The basic carry for any adventure by bicycle should include a phone, your house keys, a drivers license or state issued ID, and optionally a cash or credit card) depending on the destination and distance). Now consider when out on the road, or on your MTB, the number one problem cyclists encounter is a flat tire.
In addition to adjusting to the new time, you’ll need to prepare for the weather and light change that comes with it. Here are a few suggestions in planning for darker and wetter riding conditions this fall and winter.
Gravel bikes are currently a popular choice for riders seeking a do-everything machine; but can a road bike do what a gravel bike can do? Yes, for the most part. It just takes a little practice and an appetite for adventure.
At the 2016 Interbike Tradeshow, State Bicycle Co. displayed glimpses of the new Simpsons collection that will be coming soon for consumer purchase. Though not much has been revealed about production and availability, we know that there will be three different framesets. The frames include the iconic colors and design of the classic cartoon.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Cycle Sports division today announced the expansion of its power meter kit line-up to support popular crankset and crank arm brands* Campagnolo®, Cannondale® and FSA®, as well as Shimano® mountain bike models, XTR Trail and XT.
Magnum Photos opened their archives to Guy Andrews, founding editor of Rouleur magazine, so he could curate a book of unique photos chronicling the history of cycling. Andrews supplements the photographs gathered from the archives with insights into the lives of the people in the front of and behind the camera. Readers will discover many unfamiliar photos and gain a new appreciation for what it takes to be a professional race photographer.
As most chain lubricants require a cleaning step prior to application, Rock “N” Roll chain lubes stand out. It combines the two steps leaving one less thing to carry on a multi-day tour and one less thing to forget while traveling – not to mention the time-savings of being able to clean and lube at the same time. And all of this comes at a price well below the average of available alternatives.
With the technology market still trying to determine the best way to get users to adopt heads-up displays, the 28-gram Garmin Varia Vision could see some success in the cycling world as an aid to tech-savvy bicyclists.
During the “Space Race” of the 1970’s when the SoCal aerospace industry was in full swing, Dr. David Hon was a leader in the field of laser technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from USC he was recruited by Hughes Aircraft, where he worked on many of the breakthroughs in the laser systems used in missile guidance and anti-aircraft guns.
Don’t judge the Linus Roadster Classic by its simplicity. In fact, this bike offers all the appurtenances of a quality bike, and provides an excellent ride experience with minimal maintenance. Linus models their designs on bicycles appearing in 1950’s and 60’s French cinema. At their office in Los Angeles, they merge classic design with modern.
Ideally, a high quality saddle stabilizes the rider without their awareness or any conscious effort. The ISM PL 1.0 is a saddle that accomplishes this feat masterfully. ISM saddles utilize a design that many cyclists might consider a “triathlon saddle, but the PL 1.0 is a saddle for any serious bicyclist.
The ALÉ custom jersey matched the high performance in of the bib. Also thin and lightweight, the jersey is breathable, comfortable, and durable enough to withstand normal use and even falls.
I’ve been using the Varia radar with the 520 on my daily commute for the past couple months, and it has made for a more enjoyable riding experience, with a minor caveat. If you share the same enthusiasm for high value, multi-purpose items as I do, the Continental Tour Ride tires can complete your favorite utility bike.
Alex Webster is the man with the plan at this downtown San Diego wheel-building operation. Hermes-Sport channels Alex’s passion for cycling into high-performance wheels capable of handling the most challenging SoCal rides.