By Jim Langley If this week’s Tech Talk title caught your attention, it was supposed to. But I didn’t really make it up – I pretty much stole it. I paraphrased the title of the online Outside magazine article that ran recently, Why You Should Throw Your Rim Brakes in the Trash. The author basically says that discs on road bikes are so much better than rim brakes that you... … [Read more...] about Should You Trash Your Rim Brakes?
By Coach John Hughes Cycling legend Ned Overend on training: “I do exactly what I’ve always done; it just takes me longer.” Overend, now 62, won the first UCI World Mountain Bike championship in 1990. Last year “Deadly Nedly” took second overall in the Iron Horse Classic Omnium in Durango. He was third in the Durango to Silverton road race, which goes over two passes, each … [Read more...] about Fit for Life VIII: The Four Pillars – No. 3 is Recovery
By Coach Rick Schultz I am a USA Cycling Level 2 coach and specialize in bike fitting, power and pedaling efficiency coaching. I am the fitter for several cycling teams and do numerous individual fittings for recreational roadies. When doing fittings, I regularly see significant problems that cyclists have no idea are causing the pain and discomfort they're feeling during and … [Read more...] about Top 3 Bike Fit Problems and How to Fix Them
By John Marsh On a ride with a buddy last week, as we were rolling toward home on a 2-lane road that leads to the "downtown" area of a small Atlanta suburb, we passed a cycling couple about a half mile from an upcoming intersection that crosses a 4-lane road. The 2-lane road we were on typically has moderate traffic, which tends to stack up a bit as you get closer to that … [Read more...] about Cyclists: Don’t ‘Cheat’ at Intersections
Editor's Note: Last year about this same time of year, Sheri Rosenbaum wrote this piece on fat bike riding as a winter training alternative. She's still hitting the trails – and even the beaches of Lake Michigan – on "Chris," her Trek Farley, named after the late comedian Chris Farley... "slow, large and a lot of fun!" We thought we'd rerun the article as a reminder of a fun … [Read more...] about Still Getting ‘Fat’ in the Winter