By Lars Hundley Titanium bike brand Moots announced the launch of its new gravel race bike, the Routt CRD (Complete Race Design). According to the company, the new model incorporates all the knowledge acquired over ten years of creating versatile gravel bikes. It's targeted at gravel racers, optimizing speed over diverse and rough surfaces, while still promising the classic … [Read more...] about Moots Introduces Race-Focused Gravel Bike: The Routt CRD
By Coach John Hughes RBR Reader Maude asks, “Over the past several years, there has been considerable discussion that lactic acid buildup is NOT responsible for cramping and after-exercise muscle pain. Yet you and other publications continue to use "lactate threshold" as some sort of line in the sand. I'd like to see an article discussing this area.” Maude, … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: Explain Lactate Threshold, Lactic Acid and Cramping
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley There was a lot of interest in last week’s Tech Talk titled How to Keep Your Bike Clean. Notice that the title wasn’t “How to Clean Your Bike,” however it did include a video showing how to do that. That’s because it’s easier to clean a bike regularly than to clean it rarely. And the point of the article was to never let your pride and … [Read more...] about Your Bike Cleaning Tips & Product Suggestions
By Sheri Rosenbaum HandleStash was inspired by spilled coffee while cruising the beach in southern California. Adam, the creator of HandleStash, was trying to carry a coffee while riding and had nowhere to put it. The coffee kept jumping and splashing on every bump. He knew there had to be a better way, and the HandleStash cup holder launched sales in April … [Read more...] about HandleStash Handlebar Bag and Stem Bag Review
QUESTION: Is 500 watts enough for an ebike? I’m in the market for one and I want sufficient power. —Jamie J. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: Generally, yes. In fact, some ebike manufacturers speak of 500-watt motors as the best “all-purpose” size for ebikes. But for road ebikes, commonly available motor sizes range from 250 to 750 watts, and several factors can help you … [Read more...] about Is 500 watts enough for an ebike?