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  • About Jamis Bicycles

    Bicycle's Buddy
    Bicycles Buddy
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Jamis originated in Tallahassee, FL, in 1937 as a distributor of European bicycles. The company, however, quickly established its own brand of bicycles and moved into the design and manufacturing of bicycles.In 1979, the company introduced one of its very first, and well-known, bicycles, the Earth Cruiser. Encouraged by the success of this beach bike, the company began introducing new types of bikes almost every year, including race bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, and mountain bikes. Perhaps the most famous of these bikes in this era was the Jamis Dakar, a race bike released in 1985 that…
  • New glove design

    Citizen Rider
    cafiend
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Your faithful reporter has found this prototype of a cycling glove that puts the high viz where you can really use it.The manufacturer's name has been obscured because they have not decided whether to release the product. Obviously it has its controversial aspects.
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    Bike Snob NYC
    BikeSnobNYC
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    So yesterday I was flipping through an actual paper newspaper and I came across this New York Times "Style" feature on the phenomenon of non-bikey bikey clothes:(Obviously this is the digital version, I saved the analog version to stuff in my Sidis when they get wet.)The movement in the United States signifies a big shift from a decade ago, before bike lanes spread like kudzu in cities across the country. In those days, big-city cycling was generally a commando affair for bike messengers and other urban warriors. No wonder safety gear tended to be drably utilitarian in spirit, like…
  • UCI, WADA appeal to CAS in Kreuziger case (The Associated Press)

    Yahoo Sports - Cycling News
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Cycling's governing body is joining forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping violations by his national Olympic committee. The UCI and WADA say they are appealing with a request ''that consideration be given to a sanction for Kreuziger.'' The Czech Olympic Committee ruled last month that anomalies in Kreuziger's biological passport dating to 2011-12 did not break any limits.
  • Gallery: American hopefuls preview 2015 worlds course

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    VeloNews.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Kiel Reijnen and Taylor Phinney led the U.S. team down Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue. Photo: Josh Lopez 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course Kiel Reijnen and Taylor Phinney led the U.S. team down Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue. Photo: Josh LopezView Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course America's top cyclists traveled to Richmond to get a preview of the courses they will face at next year's worlds. Photo: Nick Davis PhotographyView Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course…
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  • How I hydrate: Top products to quench your thirst

    Logan VonBokel
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Choosing a sports drink, for many, has less to do with science and more to do with what your body craves. Caffeine? Salt? Green tea? There's an answer in this mix. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.comThe brands offering electrolyte drink mixes might have you thinking that hydration is a precise science. They use long words that you probably don’t understand — at least I have to look most of them up. But in reality, hydration is much more simple. In the real world, what we pour into our bodies revolves around a few things: what are we craving, and what tastes good, or in the case of many…
  • Chris Butler moves to SmartStop for 2015

    Maxwell Nagel
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    After two years at BMC, then time spent with Champion System and Hincapie Sportswear Development, Chris Butler is making the move to Team SmartStop. He's eager to grow into his role as a GC rider. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Coming off a strong year with the Hincapie Sportswear Development, Chris Butler, 26, will make the jump to the successful upstart Team SmartStop next year. Proving himself as one of the most promising riders in the sport, Butler had strong performances against WorldTour riders at both the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Pro Challenge, but hopes to…
  • Taylor Phinney Q&A: Recovery, the Tour, and the crash

    Matthew Beaudin
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Taylor Phinney won a stage at the Tour of California in 2014, but suffered a season-ending crash shortly after during the national road race. In an interview with VeloNews, he looks to next season. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comAt this point, what happened to Taylor Phinney that day is well known. An in-race motorcycle slowed down in front of him and others during a descent of the USA Cycling road national championships. He smashed into a guardrail. His left leg snapped as a toothpick does under a heavy thumb. What happens next, though, is the unknown. Phinney has worked and…
  • What’s inside the November Velo Magazine

    Maxwell Nagel
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The November issue of Velo magazine is out, and it covers all of the late-season racing action, plus more.Best Vuelta ever? Andy Hood looks back on a race of redemption for Alberto Contador, as the Spanish star returned to winning after recovering from a broken leg. Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski earns the biggest win of his career at worlds. Read about how the action unfolded in Ponferrada, Spain. Why does public perception of different confessed dopers vary? Matthew Beaudin looks into the inconsistencies of the post-USADA report era. Is an aero road helmet right for you? The Velo tech…
  • Gallery: American hopefuls preview 2015 worlds course

    VeloNews.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Kiel Reijnen and Taylor Phinney led the U.S. team down Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue. Photo: Josh Lopez 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course Kiel Reijnen and Taylor Phinney led the U.S. team down Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue. Photo: Josh LopezView Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course America's top cyclists traveled to Richmond to get a preview of the courses they will face at next year's worlds. Photo: Nick Davis PhotographyView Larger Image.U.S. team previews 2015 world championships course…
 
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    Yahoo Sports - Cycling News

  • UCI, WADA appeal to CAS in Kreuziger case (The Associated Press)

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Cycling's governing body is joining forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping violations by his national Olympic committee. The UCI and WADA say they are appealing with a request ''that consideration be given to a sanction for Kreuziger.'' The Czech Olympic Committee ruled last month that anomalies in Kreuziger's biological passport dating to 2011-12 did not break any limits.
  • Alpine climax for 2015 Tour de France (The Associated Press)

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    PARIS (AP) -- The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d'Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling's showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.
  • Cycling-Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route (Reuters)

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    (Adds Nibali quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial -- Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers. The Tour will climax with a nervous, demanding penultimate stage finishing at l'Alpe d'Huez with the race winner likely emerging from a nerve-wracking three-week dogfight. ...
  • The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France (The Associated Press)

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    PARIS (AP) -- The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France announced Wednesday by Tour organizers:
  • UCI to review Astana's World Tour team license (The Associated Press)

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The governing body of cycling will ask its license commission to review the Astana team's status after a series of doping cases.
 
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    Bike World News

  • ASSOS announces partnership with Tour de Suisse

    Ron Callahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Switzerland based clothing manufacturer ASSOS today announced a new partnership with the organizers of the Tour de Suisse. The post ASSOS announces partnership with Tour de Suisse appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: October 24, 2014

    Ron Callahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    In today's pro cycling news, Elia Viviani makes move to Team Sky, Cult Energy Pro Cycling adds press officer, Lotto Belisol reviews U23 season and more. The post Today in Pro Cycling News: October... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 dates announced for Vitus Bikes Gravity Enduro Series

    Ron Callahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The 2015 schedule for the Vitus Bikes Gravity Enduro Ireland Series has today been released by promoters Biking.ie. The post 2015 dates announced for Vitus Bikes Gravity Enduro Series appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: October 24, 2014

    Ron Callahan
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    In Thursday's Pro Cycling News, retirements for Alison Powers and Karsten Kroon and three extensions for Lotto Belisol. The post Today in Pro Cycling News: October 24, 2014 appeared first on Bike... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 12 More Hours to Ride: Knog Beams at Night – Blinder ARC 5.5

    Kari
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    I was stoked when I got @Knog Blinder ARC 5.5 to test.  Digging the Aussie ingenuity they've put into other Bicycle accessories, I couldn't wait to experience all the hype around the Blinder ARC.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • Readers’ Rigs: Lightweight Cervélo

    Chris Selden
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    Today’s Readers’ Rig is a very light, highly modified Cervélo that embodies all that Readers’ Rigs is about – cool machines that bring their owners fun every day of the year – It’s Readers’ Rigs time! Name: Todd Richards Location: Bristol, Maine USA. Age: 48 Bike: 2005 Cervelo R2.5 (56cm) with ENVE 2.0 fork (or the Bontrager aero fork for TT) Groupset: Campagnolo Record 10s shifters, Chorus derailleurs. Bontrager XXX brakes. Wheels: Road race and TT: ENVE carbon tubular 38/45 mm rims, DT Swiss 350/240 hubs, DT Swiss Aerolite black spokes, internal brass nipples, Tune skewers,…
  • Tour de France 2015: The PEZ First Look!

    Alastair Hamilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The organizers of the biggest bike race in the World have announced the route of the 2015 French Grand Tour. It’s a tough parcours with a lot of climbing and very little time trialing, but the sprinters do get their opportunities. Our first thoughts: tough but fair. The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled Wednesday in the Paris Palais des Congress, not far from the Champs Élysées and the Arc du Triomphe, in front of an audience of riders, team managers and the press. Not all the top riders attended; Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana were missing, but last…
  • EuroTrash Tour’15 Thursday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    We now know what the 2015 Tour de France is all about and it is made for a climber. We take a quick look at the tour route, catch up with the Tour of Hainan with comments, results and video. Plus the Tour of California route is out, Cav is training for the ‘Gent 6′ and riders re-sign with Lampre-Merida and Lotto Belisol. Café au lait? TOP STORY: 2015 Tour de France Route At first glance the course has been designed for a rider who has little time trial ability with only a total of 42 kilometers against the clock: Individual 14 kilometers on stage 1 in Utrecht, Holland on July the…
  • Photo Special: Good-Bye Andy Schleck

    Alastair Hamilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Photo Special: Earlier this month Andy Schleck said that he would race no more. The younger half of the most successful brother combination in modern cycling would not turn a pedal in anger again due to the knee injury he sustained in the Tour de France. We pay tribute to the career of Andy Schleck with a photo special. Andy Schleck announced his retirement on the 9th of October 2014 after a nine-year professional career that saw him compete at the highest level, but without the corresponding palmarés. Was it bad luck or, as many postulate, he was just too nice a person for the cut and…
  • PEZ Talk: Evan Huffman

    Edmond Hood
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Rider Interview: One of the most surprising signings of the 2012/13 transfer season was the move from the US amateur team Californian Giant to mighty WorldTour outfit Astana by 22 year-old Evan Huffman from Elk Grove, California. Ed Hood caught up with him for a chat about the past and the future. Huffman produced some startling time trial results in 2012, beating the likes of Tom Zirbel in the McLane Pacific stage race TT and then besting Rory Sutherland at the Tour of Gila TT before taking the US U23 TT title. Californian Giant and Astana share the same bike sponsor in Specialized, who…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Mitie London Revolution places are now open

    Andreas
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Registration for a place in the 2015 London Revolution has just opened. If you’ve been following London Cyclist for a while, you’ll know this is one of our favourite rides. I rode it in 2012, Sam, one of our contributors, rode it in 2013 and I’m sure I’ll be taking part again in the near future. This year, the event is taking place on the 16th and 17th May. As per usual, you can ride the entire route, or you can pick one of the days. Which you choose is a personal preference. The first day is 100 miles long and the second day is a little shorter at 85 miles…
  • 8 Tips to keep you riding all year

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Fact: riding over the summer months is much easier than keeping up the pedalling momentum past October. However, that doesn’t make it any less rewarding, any less fun or any less convenient. Here are 8 ways to make sure you don’t stop getting out on your bike as the weather turns, and help ensure you enjoy it all year round: 1) Get your bike sorted A badly maintained bike can ruin your riding – repeated punctures, squeaky or rubbing brakes or ineffective gears all add up to a lousy ride. Over the winter months, your bike needs more TLC – so take some time to check the cables are in…
  • On and off the bike: 5 stylish clip shoes for men

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At London Cyclist we love to receive your requests for topics to be featured – and when we covered casual commuter shoes for women, on request, we were soon flooded with requests for a mens equivalent. Riding clipped in allows you to utilize more of your muscle with every pedal stroke, waste less energy, and it cuts down the chances of your foot slipping in the wet. However, ­­­traditional road shoes are tricky to walk in, and traditional mountain bike shoes don’t tend to blend with your outfit. There are a range of commuter focused clip in compatible shoes that are designed to engage…
  • Choosing road tyres for autumn and winter

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The wet weather has arrived and unfortunately it will probably continue to rear it’s ugly head repeatedly for the next couple of months. Heavy rain means that debris is washed onto road surfaces, so even when the surfaces have dried out, there are more puncture risks on the tarmac. Not only that, but of course wet weather means surfaces are more slippery. These two inconveniences – higher puncture risk and slippery roads are best combated by winter worthy tyres. One common misconception is that the best tyres are the ones with the thickest grooves, or ‘tread’ visible on the surface.
  • 5 of the best bike locks

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. When picking a bike lock, you want to go for one that promises to be sturdy, but is not so heavy or cumbersome that you’re more likely to take one look at it and leave it at home. The vast majority of bike locks are rated on the independent ‘Sold Secure’ scale – and given either a Bronze, Gold or Silver level of approval. Bronze is the most breakable, and Gold the least. You’ll pay more for a stronger ‘Gold’ standard lock, but this is one…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    So yesterday I was flipping through an actual paper newspaper and I came across this New York Times "Style" feature on the phenomenon of non-bikey bikey clothes:(Obviously this is the digital version, I saved the analog version to stuff in my Sidis when they get wet.)The movement in the United States signifies a big shift from a decade ago, before bike lanes spread like kudzu in cities across the country. In those days, big-city cycling was generally a commando affair for bike messengers and other urban warriors. No wonder safety gear tended to be drably utilitarian in spirit, like…
  • Cycling Under Attack! Things Are Tough All Over

    BikeSnobNYC
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    (Turn-of-the-century New York City "hippingsters.")So how much would you pay to run a cyclist down with your SUV in the Most Bike-Friendly City In America?  $1,500?  $1,000?  $500?  Well, if you act now, you can run down the annoying cyclist of your choice in New York City for the low, low price of $250.  That's only 5,306,250 Vietnamese Dong!Of course, the cyclist did give the flat-brimmed fucktard the finger, so obviously he deserved to die:According to Vaccaro and a witness affidavit [PDF], at around 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2013, Michael (not his actual name)…
  • Wednesday!

    BikeSnobNYC
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    As the years go by I think more and more about my own mortality.  The subject of my inevitable demise is tremendously important to everybody in the world, because I'm a solipsist and when I cease to exist so do you.  In any case, this morning the following article caught my eye, and I'm not reproducing the accompanying images because they're fucking creepy:I didn't have the patience to actually read it carefully because life's too damn short to attempt to understand science stuff, but basically what I gleaned from it is that if you surround yourself with stuff from your heyday you…
  • No time for titles, let's get moving!!!

    BikeSnobNYC
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    So how was your bike commute today?  Was it raining?  Did some douchebag in an SUV honk at you?  Well, save it, because unless a dick on a BMX kicked your front wheel out from under you, you probably don't have too much to complain about:Raphael Carrondo was pushed into the side of the vehicle by a BMX rider.Just moments before, the 32-year-old was forced to slam on his brakes as the unknown rider tried undertaking him as the pair were passing a parked bus.Then, about 100 yards up the road as Raphael was overtaking a coach just as it began pulling out, the cyclist rode past his…
  • Cycling Tip for Visitors to New York City: Don't.

    BikeSnobNYC
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    I don't like to flaunt my wealth, but around the time I made my first million (Vietnamese Dong, obviously, which is just shy of US$50), I started collecting art.  Consequently, the halls of my manse are adorned with many priceless paintings.  There's George Hincapie's disembodied head:Mario Cipollini with his sunglasses stuck to his oily forehead:And now, thanks to Klaus of Cycling Inquisition, this portrait of Sir Stanley Wiggins reading about himself in the newspaper while a butler pours tea into his crotch:I won it at the Sobethy's auction house for the princely sum of nine (9)…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • An idea whose time has come.

    MC
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Devin Lenz is no stranger to innovation.  He's been pushing the limits of what's doable and desirable with 29" wheels for over a decade.  Even though every one of the big players and most of the smaller ones are finally hawking their version of big wheeled bliss, Devin's bikes remain atop the heap when it comes to uncompromised on-trail performance.  It doesn't hurt his credibility that each of his designs are dreamed up, prototyped, fabricated, and ultimately produced right here in Colorado.And while he wasn't the first to experiment with the full-suspension single speed, he…
  • Ride?

