and grip saddle rails Can be switched from one bike to another in seconds Center strap locks folded … [Read more...] about Silca Seat Roll Premio
Editor's Note: Of late, we've been running a regular feature – providing a rundown from RBR Contributors on our favorites across the spectrum of components, nutrition, clothing, accessories, you name it. As we do these pieces, we've been compiling the various reader comments and emails with your own favorites of those various pieces of gear. For the past three … [Read more...] about RBR Favorites: Readers’ Favorite Seat Bags & Gloves
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Kerry Irons. It's a follow-on to another recent tip. Here's what Kerry wrote: As a follow up to the August 11 Quick Tip Keep Your Repair Kit Up to Date, I have gotten into the habit of stuffing my punctured inner tube into my jersey pocket rather than putting it back into the seat bag. From too much experience, I know I can … [Read more...] about Pocket a Punctured Tube
Question: Some of my riding partners carry only a spare tube and tire lever for emergencies while others haul a whole bike workshop. What should I have for rides up to 100 miles in rural areas? -- Javier G. Coach Fred Replies: It depends on your comfort level. Some riders feel fine with the minimalist approach while others have a nearly neurotic need for preparedness. They … [Read more...] about What to Keep in Your Bicycle Seat Bag