Issue 153/154: Late Fall 2018
Prologue As we wind down towards the end of 2018, we continue our investigation of the bicycling landscape with editorial coverage of road and trail. Serving as background is the event calendar on page 11, your source for events to inspire your training and motivate…
Rivendell’s Grant Peterson Opines on Electric Bikes and the Media
The bay area bicycle company, Rivendell Bicycle Works made a first appearance at this past week’s Interbike industry show in Reno, NV. Grant Peterson, founder and stalwart of the independent frame-building movement exhibited his unconventional gravel step-through, dubbed the “Gus Boots-Willsen” noting to BRAIN: Our bikes…
Climbing Yosemite: BICYCLIST Challenge #151
Send us your challenge! The granite of Halfdome in Yosemite, California makes a central appearance on the 63 mile challenge. Concerned about traffic? An early-morning start will have you avoiding cars as you grind your way up the 23-mile long grade.
Gear to Stay Stylish on the Back to Work by Bike Commute
When your work attire demands more than a crumpled pair of jeans and a tee shirt, having solutions that help you feel your best without sacrificing your professionalism are important.
A Guide to Going Faster: The Cyclist’s Training Bible 5th Edition
The Cyclist Training Bible continues the exploration of the systematic approach to training. Since the 4th edition was published, much of the methodology and approach to training has changed.
Mile-A-Minute Murphy and the Inaugural Paced Landspeed Record
Charles Minthorn Murphy was known as “Mile-A-Minute Murphy” and his feat would begin a long tradition of pacing bicycles behind moving vehicles to achieve speed records, though never again behind a train.
Project Speed Profiled: Denise Mueller-Korenek and Coach John Howard
Years in the making, Project Speed is the collective effort of a small group of individuals. They have one singular purpose, getting Denise Mueller-Korenek to 167 miles per hour riding a purpose-build bicycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Issue 152: Early Fall 2018
For issue 152 of BICYCLIST Magazine, we bring stories from all across the map to inspire, entertain and inform. The BICYCLIST Challenge for this issue is a glorious 73-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, affectionately known to locals as ‘The Big Blue’. In Utah, this September 14-16 Denise Mueller-Korenek will be attempting to break the paced land-speed world record. She currently holds the women’s record set in 2016, but she is returning to break the men’s record of Fred Rompelberg that has stood since 1995. See our profile of her team, Project Speed.
If an Alchemist was a Climber: Spreng Reng Continues Refinement of the Omni-Radius Chainring
The Spreng Reng is designed so that one side of the chain-ring within the entire power stroke segment is a smaller radius than the other side, thereby increasing the mechanical advantage of that crank arm.
Issue 151: Late Summer 2018
To help guide those adventures, and inspire a future challenge in your cycling progression, we bring you our 151th issue, ‘The Challenge Issue’. Look no further than page 8 for the BICYCLIST Challenge 151, the most difficult we’ve profiled, yet. The 63 miles through Yosemite National Park lead to the most idyllic of vistas and includes a momentous journey that most people experience air-conditioned and numb to the world around them.
Bike, Light, Action! Hands on with the dependable Ravemen 1200
The Ravemen 1200 is a solid piece of gear that is dependable and intelligently designed. The only surprise is a pleasant one, with a street price of $90 at your LBS.
Preserving the Wright Brothers’ Legacy with Adventure Bikes
In a time when the commodification of bicycles is the norm, bicycle sales that serve a purpose beyond the enriching of corporate shareholders is refreshing. Bikes can be ordered at the Wright Brothers webstore and are priced at $4,750 for the Van Cleve 1896 and $3,950 for the St. Claire.
Issue 150: Summer 2018
What we wanted to focus on in this issue are the people, places, and the rides we can’t forget. In honing in on the community aspect of our publication, we interviewed Duke Nguyen, a 26-year veteran of Law Enforcement, who is in the running to become Orange County Sheriff.
The Cyclist Running for Sheriff Makes the Case for Reform
When we heard there was a candidate running for sheriff who is an active cyclist, we took note and sat down with the man himself, Duke Nguyen, to hear his take on some of the issues we’ve seen in Southern California, and specifically in Orange County. Nguyen is a 26-year law enforcement veteran of the force and currently investigates officer involved shootings for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
The Henty Enduro Backpack Hangs Tight
The Henty Enduro Backpack is a smart collaboration of outdoor essentials with integrated hydration bladder, uber storage options and an innovative movie horizontally of the hydration bladder, acting as side and back impact protection.
The Shiny Bits Make You Safer
The next step of PROVIZ apparel evolution has been the development of their Sportive collection, a performance apparel line focused on road visibility. The design is understated, and appealing for those that appreciate black on black. The safety police will appreciate reflective material on front and back, as well as day-glow accents that provide side awareness of the rider.
Hands On ALAN Mito: A Carbon Fiber Fixture on the Cyclocross Scene
The legendary status of ALAN rests on their racing record, and the MITO commemorates this with World Champion color striping wrapping the tubes. A special commemoration rests on the headbadge, marking the 40 years ALAN build bikes under the direction of founder Lodovico, who passed away in 2012, in a bike shop no less.
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