    MC
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Late afternoon.  Sun is already low, day has been long, head is rummy from too much.Energy is middling, and falling, at best.Ring ring!  The voice on the other end sounds no more energetic, but still the question is posed:Ride?Awash to the armpits in new-bike-smell, Greg easily motivates out the door.  Enthusiasm infects, induces me to follow.Little daylight left but the trails are quiet, summer-fading-to-fall light is exquisite, traction is superb.Post-monsoonal trail alterations continue to catch us leaning.Short hours later darkness forces us home, permagrins plastered to…
  • You.

    MC
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    I am speaking directly to you.Stop.  Get up.  Look out the nearest window.Look.Fall is right now upon you.  Blue skies, warm days, cool nights, the deliciously overpowering stench of decaying organic matter in the woods.Hadn't noticed?  Might want to check for a pulse.Go.  Get out there, rub your own nose in it.Soon it will be gone.  Now is the time.
  • Snowbike geometry.

    MC
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A few weeks back I shared some pics and minutia relevant to my new snowbike.For years I've been meaning to write out the pertinent numbers explaining what I like for snowbike geometry, and more importantly how and why I've arrived there.I finally took an ~hour a few nights ago and did it.Disclaimer: Below I've shared a bit about the journey I've taken with respect to riding fat tired bicycles on snow.  I do not purport that any action I've taken or design I've settled on is the only, one, true, undeniable way forward.  The world is big, conditions vary drastically from region…
  • A ride, recently.

    MC
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Getting out into high lonesome country while the getting is good.  Taking the fatbikes to increase our options once out.  Making conscious decisions as a result, always opting for the path less traveled.  Surprising ourselves with new trails found, old trails connected, still older trails resurrected.Surprising ourselves even more with how frequently we see wildlife relative to our 'normal' rides.Enjoying those pleasant surprises.If they insist...Thanks for checking in.
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    Training4cyclists

  • Review: Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    As a cycling coach and medical doctor you have many niches to master. Nutritional advice is just one of them. In the past years, I have had several requests from road cyclists and triathletes about nutritional advice and strategies to achieve optimal racing weight and performance.It seems like many athletes tend to ask very specific questions and get lost in all the different advice and products available. So cooking the knowledge into scientific-based recommendations is challenging. And picking the essential advice from hundreds of different studies of varying quality into useful, pragmatic…
  • 5 Practical Steps to Boost Your Race Performance Next Season

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    It’s October and for most riders in Europe and USA/Canada it’s the beginning of a long period without frequent cycling races. Maybe you ended your season with some of your best results ever or maybe you have already been in ‘off-season mode’ for a couple of weeks.Based on my experience, I have made a list of 5 tips you can use to let the off-season be your platform for better results next year.Sleep moreWe all need rest and most of the time we don’t get enough sleep. We can read tips about how important it is to get enough sleep almost anywhere. Anyways, we can almost always take…
  • Mountain Bike Training for Beginners

    Cecilia ‘Ceal’ Potts
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Here is comprehensive post about mountain bike training for beginners. The article is written by Cecilia Potts who is former junior mountain bike world champion and professional cyclist. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the reading. However, you may need an extra cup midway through this article, it’s quite long… Enjoy!Mountain biking can be a little intimidating when you’re a beginner. If you’re anything like me, the first time I took my tires onto an off-road trail it didn’t look anything like the YouTube videos that show up with a search for mountain biking.My first few…
  • Short Update About Lactate, Lactic Acid and Fatigue

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    From a scientific/pedantic point of view, there are some common myths or misconceptions about lactic acid and lactate among road cyclists. However, from a practical point of view, these facts shouldn’t change your approach to training. Not at all. Anyways, here is short update about lactate and why you shouldn’t care too much.Lactic acid vs lactateLactic acid practically doesn’t exist in human bodies, because the acid dissociation constant of lactic acid is 3.86. So at a pH value of 3.86 there is equilibrium between lactic acid (that’s the acid version of lactate) and lactate…
  • Power sprints – Your Secret Weapon to Powerful Attacks

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Have you ever tried to launch an attack in a cycling race or maybe even an attempt to make a race-winning move? If you have, you have probably also experienced the most likely scenario: the other riders closes the gap without struggling, because your attempt lacks power.How can you learn the skill to make more powerful race-winning moves? If we take a look at the initial phase of your attack, all you need to focus on is neural strength. If you watch a power meter file from your most powerful attempts, you are very likely above 1000Watts or even higher.Such efforts require activation of all…
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    Bullwhip

  • NEW ENGLAND BUILDER’S BALL TONIGHT, OCT 3 2014

    Chris
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Among the awesome local builders you can catch a glimpse of Jay’s new 29er. Full write up and photo shoot next week! The Ball is tonight at the Botanical Garden at Roger Williams Park in Providence, 7-11 pm. Hopefully see you there! http://newenglandbuildersball.com/
  • Step-Through Belt Drive Internal!

    Chris
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:37 pm
    It’s a mouthful, but for another commuter/all-rounder, it just makes sense! Again we’re using the value-laden Sturmey-Archer 5 speed hub, this time laced to a 26″ wheel to keep the scale of this smallish bike appropriate. But the focus for Manya is on practicality, yes (note the fenders and kickstand) but also on style and elegance, so we did our first curved top tube step-through. All it needs is a baguette and a beret.                  As we didn’t have the requisite, or at least recommended, three-roller bender…
  • This color is called Awesome

    Chris
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    This is Sabine’s lugged commuter/tourer. It’s one of my favorite bikes. Lovely long point lugs, exquisite candy, 11 speed Ultegra on King wheels… delicious.                   And here are some shots of just the frame set:          I also modified a Rivendell Atlantis for a Rohloff hub. David had been running the hub for years, but awkwardly; I cleaned up the install a bit, with long Campy dropouts to allow for chain tensioning, a tab on the chainstay for the Rohloff cable stop, new…
  • Superlight Club Racer with Stainless

    Chris
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Well this has been a fun one. We have a complicated relationship with stainless steel: we’ve always loved it for things like dropouts, where the paint is sure to get chipped anyway; and we love the all weather durability. But it’s expensive, and even from three suppliers there are a limited number of tube profiles available. Part of the benefit of a custom frame is that we have so many options to choose from in order to optimize performance and comfort. So, for Myles’ club racer, we decided to use a mix of True Temper S3 and OX Platinum tubing, along with a KVA Stainless…
  • Mark’s belt drive commuter with BLING

    Chris
    4 Jan 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Local hero Mark wanted an all-weather commuter that would keep him and his scrubs clean. So right off the bat we’re thinking belt drive, internal hub, full fenders, disc brakes… and he had his heart set on the Sturmey-Archer 5 speed, seen here in rare disc version. We decided on Paragon sliding dropouts to make belt tensioning easy – but then the question was how to set it apart from the typical tig welded commuter. The first thing we did was put together a unique tube set – a variety of shaped Columbus Zona tubes that had a sort of faux-aero “coffin”…
 
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    Jim Langley's Bicycle Beat

  • PRODUCT REVIEW: Giro's 2014 Air Attack Shield Helmet

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Every time I wear it, riders are still asking about my helmet so I thought it would be helpful to rerun this review that ran earlier this year on RoadBikerider.There's a Giro video about their development of this new helmet at the end Good rides!JimAn Every-Ride Aero Helmet For RoadiesI received this Giro Air Attack Shield (about $200, 360 grams) last winter (2014) and liked it so much right out of the box, that I was tempted to give it a great review after only a few rides and races.However, it was mostly chilly back then and I wanted to see how it handled the heat. Last week, I…
  • BIKE RESTORATIONS: Making a René Herse-style decaleur

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Before brazingTo share this fun little project for the René Herse randonneuse I'm refurbishing, and to say thanks to my good friend and framesmith Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles who brazed it for me, here are a couple of photos of my just-completed homegrown Herse-style decaleur (quick-release handlebar-bag holder).If you visit this page of the website with the best archive of Herse bicycle photographs, and if you look closely at how the handlebar bag attaches to the stem, you can see an original. There's also an illustration below that shows how cleverly it works.If you…
  • BIKE BOOK REVIEW: Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, Edition 3

    6 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    Readers, since it's winter - typically when bicycles need more maintenance - here's a rerun of a recent Jim's Tech Talk column I wrote for RoadBikeRider all about a helpful new guide to bike repair.As bicycles get more sophisticated, what with advances in carbon frames and components, electronic drivetrains and hydraulic-disc brakes for the road, not to mention the myriad of new bottom bracket and headset configurations - it’s pays to keep on hand an excellent up-to-date bicycle repair manual.Enter, Park Tool's 3rd Edition Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair by Calvin Jones ($24.95; available…
  • PRODUCT REVIEW: Kuat NV hitch 2-bike rack (2-inch hitch model)

    10 Nov 2013 | 12:18 pm
    The NV on the Roadtrek Agile SS Sprinter RVA few months back I wrote this review of Kuat's NV hitch bike rack ($549) for my Jim's Tech Talk column. I'm still using and thoroughly enjoying the rack, and regularly get asked about it when we're on the road.So, to help others looking for a bicycle hitch rack - and especially if you're trying to fit one on a Sprinter-type camper-conversion RV van, I thought I'd post the review here, too, with a few more observations from using it more, and also with their informative video.If you're looking for a great hitch rack for a car, truck, van or Class-B…
  • HOLY GRAILS: 1974 Masi Gran Criterium, continued

    13 Sep 2013 | 6:05 pm
    Back To The FutureIn part 1 of this great bicycle project, I reran a story I wrote for my Jim's Tech Talk column on RoadBikeRider called Basket Case, that told of my finding a quite beat-up 1974 Masi Gran Criterium, and deciding to go ahead and get it restored. It was a tough decision because somewhere along the line it had been run into a parked car or curb buckling the top and down tubes. Plus, all the original paint and decals were gone, an awful spray-can finish had been applied and the parts had been removed and dumped in a milk crate to rust away.Yet, the more I looked at the frame…
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  • New glove design

    cafiend
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Your faithful reporter has found this prototype of a cycling glove that puts the high viz where you can really use it.The manufacturer's name has been obscured because they have not decided whether to release the product. Obviously it has its controversial aspects.
  • From the golden age of the rigid frame

    cafiend
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Just before good quality friction-option top mount shifters disappeared in the beginning of the 1990s we were able to remove the under-bar shifters and saw off the shifter mounts to retrofit the old reliable shifters onto mountain bikes with butted chromoly frames, nice all-around frame geometry and cranks with the newly reinvented round chain rings.The Rockhopper pictured above would have come with a rigid fork. Rockshox were still an after-market modification adopted first by aggressive riders who were beating on themselves and their equipment in the quest for speed on rough terrain. The…
  • Jigsaw puzzles and more

    cafiend
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Do you like jigsaw puzzles? If so, the bike business may be just your thing.Here are the pages showing derailleur hangers in the Quality  catalog.Every time a bike comes in with a tweaked derailleur hanger we have to check it against the reference pictures, the way you consult the picture on the box when you're doing a jigsaw puzzle. As with jigsaw puzzles, we compare all angles, swoops, curves, cuts and protuberances to pick which one of several similar hangers will actually fit.Disc brake pads are a less detailed jigsaw puzzle, but still important to get right.The bike in front of me…
  • As darkness falls

    cafiend
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Last night I headed out under cloudy skies in summer-like heat to ride the path and back roads back out to my car.The path is not totally deserted yet, even in the outer reaches, but away from town other users are getting pretty scarce. So I might see the occasional dog walker or I might not.I saw something. It was way out ahead of me. Dusk was not too deep yet, but against the backdrop of forest this black animal was hard to make out. Ordinarily I see a black animal without a white stripe and I figure it's a bear. They're pretty common. But when I got a profile shot this looked doglike. I…
  • Uncivil Twilight

    cafiend
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Around here, drivers seem to get more aggressive in September. This year it was a month late, possibly as a result of climate change. The increase in pushiness reinforced the second level of driver misbehavior that comes out after sunset.When I got really good lights I tried pushing the commuting season into the months of darkness. Immediately I noticed that on certain parts of my route I could not control traffic as well as I do in the summer, even with summer's traditionally recognized heavier traffic and influx of "idiots from away." October brings the ghouls and goblins, the creatures of…
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    Cyclelicious

  • 24 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am

    Richard Masoner
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Friday’s Pro Tip: Don’t try to bike through a police barricade when a maniac in the national capital starts shooting. Even Canadian law enforcement will take you down, albeit politely and with utmost professionalism. More bike news below the photo of cyclist Bernard Desgagne on the ground. #457676706 / gettyimages.com Back in the Reagan era, bike lights consisted mostly of 3 to 6 volt incandescent bulbs powered by D cells or bottle dynamos. For a while, I also strapped a portable fluorescent lamp to my top tube. This lamp, intended for car camping use, was powered by eight D cell…
  • Levi’s Stadium pilots trail entry for Cal – Oregon game Friday

    Richard Masoner
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    After meeting with community representatives and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition board member Scott Lane, the city of Santa Clara and Levi’s Stadium management agreed to a limited trial to open the San Tomas Aquino Trail between Agnew Road and the south side of the Great America lot near Gate C. For events with over 20,000 participants at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, policy has been to close the popular San Tomas Aquino Trail between Agnew Road and Tasman Drive, as shown in red in the below map. People who walk or bike along the trail must take the detour shown in green, adding…
  • Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop

    Richard Masoner
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop covers the history and the work for bicycle mechanics who work the professional pro peloton. Written and photographed by the road cycling loving nerds behind Roleur Magazine, this 272 page book includes about 150 pages of workshop and tool porn. Author Guy Andrews devotes two pages to the humble quick release lever, and a full ten pages to tubular tires. While this book is not strictly a how-to guide, Guy covers the essential tools of bike maintenance. Everything from tire repair to the most beautifully illustrated guide to cutting steerer…
  • Golden Gate Bridge considers sidewalk toll for walkers, cyclists

    Richard Masoner
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Golden Gate Bridge District staff float a proposal to charge a toll for walkers, skater and cyclists who cross the iconic span between Sausalito and San Francisco. From the Marin Independent-Journal: On Monday the [Golden Gate Bridge] district released a 45-point plan to keep the agency solvent in the next five to 10 years as it grapples with a five-year, $33 million deficit. Among the initiatives: “Evaluate sidewalk access fees” for bikes and pedestrians, which could be implemented in 2017. “It is by no means set in stone. It’s just a concept right now,” says…
  • Tuesday Bike News:

    Richard Masoner
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, we attached motors to our bikes, and, later to four wheeled contraptions. The rest is history. More bike news below the redhead riding a bike at sunset. #103899059 / gettyimages.com Katie Archibald and Laura Trott take gold in the European Elite Track Championships.
 
