Preview 2016 Interbike

You can expect a lot of innovative new pieces in the apparel space at Interbike this year. Many textiles and fabrics that are now being utilized in garments are more breathable and more versatile in a range of seasons. Though the industry may wish that the edgy gravel bike is the leader in bike trends this year, the true performer will be the electric bikes, with an electric model provided by all of the major bike brands.
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Issue 136: Early Fall 2016

The fall is a special time for bicyclists on the west coast and especially in Southern California. With endless sunshine and events through to New Years, it truly is the land of 4 seasons riding. For fall, the category is cyclocross, and this year schedule is packed with events for both participants and spectators alike.
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Issue 135: Late Summer 2016

This summer has gifted fans of bike racing with the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tour de France couldn’t compete with the lure of Olympic gold, with some athletes leaving the TdF early to begin their Olympic preparations. Most notably Mark Cavendish, a world champion sprinter from the UK who won four stages of this year’s race, called it quits after the 16th stage. Though Cavendish was a favorite for the final stage of the tour and a sprint finish down the Champs-Élysées (a stage he previously won 4 times) Cav elected to bow out and prepare for Rio. Such is the draw of Olympic glory, second only to the over-all TdF winner in terms of prestige.
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41: TdF Stage 12, the 28mph Commuter, and Training Tools for Racing

The tour continues and though the race has hit a bit of a lull, we discuss the controversy and excitement from Stage 12 when Chris Froome hopped off his bike and started running towards the finish line.We talk about issue #134, specifically the ride experience of the Trek xm700+ – a class 3, 28 mph electric bicycle, and We cover some of our favorite training tools and software.
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40: Tour de France Stages 6-10

This episode we talk Tour de France stages, wins, and losses, so again if you haven’t seen stages 6-10, come back to us after you catch up. We also preview the new issue that will be hitting your local bike shops very soon, and Victor discusses the cover model for 134 -The Marin Bikes Four Corners Elite.
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Issue 134: Early Summer 2016

For this summer dispatch of the Southern California Bicyclist experience, we’ve brought together a mix of adventure, utility, glimpses of the future, and a look over the shoulder. We spent some time with the MARIN Four Corners Elite and are excited to see a purpose-built bike suitable for adventure touring, where asphalt on roads is not always a given.
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39: Tour de France Stages 1-5

The Tour de France returns and we have lots to talk about! It’s been an incredible year already and we’re only on Stage 6. Be sure to finish the stages before you listen, as we discuss the winners throughout. We follow up on recent news and talk fantasy cycling with our VeloGames team. Before we move on from issue #134, Victor discusses the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Roebling riding experience.
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38: Myths About Bicycling, The Tour, and Components

We go over noteworthy news in cycling, including our main discussion involving some of the common myths that non-bicyclists may have about bicyclists (published by the Washington Post). We make our predictions about the 2016 Tour de France, and talk about the potential in young rider Lawson Craddock. Lastly, we talk the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 and some of the key components to look forward to.
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37: Simon Yates And Getting Tangled In The Brambles Of Bureaucracy

The main topic of discussion involves the announcement of Simon Yates’s 4-month ban after he tested positive for a terbutaline – a drug on WADA’s banned list – at Paris-Nice in March. We were glad to see Yates only get the minimum punishment, as it seemed to be a genuine mistake, but we wonder what steps could be taken to ensure an oversight like this doesn’t happen again.
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27: Paris-Roubaix, Disc Brakes, Peter Sagan’s Brother & Sagan-Nibali Union

The majority of our conversation involves a statement UCI made Wednesday afternoon that they would be suspending disc brakes on bikes in professional racing. This comes after a Movistar rider, Fran Ventoso, was severely injured during a crash at Paris Roubaix when he sliced his leg on a disc brake. We share our thoughts on disc brakes and its place in road racing.
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