By Jim Langley HOT! Comes to the rescue when nothing else work Airtight seal every time Side-lever means it fits where other chucks/adapters won’t A joy to hold and use NOT! $65 Source: SILCA Price: $65 Use: In my home shop and at events and races - dozens of tough tires inflated RBR sponsor: No How obtained: … [Read more...] about SILCA HIRO Side-Lever Locking Presta Chuck Review
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By Sheri Rosenbaum In April, Pearl Izumi announced a partnership with iracelikeagirl, a women’s endurance team and community created and supported by professional triathlete Angela Naeth. The proceeds from this new line will benefit the iracelikeagirl athlete community. In 2017 Naeth founded iracelikeagirl with the mission to use the sport of triathlon and other endurance … [Read more...] about Pearl Izumi iracelikeagirl Women’s Cycling Apparel
Summer weather is here, and that means hot here in Dallas. On a recent weekend ride, my Wahoo bike computer registered 100 degrees cruising over the pavement -- and the weather app on my phone showed only a few degrees cooler. When the temperatures go up, the right gear can make a difference in keeping you cool and safe. Here are a few items that I have used on high … [Read more...] about 5 Cycling Products for Riding in Hot Weather
By Doug & Kathy Kirk One of life’s great truisms rings especially true for bicycling. Life’s a journey, not a destination. But there's a second truism that’s directly related to riding a bike. The best riding of all is pedaling through new places, where every road is new, every vista, farm and town is new, where all the people you meet are new, and the places you eat and … [Read more...] about Touring by Race Bike, Credit Card and Phone
By Lars Hundley HOT Quality construction. Good combination of technical fabrics provide a good fit and effectively wick away sweat. Well-thought-out reflective elements on the front, rear, sides and sleeves of the jersey. Silicone grippers on the bottom of the jersey hold it in place. A fourth small zippered pocket to hold keys … [Read more...] about Craft Verve Glow Reflective Cycling Jersey Review
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley You could make the case that the most forward thinking bicycle mechanics in history were the Wright Brothers. At the turn of the 19th century, legions of bicycle makers launched the motorcycle and automobile industries. Yet, the Wrights used two-wheel engineering to help develop human controlled flight. I learned more about how the bicycle … [Read more...] about Tribute Bicycles for The Wright Brothers Foundation
By Rick Schultz, DBA Based on half-a-dozen recent clients ‘bad bike fit’ stories, several asked me to put a short article together discussing this topic. I discussed with them their increased risk of injury and that, as they get older, all of these micro injuries will eventually catch up with them. Basically, my belief is that a bike fitter should do no harm. This means … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Bike Fit Pro?
By Sheri Rosenbaum The answer is a resounding YES. In April a new sock brand was launched, MINT, and for every pair of socks sold through their website, $1 goes to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). The concept behind this new company is a minted collection of three fresh designs is introduced quarterly with models being archived once sold out. … [Read more...] about MINT Cycling Socks Review: Can Socks Really Get More Kids Riding?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley If you read part 1 of this series, you now know how to assess your used road bike needs and how to find previously owned pavement pounders. This week, we’ll cover inspecting used bikes to make sure you don’t get a lemon. I’m assuming, here, that you’re shopping for a nice used road bike that’s reasonably ready to ride. You might not mind … [Read more...] about Tips for Buying Used Road Bikes part 2: How to Inspect a Used Bike Before You Buy
By Sheri Rosenbaum I chuckled when I read Fred’s article on "How to Solve Saddle Sores," because I was planning on writing a similar piece. Most cyclists have no problem asking another cyclist's advice about gear or route suggestions. But when it comes to discomfort in the southern hemisphere, folks aren’t so willing to talk. Especially in a male dominated sport, women don’t … [Read more...] about Got Problems? It Might Be Your Bike Saddle
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Tomorrow is June 1, so it’s not too long before the official start of summer riding for those of us in the northern hemisphere. And, what better way to do it than on a new road bike? Which is part of the reason that for the past two Tech Talks we’ve been sharing tips on shopping for and buying a new road rig. And not just RBR’s tips, but … [Read more...] about Tips for Buying a Used Road Bike, Part 1
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley I’d like to give a shout out to all the experts who shared their advice to help new road-bike buyers get the perfect new ride. We kicked off this theme last week in part one of A Few Tips for New Road Bike Buyers. Today we’ll cover your tips with my thoughts, and in part three next week, we’ll conclude with guideline for those in the market … [Read more...] about RBR Reader Tips for New Road Bike Buyers
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley I don’t know if it’s the fact that the grand tour season kicked off last week with the Giro d’Italia, or if it was the arrival of Bike Month (Colorado’s isn’t until June), or if the weather suddenly improved. Whatever the reason, I’ve been fielding lots of questions from folks shopping for new road bikes. This season is a great time to shop … [Read more...] about A Few Tips for New Road Bike Buyers
By Stan Purdum My favorite story about deferred maintenance on a bicycle comes from a group ride I was on a few years ago. When a guy named Ted flatted and didn’t have a pump, I stopped with him so he could use mine. As we removed the wheel, I noticed there was a hole the size of dime in the sidewall of the tire. Once we got the tire off the rim, I also saw a dollar bill folded … [Read more...] about The Perils of Deferred Maintenance
By Brandon Bilyeu HOT! Packs down to fit in a jersey pocket Good wind protection Warmth retention even when wet Rear vent provides access to jersey pockets underneath Fit and material minimize flapping at speed … [Read more...] about Assos Mille GT Clima Cycling Jacket Review