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  • #readersrides week three

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fancy getting your bike into one of our galleries for tens of thousands of bike fans to see? Every week at BikeRadar we'll be giving 10 lucky individuals that opportunity.Every Friday we'll be requesting pictures of your bike via our Twitter page. Then, we'll select 10 of the submitted pictures to feature in a gallery for all to see. This week's readers' ridesHere's Martin's Norco Sight trail bike, complete with a stunning backdrop.Luis Alcantarilla fired across this pic of his Di2-equipped Scott Foil.Martin McNaught fitted these mudguards to his beloved Pinarello this…
  • Heart rate training zones explained

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Any workout using heart rate or cadence monitors will be built around the seven ‘zones’ of training. These zones are based around a percentage of your Lactate Threshold Heart Rate (THR).How to find your THR is explained at the end of this article. If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, don’t worry. These zones fit well with the rate of perceived exertion scale. Simply put, this is how you feel on the bike in each zone.Please install Adobe Flash player to view this contentVideo: heart rate training zones explainedThe seven zones of trainingZone 1 – active…
  • Final Rapha Super Cross round this weekend

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The final 2014 Rapha Super Cross event will take place this Saturday at Alexandra Palace in London, featuring a host of cyclocross activities for various ages all within a buzzing beer, food and bell-fuelled atmosphere.The previous two events, on 19-20 October, took place Broughton Hall near Skipton in North Yorkshire. More than 430 racers attended – a new record for the Yorkshire Cyclocross League – including 65 youngsters in the under-10 category. More than 1,000 cowbells were handed out to create a rowdy atmosphere, helping to urge competitors to the end of the course, which…
  • 2015 Tour de France yellow jersey unveiled

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The 2015 yellow jersey has been designed to celebrate the 40th Tour de France finish on the Champs-Élysées as well as commemorating the 1975 winner’s maillot jaune.The new jersey has a “unique collar and a silhouette with a filigree design of the Arc de Triomphe”. There’s also the traditional flocked Le Coq Sportif logo and the initials of Tour founder Henri Desgrange.The jersey is cut in a close-to-the-body anatomical shape for maximum aerodynamic peformance, and the sleeves are completely seamless. There are two rear vents – a smaller triangular…
  • Revolution Series begins this weekend

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The new Revolution Series season begins this weekend with Laura Trott taking on Marianne Vos. There will also be a Team Sky versus Orica-GreenEDGE battle, so the first round is set to be a special contest.The first round of the popular track racing series will be held at Lee Valley VeloPark in London, where newly-crowned European Track Champion and Double Olympic Track Champion Laura Trott will go head-to-head with Olympic Road Champion Marianne Vos for the first time on the track.Trott said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back onto the track in London and kick-starting my…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Vee Tire Trax Fatty 27.5″ X 3.25″ Tires: Quick Review

    c_g
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    VeeTire Trax Fatty 27.5 × 3.25  Tires -Quick Review: by c_g VeeTire Trax Fatty B+ tire Regular readers will know that we really liked the new B + format after the review of the first available tire, the WTB Trail Blazer 2.8. When I found out at Eurobike that VEETIRES CO . – a brand that is not yet sold in Germany- also has a relevant tire in the format, it was exciting news. It’s called the Trax Fatty, and it is available in the 4.0″ fat bike tire size, as a 29+ tire with 3″ width, and also as a B + tire with a 3.25 ” width. I was able to acquire a test sample…
  • Blackburn Tech Mag 1 Trainer: Test Intro

    Guitar Ted
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Blackburn Tech Mag 1 trainer Blackburn Tech Mag 1 Trainer: Test Intro- by Guitar Ted Shorter days, longer nights, jobs, family duties, “honey-do” lists, or whatever it is that is eating up your time can really put a binder on time on the bike at this time of the year. Most likely a combination of several of these factors, and the weather, is going to really knock your fitness gains from the Summer months backward. One way to get a quick, effective fitness boost despite weather, time, or lifestyle constrictions is to employ the use of a simple indoor trainer device like this…
  • DT Swiss OPM O.D.I. 29″er Fork: First Impressions

    Guitar Ted
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    DT Swiss OPM O.D.I. 29″er Fork: First Impressions- by c_g Just over 2 weeks ago we showed you the new DT SWISS OPM fork presented here – just under 1700 g , 130 mm travel with three-stage compression adjustment, and all sorts of nice touches like the one-piece magnesium casting with rear fork bridge, or the beautiful RWS thru axle . As then noted, it has since been installed on the ROCKY Instinct, put into use,  and has seen many a trail. The DT Swiss OPM fork on the Rocky Mountain Instinct As written , we got the model with the three stage ODL adjustment and a stylish remote to…
  • Coming Soon On TNI

    Guitar Ted
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Coming Soon On TNI- by Guitar Ted In the next few weeks we will be descending slowly back into the back end of Fall and then into Winter, but before that happens, we have a few things coming up on test or for final review. Here’s a brief sneak peek of what to expect.   Hutchinson Squale tires as tested by c_g Hutchinson Squale 29 X 2.3″ Tires: Our European correspondent, c_g, has tested the Hutchinson Squale 29 X 2.3″ tires already and we will be translating this text for the site here. The Squale is listed as an aggressive, down hill/enduro tire and it does come in a…
  • Eurobike’14 – 29”er Forks: Formula, BOS & DVO

    c_g
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Eurobike’14 – 29”er Forks: Formula, BOS & DVO- by c_g Yes, even with forks there is something new to report, though nothing from the major manufacturers. Instead, could this year for the small manufacturers like BOS, DVO and FORMULA  to point the way with interesting features? Formula 33 29″er Fork Cafeteria style- Formula’s Eurobike ’14 booth Last year’s FORMULA 33 was only for 26” and 27.5 ” but for 2015,  Formula puts out the lighter XC to All Mountain fork- the FORMULA 33- in 29”er format . With the weight claimed at 1660gm and travel options from…
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  • 100 Miles of Nowhere: Haiku-Style Report About Epic 120+ Laps and 12,000 Feet of Climbing Division

    fatty
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere race report comes from Chris S, who rode an absolutely insanely wonderfully ridiculous race. It brought me to tears, nearly, it was so crazy. He then wrote a fantastic series of haikus for his report.  Somehow, he managed to be understated about it all, though. So you may want to stick around for my postscript at the bottom of his report, where I do a few bonus screen captures from the Strava log of his ride. 100MoN: Winner of the 12,000+ Feet Through Kids Playing Basketball in the Ipswich Alps Division Looping hill repeats One hundred miles…
  • 100MoN: Winner of the Completely Insane 200 Laps Around a Half-Mile MTB Course Division

    fatty
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere Race Report comes to you courtesy of Mike K — the very same Mike K I (unsuccessfully) spent chasing in the 6 Hours in Frog Hollow race last April.  I gotta say, it’s pretty awesome to have Mike, a guy I previously didn’t know at all, now riding the 100MoN and posting a story.  Enjoy! I completed my version of this nutty challenge at the Eagle Bike Park in wonderful Eagle, Idaho on Monday, 10/20/2014. The weather was fabulous and at the end of the day…well take a look below! I got my inspiration from other past participants such…
  • 2014 100 Miles of Nowhere: Jumping the Gun at Stony Creek Metropark Edition

    fatty
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere Report comes from John Oliver (no, not that one). Another Note from Fatty: I’ve got several good writeups in the hopper…but fewer than I have expected to receive. If you’ve been thinking about sending me your 100 Miles of Nowhere writeup but have thought there was no way it would see the light of day in my blog, you’re probably wrong. And in fact, this year I’d love to have lots of writeups, because I’m hard at work on another project right now, which I will reveal here very soon. See this post for details on how to send in your…
  • RiderX’s 100MoN: Winner of the “Disturbing Food Stop” Division

    fatty
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    A Note from Fatty: I’m very excited to kick off rider reports of the 2014 100 Miles of Nowhere with this writeup from my friend Eric Gunnerson aka RiderX. Eric and I used to work together at Microsoft, and I always enjoyed riding with him — not to mention his drily bizarre sense of humor.  Hint: Pay special attention to everything at the food stop photos. It’s worth your time.  Endurance bicycle riders are a strange breed. A ride like RAMROD requires you to wake up at around 3AM, drive to the starting point, check in, get on your bike, ride a circle around Mt. Rainier, only to find…
  • Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Part 3: Bolo Ties

    fatty
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    A Note from Fatty: This is Part 3 of my 2014 Rebecca’s Private Idaho Race Report. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Another Note from Fatty: Your 100 Miles of Nowhere Race Reports will start getting published tomorrow. I’ve already seen a bunch of good ones, and am looking forward to seeing more. Be sure to check out my Friday post for details on how to send them to me.  In the time it took me to use the restroom, The Hammer had disappeared off into the distance. As she did, the though occurred to me: I might not catch her. You see, I am faster than The Hammer. But only ever so…
 
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    Bike Noob

  • Carnival of Animals

    Bike Noob
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    We decided it was time to head for Dripping Springs for Sunday’s ride. It’s been months since we were out there, and I had trouble figuring out why, since it’s my favorite place around here to ride. None of the other B riders joined us, although in fairness, this was the day of the Livestrong ride in Austin, and I knew they were going to have a large field for that. We saw only a few other riders, all near the beginning of our ride. Several miles into the ride, we rounded a bend and Maggie called out, “Turkeys!” There was a big one on the left side of the road,…
  • MY First Double Century (Guest Post)

    Bike Noob
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Our guest poster Don Blount has checked off another item on his bucket list: a double century. Here’s his account of riding 200 miles in one day. A year to the day after completing my first century ride, I set out on my first double century. A lot had happened during the past 18 months that resulted in me being a stronger rider.  Still, I never ever thought I would be riding a double century. Yet here I was riding the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century in Clovis, Calif.  This double is actually like three different rides. It begins with a fairly flat 73-miles and ends with 27 miles…
  • Vignettes From a Ride

    Bike Noob
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Our Sunday morning club ride promised to be routine. The A’s were going some distance southeast of Austin, while Maggie and I decided to do a B ride to the south. The forecast was promising: in the 60s (18C), partly sunny, and zero chance of rain. My glasses were covered in mist as I pedaled over to the ride start, and it was chilly enough that I wondered if I had underdressed. After faffing around and finally starting three minutes behind schedule, we made a long line along the road as we struck out from our Starbucks. But at our first left turn, we left one behind. Jerry had taken off…
  • Things You See On Rides

    Bike Noob
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Took a mountain bike ride on the Slaughter Creek Preserve Trail this morning. When I came out of the woods to the trailhead, a gaggle of mountain bikers lined the trail. It turned out they were the Austin Police Department’s bike patrol, getting in some off-road practice.  Filed under: Odds 'n ends Tagged: mountain bike
  • Do You Shave Your Legs Yet?

    Bike Noob
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    You should. At least, if you’re a racer guy type of rider. Even since I began road cycling, I’ve been reading of the debate over leg shaving. To me, the arguments in favor never seemed compelling enough. Band-Aids will come off easier after a crash. It’s more aerodynamic (Yeah, right). It’s easier to slide tights or leg warmers over them when it’s chilly outside. Then, I learned that some friends were shaving their legs. Heck, even one of our fine guest posters gave in to the craze. Bosh, says I. But another friend pointed me to a video posted by the folks over…
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    Urban Velo

  • The Piano Pedaler

    brad
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    By Rachel Krause, photos by Grant Hindsley. A Salt Lake City man’s piano bike blurs the line between bikes and music. “You don’t see that everyday.” “That’s one way to do it.” “Is that a… piano? On a bike?” Eric Rich is used to hearing these responses when he plays his piano at the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers’ Market. Each week he transports his piano back home with him. On his bike. In 2010, Eric Rich saw a friend’s band perform at the farmers’ market, and learned they racked in $800 in one day. “Maybe I can go and make money doing what I really love.” He…
  • Seattle Aftermass Discussion

    Scott Spitz
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s quite long at nearly an hour of panel discussion, but if this is your sort of thing, Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing and the creator of the documentary, Aftermass, discusses the video and the changing dynamics related to cycling in a post-critical mass society.
  • Surly Wants Women Product Testers

    brad
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Surly wants female product testers, and boatloads of email to sort through from people wanting to hop on the free product gravy train. So here’s the deal, Surly is in need of female bodies to wear and tear the new goods. There is a criteria for this. If you meet this criteria then please reach out. If you do not meet this criteria please do not. Check the qualifications and if you think you fit apply within at the Surly Blog.
  • Kickstarter – Orfos Lights

    Scott Spitz
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Orfos is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of their bike lights with 360 degree visibility, a unique feature for current lighting systems. They attach by, what look to be, incredibly strong magnets and rival car lights in brightness. The current funding tiers are essentially pre-orders for either a front or rear light with the option to buy both, however, at $119 each (rising to $140 after Kickstarter) I wonder what demographic will pay at this price point. Still, the 360 degree feature is an innovation most light manufacturers should consider.
  • Upright Cyclist New 12.5 oz Riding Denim

    Urban Jeff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    The Upright Cyclist 12.5 oz Riding Denim pants are sewn in Los Angeles from American-made Cone denim. The cuffs have an internal reflective panel for visibility when rolled. Available in 32, 33, 34 and 36 waist sizes, all come pre-hemmed in a standard 34” inseam length. Retail is $119. Check out www.uprightcyclist.com Photo by Jeremy J Matthews, jeremyjmatthews.virb.com
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    Sweetpea Bicycles » Blog

  • High Fives

    Natalie
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Today I am pretty darned giddy to announce that Sweetpea and Gladys Bikes have join forces, nay doubled down in our commitments to bringing bicycle love to the ladies. Natalie Ramsland of Sweetpea and Leah Benson of Gladys Bikes Gladys Bikes is a women focused bike shop here in Portland, Oregon with big personality, smart folks, and pizza-print cycling caps. If that weren’t enough to win my heart over, they also have the nation’s first Saddle Library and a deep commitment to bike fit. And that is why Gladys is now the exclusive dealer of Sweetpea bikes. For the women I work…
  • Mom-Athlete

    Natalie
    2 Mar 2012 | 4:38 pm
    Sometimes the only way to see clearly is to take your glasses off. I was breathing hard, steaming up my glasses, and trying to keep up with my friend Diana. She was into the visible edge of the fog. The road was flanked by patches of snow in the trees. I normally would just let her go, but I wanted to hear what she had to say on a question that’s been haunting me recently: how do you reconcile being an athlete and a mom? (The Mom) We are both training for the Three Capes 300k brevet in April. It is dauntingly hilly, and a little farther than either of us has ridden in a day. She invited me…
  • Way Finding

    Natalie
    23 Feb 2012 | 3:21 pm
    I just spent the week in Duluth, Minnesota, Austin’s hometown. Every time I visit, I fall a little bit more in love with Duluth. Right on the edge of Lake Superior and not so very far from the Boundary Waters, this place has a strong gravitational pull. In the summer it is Northern enough to see some Northern Lights. In the winter it snows sometimes by flakes and sometimes by inches. On the shore of Lake Superior the ice makes creaking sounds, an understated articulation of something that is probably quite profound. After a few days of running on the trails, sucking down cold dry air like…
  • Choosing the right tools.

    Natalie
    19 Aug 2011 | 2:00 pm
    Last week I was asked to speak to an industrial design class at the art institute of Portland about framebuilding and bike design. The class is participating in the Oregon Manifest Builder’s Challenge, and I think they have one of the most exciting challenges of all. That is, they are starting as complete beginners to bike construction. And you can only be brand spankin’ new once. I found myself wanting to impart equal parts pep talk, myth-busting, and practical advice.  Among these tidbits were: Keep your hands in check with your brain. Draw your construction drawings by hand, at scale.
  • Studio Opening and GUN SHOW

    Austin
    26 Jul 2011 | 4:25 pm
    You’re invited.
 
