By Jim Langley If you watch the Tour de France as intently as I do, you’ll notice the amazing mechanics, racing to the scene of a crash, spare bike in hand, diving into the wreckage to extract their rider, slipping his spare bike under him and mightily pushing him up the road. Or even crazier, leaning out of the windows of speeding team cars and fine-tuning a rear derailleur … [Read more...] about Last-Chance Repairs May Save You When Nothing Else Does
Ask the Coach: How Can a Beginning Cyclist Improve?
By Coach John Hughes Bill P.: I’m 40 years old and my doctor says I need more exercise. I walk our dog and garden; otherwise I’m sedentary. I tried running and that hurt and I don’t know how to swim. I got a road bike and have been riding for a couple of months. I ride about 10 – 15 miles a day four or five days a week. I really enjoy it. What should I do to … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: How Can a Beginning Cyclist Improve?
Best 1x Gravel Bikes Round Up
We've rounded up our favorite single chainring 1x gravel bikes here. We specifically aimed slightly below the high end of the market, where a bike can cost $8K to $10K. Most of our picks are half that price, with terrific quality options that go all the way down to $2,600. Single chainring (otherwise known as 1x) setups completely took over mountain biking for a reason. … [Read more...] about Best 1x Gravel Bikes Round Up
Can You Use a Gravel Bike as a Road Bike?
QUESTION: I'm thinking about buying a new bike, and I was considering buying a gravel bike instead of a road bike, so I have the option of wider tires. Can you use a gravel bike as your road bike? ANSWER: You can definitely use a gravel bike as a road bike. However, there are a few small limitations you might run into if you do this. Depending on how you like to ride, it … [Read more...] about Can You Use a Gravel Bike as a Road Bike?
What’s the Difference Between Bike Sizing and Bike Fitting?
By Coach Rick Schultz Bike sizing is done prior to bike fitting and happens BEFORE you purchase your bicycle. Bike sizing deals mainly with the size of a frame. The bike shop or retailer should measure you to help determine which size frame is best suited for you. Please be aware that not all shops or retail bike stores do this! If you're thinking of buying a bike someplace … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Bike Sizing and Bike Fitting?