QUESTION: I have a 2019 Scott Addict 30 endurance bike that came with 700x32 tires. I just upgraded my wheel set and I want to switch to 700x25 tires. Is this a good move? I didn't know if there was a "minimum" tire width for specific road bikes? - Chris RBR REPLIES: There's not really a minimum tire width for a road or gravel bike, but there could be a minimum tire width … [Read more...] about Should I ride narrower tires on my road bike?
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By Stan Purdum When I reviewed my new Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 Road Ebike in RBR recently, I said that the only thing I didn’t like about it was the location of the control unit, which is embedded in the top tube, near the head tube end, and that dislike was because when you want to change modes, you have to take your eyes off the road much more so than if the unit … [Read more...] about Installing a Turbo Road Remote on a Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 Road Ebike
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley The question in the title was asked by RBR regular contributor “Fixie Guy.” If you comment on articles and read them you’ve surely benefited from his tips and insights. The question he asked this time interested me but I didn’t have a very good answer for him. So he went to a higher authority. Read on to follow the entire thread, which … [Read more...] about Does Direction Matter on Directional Road Bike Tires?
By Coach John Hughes RBR Reader Kevin wrote, “I have raced tandem bikes for 14 years. I have reached a point I don’t race; I participate in long endurance rides. Last Wednesday was the Bone ride from Madison to Milwaukee Wisconsin and back (158 miles). My pilot and I weren’t able to go for any rides this year, which would have been good for us and to check out the tandem. We … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: Did I Bonk on an Endurance Ride?