Editor's Note: It's an increasingly common refrain from roadies: I need more gearing. Here's how an RBR Premium Member who wrote me recently put it: "There are more and more of us “mature” cyclists who take our recreational riding seriously and look for high-quality components. We are no longer as strong as the younger crowd. Riders like me want close-ratio gearing but … [Read more...] about How to Add Gearing to Your Bike; WolfTooth Road Link Review
Issue No. 790
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Countless studies have shown that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks, but some researchers have found scarring in heart muscle and increased plaques in the heart arteries of men who have run many marathons and triathlons, resulting in news headlines warning of "too much exercise." A study of 50 men who ran 3,510 marathons showed that some of these … [Read more...] about Can You Exercise Too Much?
Holiday Publishing Schedule Just a quick note to let readers know that we will be taking off Thursday, the 28th, to spend time with our families and relax between Christmas and New Year's. We will be back with a new issue January 4. See you then! I wish you all much relaxation, great family time, at least a few rides – and very Happy Holidays! Please Support RBR! If … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays! Give Yourself the Gift of RBR
By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher Last week's news that Chris Froome tested positive for elevated levels of the drug in his allowed asthma medication at this year's Vuelta a Espana, which he won, once again brought the ghost of doping past to the surface. Froome, the most decorated pro racer of the modern (post-Lance) era, and his Team Sky have faced whispers and more over … [Read more...] about Froome’s Failed Doping Test; Thomas Dekker’s ‘Descent’ Into Doping