QUESTION: What is the 75 rule in cycling? I heard someone telling his buddy to remember that rule on a group ride as the pace started to pick up. What did he mean? —Pete L. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: The 75 rule is a training guideline for riders who are seeking to improve their performance and endurance. The “75” is a percentage and the so-called rule is that when training, … [Read more...] about What is the 75 rule in cycling?
By Kevin Kolodziejski It’s odd, I know. To receive a compliment after a tough training ride where you and your buddy pull the group about 65 percent of the time and have it injure your cycling ego. But that’s what happened to me after such a ride a number of years ago. The compliment had nothing to do with the fact that — despite riding at the front for all those miles — … [Read more...] about McDonald’s-Only Dieter Needs to Change His Ways — and Help Change the World
By Lars Hundley British brands Restrap, a bikepacking gear manufacturer, and QUOC, a leading footwear creator, have teamed up to produce a new sandal tailored to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists. Priced at $129.99 USD, the QUOC x Restrap Sandal, available in black and sand colorways in sizes EU38-EU47, is set to launch on May 4th on Restrap.cc and quoc.cc, as … [Read more...] about Restrap and QUOC Collaborate to Launch Post Ride Bikepacking Sandal
By Lars Hundley Cycling helmets featuring the Mips safety system are becoming increasingly popular among World Tour cycling teams, according to Mips, a Sweden-based company. This season, 71% of men's teams and an impressive 87% of women's teams are reported to be using helmets equipped with Mips technology. … [Read more...] about Mips Safety System Gains Popularity Among World Tour Cycling Teams
Test rides are usually short, and you have so many things to think about that getting an accurate impression can be difficult. First, remember that a new bike will feel different from an older bike. These differences are most apparent to your contact points -- hands, feet and seat. Saddles, for one thing, have changed dramatically over the years. You should seek to find … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: How Should I Test Ride a New Bicycle?