By Jim Langley Jim’s Tech Talk Last week’s column on ways to store road bikes elicited helpful comments and an interesting question we’ll look at today. But first, a couple of folks asked for photos showing hanging bikes on hooks. … [Read more...] about Is it OK to Store Disc Brake Bikes Upside-Down?
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By Sheri Rosenbaum Women’s Attack Short Sleeve Jersey HOT 4 great colors/designs to pick fromFront darting provides a feminine flattering silhouette3 rear pockets for plenty of storageRear silicon gripper hem keeps jersey in place even when in dropsVery soft, wicking fabric made from 100% recycled water bottlesFull zip for ventilation and easy … [Read more...] about Pearl Izumi Summer Gear
By Stan Purdum If you ride often, the time will come, because of treadwear, deterioration, embedded sharp objects or a notable worsening of how the bike handles, when you need to replace your bicycle tires. Since not all bicycles have the same size wheels — and there’s a bewildering array of tire sizes available — it’s important to get the right tires for your bike. Most of … [Read more...] about What to Know When Buying New Bike Tires
By Rick Schultz I recently watched a YouTube video where the Vegan Cyclist raced his wife up a hill. She was riding an ebike, and he was riding his lightweight climbing bike. Looking at the bikes in this video, hers was the new FLX BABYMAKER Ebike, while he was on his new, wait a minute, what saddle is he using? Oh, it’s the E.D. MAKER. Again, she was on the BABYMAKER and he … [Read more...] about A Serious Topic Rarely Discussed in Cycling
By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot Maximum airflow, with 37 ventsLight weight, 180 g for size smallComfortable fitEco-leather chin strap for comfort, avoids skin irritationSingle rear dial, for one-handed fit adjustmentsBreathable and quick-drying padsMIT technology for safer design14 colorways … [Read more...] about KASK Valegro Helmet Review
Adding air to tires is a tedious little task that most of us save for once a week. You know how it works. Before a ride, you press your thumb on each tire. If it doesn't sink to the rim, it's "mañana" for the pump and off you go. But there's at least one very good reason for topping off your tires before each ride (besides avoiding pinch flats and possible rim damage). … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Keep Up with Your Tire Pressure
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley This week’s topic comes from RBR subscriber Kevin Meyers, who asked: “I have an 11-year-old Co-Motion Robusta tandem. I have used it for racing and training. Should the bottom brackets be replaced after so many miles? So many years?” … [Read more...] about Tandem Bottom Brackets
By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot! Simultaneously pair up to three Bluetooth and ANT+ devicesWater rated IPX7 (waterproof up to 5ft) ideal for swimmers/triathletesCompatible with a wide variety of devices and popular software programsFront closure for easy on offReasonably priced Not! Strap could be a little softer next to … [Read more...] about Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor Review
QUESTION: I started cycling six years ago on a mountain bike but now love road riding. However, I've kept my off-road shoes/pedals. Would switching to a road system improve my speed and comfort? -- Merwin H. … [Read more...] about Road Cycling Shoes or Mountain Bike Shoes?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Obviously, CO2 inflators are wildly popular and fascinating, too! Believe it or not, last week’s Tech Talk about these tiny ride-savers - which was actually an article from 2017 (because I was away RVing and riding in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California) - now has over 50 comments old and new. … [Read more...] about Your Great Comments and More on CO2 Inflators
By Sheri Rosenbaum Back in 2019 Bontrager introduced WaveCel to their helmet line, a collapsible cellular structure that works like a crumple zone to help absorb both rotational and linear impact forces before they can reach a rider’s head. Today they announce the addition of three new models to their line. This comes in response to customer requests for sizing in … [Read more...] about 3 New Bontrager WaveCel Bike Helmet Models
David M writes about his experience using a professional bike fitter for his Peloton bike to resolve his knee pain: I'm a longtime runner, so when I purchased the Peloton bike over a year ago there was a very steep learning curve ahead of me. I read tons of articles and watched plenty of videos about the ideal spin bike setup. Despite my best research efforts and constant … [Read more...] about Testimonial: Using a Remote Bike Fitting Professional Can Help
by Stan Purdum As I pulled a pair of bike shorts out of my drawer yesterday while getting dressed to ride, I noticed that the pad had folded over within the outside layer of the chamois, so that there was a double thickness under the left sit-bone side and no thickness at all under the right sit-bone side. By shaking the shorts a couple times, I was able to get the pad to … [Read more...] about How Long Do Bike Shorts Last?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Before we get rolling with this week’s TT, thanks for the interesting and helpful comments to last week’s discussion about whether bottles are safe to drink from. For example, Bob Williams shared that Camelbak actually has bottles with nozzle caps in their Dirt Series (https://amzn.to/3cLxRXF) which I didn’t know. And there are more great … [Read more...] about SRAM eTap Group Now With Wider Gearing
By Martin Sigrist So far we have seen how knowing your power zones can provide you with insights on your strengths/weaknesses and allow you to plan for an event. However the most frequent use for power zones is for training. … [Read more...] about Using Your Power Zones for Training