In January of 2023, State Bicycle Co. shook things up with its first carbon road frameset, and they carry the momentum with their all-new Carbon All-Road / Gravel option - priced for the people (starting at $1,999). Checking all the boxes one expects for a modern gravel bike, the SBC Carbon All-Road will be available as a frameset or complete with a choice of either … [Read more...] about State Bicycle Launches Carbon All-Road Bicycle
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Thanks so much for the assist with Chuck’s question last week. He asked for your recommendations for inner tubes and puncture prevention. I’m sure your tips helped him and other readers with the same question. Because flat tires are by far the most common breakdown, today I want to share a couple of your comments and answer a few related … [Read more...] about More Bicycle Tube & Flat Tire Prevention Tips
The precise details of weightlifting routines might not be as critical as previously thought, according to a new study from McMaster University. Whether you lift heavy or light weights, or how many times you do it, the key to strength and muscle growth appears to be consistency in resistance training. Researchers scrutinized the most popular variables in resistance training … [Read more...] about Every Form of Weightlifting Benefits Strength and Muscle, Researchers Find
By Sheri Rosenbaum Size of the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar (left) compared to Edge 540 Solar Which Garmin Edge device is right for you? Frequently, people ask me, “Which Garmin computer should I buy?” My response is always the same, “Depends on budget, the type of riding you plan to do, and the features you need.” The first answer should be fairly simple to determine. If … [Read more...] about Garmin Edge 540 vs. 840 vs. 1040 Standard and Solar Cycling Computers – Which One Should I Buy?
QUESTION: How much exercise does an electric bike give you? Is it enough to benefit my health? —George V. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: My friend Murray is a long time cyclist who, as he neared 80, switched from his regular bike to an ebike. He’d always kept track of his bike miles, and, because he gained weight easily, he used a standard formula to calculate how many … [Read more...] about How much exercise does an electric bike give you?