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    Bike Hugger

  • One-Handed Umbrellas

    Byron
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    As the Dutch sat, “You are not made of sugar, you won’t melt in the rain!” Note the one-handed umbrella holding…
  • Puddles Are Gathering

    Byron
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Puddles Are Gathering Yesterday updated the Medium Bicycles collection with a vignette about the rainy season and announced the theme for Issue 18 of our magazine that’ll drop next month. It’s how the rain weighs on us, here in the Pacific Northwest, and yesterday I rode in it, all the record-breaking inches…. For the balmy 55 degrees, I wore merino wool, Gore ActiveShell, knickers and a variation of the bootie-boots. The Xenon is my fav shell for Fall temperatures, until the winter when the Showers Pass, Novara Verita, or Gabba comes out. Read more about riding in the rain…
  • Le Tour 2015 in 3D

    Byron
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Le Tour de France announced their route earlier today and uploaded this 3D edit of it and Froome immediately said, he may not race it. There’s no two ways about it, next year’s Tour is going to be about the mountains. The route will feature high winds, cobbles, and l’Alpe d’Huez. It starte in the Netherlands city of Utrecht and features five mountain-top finishes, but only 14km of individual time trial. While not saying anything like Froome, expect Italy’s Nibali, Colombia’s Nairo Quintana and France’s Thibaut Pinot to relish this course.
  • SXSW 2015: Damn Good

    Byron
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Yup, damn good Yesterday SXSW announced their 2015 programming, including a mentor session with yours truly… you can ask me anything during that time in Austin, like the tire pressure I run with tubulars or how to publish independent content, for more than a decade. Bikes lots of them Of course we’re ride another Mobile Social, and assemble a panel of mobile photographers in the Create space. We’re working that all out and for now, booking our trip back to Austin and it’s gonna be damn good. Have a look at our photos from earlier this year, on G+. We ate a lot of…
  • Bullitts on The Amazing Race

    Byron
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Seeing Bullitts on The Amazing Race this weekend, reminded me of Mark’s take on cargo bikes from our archives – he had so much to say, it was written in 4 parts. If we had out magazine back then, that could’ve been a whole issue… Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets, Pt1 Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt2 Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt3 Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt4 and he noticed the Bullitts too in 09. What sets this bike apart from many other long-wheelbase cargo bikes is the use of aluminium in large diameter tubes as opposed to steel. Much as I like the ride of a…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Benefit Corporation update: Patagonia Passes B Impact Assessment, Improves Score to 116

    Kasey
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    By Elissa Loughman Patagonia has a passion for the outdoors. We aspire to make the best products for the most committed athletes, all the while trying to minimize our impact on the earth and the communities that inhabit it. It can be challenging at times for us to clearly convey how this passion for the outdoors is so closely linked to our business, the products we make and the environmental initiatives we pursue. Ultimately, it is important to us that Patagonia plays a role in preserving our natural resources and the connections that humans have to the earth. We strive to accomplish this to…
  • An excerpt from The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains by Barry Blanchard

    Kasey
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    By Barry Blanchard Patagonia is proud to announce our latest publication: Barry Blanchard’s memoir, The Calling. With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. This is the story of the culture of climbing in the days of punk rock, spurred on by the rhythm of adrenaline and the arrogance of youth. It is also a portrait of the power of the mountains to lift us—physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually—and the…
  • Solutions Series, Part 7: Vote!

    Kasey
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    By Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff Project On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, U.S. citizens will vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future and the planet. Voting is an action we can all take, the ballot a place we can all be heard.In this installment of her Solutions Series, Annie Leonard, founder of The Story of Stuff Project, writes about the importance of voting, especially in the…
  • The Cleanest Power – $20 Million & Change invests in Hawaiian rooftop solar project

    Patagonia
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Last year, Patagonia Works announced the launch of $20 Million & Change, an investment fund for companies and initiatives that, in the words of our founder Yvon Chouinard, “work with nature rather than use it up.” We promised to update you from time to time on how this project is shaping up. We’re entering into an agreement with Kina‘ole Capital Partners to create a $27 million fund that will purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar power systems in Hawai‘i, where most homeowners currently use electricity generated by coal and oil. If more businesses followed this investment…
  • Solutions Series, Part 6: Resist giving in to disillusionment

    Patagonia
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff Project The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching in the United States. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future and the planet. Voting is an action we can all take, the ballot a place we can all be heard. In this installment of her Solutions Series, Annie Leonard, founder of The Story of Stuff Project, writes about what voting and citizenship mean to her. Stay tuned for a…
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    Bicycle Design

  • Arvak, RoadRing, Stromer, Vello and a glimpse into design at BMC

    James Thomas
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Arvak is a minimalist wooden bike designed by Paul Guerin and Till Breitfuss of Keim. The lines of the frame certainly look nice and sleek, but if the seat height is anywhere near correct, I wonder if I could get my leg over that extremely high top tube. Aside from that though, the hollow frame construction is pretty interesting. According to the website, the lightweight monocoque frame is a composite of 24 layers of laminate ash vacuum bio-sourced with a resin” (that’s roughly translated from French, but you get the idea). I would like to see pictures of the construction process though.
  • The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program

    James Thomas
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    I mentioned the University of Iowa’s Hand Built Bicycle Program earlier this year in a post about NAHBS 2014.  That was during my time away from this blog though, so it is likely that the majority of you never saw it. I noticed recently that the Iowa students are gearing up for something new at the next North American Handmade Bicycle Show (in Louisville, KY March 6-8), so it seemed like a good time to give the program another mention. Dr. Steve McGuire, Professor of 3D Design and Metal Arts, Head of Dimensional Practice (3D Design, Ceramics, Metal Arts and Sculpture) and Studio Division…
  • The Randonneur Chair by Two Makers

    James Thomas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Cycle Show 2014 took place this past weekend in the UK, and I saw a few interesting things from the show on Twitter. The Randonneur Chair by Two Makers (Andrew McDonald and Simon Taylor) was definitely the standout though. According to the Two Makers website, the design was “inspired by classic hand-built racing and touring bicycles manufactured by the master Constructeurs of the 1940s.” The chair was “handcrafted from Reynolds 631 tubing, hardwood and bicycle saddle leather. Using bicycle geometries and traditional frame-building techniques, it is both a celebration of cycling and of…
  • Jens Voigt’s hour record bike and my confusion with the UCI

    James Thomas
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Jens Voigt’s Trek Speed Concept 9 Hour Record bike. Photo: © Maxime Schmid I have been a fan of the hour record for a long time. Back in the early to mid 90s, I really loved the technological arms race that was happening as Graeme Obree and Chris Boardman swapped the hour back and forth on very different, but equally innovative bikes (not to mention the amazing hour record bikes of Moser in the 80s and 90s). Interesting things were happening with the bikes used for the hour, until the UCI put an end to all that innovation in 1996. I have shared my feelings about the Lugano Charter a few…
  • Frenchbuilt concept and a Pininfarina e-bike

    James Thomas
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Every once and a while, a design on Pinterest catches my attention and I want to find out more about it.  Unfortunately though, learning more is often not always as easy as it should be. Many people on the web these days love to share images, but don’t feel the need to credit the designer (or photographer/artist/manufacturer/etc.) or even link back to the original website where they found an image. That widespread practice of posting images without any credit or explanation is one of the reasons I started to get disillusioned with blogging earlier this year, but I’ll save you the rant…
 
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • Biking Through the Snow

    Keith Couture
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    How to make your spirits bright by transforming yourself into an abominable snow-bicyclerby Keith Couture          Winter bicycling? You must be crazy! This is the most common reaction I receive upon telling someone of the joys of winter biking. I empathize with the viewpoint, I really do. But I'd like to offer two rhetorical counterpoints to this incredulity.      There was a time in my life and likely in many of our readers' lives (although I won't make the mistake of saying this is universal) when upon waking up to see a lawn…
  • Bike Everywhere

    Keith Couture
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    by Keith Couture  “There is no worse neurosis than that which derives from a consciousness of guilt and an inability to reform.” - Anthony Burgess           Riding your bike gives you the ideal pace to observe city life. For instance, I can always linger long enough to read bumper stickers. I read a lotof bumper stickers. Bumper stickers make me chuckle because there is no more obvious an example of talking the talk (it's even more passive, since you don't have to talk. When one uses a bumper sticker one is literally “letting the…
  • Internal Geared Huhs?

    Freewheel
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    An introduction to the ever-mystifying internal geared hub by Keith Couture You are biking on a cool, Autumny, but bright day; a perfect day for a ride. You take the route to your favorite flat stretch of road and, feeling inspired, you decide to really push yourself this time (well, more than you usually do anyway). Just as you reach a comfortable yet brisk pace, you're passed by another bicycler on a bike with only one gear! The rider's legs push the cranks in a slow revolution. You think to yourself With a gearing that high, they'll never make it up the hill just around the corner.
  • Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX

    Freewheel
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Fairfax SC6 comes in any color you want so long as it's black. Credit: marinbikes.com.The Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX comes with an 11-speed Shimano Alfine internal gear hub, Gates carbon belt drive, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminum frame and fenders, an integrated rear rack, and a Super Nova E3 lighting system powered by a front dynamo hub. It retails for about $2400.Edwin mentioned this bike when he did his roundup of bikes that come with lights, aka, Lights for the Rest of Us.  Unlike the Trek Lync, the Fairfax SC6 light system is battery free.Here are the specs:Frame: Series Three 6061…
  • Trek Lync

    Freewheel
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Trek Lync has lights front and back. Photos courtesy of Trekbikes.comThe 2015 Trek Lync 5 27-speed will go for about $1320; the Lync 3 9-speed will go for around $990. Trek calls the Lync a "dedicated, low-maintenance, tricked-out commuter bike."Let's start by giving Trek some credit for finally producing an off-the-shelf bike with an integrated light system. These are not dynamo hub powered lights, but are instead powered by a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable by USB. It will be interesting to see the longevity of these batteries.  In any event, when Edwin did his…
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    CoachLevi.com

  • How to Score Epic Deals at the REI Garage Sale

    Levi
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Want to get awesome outdoor gear from the best brands, brand new or barely used, at insane discounts? Then you need to find an REI Garage Sale. This is how REI gets rid of their returned merchandise, retired rental equipment, stuff that was damaged during shipping, and anything else that can’t be sold as new. The garage sales are awesome, but there is a catch – an REI garage sale literally is a garage sale. Most of the stuff is going to be old and/or broken, it will be crowded, and you have to show up really early on a Saturday morning to get the best deals. The good news is, with…
  • How To NOT Get Sick – A Guide for Exhausted Endurance Athletes

    Levi
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Getting sick really screws up your schedule. You’ll probably have to go shopping for medicine, cough drops, tissues, etc.. You might even have to go to the doctor if it’s bad. Worst of all, you’ll have to skip training sessions… and make up for them later. Feeling sick isn’t particularly pleasant, either. Here’s how to avoid the problem in the first place: Lifestyle Factors to Prevent Catching a Cold Your normal routine plays a very important role in preventing colds and the flu. Here are a few daily habits that will be simple to implement. De-stress…
  • Tested: Nice Laundry Men’s Dress Socks

    Levi
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    I see dress socks as a necessary evil. As much as I love socks, I’ve never been excited about them. And how could I be, with a drawer full of beautiful creations from Darn Tough, DeFeet, Sock Guy, Thorlos, Patagonia, and Balega, to name a few? When it comes to dress socks, I just try to make sure they match my outfit. And that I can change into something better ASAP. But when I was recently introduced to Nice Laundry, that all changed. The company sells men’s dress socks in fun, colorful designs, and they sell them in 6-packs, making it easier for guys to give their entire sock…
  • Better Than Treadmills and Ellipticals? Or Just Hype? Examining the Arc Trainer.

    Levi
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    It’s that time of year where you have to start thinking about off-season training. Which, in many cases, means indoor training. And that raises a few questions… Do you finally plunk down the money for an indoor trainer? Or get a gym membership and take Spinning classes? Or is it best to take more time off the bike in favor of running and resistance training? But that brings up its own set of questions, such as… Is the treadmill the most boring machine ever invented? Is an elliptical easier on my joints? Is that Arc Trainer just another elliptical machine? Lots of…
  • Book Review: FASTER: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists

    Levi
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I always wanted two things during my racing career. One, to get more cute girls cheering me on. And two, to go faster. Generally speaking, I had to go faster in order to get more cheers, so I centered my lifestyle around making myself and my bicycle go faster. Michael Hutchinson did the same thing, albeit with much greater success! And it’s all detailed in his book, FASTER: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists, which was just released yesterday. This book takes you behind the scenes into not just Michael’s personal experience, but also the…
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • Comment of the Week: The slow, possible work of progress

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Ahh – can you feel that? That’s a successfulpostcard campaign from 15 years ago.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland) There’s nothing new under the sun, but effective political tactics have a way of staying effective. That’s what reader and legendary bike advocate Phil Goff observed this week in a comment beneath Tuesday’s post about a series of postcard campaigns by activist group Bike Loud PDX: This is exactly what I did 15-16 years ago to create the political pressure to bring in funding for the Morrison Bridge sidepath project. On two occasions, I had 300-400 signed…
  • PBOT, via blog comments, responds to “difficulties” of Williams project

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Williams and it’s brand new, left-side bike lane has been a hot issue this week.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) “I ride N Williams every day and am experiencing some difficulties myself.”— Leah Treat, Director of PBOT This week marked a very positive milestone for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT): They seem to be opening up a bit about joining the comment section here on BikePortland. I think this is a great development because it shows they understand the value of direct online engagement with their customers (us) and it could be a sign that they’re…
  • Oregon prepares to launch its opt-in test of a vehicle mileage tax

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    A Bike Swarm ride passes a Portland gas station in 2012.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland) Oregon keeps inching toward its goal of replacing or supplementing the gas tax it invented, back in 1919, with a Prius-proof mileage tax. Next July 1, the first 5,000 volunteer drivers will get a chance to opt out of gas tax and into a so-called “usage charge.” As the state gets ready for that test, a meeting in Portland this Monday will be the last stop on a statewide tour to gather input about the concept. It’s theoretically possible that a per-mile tax could eventually be made to vary…
  • People are driving right through new diverter on NE Rodney

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) A traffic diverter is a barrier placed in an intersection to prevent auto traffic from going through it. The goal is to make certain streets less attractive to auto drivers and reduce auto traffic volumes overall. So, when it’s relatively easy to drive through one — which is the case with a new diverter in northeast Portland — it sort of defeats the purpose. The Bureau of Transportation recently installed a diagonal diverter on NE Rodney at Ivy. As we reported a few weeks ago, it was installed at…
  • Weekend Event Guide: Thriller, a brewery tour, podcast party, and more!

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    It’s ‘Thrill the World’ weekend and Kidical Mass will be there to join in the creepy fun.(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. I know what you’re thinking… Who the heck wants to ride in all this rain!? Well, the truth is, riding in the rain isn’t so bad, especially with friends. And besides, there’s bound to be a break in the clouds here and there, so why not be prepared with a list of all the fun bike stuff to do? Grab your jackets, get your…
 
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • Video: Enduro Trials… A New Event Format?

