January 10, 2019
5 Simple Strength Exercises to Keep Cyclists Injury-Free
Almost every roadie suffers an overuse injury at some point. When you ride your legs go through about 5,000 pedal revolutions per hour! If you have a weaker muscle, tendon or ligament it is overly stressed 5,000 times an hour. Here’s what you can do to prevent injuries. With regular training you can build stronger muscles, ligaments and tendons and be ready for longer, harder rides this spring. Read more.
A Few New Cycling Toys That You Might Like
By Jim Langley
This week I’m shifting into high gear, covering a lot of ground to tell you briefly about four products picked up last year that I like. They include shoes, tools, a lock and glasses. I’m currently using them all and give them an enthusiastic thumbs up. Read more.
ASSOS Equipe RS Cycling Rain Jacket and Mille GT Cycling Winter Jacket Reviews
By Brandon Bilyeu
ASSOS offers a full range of gear for wet and cold weather and for the last couple months I’ve been testing out two different jackets in progressively worse weather conditions. The Equipe RS Rain Jacket is a waterproof option while the Mille GT Winter Jacket is designed for cold rides. The RS is built with a snug race-fit, while the GT offers a bit more relaxed comfort-fit, but both offer excellent protection. Read more.
As we age, consistency becomes more and more important.
This eArticle from Coach Hughes, Off-Season Conditioning Past 50, applies to roadies in your 50s, 60s, 70s (like me) and beyond. Whether your goal is long-lasting physical health, the joy of physical activity or continuing athletic performance, this eArticle will teach you what to do in the off-season.
Garneau’s New Providence 2 Winter Bib Tight Hits the Mark
By Sheri Rosenbaum
A couple of winters back I reviewed the Garneau Elite 2 Bib Tights and gave them a 3.5 star rating. I am excited to see that a few of my concerns were addressed with the new Providence 2 bib tight. Garneau improved the upper panel coverage, chamois and proportions, plus added “nature call” panel and bib straps (women’s version) for an excellent winter bib tight. These tights come in men’s and women’s version as well as with or without a chamois. I tested the women’s version with a chamois. Read more.
Wahoo Kickr, Headwind and Climb Smart Trainer System Review
By Lars Hundley
Wahoo recently sent me the three major parts of their smart trainer ecosystem: the Wahoo Kickr, which is their top level smart trainer, the Wahoo Headwind, a “smart fan” designed specifically for bike trainers, and the Wahoo Climb, a device that you hook up to your fork that raises your bike up and down to match any incline changes on the major trainer apps like Zwift. I’ve been using it for several weeks now, and here’s what I thought. Read more.
Make Your Bike Chain Last 3 Times Longer With This Technique
This week’s Quick Tip comes from RBR reader Steve Bayard, about his method of chain maintenance that has dramatically increased the life of his road bike chain.
Normally, a road bike chain seems to last in the range of 2,500 to 3,000 miles when serviced in a traditional manner.
About three years ago, I changed the way I maintain my chain. Read more.
Question of the Week
How well do you take care of your bike chain?