By Brandon Bilyeu Ultimate Cycling Glove Pack: Hot: Layer system allows easy mid-ride adjustmentsExcellent fit and dexterityWaterproof performance is the best I’ve ever usedGood breathability, even when using all layers together Not: Insulation not sufficient for sub-freezing temperaturesVelcro pull tabs difficult to openNo palm-specific padding … [Read more...] about Dissent 133 Layered Glove System Review
Jim’s Tech Talk by Jim Langley See what I did there in the title? It has a double meaning, in that you can make this gift and give it to your favorite cyclist. Or you can make it for yourself. Actually, you might decide to do both because it’s a helpful thing to have on hand in your home bike shop. It’ll easily fit in that Christmas stocking. … [Read more...] about A Handy Holiday Gift You Can Make Yourself
by Stan Purdum For bikepacking, after seat packs, handlebar packs and frame packs, the pack many riders consider is a top-tube bag. These are mini packs ranging in capacity from as little as about 1 liter to as much as about 8 liters, which sit on the top of your top tube, usually near the head tube end, though most can be reversed and sit at the seat post end of the … [Read more...] about Bikepacking: Best Top-Tube Packs
QUESTION: I don't mind riding in the cold weather during the wintertime except for one issue - I can't keep my feet warm! My toes feel like they are going numb after half an hour on rides when the temperatures are under around 35 degrees. How can I keep them warm? - Brian R ANSWER: Cold hands or feet can completely ruin an otherwise enjoyable winter bike ride. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about How Do Cyclists Keep Their Feet Warm?
By Coach John Hughes I’ve had several excellent follow-up questions on my column on 8 Tips for Endurance Training This Winter. Running For Endurance Leigh wrote, “What would you consider an endurance run in place of a ride. We get a lot of ice in Toronto and simply can't get onto the roads because they're too busy with cars even if you have spiked tires. I don't mind riding in … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: Questions on Winter Training for Endurance