    Greg Heil
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Enter-Bike.com wants to create a new event format, dubbed “enduro trials.” Essentially, their new format consists of racing down the mountain as fast as possible, then completing a trials course at the end of it. “Isn’t that a little contrived?” … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: “Beach Boulder Trials Riding” Matt Gilman: Blind Trials Rider (Video) Video: Mountain Bike Trials with Aurel Fontenoy
  • How To Convert Your Fat Bike to Tubeless Using a Split Tube

    ablack84
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I recently purchased a Motobecane Boris X9 fat bike. Of course, I immediately started to customize it! I was very unfamiliar with how, or if I could, go tubeless with my Vee Mission 26×4.0 tires on my Weinmann HL-80 rims. … Continue reading → Related posts:Stan’s the Man: Tubeless Carbon Rims and Fat Bike Wheel Prototype Topeak JoeBlow Mountain Bike Pump: A Tubeless Tire’s Best Friend Tech How-To: Ghetto Tubeless for Mountain Bikes
  • Video: Flowing New Rampage

    Greg Heil
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’ve often wondered to myself, “Why doesn’t anyone go shred the Rampage lines during the other 51 weeks of the year?” Apparently Ethan Nell wondered the same thing, so he decided to head out and shred Rampage on his own. … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: Qualifying Run 2 Action from Red Bull Rampage 2014 Video: Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Run #1 Highlights Video: Road to Rampage, Episode 1
  • Video: Yeti SB6c, Proven Here: The Kootenays

    Greg Heil
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    THE KOOTENAYS x PROVEN HERE from Yeti Cycles on Vimeo. The Yeti SB6c is one hell of a machine, and Jared Graves, the reigning Enduro World Series champion, proves its mettle once more in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia. … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: Yeti Cycles: The San Juans. Proven Here. Eurobike: Get the Scoop on the All-New Yeti SB6c Review: The Long-Awaited Yeti SB6c
  • Fat Bike Buyer’s Guide: High-End Models

    maddslacker
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Click here to check out part 2: Mid-Range Models. Last updated by Greg Heil on 10/23/14. If you’re not satisfied with what everyone else is riding, or if you routinely spend more on your bikes than on your cars, then … Continue reading → Related posts:Fat Bike Buyer’s Guide: Mid-Range Models Fat Bike Buyer’s Guide: Budget Models Mountain Bike Tire Buyers Guide
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Coast Gravity Park – Trippin World Wide Whistler Ep4

    sicklines
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    This time the guys head off to the Coast Gravity Park to sample some loam and jumps, then they head back to the bike park in Whistler and try out some of the old classics with the lads. Whistler is the Mecca of mountain biking and it’s iconic lines are instantly recognizable even if you haven’t been there, so enjoy Whistler in all its mountain bike glory. Then go bike it. Endless MTB Flow At Coast Gravity Park, Whistler Pt. 2 | Trippin’ Worldwide Inc., Ep. 4
  • 2015 Pro GRT Schedule / Calendar

    sicklines
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    The 2015 Pro GRT calendar is published and includes 5 events across the USA. These gravity events have seen a lot of coverage in the past and tend to bring out the best of the best often. Professional and amateurs alike have flocked to these races yielding some great competition. Check out the full list inside. Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 22, 2014) — USA Cycling has announced the dates and locations for the 2015 Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT). The Pro GRT will feature five events as it enters its seventh year of downhill racing. Series points are given to top…
  • Deity: Thicker Than Water – Bas / Tom van Steenbergen

    sicklines
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Everyone loves a good video and deity continues to release some impressive videos. The van Steenbergen’s have created quite a name for themselves and you can watch as Tom and Bas shred in the video inside. Two unique athletes bound by style, skill, work ethic, and blood, Bas and Tom van Steenbergen have quickly created a global following and their impact on the sport has only begun. Take a look at the definition of style in the latest Deity edit “Thicker Than Water”! Filmed/Edited by Virtu Media Cover Image by Robb Thompson Photography www.deitycomponents.com
  • Video: MOTO 6 The Movie (Official Trailer)

    sicklines
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    We enjoy Moto and you should as well! The Movie Moto 6 is just around the corner and it looks to be a banger featuring Canard, Cachia, Bell, and more. TO ORDER VISIT: http://www.MOTO-TheMovie.com MOTO 6 The Movie is now available for pre-order! MOTO 6 DVDs and Blu-Rays will be released on November 11th, 2014. The Assignment Inc. is proud to bring you yet another epic chapter in the “MOTO The Movie” film saga. “MOTO 6” travels the globe in pursuit of the most talented and elusive riders, those that truly live their lives by the twist of the throttle. With the most diverse soundtrack…
  • Gamut USA Acquires Point One Racing

    sicklines
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Point One Racing / Po1nt makes some very impressive mountain bike products. We’ve been big fans of a lot of their products and Gamut USA seems to agree as they recently acquired Point One Racing. Details inside. SAN JOSE, CA– GAMUT USA is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Point One Racing, a bicycle component design and manufacturing company noted for producing unique and innovative mountain bike performance parts. The agreement will compliment GAMUT’s existing component offering, and better serve the needs of GAMUT and Point One riders worldwide. United by…
 
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    Commute by Bike

  • New Crowdsourced Bike Safety Map: BikeMaps.org

    Melanie Colavito
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Anything that combines two of my favorite things – geography and bicycling – is something I can’t help but share with you all! Hooray for bike maps! Earlier this month, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson launched a new bike mapping website called BikeMaps.org. The website is a […]
  • ‘Transportation Colonialism’ and Inequality

    Ted Johnson
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
      Before coming to Madagascar I spent a lot of time organizing my storage unit — and getting pulled into the kind of distracted, time-consuming reminiscing that happens whenever I get near all my old junk. I came across this booklet: “Transportation Patterns in Nairobi & Programs to Improve Opportunities for Bicycling [PDF]” published by […]
  • Why Aren’t More US Women Riding Bikes?

    Melanie Colavito
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    An article recently came out in The Guardian titled, “The reason fewer US women cycle than the Dutch is not what you think it is.” This title grabbed my attention immediately, as it was meant to do, and I began to wonder if there was something I already thought about this matter as the title […]
  • Unusual Bike Commuting Needs

    Dara Marks Marino
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    In some past lifetime, long ago, in other words, before I had a child, bike commuting was pretty much what it sounded like: riding my bicycle to get from point A to point B and back again. I used racks and panniers, front and rear. Simple. Then I had a child. And bike commuting looked […]
  • Tananarivize’ – Bike Commuting in Madagascar’s Capitol

    Ted Johnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    After a week in Madagascar, I finally got a bike! I rode home to my apartment, taking selfies all the way. That week without a bike served me well. I spent some time on foot, in taxis, taking small public transportation buses (taxi brousse), and bumming rides from various colleagues with their SUVs. I observed […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • 2014 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

    Bike Shop Girl
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    In only it’s second year, the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship program is helping change the face of the bike industry. The program is for current bike shop girls, awarding ten full scholarships to attend a two week, in-depth, bike mechanics school! Do you know worthy women in your local bike shop? Are you one of them? SRAM, Liv, QBP, United Bicycle Institute (UBI), Pedro’s and Park Tool have joined together to offer ten scholarships for women bike mechanics to attend UBI. This scholarship is dedicated to getting more women on bikes and supporting the development of female…
  • Bike Shop Life: Coffee Addiction

    Bike Shop Girl
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    In the bicycle industry, coffee and bikes go hand in hand. There is something about hopping on your bike to visit a new coffee shop. The romance of sitting down with a tasty cup of coffee that was made only moments before, just for you, is a very unique feeling of love. The coffee addiction is very strong at my shop and you could say I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to coffee. I prefer it black, roasted within the past week and each cup made to order. Because of this, the kitchen at Salvagetti is outfitted with an electric tea kettle and an AeroPress. Most mornings I roll in to the…
  • Early October Bike Overnight Gear List

    Bike Shop Girl
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This past Sunday night we had a shop bike camping outing from Salvagetti. A total of 6 of us pedaled from the Irving St. location down to Bear Creek Lake Park. 44 miles round trip on mostly greenway. Read the full trip report on Salvagetti.com. I haven’t been bike camping since moving to Colorado. As I explore more, it’s easy to see how many amazing places the local Denver bike path system can take you! October weather in Colorado is questionable. It could be 85º during the day and then snow at night. With that in mind, I packed a lot of wool and my 30º sleeping bag! Gear Fully…
  • Last Weekend: Fairplay, Breckenridge & Frisco

    Bike Shop Girl
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
      Last weekend I had the opportunity to frolic in the mountains with my wife and a couple of friends. We had perfect timing to see the Aspen’s leaves changing and somehow lucked out all weekend on gorgeous weather. If you are ever looking for a great weekend trip, or even a long day trip, check out the bike path from Breckenridge to Frisco (or beyond!)
  • First 30 Days Back in the Bike Shop Saddle

    Bike Shop Girl
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    It’s been officially one month since I said goodbye to the ad agency. I am finding my groove back in the bike shop life and I have already have seen a couple successful milestones. 190 miles by bike. This could have been significantly more as I skipped most of last week, and there were a couple days early on that I didn’t track my rides. Salvagetti has a new website. We launched a revamp of Salvagetti.com as the kick off of new marketing plans. Successful Labor Day sale. We blew last year’s numbers out of the water. Enjoying life. I’ve been seeing my wife more,…
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    Bike Diva

  • Bike Diva is a FitFluential Ambassador

    Lynn Smythe
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    The Bike Diva was chosen to be a FitFluential Ambassador! What is a FitFluential Ambassador? Are you passionate about fitness and inspiring others through your healthy lifestyle? Interested in introducing new products to your audience, working with brands on your social media channels, and finding support to take your online endeavors to the next level? Then you may be the perfect candidate to become a FitFluential Ambassador!  FitFluential Ambassadors are social media influencers who work with FitFluential’s brand partners. FitFluential’s goal is to successfully connect brands in the…
  • Top 5 Cycling Safety Tips

    Lynn Smythe
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    5 Safety Tips for Cyclists This article is a Sponsored Guest Post Cycling is slowly becoming everyone’s favorite hobby. It is fun and it also allows you to exercise properly. Many people are including it in their regular workout regimen and cycling is now at par with swimming. Not just that, cycling to work can help you in doing your bit for the environment. Children can cycle and lead healthy lives which would help them to grow and become healthier adults. Apart from bearing in mind safety consideration I also make sure I have a decent padlock, I have replaced a few bikes due to theft.
  • Bike Diva Reviews LumeneX Bike Light

    Lynn Smythe
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    I spend most weekends at my friend's house out in Loxahatchee, Florida which is about 35 miles from my apartment in Boynton Beach. He lives right across the street from 60,000 acres of JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area. I do a bit of trail running and mountain biking out in the Florida wilderness. We are going into the hot and humid summer of south Florida, so this time of year I try to get my workouts in either early morning or later in the evening. I often start my workouts very early, before sunrise, or later in the day as the sun is starting to set. I have a road bike, mountain…
  • Low on Energy? Try QSpeed CoQ10

    Lynn Smythe
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I recently got to try the QSpeed CoQ10 supplement from Nuline Nutritionals. Instead of having to swallow a pill, this supplement comes in a fast melting tablet. You simply place one or two tablets in your mouth and they instantly melt away.  CoQ10 is known as a supplement to help restore energy levels. I like taking these tablets mid-morning, after my early morning cup of coffee has worn off and it's not quite time for lunch. You know that time of day when you feel like you might fall asleep at your desk but it's too early…
  • Bike Diva Reviews Shandali Microfiber Towel

    Lynn Smythe
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Above: Shandali travel towel comes in small or medium in gray, navy or light blue. I recently got to test out a microfiber towel from Shandali. I do a bit of running and cycling and always carry a small towel in my gym bag. I don't like beach towels, they take up a lot of room, and once you use them you're left with a stinky, wet mess. Shandali was kind enough to send me one of their small, ultra sport travel towels, which measures 20" by 40".  I use one of those chamois cloth towels on the rare occasions when I…
 
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • SSCXWC 2014: How Did We Get Here? A SSCXWC History in Pictures

    cyclocross magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    This weekend is a championship weekend, with the Canadian Cyclocross National Championships and the infamous Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) both taking place. We’ll have ... The post SSCXWC 2014: How Did We Get Here? A SSCXWC History in Pictures appeared first on... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Video: Adventure Racing in Cyclocross Season, the Gravel Cyclist Takes on Savage CX and Iron Cross XII

    andrew reimann
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    In the heart of cyclocross season, it is hard to remember that there are different forms of cycling going on, but Jayson O’Mahoney, also known ... The post Video: Adventure Racing in Cyclocross Season, the Gravel Cyclist Takes on Savage CX and Iron Cross XII appeared first on Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • TBT: Revisiting Cyclocross Masters Worlds Age Group Rules, with a Happy Ending

    cyclocross magazine
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Here’s a Throwback Thursday a bit different from our typical look at older cyclocross race photos or bikes. And it only looks a few years back. ... The post TBT: Revisiting Cyclocross Masters Worlds Age Group Rules, with a Happy Ending appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Gearing Up, or Running Up, for the Canadian Cyclocross Championships: A Brief History of Cyclocross Obstacles in North America

    andrew reimann
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    by Zach Peters Riders competing in the Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Winnipeg on October 25 will face extreme obstacles on the course at The Forks. ... The post Gearing Up, or Running Up, for the Canadian Cyclocross Championships: A Brief History of Cyclocross Obstacles in North America... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Brandt, Bourdevaire Crush SoCal’s Krosstoberfest

    andrew reimann
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    by Philip Beckman (Long Beach, CA) – What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Round four of the SoCalCross Prestige Series took place ... The post Brandt, Bourdevaire Crush SoCal’s Krosstoberfest appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

    Bikedan
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    It is always good coming to race in the Chengdu area as the organizers, ‘Lao Che Mi’ are widely known for putting on great events that are well organized. They also look after their foreign guests extremely well, paying attention to every detail. I have raced at many races throughout China, and Laochemi events are right up their with the best, if not the best.  They have been putting on events since 1984 and are pioneers in the China cycling scene; they also have five TREK concept stores in Chengdu city!  If you are looking for a good race to do in China, consider signing up for…
  • Cycle Travel: Exploring off-the-beaten track in China

    Bikedan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    China is a massive country with many off-the-beaten track gems just waiting to be discovered by bicycle, so many that you can spend a lifetime here and still not complete them all; I’ve been living in China for over four years and have barely scratched the surface. For familiarity sake and time constraints, I tend to do many of the same routes around the city of Hangzhou where I live, and travel out frequently for bicycle races around China. Unfortunately, many of the bike races around China are not held in locations that ideally show-case the region where the race is being hosted;…
  • Mountain Bike Stage Racing in Asia

    Bikedan
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Mountain biking seems to be seeing a resurgence in popularity, especially with multi-day stage racing that provides riders with new experiences and adventures in exotic locations. Multi-day MTB stage racing is already popular in Europe and USA, and its slowly taking a grip on the Asia circuit. Its a perfect way to see and experience the country close up while meeting other like-minded MTB endurance riders from all parts of the globe. I had my first taste of MTB stage racing when I took part in the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure in Inner Mongolia back in 2010. It has now become a firm fixture on…
  • Cycling Secret: Durian Fruit the New Super Food?

    Bikedan
    7 Dec 2013 | 10:41 am
    It is a stinky putrid smelling fruit. I’ve always steered clear of this fruit despite friends on numerous occasions trying to convert me to eating Durian. Last year, I had a flat-mate from Canada who loved the spiky fruit and would bring it home; I would instantly know it was around, even though it was put out in the laundry room. The smell just pervades the whole apartment. I was offered to try it but never could get past the evil smell. I did try it and was pleasantly surprised at the sweet creamy taste of the fruit, however it did leave a slight after taste.  My wife also tried to…
  • Racing: Bikedan’s 2013 Tour de Bintan

    Bikedan
    14 Nov 2013 | 3:32 am
    I had always wanted to go back and do the Tour de Bintan race for the past several years but always ended up doing something different like the 7-day Tour de Formosa race in Taiwan followed by the KOM Taiwan Challenge in 2012. I was invited to go back  and do the KOM Taiwan again, but chose to do Tour de Bintan instead as it more suited my abilities as a rider.  I first competed at the Tour de Bintan event in 2010 as a Cyclingnewsasia cycling journalist, my report can be found via this link: Cycling Tour Bintan Island.  Also check out a 2010 report on Cyclingnewsasia.  Read about…
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  • Austin Cyclist is Making Waves

    Elspeth Huyett
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    When confronted with a difficult driver, some riders opt for the one-fingered salute, which doesn’t do much to help the situation. Austin cyclist Adam Butler, is all for the one-handed salute, but he’s making a movement for that to be a wave. Butler is launching the WAVE campaign in his hometown in hopes to improve relationships between cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. “We need something to lube this big old crazy machine called ‘getting around’, and I think it’s waving,” Butler says. Butler has been a cyclist for 37 years, and a driver for 25, so he knows both sides of the…
  • Cervélo R2: It Pays to Wait

    greg kaplan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Financial theorists might still be debating the efficacy of trickle-down economics, but we're here to tell you that trickle-down technology flat out works. This $2,500 bike uses aerodynamic, Squoval 3 tubes that were introduced on Cervélo's $10,000 RCA frame in 2013. This version of Squoval—a combination of square and oval—has a rounded leading edge to channel airflow around the tube, and a blunt trailing edge that causes the air coming off the tubes to be less turbulent (and thus create less drag). The seat stays look wispy and fragile, but they're the same design used by Garmin-Sharp…
  • 2015 Bianchi Infinito CV Ultegra Di2 Disc Compact

    mike yozell
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    One weekend I headed down to Philly for a ride with some old friends. Among the things I love about that city is its vibrant bike culture. Everywhere I looked, on the lanes and paths as well as the roads, there were people on bikes—kids and parents, college students, all ages and sorts of adults riding for every reason from sport to transportation to recreation. I saw bikes locked everywhere, too—hoopties and whiskey-runners, BMX and road bikes, repurposed mountain bikes, and, as in every big city these days, fixies. Many of these fixed-gear bikes were Bianchi Pistas, the model that, with…
  • Wilier Zero.7: The New Super in Superbikes

    brad ford
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Earlier this year, Wilier's top-of-the-line Zero.7 won the new Superbike category in our annual Editors' Choice competition. In retrospect, it was a nice retirement gift for that frame—Wilier has rolled out a redesigned version for 2015. The most evident changes on first look: a new, hourglass-shape head tube, which cleanly integrates with the fork crown to create a more aero profile and stiffer front end, and the graphics (available in the blacked-out version you see here, the Italian tricolor, and Colombian colors), which, to my eye, have the most elegant look of any Wilier. The frame I…
  • Colnago V1-r: Ernesto Goes Aero

    louis mazzante
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    That's a lot of bike for 2-5-10," Strickland said, eyeing the Colnago V1-r from his chair in the shade of an E-Z-Up tent. I had just rolled into the throng of cyclists waiting to begin the sixth lap of the event, which climbs Second, Fifth, and Tenth Streets in Emmaus—about 1,500 feet of climbing per 10-mile lap. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Fast as a rocket, stable as a yacht; nearly as expensive as one, too Calm in any situation Aero tube shapes designed with an assist from Ferrari Less exotic (and less expensive) than Colnago's made-in-Italy C60 PRICE: $4,750 frameset ($12,700 as tested)…
 
