By Rick Schultz NEVER lay your bike down on the right (drive) side.Why not? Because the rear derailleur hanger can be easily bent which will cause all kinds of shifting problems.ALWAYS use (at least) 2 contact areas when leaning your bike against something. Rear wheel + Saddle, Rear wheel + Handlebars, Handlebars + Saddle, etc.Why? With only one contact point, it is easy for … [Read more...] about Some Summer Cycling Do’s and Don’ts
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Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley This is the third Tech Talk about cassettes, that cluster of cogs (gears or sprockets) on the rear wheel of any road bike. I’m keeping the topic going because of the comments to last week’s installment. … [Read more...] about How Do You Know When Your Cassette is Worn Out?
By Sheri Rosenbaum Explore Shirt Hot! Merino wool provides excellent moisture management and odor controlLightweight and packable for bikepacking or bike vacationsSuper soft next-to-skin feel for added comfortBack zip security pocket for keysWash in cold water and line dry for no wrinklesMultiple uses since it looks great on or off the bikeReflective logo adds … [Read more...] about GORE Wear Explore Shirt and C5 Shorts Review
By Greg Conderacci Let’s suppose you’re a fat, old guy who doesn’t like doing intervals, but hates getting dropped by the pack. (I’m guilty on all counts.) Is an e-bike the only alternative? … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: This is Cheaper Than an E-Bike
By Sheri Rosenbaum In mid-April, Machines for Freedom launched a new collection and entered a new cycling category. Previously, the company focused exclusively on the road cycling market but now has the Versatile collection for off-road. The same high-quality construction I found in their road shorts and bibs is part of their new pieces. I tested two items from the … [Read more...] about Machines For Freedom Versatile Off-Road Collection Review