Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Last week’s Tech Talk was actually a rerun from 2020 of a column I wrote covering bike noises, how to find them and fix them, i.e. shut them up. Like Jensie’s famous chant “Shut Up legs,” I think you can argue that clicks, ticks, creaks, squeaks, clunks and all those other mystery noises can be even more annoying than aching, tired legs. … [Read more...] about Shut Up Bike!
By Sheri Rosenbaum Trek Bikes Price: $159.99 Weight: 193g (217g with mount) Dimensions: 117.4 L x 31.2 W x 40.3 H (mm) Lumens: 1000 high, 500 low, and 300 flashing Modes: 3 (high, low, and daytime flashing) Battery runtime (per company): high 1000LM — 1.5hrs, low 500LM — 3hrs, day flash 300 LM — 12hrs Waterproof rating: IPX4 Availability: … [Read more...] about Trek Commuter PRO RT Cycling Light Review
By Brandon Bilyeu Seton Vest: Hot! Balanced warmth and breathability Bright color option Five pockets for lots of storage Womens version available Not! Not easy to stuff in jersey pocket Cost: $160 How obtained: review sample from company Available: online, retail Colors: Black, Midnight Blue, Zest (yellow) Website: 7mesh Seton … [Read more...] about 7mesh Seton Vest Review
By Coach John Hughes What’s a long ride? A ride longer than you’re used to. If your normal weekend ride is 30 miles then 50 miles is a long ride. If you’ve ridden 200K (125-mile) brevets then a 300K (187-mile) brevet is a long ride. RBR reader Bud wrote last week, “In a few months I will ride my first 300K (187-mile) brevet. A friend told me that the rule for pacing … [Read more...] about 7 Tools for Pacing on Longer Rides
By Rick Schultz In about 15 minutes, GCN Tech did a pretty good job in this video discussing a complicated subject. Still, what was discussed is just the tip of the iceberg, and I'm afraid many cyclists will listen to them, invest in shorter-cranks (vs. "right-sized" crank arms as I call them – they become right-sized after the bike fit) without making other adjustments and … [Read more...] about Does Crank Length Matter?