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    All up to date 2014 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • Weekend Ride Round Up 10/31 – 11/2

    Taylor Ford
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
     Happy Halloween Wheel Brothers! If you are not already busy this weekend, check out these rides coming up! Friday, October 31st: No rides that we know of. Happy Halloween! Saturday, November 1st: Mineola Pedal for Paws - Mineola, TX Wallis Independence Ride - Wallis, TX Sunday, November 2nd: No rides that we know of. Enjoy your Halloween Weekend! Don’t […]
  • Weekend Ride Round Up – 10/24 – 10/26

    Taylor Ford
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
     Are you ready to round out October with a great ride? If you have still not picked which ride you want to do this weekend, consider these.   Friday, October 24th: No rides that we know of…   Saturday, October 25th: Trick It Up Bike Ride - Farmersville, TX Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic - Sealy, TX RPMH Charity Ride - Sweetwater, […]
  • Weekend Ride Round Up – 10/17 – 10/19

    Taylor Ford
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
     I think it is safe to say it is officially  fall now! How about you get out there this weekend and enjoy this weather, before it is winter’s turn! Check out what we have this weekend.   Friday, October 17th: Ride for Missing Children - Flower Mound, TX Saturday, October 18th: 23rd Annual Missions Tour de Goliad - Goliad, […]
  • Perseverance and Courage

    Nedim Topic
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
       
  • Choose To Be Optimistic

    Nedim Topic
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
       
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Jamie’s own Firefly All-Roader

    Adam
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Disc brakes on road bikes. What’re your thoughts? When it comes to new technology, there will always be room for conjecture about what should be the standard. That is, of course, until everyone has the opportunity to try them out and make their own judgement. Aesthetes argue that disc brakes clutter with the traditional mechanics of the bike, until someone like Peter Verdone arrives, bridging the gap between old and new. The dropouts he designed for Firefly Bicycles has streamlined the issues involved with the evolution of road bikes to disc brakes. Boston’s Firefly Bicycles…
  • Formigli Classic

    Adam
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Renzo Formigli is one of the few Italian frame builders who has managed to provide a custom product at the highest level of quality and still utilise the latest materials. Born in 1969, he was apprenticed to Cino Cinelli at the age of twenty-one and built the first Formigli racing bike at twenty-two years old. Twenty-three years later, Formigli now supplies over 40 Italian shops and five racing teams, and offers not only the Columbus-tubed Classic frame seen here, but also completely custom aluminium and carbon racing frames — all made in-house from the design to finishing stage. Bicycle…
  • Saffron Frameworks Welsh Road

    Adam
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    When it comes to bicycle design and fabrication, Matthew Sowter of London’s Saffron Frameworks is definitely a free thinker. He produces some of the most elegant bikes to come out of the United Kingdom, yet he’s also not afraid of bending the rules. Or, for that matter, the top tube. The latest release from his workshop is this tight Welsh-themed roadie, a mixture of traditional and modern — all in the one package. The Saffron Frameworks workshop is tucked away in a Camberwell industrial estate. It’s small and tidy, and it’s easy to see the relationship between the…
  • Lino Messori – At the Speed of Heart

    Adam
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The name of Lino Messori may not be as familiar as Ernesto Colnago or Edoardo Bianchi, for during his generation, Lino was one of many Italian frame builders with a little shop, creating elegant bicycles. Lino’s story is no less than wonderful, however. Born in 1926, he has been a racer, a boxer, he has sung with Pavarotti, and made some of the most beautiful Italian bikes, the likes of which you’d be hard-pressed to find today. Luca Campanale today releases his short film about Lino’s life — thankfully subtitled for us non-Italians. Lino Messori – Alla velocitá del…
  • Legor Cicli 29er

    Adam
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    It’s been the week of colourful Italians on Cycle EXIF, with Dario Pegoretti’s hand-painted Responsorium, Zino Frames’ Gulf Oil-themed CX, and the warm tones of Cicli Spirito. To top it off, here’s Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli and one of the brightest 29ers we’ve seen on these pages yet. Have a close look at the individual paint on the frame and matching fork. With a technique reminiscent of John Slawta’s Landsharks, it was executed by a custom painter from Barcelona named Killianboy. Killianboy started painting motorcycle and bicycle frames in 2010 and…
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • On being Working Class.

    Dave Moulton
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    If a man had a marijuana leaf tattoo on his neck and piercings in his nose and eyebrows, it would probably bar him from gaining employment in most places. On the other hand, if you had a poisonous snake that had taken up residence under your house, and this same man came to remove it, I doubt anyone would care too much about his appearance, as long as he had the necessary skills required to take care of the problem. I have a friend who has a long beard of biblical proportions, his hair is also long and he wears it in a single braid down his back. Most would take one look and dissmiss him as…
  • See you at the Philly Bike Expo

    Dave Moulton
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    I will be at the Philly Bike Expo to be held November 8, and 9, 2014, at the Convention Center, Broad Street, Philadelphia. I was fortunate enough to be invited as one of the guest speakers. I will be speaking from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. on Saturday 8th November. I will do my best to make the talk both informative and entertaining. Among the other speakers are two other framebuilders from my era, namely Tom Kellogg, and Ben Serotta. I will be looking forward to meeting up with them again. The thing I love about these type of events, it is always an opportunity to not only meet up with old…
  • Working Bike

    Dave Moulton
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    It gives me great satisfaction to see a bike I built in pristine condition, but there is also a measure of fulfilment when I see one that has obviously been ridden hard and has seen a lot of use. Like this one pictured here. In the heyday of my custom framebuilding, the years 1982, 1983, and 1984 I built only three of these pure track frames. (One in each year.) They were all actually raced on the relatively few banked velodromes that exist in the US. No one rode a brakeless, fixed wheel bike on the streets back then, with the exception of a few New York City bike messengers, who started the…
  • I Don't Suffer for my Art

    Dave Moulton
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    I have a new book titled “I Don’t Suffer for my Art.” The subtitle inside reads “It’s the people who read this shit that suffer for my art.” It is a collection of over 1,500 short humorous quips, together with 100 cartoons also drawn by me. The book contains some strong adult language, and anyone who would be offended by this, I would rather they not read the book. I give fair warning of the content in the opening pages. Here are a few excerpts: Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? I haven’t seen that many horse faces and funny hats since the Royal…
  • NiteRider Rechargeable Bike Lights

    Dave Moulton
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Bicycle lights have improved tremendously since the introduction of LED light bulbs, emitting more light with longer battery life. There is really no excuse for anyone to ride at night without lights, and it amazes me that people still do. Most of the cycling fatalities happen during the hours of darkness. Over the years I have always considered that the main purpose of bike lights was so that drivers of other vehicles could see me, I never really thought of it as a means to actually see where I was going in the dark. That was until a year or more ago when I bought a NiteRider MiNewt 350…
 
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Non-Authentic Indoor Cycling

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Update from John: This post was originally published in June of last year, shortly before we lost Jim. I thought Jim’s wisdom could add to our current conversation about SoulCycle, so I’m re-publishing this today. By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas Why would anyone want to do it?  It’s crazy.  What about the…
  • Pulling back the curtain on SoulCycle – Part 2 The Class

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. SoulCycle doesn’t offer Indoor Cycling “classes” so much as they offer Indoor Cycling “productions” where the participants (if they choose) are part of the show. Not just as “extras” playing bit parts, but critically important actors and actresses in each SoulCycle performance. During these…
  • Pulling back the curtain on SoulCycle

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Amy and I are in Santa Monica, CA this week for the MINDBODY Bold convention. I knew I would have a bunch of downtime and did a search for classes near our hotel. Imagine my delight at discovering a SoulCycle just a few blocks away We attended a sold out class there Sunday morning at 9:00. The Instructor’s name was Heather P and…
  • SoulCycle may be to women – what golf is to men

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. I woke up this morning thinking; the appeal of SoulCycle to women is eerily similar to golf’s appeal to men. Amy and I rode a class at SoulCycle in Santa Monica, CA yesterday. I’m working on a few posts about our experiences that I hope to have finished by tomorrow. But this observation needed to be in a post all its…
  • ICI Podcast 330 – Parkinson’s Cycling Coach Training Program Announcement

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. This is without a doubt the most worthwhile project I’ve ever had the privilege to be involved in. Over one million people in the USA suffer from the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease. As of today, there is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, however, regular exercise has shown to help with the reduction of the…
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  • The Tool Bottle

    Darryl
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    In this quick tip podcast, Darryl offers a very simple idea that he thinks you’re going to love.  He recently started using a “tool bottle” and totally recommends it for rides when you don’t require two water bottles on your bike. Tune in to this Cycling 360 quick tip to find out why he loves it so much, and how easily you can set yourself up as well.  
  • Simplify Your Cycling: Nutrition

    Darryl
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    As we continue our series on Simplifying Your Cycling, we discuss a topic that matters to all cyclists.  Nutrition is important no matter what level of cycling you take part in, not to mention something that matters whether you cycle or not. Of course we had to bring in cycling nutrition expert, Kelli Jennings.  Kelli is a walking encyclopedia (maybe it’s referred to as walking Wikipedia these days) full of incredible nutrition knowledge.  Not only is she a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist, she’s also an avid cyclist and endurance athlete. Nutrition can be a very…
  • The Reprieve Saddle

    Victor
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    In this quicktip, Victor talks about the problems with bicycle saddles and speaks about a new saddle just launched on kickstarter. Should you go with a regular design, center cut out, cut off nose, or the Reprieve saddle with a mid-section drop and self adjusting air bladder? Victor goes over them all and discusses what each of the options will do for your comfort on the bike. To find out more about the new Reprieve saddle, head over to their kickstarter page and give them your support if you like what they’re doing. Reprieve Saddles Kickstarter –…
  • How to deal with a creaky bike

    Victor
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Does your bike have an annoying creak every time you hit a bump or stand up on the pedals? Most bikes at some point will develop an annoying creak. These are usually warning signs that something is about to break and it should not be ignored. In this quick tip Victor attempts to answer a question that came in on our Facebook page. Hi Guys Any tip on how to diagnose unwelcome noises on a bike? My bike has developed a noise when I go over bumps. Not always and seems better when out of the saddle, so I’m concentrating on that area but everything seems tight? Thanks again for the great…
  • Simplify Your Cycling: Equipment

    Darryl
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Last podcast we gave you an overview of how simplifying things can help make you a better cyclist.  In our first category, we talk about cycling equipment and how to make things more simple. Darryl and Victor truly believe that simplicity can help you love life on and off the bike, and in this episode they go over simplifying your equipment from the bike all the way down to your shoes. Tune in and find out about simplifying your cycling equipment: How to choose the best bike for you when there are so many options and choices Simplify your clothing – how much do you really need? Why did…
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  • Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

    Darryl
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Our buddy Scott is here to tell you a little about this new book called Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling: Mountain biking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.  Oh, and he’s giving you the opportunity to win a copy as well. The last time Scott Thigpen had been on a bicycle, he was a 12-year-old kid with a love of Star Wars and Disney. Twenty-five years later, he was sedentary and rapidly gaining weight. Hello Couch, meet Potato. It was time for a change, for both his body and his mind. Determined to start moving again, Scott climbed on a bicycle one summer afternoon and…
  • Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

    Kelli
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It only takes a little rice to deliver a lot of great riding fuel.  It’s an easy, whole-food, delicious, compact source of carbohydrates. And while rice has had quiet a resurgence among athletes with Dr. Allen Lim’s wonderful rice cakes, it’s been a favorite of many athletes around the world for years.  This week, we’ll explore a quick rice pre-ride breakfast that many clients love before training and races.  Not everyone wants to down a smoothie before a ride, and this is a great alternative. Recipe of the Week: Easy Rice & Egg Pre-Training Breakfast…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good

    Darryl
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    In this fast paced, ultra-convenient world we live in….it’s hard to get your head around the idea that the opposite is actually a good thing.  Yes, in today’s Loving the Bike TV episode I explain how inconveniences and delays are helpful in the path to Loving Life on and off the Bike. Don’t believe me?  Tune in and see if I can convince you at least a little bit. The post Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good appeared first on lovingthebike.com.
  • Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

    Darryl
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying cycling gear? You could ask a hundred different cyclists, and they’d probably give you a hundred different answers to the question. In a way, this answers the question – it depends exactly what your priorities are. Safety First Safety, for instance, is…
  • Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

    Darryl
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    In my opinion, this Lennon quote is the simplest and most accurate depiction of life ever put down in words. Yeah, we’re all so busy.  We all have a bunch of things on our mind and dreams we wish to fulfill…..but along the way life is happening each and every day. This is not a negative quote in my opinion, but an eye opener to the fact that our days are meant to be filled with the things we love.  To not put things off until tomorrow.  To live in the moment and enjoy every second of it. Because, at the end of the day….that day is your life. So you love cycling, huh? …
 
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • Iron Bike: Garmin Fenix 2 Bundle

    chiang1980
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Php 25,900.00 Full Featured Training Watch for Multisport Athletes •Tracks distance, pace and heart rate¹ •Calculates recovery time and VO2 max estimate (when used with a heart rate monitor¹) •HRM-Run™ monitor¹ adds data for cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation •Connected features², including uploads to Garmin Connect™ and BaseCamp™ for live tracking and sharing •High-sensitivity GPS positioning, 3-axis compass with altimeter and barometer.
  • Mosso Endeavour 27.5 Newbie Help

    kevztrife
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    hi po mga sir, i was planning to buy a 27.5 bike. and sa na search ko parang trip ko itong Mosso Endeavour 27.5. ask ko lang meron na ba nito sa cartimar may naktia na ba kayo or sa quiapo? thanks in advance! pasabe na ren ng price para ma estimate budget :D:D
  • Sold: SOLD. Thanks pmtb!

    archer22
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    SOLD. Thanks pmtb! MORE DETAILED PICS ON THIS ALBUM LINK http://s221.photobucket.com/user/arc...?sort=3&page=1 [b]SOLD. Thanks pmtb![/B Frame -Cannondale Caad F7 -Small, 15 inches -Very fresh, Slightly used -MADE IN TAIWAN -Not available as frameset... Only available on builtbikes.. Fork -Suntour XCR Remote lockout, Preload adjust -Excellent working condition Drivetrain Shimano Alivio 2014 -RD, 2015 FD, Cogs, Chain, Shifters (3x9speed) Crankset -FSA 22-32-42 Brakeset -Cannondale levers -Avid bb5 Calipers Wheelset -Shimano mt15 (Brand new) -Brand new tires and tubes Cockpit -Uno Seatpost,…
  • FSale: Thomson carbon flat handlebar

    bloc
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Selling my Thomson carbon fiber cross country flat handlebar. -comes with Thomson bag, 2 stickers, manual -some marks and scratches due to clamping and use -used less than 10x -cut to 720mm Price is 5.2k slightly neg #0998-971-5534 Parañaque/Alabang area
  • FS Used: Santa Cruz Driver 8 frame with Vivid Rock Shox for sale

    bayong
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Santa Cruz Driver 8 Frame with Vivid Rock Shox rear shocks Size: Medium Seatpost and seat clamp included Price:45K neg Condition: In very good condition; rarely used RFS: Upgrade Please call or text 09196212664 if interested
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Mitie London Revolution places are now open

