Tom Zirbel smashed the American hour record today in Aguascalientes, Mexico. In his final event as a professional cyclist, Zirbel powered around the velodrome to set a new standard of 53.037 kilometers (32.95 miles). Zirbel topped the almost two-decade old record of 51.505 kilometer set by Norm Alvis in 1997. In setting the American Hour record, Zirbel also set the second fastest hour record time in the world.
Diamondback Bicycles enlisted the help of childhood hero, Bill Nye the Science Guy, for a series of videos explaining bike basics to cycling newcomers. In this new series “Let’s Ride with Bill Nye”, the science guy covers everything from the formula for getting the correct bike size for your body, to the science behind shifting and the breakdown of brakes.