In ringing in the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular posts of 2018 on BICYCLIST. Following is a list of posts, starting in January, that were read and listened to by the majority of BICYCLIST readers and members.
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Episode 48 of SCB.fm we discuss recent headlines regarding the Vuelta a Espana time limit controversy, the rules of cycling versus real world situations, and ridiculous race antics caught on camera.
We talk about the new Issue of SCB, #132, our Bike to Work edition. We also discuss further safety concerns for the pro pelotons and what the kind of gear changes that could occur in the cycling world at large. Sponsored by Pedego Electric Bikes.
The SCB team discusses the way that international media covers cycling, specifically with regards to the claims of hidden motors in professional races. And we also talk Bees vs. Bicyclists (or maybe it should be Tim vs. Bees), our bee stories while on the bike.
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.
This episode covers the background details of the State Bicycle Co. 29’er steel MTB review featured in Issue #131. We talk about the bike, our review conducted out in Idyllwild and the status of the road to Crystal Lake, a favorite of the team that’s been closed to cars due to a mud slides, but definitely not bikes.
This episode covers some interesting gear news. We share our thoughts on SRAM’s decision to do away with front MTB derailleurs on future groupset designs and discuss news from the UK that shows a promising future for bike-friendly cities with elements that could be implemented in SoCal and US domestic cities.
We speak with David Figueroa and Sean Heck, the owners of Sunset Cycles, who we hung with at their shop in the Claremont Packing House. Sunset Cycles is a service-oriented shop with a select few bikes for purchase, and since their opening in 2015, David and Sean’s goal has always been to be “better than your average shop”.
This episode, we’re discussing the opinion letter sent in by San Diego IMBA chapter president Kevin Loomis regarding trail access and a suggested leadership change at the national level of IMBA. We also discuss Mark Andrea’s article on breweries in the Southland and Tim’s love of Valiant Brewery.
We discuss the recent acquisition of ENVE wheels and the effects of consolidation in the bicycle industry. We then get into a discussion on the Netflix documentary based on the book, Death of Marco Pantani.
The Joe Rogan Experience features guests such as scientists, writers, professors, world class athletes, comedians, and now Rogan has added Professional Cyclist, Lance Armstrong, to the roster. Released today, Rogan and Armstrong discuss his cycling history and the doping scandal that has defined his career.