    Andreas
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Registration for a place in the 2015 London Revolution has just opened. If you’ve been following London Cyclist for a while, you’ll know this is one of our favourite rides. I rode it in 2012, Sam, one of our contributors, rode it in 2013 and I’m sure I’ll be taking part again in the near future. This year, the event is taking place on the 16th and 17th May. As per usual, you can ride the entire route, or you can pick one of the days. Which you choose is a personal preference. The first day is 100 miles long and the second day is a little shorter at 85 miles…
  • 8 Tips to keep you riding all year

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Fact: riding over the summer months is much easier than keeping up the pedalling momentum past October. However, that doesn’t make it any less rewarding, any less fun or any less convenient. Here are 8 ways to make sure you don’t stop getting out on your bike as the weather turns, and help ensure you enjoy it all year round: 1) Get your bike sorted A badly maintained bike can ruin your riding – repeated punctures, squeaky or rubbing brakes or ineffective gears all add up to a lousy ride. Over the winter months, your bike needs more TLC – so take some time to check the cables are in…
  • On and off the bike: 5 stylish clip shoes for men

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At London Cyclist we love to receive your requests for topics to be featured – and when we covered casual commuter shoes for women, on request, we were soon flooded with requests for a mens equivalent. Riding clipped in allows you to utilize more of your muscle with every pedal stroke, waste less energy, and it cuts down the chances of your foot slipping in the wet. However, ­­­traditional road shoes are tricky to walk in, and traditional mountain bike shoes don’t tend to blend with your outfit. There are a range of commuter focused clip in compatible shoes that are designed to engage…
  • Choosing road tyres for autumn and winter

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The wet weather has arrived and unfortunately it will probably continue to rear it’s ugly head repeatedly for the next couple of months. Heavy rain means that debris is washed onto road surfaces, so even when the surfaces have dried out, there are more puncture risks on the tarmac. Not only that, but of course wet weather means surfaces are more slippery. These two inconveniences – higher puncture risk and slippery roads are best combated by winter worthy tyres. One common misconception is that the best tyres are the ones with the thickest grooves, or ‘tread’ visible on the surface.
  • 5 of the best bike locks

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. When picking a bike lock, you want to go for one that promises to be sturdy, but is not so heavy or cumbersome that you’re more likely to take one look at it and leave it at home. The vast majority of bike locks are rated on the independent ‘Sold Secure’ scale – and given either a Bronze, Gold or Silver level of approval. Bronze is the most breakable, and Gold the least. You’ll pay more for a stronger ‘Gold’ standard lock, but this is one…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Profile Design Air Stryke Aero bar Plus other parts...May Barter?

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    PROFILE DESIGN bars are already wrapped with bar tape for you. Comes with all hardware. 80 SCOTT bars come with all hardware. 40 OTHER: Small pump to attach to bike, saddle bags, handle bar bag, Cycling Jerseys and shorts for both genders, saddles and other ROAD parts, accessories, Ultegra and 105 components. CALL TO LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU NEED. Cleaning out my closet and tool box. I WILL SHIP SMALLER ITEMS. CHECK OUT MY BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34652. 3 2 one 297 9 one 7 5.
  • Cycling shoes. Specialized, Nike, Sidi, Shimano, Lg and Giro. 6 PAIR

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Six pair of bike/cycling shoes. 2 for men, 4 for women. 1 Sidi female, size 36/5.5. 150 obo. Low miles. Made in Italy. 2 Brand New Nikes. Female. Size 36/5.5. 75 obo 3 Specialized Tahoe. Sz 10/41, low miles. 60 4 GIRO. LOW MILES. Size 7.75. With cleats, 85 4 Men's 7.5 Louis Garneau Ventilator w/Ergo air. VGC! 70 5 Men's size 9 Shimano MT32 mtb shoes. Excellent condition. 60 Serious buyers may contact me, 321/297/91 75. See my other items with a 25 mile search of zip 34684.
  • TREK 7300 Hybrid. Burnt Orange color. 700c wheels. 15 inch frame 495 obo

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Like new, ride ready TREK 7300 HYBRID ROAD BIKE. With super LOW mileage, less than 300! 700c tires with no wear on them. Beautiful bike. Perfect gift! Comes with bell. Triple suspension in fork, seat and seat post and it's adjustable on both the fork and the seat post! BONTRAGER Hard case tires! MAY Barter FOR Road bike tools, parts, clothing, bike shoes, road bike accessories, new camera or other. Or a Dura Ace 7700 or 7710 109.5, 68 mm English BOTTOM BRACKET, small chain ring and 9 speed road bike chains. SELLING MORE BIKES, MOVING. CHECK OUT MY OTHER BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN…
  • TREK 1.2 Road bike. 56cm. 1 Owner. Madone parts. LOW miles. 795 obo

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    This is a near mint TREK 1.2! Excellent reviews on this bike, check them out on any web site. 2 BRAND NEW TUBES INSTALLED. NOT RIDDEN ON YET. Upgraded Sora shifters, came stock with Shimano 2300 in 08. Upgraded CARBON fiber Trek MADONE seatpost. Upgraded Bontrager saddle or Fizik or Selle Italia SLK. 2 Matching Black Bontrager bottle holders included. Matching Pedals included with toe strap n clips. 1 OWNER. Never laid down, never crashed! LOW MILES. Carbon fork. Upgraded SPECIALIZED PRO II match's black and red color. Flexible on when you come see but no Low-balling please. CHECK OUT MY…
  • Tandem Bike For Sale

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This was sent to me as a gift for me and my wife. We never use it and she wants it gone. It is in terrific condition. I think we have rode it twice.
 
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    Cycling Tips

  • Interview: Brajkovic looking for a team two years after top ten in Tour

    Shane Stokes
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    He was ninth in the Tour de France two years ago and is a past winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Georgia and the Tour of Slovenia. Despite that, and despite being still just 30 years of age, Janez Brajkovic finds himself hurtling towards November with still no idea if he will be racing in 2015. The Slovenian climber has had more than his fair share of bad luck in the past two seasons, crashing out of several races including the 2013 Tour plus this year’s Giro d’Italia. Those accidents put paid to those Grand Tour campaigns and also hampered his form in subsequent events,…
  • Kelly: cobbles, rather than lack of time trials, are why Froome might miss Tour

    Shane Stokes
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Most have looked at the lack of time trial kilometres as the reason why Chris Froome has said he might give the 2015 Tour de France a miss but, according to Sean Kelly, another factor is likely the real reason. “I think the Tour organisation took a risk last year of doing the cobbles and we saw the consequences. It was a disaster for Froome. It was lucky they didn’t lose more of the favourites, given the weather conditions,” the former world number one told CyclingTips. “You are always at the mercy of the weather. So I am surprised they went back and are went for cobbles again. Now we…
  • The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

    cosmo catalano
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.
  • Bikes of the Bunch: Swift SCULP Ultralight Project

    cyclingtips
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    A couple weeks ago I bumped into Jonathan Cantwell at Cafe Racer and noticed his new SwiftCarbon model that I hadn’t seen before. When I asked about it he promptly told me to lift it up and once I did, I knew it was something more than just any regular bike. The SCULP (SwiftCarbon Ultra Light Project) is SwiftCarbon’s collaboration with German manufacturer AX Lightness. The concept was born from Mark Blewett (founder of SwiftCarbon), Boris Sirmanoff (head of engineering) and Axel Schnura of AX Lightness who wanted to make the lightest, stiffest production frame in the world…
  • Rocacorba Daily

    Matt de Neef
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Antomarchi solos to victory and overall lead in Tour of Hainan’s fourth stage; USA Cycling confirms Armstrong not permitted to ride Gran Fondo Hincapie; WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS; Matthias Brandle confirms he’ll attack Voigt’s Hour Record next week; Phinney does reconnaissance of 2015 world time trial championship course; US road and time trial champion Alison Powers hangs up her wheels; Belkin becomes Team LottoNL-Jumbo as new colours launched; Study shows exercise…
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    RKP

  • Friday Group Ride #237

    Robot
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    When I damaged my hand over the summer and had to go to the emergency room, the admitting nurse asked me, “Do you feel safe at home?” which is a coded way of asking whether I might have been a victim of domestic violence. My wife stood there looking bemused, and I replied in a theatrical whisper, “She’s right there…” It’s a crass joke, and inappropriate probably. Domestic violence is no joke, except that I’m crass, and it made my wife laugh, which is one of my favorite sounds in the whole world, so… We’ve already been talking about…
  • The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

    Padraig
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Long before I moved to California, it stood as a mythic destination for me. My first attraction to California arose out of skateboarding in the 1970s. Dogtown, a locale hidden somewhere within the great wilds of Los Angeles—I really didn’t understand where Santa Monica was—stirred within me an urge to go west. Just what I might be chasing, just what that coast might unlock within me, I understood on an unconscious level. A few years would pass and I moved on to music as my next great love, playing drums in a succession of rock bands. As I began to read about my favorite formations,…
  • An Interview With NAHBS Director Don Walker

    Padraig
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    RKP: Where did the vision for NAHBS come from? DW: NAHBS was talked about for a few years, not as NAHBS though, but as a “get together” to help out the new builders so they wouldn’t fall into the same pitfalls or traps most young builders fall into. I felt like it should be much more than an educational get together, but it needed to help market the builders “on the cheap.” Bringing in the cycling media was the plan all along. Without them, the show wouldn’t have grown with exhibitors and attendees. My entire vision was to bring a spotlight to this niche…
  • A Minor Character

    Robot
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Sometimes I have trouble locating the bike in the story, although it is there in plain view, bright blue with knobby tires, or party balloon red on razor thin rubber strips. The bike is there, clearly enough, but how does it connect? Is it a character, or just a detail, a bit of the mood-setting scenery? I didn’t cry when I learned that Scott had died, although he and I had spent enough time together, an intense couple years when he tried in his slow, relentlessly cheerful way to mentor me. Almost twenty years my senior, he gave me a shot at a job I didn’t deserve and then stood…
  • Friday Group Ride #236

    Robot
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I live in a bubble. There’s no doubt about that. Working for a custom bike builder means I see a LOT of custom bikes, not only ours but lots of others, too. It’s almost all I look at, and of course, because it’s what I look at, it colors my perception of what people are really riding, what they really want. In my world, gravel/adventure bikes have taken off like a rocket. My roadie friends are all about fire roads and single-track on drop bar bikes. We talk about tire sizes and tread patterns like mountain bikers. We seek out new trails, new events, and we look forward to…
 
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC117 - Pedal Forces, Vibration and Performance

    Damian Ruse
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This episode looks at optimising the mechanical forces on the pedals in different situations to produce a higher power output. In every cycling environment there are opposing forces that change the force on the pedals compared to the input. The problem with pedalling is that it is impossible to have an effective force throughout the entire cycle. Understanding these forces better will help you make adjustments on the fly.
  • SPC116 - Teamwork Wins Races with Nick Traggis

    Damian Ruse
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This episode is all about choosing team members, finding mentors and pleasing sponsors from both a rider and manager perspective. Nick Traggis - Director at Team Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros helps us out with some knowledge bombs.
  • SPC115 - Turning PRO the Carter Jones Way

    Damian Ruse
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Carter Jones’ coach Dr Stephen McGregor joins us again to talk about Carter's development. Carter Jones has signed a two year deal with Team Giant-Alpecin.
  • SPC114 - Pacing and Performance Measurement Using VAM

    Damian Ruse
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s cycling and climbing today with the concept of VAM helps us understand and quantify cycling performance and can be a useful tool to help improve your own cycling performance.
  • SPC113 - Inspiratory Muscle Training for Cycling Endurance

    Damian Ruse
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today we are learning about training the respiratory system - that’s right the breathing muscles - not the lungs. Breathing muscles fatigue just like any other muscles. So why not train them? Performance gains of 2.7% or more...
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    ibikedaily.com

  • Fontus Water Bottle

    CJ Holt
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    INTRODUCING FONTUS, THE SELF FILLING WATER BOTTLE FOR YOUR BICYCLE. Powered by solar panels, Fontus collects moisture from the air, condenses it and stores it as safe drinking water all while your roll down the road or trail. It’s capable of harvesting .5 liters (16.90 oz) of fresh, clean drinking water every hour, assuming conditions are ideal. That’s almost enough to fill a standard water bottle, pretty amazing. Fontus works by using a Peltier Element, a solid state active heat pump which transfers heat from one side of the device to the other. When powered by electricity, the…
  • Strava Wars

    CJ Holt
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    AS QUOTED FROM THE MASTER JEDI HIMSELF “ANYTHING IT TAKES TO CLAIM THE KOM BACK, YOU MUST DO. HMMMMMM. STRAVA WARS THIS IS. As the week comes to an end, and the weekend approaches what better way to get you amped up for riding than a cool video. Thanks to Sam Oakes, Pinkbike.com is just this sort of video. Featuring mans ongoing battle with Strava and retaining the coveted KOM on your local trail. Even if it means drafting behind your trail dog to gain those few extra seconds. No matter what your opinion of Strava, it’s an embedded part of riding now with mountain bikers, and road…
  • Indiglo Dual Handlebar Mount

    CJ Holt
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    MOUNT YOUR GOPRO AND YOUR GARMIN TO THE INDIGLO DUAL HANDLEBAR MOUNT. Following a successful 5 front light campaign on Kickstarter, the Australian startup, Indiglo is at it again with the Indiglo Dual Handlebar Mount. This mount is designed to fit most 31.8mm handlebars on both road, mtb and aero bikes and is capable of carrying to accessories at once. The top deck is compatible with Garmin 200/500/510/800 & 1000 models or a Wahoo RFLKT. The bottom deck will, of course accommodate a Indiglo 5 light or a Gopro, Garmin Virb or Shimano camera. Manufactured using injection molding, the uv…
  • Cool Winter MTB Shoes

    CJ Holt
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    KEEP YOUR FEET WARM AND DRY WITH COOL WINTER MTB SHOES. Fall is here and winter is fast approaching, do you have the right set of cool mtb shoes? Those that are prepared are excused, you slackers are required to stay and continue reading. Keeping your feet warm and dry throughout the rainy season, or snowy season depending on your geographical location is one the most important things you can do to keep the enjoyment level up till spring time. I know some of you just man up and ride in the wet and mud with your spring mtb shoes, we’ve all done it, including myself. But why? There are so…
  • Breadwinner Arbor Lodge

    CJ Holt
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    THE ARBOR LODGE FROM BREADWINNER CYCLES IS PERFECT FOR COMMUTING OR TRANSPORTING GOODS. Born in Portland, the strong>Arbor Lodge is inspired by the award-winning porteur designs of BreadWinner Cycles. Stylish, classic and fully integrated with all the features and load-carrying capacity you need for commuting and daily transportation, this Arbor Lodge comes with a large front platform rack, fenders and the optional dynamo lights. BreadWinner knows about year-round commuting in rain and cold, and the Arbor Lodge is the most capable city bike for hitting the streets every day. The Arbor Lodge…
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Affordable Quality Bike Trailer for Bike Touring and Commuting, by Rideon

