We took another vintage Colnago frame as an outstanding base and added modern components to blast this bike into the future, while also keeping notes of nostalgia on the build.
The Sage Bicycles ‘Flow Motion’ Titanium Hardtail frameset accommodates either 2.7×27.5+ or 22.2×29 wheel sizes, features wide ‘Boost-spec’ axle spacing, and integrated dropper post routing, all wrapped up in a frame geometry that allows for efficient climbing and stable, comfortable descending.
The Gilco formulation of Columbus steel was a high-point for frame-building, but the vintage drivetrain of the era left much to be desired. We built up a vintage Colnago Master frame with an assortment of carbon fiber trim and modern components to keep the performance high, and the price down low. A few tricks are required to make the adaptation, but well worth the entry fee.
Is an app that allows riders to report cars parked in bike lanes a public nuisance or a beneficial tool? We discuss the implications of apps like these, plus a tip on potentially avoiding the cost of medical transportation, a listener question regarding watt measurement, and the future of virtual cycling.
We review all of Phil Gaimon’s “11 Rules for Cycling” and reveal our thoughts on the relevancy of these new rules. We cover the increasing popularity of electric bikes, and our record-length post-show delves into the mechanics behind our recording setup and the similarities between audiophiles and bicyclists.
In this episode we discuss the claims of “weak culture” in cycling, complacency in cycling media, how Domino’s is utilizing electric bikes for delivery, and soon all Trek Road Bikes will have compact cranksets.
We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called ‘busiest bike lane in America’ was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
We talk about the “repo-men” who are cleaning up scooters off San Diego streets, as well as our feelings about beach cruiser bikes and models worth considering, and the latest review of Walmart’s Viathon hardtail mountain bike.
We return for another episode covering the latest cycling news and events coming across the wire. We touch on our thoughts about negative reviews, and then move into our topics for the episode including the viral Mountain of Hell video, the new Lubri Disc, the Rungu three-wheeled bike (not a trike) and the latest discovery on purchasing helmets online.
We discuss making bike-packing and touring foods taste good, why it’s important to have good tasting food on the road and trail and we discuss the ways to spice up your meals while you’re touring the trails and roads. Additionally, we dip a toe into the latest news impacting Giant Bicycles, the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world. BAT Patrons will learn why @chrsrnlds is looking to buy a sewing machine.
We follow-up on some of our lighting discussion from last weeks episode, as well as reviewing some corrosion on new bar tape and why this might be happening. We finish up the episode with a discussion on some gear to try (or toss) from this past week’s Outdoor Retailer. In the post-show, Victor and Chris pontificate on mountain bikes, cycling apparel, video games, and Marco Pantani’s iconic look.
We cover some follow-up in this episode including Victor’s in-depth review of his preferred ride tracking apps, as well as the hurdles encountered when building up a vintage bike. And finally, getting the most bang for you buck when searching for lighting. In the post-show we cover the benefit of bike-focused businesses, plus more for BICYCLIST patrons.
In today’s episode we discuss options for traveling with a bicycle, or how to acquire a bicycle while traveling. We also discuss some stages and information from the Giro d’Italia 2019, as well as a discussion on following the Pro World Tour in Europe. Also a book recommendation for Father’s Day (or casual reading), and some industry news.
We wrap-up the results from the 2019 Amgen Tour of California. We also discuss advances in washing your bicycle, events this summer that gamify cycling, wilderness access for mountain bikers in Carlsbad, and the implications of laws for drivers vs. bikes.
Happy Trails: Your Best Summer Ever | Asphalt, Please: GFNY Goes West | ISOD: Prescott, AZ | ATC: Weight vs. Aero |Team Profile: Breakaway Training, 2019 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!
We have fun reviewing the Super Fly packaging and sunglasses sent over to us by Bike Goodr, while discussing the important considerations to make when shopping for cycling sunglasses. We talk Walmart’s new high-end bike brand and what the outcome might be, as well as a discussion about riding in prestigious events on inexpensive bicycles.
Trail Boss has pushed forward the idea of ‘rolling maintenance’, or the collective efforts of individuals to maintain mountain trails for running and cycling before conditions get to the point where organized action is required. This push in priority allows organizations to focus their resources on the problems that are out of reach for the individual. Namely trail access and advocacy.
We continue our brief series on the history of some of the famous events in the UCI Road World Championships history, including the recent Amstel Gold race. We also discuss SRAM’s acquisition of PowerTap, and why some of us think power meters are unnecessary for regular riders. We finish up with a closer look at our review of Jones Bikes SWB Complete build.
No matter the adventure you have planned, the Jones Bikes Plus SWB Complete should be seriously considered. Don’t let the wide tires deceive you, this bike is just as comfortable and practical on the streets as it is on the trail. Reliability, repair-ability, and designed durability are turned to 11 and ready for wherever the road takes you.
In this episode we cover some fascinating history behind the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, including some rider stats we can’t beat. We also discuss the differing priorities of bike community advocates, and a post-show in which we ponder the bike potential of unlimited resources.
We recap the fun had at SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho event in San Diego and announce our Trail Boss trail tools giveaway, courtesy of 911 Law. We also discuss some upcoming Spring Classic races and the predictions for favorites to win. In the post-show we answer questions of frugality when shopping for bicycle gear.
Rancho Guejito, ‘Ride the Rancho’ with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA), Electric Age: Gravel eBike- Yamaha Wabash, First Look: Jones Bikes Plus SWB Complete, ISOD: Desert Bikepacking in Anza Borrego, Last Page: 25 Years of BICYCLIST, 2019 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!
We discuss how bike shops should be evaluated, predictions that owning a car won’t be so necessary in the future, how bikeways promote physical activity, MIPS vs. WaveCel helmet claims, Professional Cyclists discuss their experiences with depression and how they manage, and Strava stats from the professionals at Milan-San Remo that you have to see to believe.
In this episode we recap results of a recent survey that shows Los Angeles has the most aggressive drivers in the country (and how they measured this), we talk about notable Orange County bike shops that we stopped by on our magazine delivery route, future damper technology for mountain bikes, and Victor’s got his eye on a new titanium bike. In the post-show we cover the results and last stage of Paris-Nice, the NEW Team Sky name and owner, and acquisitions in the industry.
We follow up on our discussion of the ‘Rotor’ stepping stone and the continued evolution of drivetrain design. We also discuss professional racing hot topics including the results of Strade Bianche, the first stage and the history of Paris-Nice, and Nicole Hanselmann’s speedy start at the Omloop Het Niewsblad. Finally, Chris gives us the update on the bike shop stops along the Orange County, magazine delivery route.
We discuss notable bike shops in San Diego during our magazine delivery route, we also touch on some ground-breaking rules regarding tossing bidons in the peloton and the fines riders could incur for doing so. We wrap up the episode with a discussion on Rotor Bike Components’ note-worthy release of the 1×13 Hydraulic Drivetrain and how bicycle patents can stifle growth in the components sector.
We talk some new advancements being made in ride tracking, including a bike computer that runs for 96 hours and Strava’s (beta) route mapping feature, as well as thoughts on how the Red Hook Crit can come back full throttle in 2020, why your feet may be numb during a ride, and why cleaning the cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix is not sacrilegious. In the post-show we discuss pre-ride jitters, why a rider might smell or taste ammonia after a ride, and a discussion on how the body burns fuel based on your diet.