By Jim Langley If this week’s Tech Talk title caught your attention, it was supposed to. But I didn’t really make it up – I pretty much stole it. I paraphrased the title of the online Outside magazine article that ran recently, Why You Should Throw Your Rim Brakes in the Trash. The author basically says that discs on road bikes are so much better than rim brakes that you... … [Read more...] about Should You Trash Your Rim Brakes?
Issue No. 747
By Coach Rick Schultz I am a USA Cycling Level 2 coach and specialize in bike fitting, power and pedaling efficiency coaching. I am the fitter for several cycling teams and do numerous individual fittings for recreational roadies. When doing fittings, I regularly see significant problems that cyclists have no idea are causing the pain and discomfort they're feeling during and … [Read more...] about Top 3 Bike Fit Problems and How to Fix Them
By John Marsh On a ride with a buddy last week, as we were rolling toward home on a 2-lane road that leads to the "downtown" area of a small Atlanta suburb, we passed a cycling couple about a half mile from an upcoming intersection that crosses a 4-lane road. The 2-lane road we were on typically has moderate traffic, which tends to stack up a bit as you get closer to that … [Read more...] about Cyclists: Don’t ‘Cheat’ at Intersections
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Whole grains are healthful, while refined grains (foods made from flour) can be harmful, particularly if you are overweight or have high blood sugar levels. A recent review of 20 studies, with 2,282,603 participants and 191,979 deaths during the study periods, found that greater intake of whole grains was significantly associated with lower risk of … [Read more...] about Eat Whole Grains, Not Flour
Today's QoW comes from Premium Member Michael Leven. (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas link.) Should rear flashers be outlawed in the United States in favor of steady rear lights as in some countries in Europe? … [Read more...] about Question of the Week