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Aosom Solo Single-Wheel Bicycle Cargo Bike Trailer Reviewed Aosom Single Wheel Bike Trailer with water proof bag. Trailer capacity rating of eighty pounds. Quality packaging with all the parts is nice As mentioned in a previous post regarding the Top Four Bike Trailers here is the review of the Aosom Single Wheel Bike Trailer.  First of all I want to say I like it and for the price of less than a hundred bucks including shipping it's excellent.  Secondly it's the perfect trailer for anyone who has some aptitude for working on their own bike maintenance and repairs and this review…
  • Made in USA, Selle Anatomica Titanico, by Rideon

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    Selle Anatomica, New Designs and Options for Touring and Commuting Selle Anatomica Titanico Watershed '07 Mahogany Selle Anatomica could be producing the best saddle for a touring bike.  Since 2007 when the Selle Anatomica introduced their Titanico saddles with patented slot design there has been praise for the absolute comfort and quality of craftsmanship in a simple effective design which appeared to be made to last.  If you're one of the many bike touring folks who has been following the company's products including production and design changes you probably understand…
  • Simple No Frills Delta Compact Panniers, by Rideon

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Delta Compact Panniers with dry sacks Some bike accessories are so simple they seem boring and thereby potentially taken for granted.   Such is the case with my pair of Delta Compact Panniers.  I own other higher quality more expensive panniers with locking attachment mechanisms that are excellent for the rigors of bike touring.  However when I want to conveniently toss on a pair of bike bags for some commuting errands on short notice I don't want to mess around by having to fiddle with some gadget mechanism no matter how wonderful the products' claims.  I also appreciate…
  • Top Four Bike Trailers for Touring and Commuting, by Rideon

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Versatile Single Wheel Bike Trailers Reviewed Single Wheel bike trailer for food delivery Bike trailers for cargo usage Of all the various bicycle cargo trailers including those offering two wheel designs for bike commuting and touring we prefer a single wheel bike trailer for its' versatile maneuverability.  Riding narrow bike lanes, multi use pathways and casual trail riding a quality steel frame trailer is both fun and practical for carrying gear or groceries with a single wheel design.  Another advantage to the two wheel design is the tire is less likely to get a flat.  One…
  • Top Five Bike Commuting Bells Has a Nice Ring to It, by Rideon

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Some communities request bike commuters to use a bike bell. Vintage Lever Strike Bell One of the joys of owning a bike is personalizing it with practical accessories and since most all accessories for bike commuting are designed with some form of practical advantage it's easy to do.  With new technological advancements and efforts to make folks app happy there are still some things that an app would have a very difficult time replacing for example a bike bell.  Accessories and gear for bikes often seem to be excessive and expensive. Here is one item that can be purchased very…
 
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    Office Cyclist

  • Cyclist using Google

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Cyclist not thinking while using Google: Google for "replace brake pads" ....Spend a minute staring at the results and wondering what does replacing brake pads have to do with cars?
  • We all ride for fun, not to make fun!

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Self-proclaimed serious road bike riders will usually make fun of you if you:Velo Parade by Geigerni via Wikimedia Commons1. Wear a helmet with a visor (apparently a MTB helmet)2. Keep the wheel reflectors on the wheels3. Put any form of light on the handlebars that actually illuminates the road in night rides4. Put any rear red light that marks you well in pitch black.5. Have an oil mark on your right calf from the large crank gear or chain6. Have a third gear on the cranckset (the much maligned granny gear)7. Have a lower-end groupset on your bike8. Your shirt does not match your bibs9.
  • Why I love cycling

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    Words are obsoletePhoto by Jared Gruber, originally published on http://pelotonmagazine.com
  • 19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје / A sad day for Skopje

    19 May 2014 | 2:00 pm
    19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје. Попладнето е убиен Ангел Петковски, додека се обидувал да го фати крадецот кој му го украл велосипедот од дворот на семејната куќа. Имаше 18 години.Уште еден прерано згаснат живот. Почивај во мирA sad day for Skopje. This afternoon Angel Petkovski was killed while trying to catch the thief who stole his bicycle from the yard of his family home. He was only 18 years old.Another…
  • The morning after the prom night

    18 May 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Half drunk high-school graduates after the prom are certainly not an obstacle you want to encounter while cycling on a loose cobblestone path. They just don't care how much space they take up :)Got my front wheel stuck in a gap between the cobblestones while avoiding a particularly tipsy girl talking on her phone and ignoring the world around her.Luckily, no high-school graduates were hurt, and I managed to keep a smile on while quietly grumbling "watch out where you're going".Kids, congratulations on finishing high school, and best of luck in the future. Just please mind…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Tour de France 2015 route announced

    Kim Hull
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Tour de France 2015 route © ASO The Tour de France 2015 will start on Saturday 4th of July in Utrecht with the only individual team time trial on the route and end three weeks later, on Sunday 26th of July, on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The route for the 102nd edition of the Tour de France includes a a start in the Netherlands, a finish at the top of the Mur de Huy (stage 3), passing of seven cobblestone sections (stage 4), five summit finishes, one individual time trial, and one team time trial. Tour de France 2015 route and stages Stage 1: Saturday 4th of July: Utrecht…
  • Alejandro Valverde’s 2014 season by the numbers

    Kim Hull
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Alejandro Valverde, Vuelta a España 2014 stage 10Photo: © Movistar 34-year-old Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) claimed the 2014 UCI World Tour title, amassing some impressive numbers over the season. Number of seasons as a pro cyclist 2014 Podiums  Career victories since 2002   2014 Victories Stage 6, Vuelta a España Flèche Wallonne Clásica San Sebastián Roma Maxima GP Miguel Indurain Spanish ITT Championship Vuelta a Murcia Vuelta a Andalucía (+ 3 stages)  2014 Grand Tours Tour de France: 4th Vuelta a España: 3rd   2014 Medals Spanish ITT Championships (gold) World RR…
  • 2015 UCI Races by Date

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October From To Name Class Country January 09.01.2015 18.01.2015 Vuelta al Tachira en Bicicleta 2.2 VEN 10.01.2015 10.01.2015 III Gran Prix San Luis Femenino 1.2 ARG 11.01.2015 16.01.2015 Tour Femenino de San Luis 2.2 ARG 14.01.2015 18.01.2015 Tour of Egypt 2.2 EGY 19.01.2015 25.01.2015 Tour de San Luis 2.1 ARG 20.01.2015 25.01.2015 Santos Tour Down Under 2.UWT AUS 28.01.2015 01.02.2015 New Zealand Cycle Classic 2.2 NZL 29.01.2015 29.01.2015 Trofeo…
  • Final Tour of Beijing 2014 general classification results

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Philippe GILBERT Belgium BMC 17:59:57 2 Daniel MARTIN Ireland GRS 3 3 Esteban CHAVES Colombia OGE 9 4 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA Portugal LAM 11 5 Sergei CHERNETSKI Russia KAT 23 6 Warren BARGUIL France GIA 23 7 Julian David ARREDONDO MORENO Colombia TFR 23 8 Rinaldo NOCENTINI Italy ALM 23 9 Rigoberto URAN URAN Colombia OPQ 23 10 Mikael CHEREL France ALM 26 11 Pieter SERRY Belgium OPQ 26 12 David LOPEZ GARCIA Spain SKY 26 13 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC 26 14 Bryan NAULLEAU France EUC 44 15 Steven KRUIJSWIJK Netherlands BEL 47…
  • Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 results

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 » Name Nat Team Time /Gap 1 Sacha MODOLO ITA LAM 2:40:10 2 Greg HENDERSON NZL LTB 0 3 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 0 4 Tyler FARRAR USA GRS 0 5 Moreno HOFLAND NED BEL 0 6 Luka MEZGEC SLO GIA 0 7 Davide APPOLLONIO ITA ALM 0 8 Ben SWIFT GBR SKY 0 9 Caleb EWAN AUS OGE 0 10 Enrique SANZ ESP MOV 0 11 Nikolas MAES BEL OPQ 0 12 Rudiger SELIG GER KAT 0 13 Sergei CHERNETSKI RUS KAT 0 14 Guillaume BOIVIN CAN CAN 0 15 Reinardt JANSE VAN RENSBURG RSA GIA 0 16 Bryan NAULLEAU FRA EUC 0 17 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 0 18 Mathew HAYMAN AUS OGE 0 19 Mikael CHEREL FRA ALM 0 20…
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    Jarred's Cycling

  • Compact Crank: A Beginners Guide

    Jarred Gitz
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo from: DCRainmaker.comCompact vs Standard cranks is a topic that flies right over the head of most new cyclists for good reason.  I mean gear ratios are hardly interesting and more than a little confusing.  On most new entry level bikes these days if you look at a specifications sheet you will usually see that the crank is a 50/34 compact crank; and you might have said what on Earth is that?  Well I have the answer for you.First a history lesson; there used to be only two kinds of cranks a standard crank and a triple.  A triple crank is a crank that has 3 front chain…
  • Misfit Flash in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today the postman dropped off a new product which turned out to be the Misfit Flash. I have been looking forward to playing with the Flash ever since Misfit announced it earlier this year. The big selling point of the Flash is all of the my detailed review of the Misfit Shine (Review).Misfit Shine's functionality at a retail price of only $50! That is a lot of features for a not very large price tag. I don't think anything else in that price range will come close to rivaling the Flash. Now the Flash builds upon the platform that was already established with the Shine so in many ways it is…
  • Olympic Road Race Format - Throwback Post

    Jarred Gitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Picture: CXMagazine.comGiven that the UCI World Championships just recently happened it reminded me of two articles I originally wrote a LONG time ago.  One was my article on national teams versus trade teams which I already posted here (National Teams at the World Championships) but the other one was this article here.  Yes, I get it’s about the Olympic road race but at the end of the day that format is almost identical to the world championships format so I am calling it relevant.  Granted how teams qualify for riders isn’t but it is the same in that different nations…
  • Email Newsletter

    Jarred Gitz
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I am getting ready to start an email newsletter from Jarredscycling.com so you'll have just one more way to get all of the super important info I create. In the event you don't consider it to be super important but maybe you'll find it at least entertaining. To sign up for the weekly newsletter fill out the form below or the form in the sidebar to the right.Thanks again!Subscribe to the Jarred's Cycling mailing list
  • My Triathlon Transition Bag

    Jarred Gitz
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sadly no, Nike is not a sponsorTo go along with my post about my Triathlon Finish Bag aka the Sparkly Bag (link) that posted last week here is my post about what goes into my triathlon transition bag. Now this is the bag that I actually carry into transition and where all of my gear goes that I will either set up in transition or wear during the race. As it is set up below though is for sprint triathlons as I haven't done anything longer this year. So obviously that means less water bottles and food than for someone doing a longer triathlon.Shoes - My transition bag has three…
 
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    Cyclist Ville

  • Cycling Multisport Creativity: Make Your Own Bike-Blank-Athon

    Shawn Gossman
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Cycling multisport examples include events such as the Iron Man triathlon and the Colorfest Biathlon where cycling multisport is made up of cycling, running and swimming or just cycling and running. A cycling multisport is a great challenge to anyone who wants to reassure themselves that they can still challenge themselves to a fitness degree. A cycling multisport is sometimes the only cycling related activity that athletes will do as well. But is there a lack of cycling multisport events out there? Sure there are plenty of triathlons but that isn’t what I mean here…     My Idea…
  • 100 Cycling Tips for Cyclist Ville’s 100th Post!

    Shawn Gossman
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Hip, Hip, Hooray! This marks the 100th blog post for the Cyclist Ville cycling blog. As a celebration, we wanted to recognize our 100th post by posting a 100 Cycling Tips article. Who can go wrong with 100 cycling tips? We hope you enjoy these 100 cycling tips and thank you so much for being a reader on Cyclist Ville for all 100 blog posts.     100 Cycling Tips – Beginners #1 – Get you some decent padded bike shorts. Don’t wear underwear with them because it will defeat the purpose of them. I buy my bike shorts and other apparel from Aero Tech Designs. #2 – Get you a good…
  • 5 Secrets to Having a Better Cycling Experience!

    Shawn Gossman
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Do you wish you could have a better cycling experience? Some of us will jump on our bike, ride all day and wish the ride could have been better, more entertaining and sometimes even less painful. If you are wishing for a better cycling experience after your rides – then there is something wrong going on here. You should be enjoying every bike ride that you take! So I wanted to write this article to share 5 secrets that most new bike riders don’t know about to make for a better cycling experience.     #1 – Clip in for a Better Cycling Experience If you want a better cycling…
  • Bike Laws: Know Your Bicycle Rights on the Road!

    Shawn Gossman
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Bike laws were made for two reasons. One, bike laws were made to protect cyclists from being struck by drivers and two, bike laws were made for cyclists to avoid causing drivers to get into accidents. I am a cyclist and I know my bike laws and I should because it helps me understand what I am allowed to do on the road or better yet, my rights on the road. I am also a first responder and therefore, I know and have seen the dangers of riders who haven’t followed their bike laws and the usually excuse, if they make it that is, is that they didn’t know about the bike laws to begin with. So I…
  • Cyclist Lifestyle in 30 Days Article Series is Now Complete!

    Shawn Gossman
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Are you ready to intensify your cyclist lifestyle? Do you want to expand your cyclist lifestyle and go deeper into the bicycling community and all it has to offer you? Then I suggest you read the follow 30 articles focusing on enhancing your cyclist lifestyle. I hope you enjoy these articles as it took me quite a while to write all of them!     30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle Article Series Day 1: Cycling Benefits and Reasons   Day 2: Finding Cyclist Support   Day 3: Bicycle Selection   Day 4: Newbie Cyclist Tips   Day 5: First Bike Ride   Day 6: Different…
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  • About Seven Cycles Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Despite being a relatively young company (having been founded in 1997), and fairly small (with only 24 employees), Seven is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its custom-made bicycle frames and is one of the largest custom builders around. The company, which began in Topsfield, MA, and is now located in a 15,000 square foot space in Watertown, MA, emphasizes precision, craftsmanship, quality, and individuality in all of its products.From the very first year it was founded, Seven has pioneered the manner in which customization takes place with its Custom Kit questionnaire that…
  • About Mongoose Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Since 1974, Mongoose has been a leader in BMX and MTB biking. The company was founded 40 years ago by Skip Hess. Hess started Mongoose in his garage in California with the MotoMag One Wheel. This new style of BMX bicycles boasted improved, more durable wheels. Due to the almost immediate success of this product, Mongoose quickly established itself as a thriving manufacturer of BMX bicycles.Over the years, the company became active in BMX competitions, and its high-quality bicycles began to provide wins for competitive riders. The company’s bicycle was used in a win in the ABA #1 National…
  • About Jamis Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Jamis originated in Tallahassee, FL, in 1937 as a distributor of European bicycles. The company, however, quickly established its own brand of bicycles and moved into the design and manufacturing of bicycles.In 1979, the company introduced one of its very first, and well-known, bicycles, the Earth Cruiser. Encouraged by the success of this beach bike, the company began introducing new types of bikes almost every year, including race bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, and mountain bikes. Perhaps the most famous of these bikes in this era was the Jamis Dakar, a race bike released in 1985 that…
  • About Fuji Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Fuji is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. Founded in 1899, this 115-year-old company has faced bankruptcy, moved from Japan to the United States, and developed a reputation for producing excellent touring and road bikes. While it has struggled at times to keep up with larger bicycle companies, it has established itself as a quality producer of bicycles that offers innovation and high-quality engineering in all of its products.Fuji was founded in Japan by Nichibel Fuji and named after Mount Fuji. The company took its name and logo after Mount Fuji to represent the kind of…
  • Top 10 Cool Mens Bike Helmets

    Bicycles Buddy
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    We know, helmets can suck. They’re never considered cool (although we do have some that are an exception to that rule). You would often see professional cyclists without helmets, up until the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) made it mandatory for cyclists to wear helmet in all major races. Some are of the opinion that they took part out of the fun out of cycling, but let’s be honest. Protective headgear really can be a lifesaving accessory, and one which is very important (in addition to tail lights and other safety lights).Back in the day, helmets used to be bulky and…
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