Editor's Note: It's an increasingly common refrain from roadies: I need more gearing. Here's how an RBR Premium Member who wrote me recently put it: "There are more and more of us “mature” cyclists who take our recreational riding seriously and look for high-quality components. We are no longer as strong as the younger crowd. Riders like me want close-ratio gearing but … [Read more...] about How to Add Gearing to Your Bike; WolfTooth Road Link Review
By Jim Langley Here at RBR, we often get emails from roadies and even mountain bikers who are frustrated over “tight” or “impossible to get tire on or off the rim” or “stubborn” tires almost never let up. I want to give you a gift that’ll keep on giving. My present to you is the seemingly little-known secret that makes it much easier to put on and take off bicycle tires. … [Read more...] about Tips for Taming Tough Bicycle Tires and Getting Them on and Off the Rim
By John Hughes Riding on the road is fun! Riding on the trainer is not fun (unless you’rea masochist!). As a roadie, you’re always looking for ways to improve (or at least, maintain): better equipment, smarter training, losing weight, etc. Add your time on the trainer to this list of potential ways to improve. Your trainer is tool you can use to tune up your … [Read more...] about Maximizing the Value of Your Trainer Time
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Countless studies have shown that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks, but some researchers have found scarring in heart muscle and increased plaques in the heart arteries of men who have run many marathons and triathlons, resulting in news headlines warning of "too much exercise." A study of 50 men who ran 3,510 marathons showed that some of these … [Read more...] about Can You Exercise Too Much?
Holiday Publishing Schedule Just a quick note to let readers know that we will be taking off Thursday, the 28th, to spend time with our families and relax between Christmas and New Year's. We will be back with a new issue January 4. See you then! I wish you all much relaxation, great family time, at least a few rides – and very Happy Holidays! Please Support RBR! If … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays! Give Yourself the Gift of RBR