By Stan Purdum Hot! Lightweight and portable 12-volt compressorStores enough air to provide blast for seating bicycle tubeless tiresInflator unit provides easy-to-control air flowWorks for bicycle and motor vehicle tires up to 100 psiInflator unit has 120 psi gauge, and will also work separately to check tire pressureInflator unit has bleeder valve to release air from … [Read more...] about Viair TLC Lite Compressor Kit Review
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Back in May, I wrote about my Cervelo S5 falling over and landing on a rock. The impact cracked the top tube. I said I might have the bike repaired by a professional carbon shop, such as Calfee Design since they’re just down the street from me and have been carbon gurus since the beginning (Greg LeMond raced on a Calfee!). In the comments to … [Read more...] about Fixing my Cracked Carbon Bike
By Sheri Rosenbaum For some people, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the winding down of bike season. Well, I’m not heading to the pain cave any time soon. So this year, I decided to check off a bucket list ride in Iowa. It’s been about five years since I’ve been eyeing Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, Raccoon River Valley Trail. But making the 5 ½ hour drive from … [Read more...] about Three Trails in Three Days
Coach John Hughes Dehydration hurts performance, right? Not necessarily. But don’t ignore it. Pro racers ride so hard their guts can’t absorb enough fluid to replace all that they sweat out. Race rules may restrict when a rider can get a bottle toward the end of a stage. Although somewhat dehydrated, the pros sprint quite well! Despite the dehydration pro, we rarely read … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: 5 Signs You May Be Dehydrated
By Coach John Hughes Mike W.: Thanks for the column on How Can a Beginning Cyclist Improve? It was very helpful. I have a related question. I see lots of ads for bars, gels and drinks. The guys I ride with each recommend something different. What should I eat? Does it matter? … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: What Should a Beginning Cyclist Eat and Drink, pt. 1?