By Brandon Bilyeu Cost: C3 GORE-TEX INFINIUM Thermo Jacket: $180 C3 Thermo Bibtights+: $130 How obtained: review sample from company Available: online, retail Colors: Thermo Jacket: Black, Red, Blue, Neon Yellow Thermo Bibtights+: Black Website: Thermo Jacket, Thermo Bibtights RBR Sponsor: no Tested: 15+ hours Sizing: … [Read more...] about GORE C3 GORE-TEX INFINIUM Thermo Jacket and C3 Thermo Bibtights+ Review
Jim’s Tech Talk Jim Langley A few weeks back, retired engineer and South Carolinian roadie Will Haltiwanger asked if we could have a column featuring things that people have come up with for their cycling that are “a bit outside the box.” I liked the idea and shared his nifty home-made seat tube plug. He removes his leather saddle and seatpost from the bike when it’s … [Read more...] about More Outside the Box Cycling Hacks
By Coach John Hughes Will asks, "I started riding this year and really enjoy it. I'd like to keep riding this winter but a trainer sounds boring. Is it reasonable to ride outside in winter?" Coach Hughes: Take it from a Coloradoan. Yes you can ride outside and with proper gear you can enjoy it. … [Read more...] about Can I Bicycle in the Winter?
QUESTION: It's time to replace my chain. My Ultegra cassette has 10,000 miles on it, so should I replace it, too? Of course, the shop says to put on a new cassette. They say worn cogs will wear out a new chain quickly. The teeth have no visible wear, but I want the drivetrain to function as efficiently as possible. What to do? -- Bill M. … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Replace My Chain and Cassette at the Same Time?
How Do I Prevent Freezing Feet on Cold Winter Bike Rides? QUESTION: I've tried every trick imaginable to keep my feet warm during cold-weather rides -- larger shoes with 2 pairs of socks, battery-powered socks, spray antiperspirant to reduce sweating, plastic bags to cut wind. But no luck. My frozen feet are always the limiting factor in winter riding. Any tips? -- Judy … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Cold Feet Cycling: Solutions for Keeping Them Warm