April 18, 2019 PDF version for Premium Members is here. Nutrition for Cycling Performance By Coach John Hughes My client Vince recently wrote me, “This was not my best ride. Maybe my worst. A few 18-20 percent grades that I walked. Lots of 10-15 percent hills. I was struggling at 9 mph for a time and quickly added calories and jumped to 13 plus mph. I need … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 858
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PROBLEM: In misty or foggy weather, your glasses get covered with fine droplets and start streaking. You can't see squat! SOLUTION: Here are three fixes that work: … [Read more...] about Quick Fix: Foggy Cycling Glasses
by Lars Hundley www.sockguy.com After a recent review of socks that came in black and gray, several readers commented that they were more interested in bright, high visibility socks so that they can be better seen by cars while riding. We've written previously about a study showing that wearing high visibility colors on parts of your body that move (like your feet) … [Read more...] about SockGuy Cycling Socks Review
By Rick Schultz Hunter Allen of Peaks Coaching Group recently updated one of his articles located at https://shoppeaks.com/balance-an-introduction-to-left-right-power-data/. This is a must read for those that are considering purchasing a power meter – or, should I say dual-power meters. Please read the article first, then read my reply to my clients that ask me which … [Read more...] about Why Use A Dual-Sided Power Meter?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley As the designated mechanic for our couples group who bike together some weekends, I run into interesting issues. Like last week, when Marc disappeared off the back and I went looking for him. He was a half mile behind standing on the shoulder trying to pump up the tubeless rear tire on his Santa Cruz. … [Read more...] about Tips for Fixing Tires that Won’t Accept Air
By Sheri Rosenbaum www.bontcycling.com HOT Affordably pricedComfortable and breathableStiff fiberglass sole provides good power transferMicro-adjustable buckle and Velcro retention systemFull range of sizes for a unisex shoeBONT Size Wizard helps you order the correct sizeReplaceable heal guards and front toe bumpers … [Read more...] about BONT Cycling Riot Buckle Road Shoe
by Lars Hundley I've been riding the new Bontrager road aero XXX helmet with WaveCel technology for several weeks now, after purchasing it at full retail price at a local bike shop. Here are my first impressions of the helmet. The reason I chose this helmet specifically is that I had been shopping for a road aero helmet for several months already, and was only considering … [Read more...] about Bontrager XXX WaveCel Helmet First Impressions Review
by Stan Purdum Trying to figure out the correct bike size for yourself or maybe for a friend or for a kid's bicycle? Here's a chart to help you estimate which sized kids bike, road bike, hybrid bike or mountain bike you should probably ride. The best way to figure out the right bicycle size is to try it out in person, at a local bike shop. But that isn't always possible, … [Read more...] about Bike Size Chart: How to Choose the Right Sized Bicycle
by Sheri Rosenbaum Hot Sturdy and well madeCompact yet provides volumes of airSchrader chuck + HIRO locking Presta chuck Side-lever chuck means it fits where other chucks/adapters won’tFree iGauge app with road, mountain, shock gauges and battery level … [Read more...] about Silca Viaggio Travel Pump Review
PROBLEM: You're noticing a knocking, clunking, shuddering in the front of the bike when you ride over something rough. SOLUTION: Check the bike's headset because it's probably loose. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Clunking Noises in Front on Your Road Bike
Question: Other than providing a "clean" look, what is the advantage of internally routed cables? I was under the impression that putting a hole in a tube weakened it and it let in water. I also thought that standing water in a tube, no matter the material, was not a good thing.Thanks, Larry H Jim Langley's Answer: That's a great question, Larry, thanks, When they put … [Read more...] about Internal Bike Cable Routing – What’s the Advantage?
Looking for a new bike seat? There are a lot of different saddle brands to choose from. A comfortable or uncomfortable saddle can make all the difference in how many miles you ride or your enjoyment of cycling. If you're riding an uncomfortable saddle now, you don't need to be. There are so many different design options out there that you can find something that works for … [Read more...] about List of Bicycle Saddle Brands
Jim's Tech Talk By Jim Langley This is the third and final installment of our coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, that took place March 15, 16 and 17 in California's capital city, Sacramento. We're wrapping up with a selection of the beautiful and innovative creations that make this show so unique and wonderful (everyone is welcome to attend). … [Read more...] about NAHBS Virtual Show Part 3
PROBLEM: You carry your bike on your vehicle's roof and it gets blasted with insects and other airborne stuff. SOLUTION: Use a "bike bra" to keep the front of the bike covered and protected. There are multiple brands available like the SCICON Bike Defender, which has both road and mountain bike options. … [Read more...] about Quick Fix: Keep Bugs off Your Bicycle When You Use a Roof Rack
by Sheri Rosenbaum Hot Warm, breathable and comfortableDouble-sided silicon gripers keep them in placeNano Flex provides flexibility at the elbowPlenty long, wrist or upper arm not left exposedUnisex Not Run a little small, consider sizing up … [Read more...] about Castelli Nano Flex Arm Warmers Review