Next Premium Prize
3T has agreed to provide a great combo prize of its ARX II Pro Stem and the new 3T Eye (pictured), the rugged miniature display that puts real-time data from smartphone training apps and ANT+™ power/ heart-rate cadence devices on handlebars, in the rider’s line of sight. (The winner can choose the appropriate stem size, of course.)
Any new or renewing Premium Members between May 1 (when we gave away our last great prize) and June 30 are eligible for the drawing. We’ll announce the winner in the July 2 RBR Newsletter.
Group Review of MIPS Helmets Next Week
Next week we’ll be doing something new for us (and, we think, valuable for our readers): running a group review of nearly all the MIPS road helmets on the market. (MIPS is the newest in helmet safety technology, promising to help mitigate “rotational” force in a crash; it’s the type of force in an impact that can result in concussion.)
It’s been a Herculean effort to acquire and test all of these helmets, simultaneously, and figure out the best way to fairly rate them from one tester to another. We’ve had six reviewers working on this for the past couple of months. So if you happen to be considering a new helmet, be sure to read our group review next week. And even if you’re not in the market, I’m certain you’ll gain some useful knowledge about MIPS lids for future reference.
New RBR Website On the Way
Many of our regular correspondents have heard me talking about this for a year now, because it’s been a very (excruciating so!) deliberate, extremely labor-intensive process. But I’m finally comfortable enough with the progress to let you know that we’ll be launching a new RBR website in the next couple of months.
I’ve been working (every spare moment for months now) directly with a trusted, long-time associate who’s a terrific designer and web developer on a very open, airy, user-friendly design that I’m confident you’ll find imminently more easily navigable, better organized, far easier to search and find specific info, and, in short, simply a much more useful tool to help you as a road cyclist.
It will also feature “responsive” design that adapts the layout and functionality of the site to whatever mobile device you’re using.
We will, of course, continue to deliver RBR Newsletter each week. It will come in a slightly different package, but the goods inside will be the same quality content across the spectrum of useful how-to road cycling intel and info. (And we’ll feature even more of that “good stuff” regularly on the pages of the site throughout each week when the new site is live.)
In the weeks to come, I’ll be sharing more about the new site, including screen shots, to highlight some of the features.