Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Several good technical questions were dropped in the comments to Techs Talks of the past few weeks. Here they are with my answers. Shift cables and housing issues About the story on Tips for Internal Brake and Shift Cable Routing Adrian Hobbs asked: … [Read more...] about Your Questions Answered: Pumps that Blowback; Gearing for Epic Climbs; Cabling Tips
What is compact gearing on a road bike?
QUESTION: What is compact gearing on a road bike, and why might I want it? Many of the bikes I am looking at say they have a compact crankset. —George R. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: In road bike gearing, compact refers to a two-chainring crankset (the chainrings and the crank arms that turn them) where the rings are smaller than those found on the “standard” size crankset. … [Read more...] about What is compact gearing on a road bike?
Anti-Aging: Cardio? Strength? Both!
By Coach John Hughes Two new large studies suggest a combination of regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training reduce the risk of premature mortality more than just cardio or just strength workouts. Current Exercise Recommendations Cardiovascular at least 30 minutes most days. 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Cardio? Strength? Both!
Topeak Hip Pack Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum Price: $ 84.95 US Color: Black Fits waist size: 25-44” Dimensions: 14.2” x 6.3” x 2.4” Capacity: 3.0 L Weight: 318 g Material: Water repellent Availability: Online and retail Obtained by: Company sample RBR advertiser: No Topeak Hip Pack … [Read more...] about Topeak Hip Pack Review
Can you use Shimano rotors with SRAM brakes? (Or vice versa?)
QUESTION: Can you use Shimano rotors with SRAM disc brakes? I have hydraulic Force brakes on my road bike and I noticed that the Shimano rotors I was considering seem to cost a little less. Is it like tires where you can use whatever tire brand you want on a wheel? Or is it like derailleurs, where you have to use a specific cassette or chain to match the derailleur? I don't … [Read more...] about Can you use Shimano rotors with SRAM brakes? (Or vice versa?)