A correct bike fit makes a huge difference when it comes to speed, comfort while riding and avoiding injuries. Here are some tips to consider to make sure your fit is correct. Wind-tunnel tests have proven that being narrow on the bike is much more important than being low. Most of us can improve efficiency the most simply by keeping legs and arms in line with our bodies, … [Read more...] about 10 Quick Bicycle Fit Tips
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley When my friend texted for help with the balky shifting on his beautiful Pinarello Dogma, I had a pretty good idea what the problem was. He babys his road rockets, so I was sure it wouldn’t be worn or abused components. … [Read more...] about Fixing a Difficult Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
QUESTION: I want to learn to take off my jacket while riding, but more experienced cyclists tell me it's a dangerous practice. Why? I see pros do it in races all the time. -- Malcolm C. RBR REPLIES: It's not hard to peel off a jacket or vest if you can ride no-hands comfortably and you're careful. But there are two major dangers: … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Remove a Jacket While Riding?
Has this happened to you? It starts raining, and the next time you come to a stop sign your brakes don't work. You roll through the intersection and thank your lucky stars no cars were coming. Rim brakes and water don't mix. When the rims and brake pads get wet, almost zero bike- stopping friction is created no matter how hard you squeeze the levers. At least for the … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Brake Early When Rims Are Wet