In this time of cookie-cutter designs and mass productions, a market is developing for quality, handmade goods. A leading producer of such products in Southern California is Road Runner Bags.
This double top-tube bicycle is a classic design with an added second horizontal support that increases the strength of the frame. The triangle which is the shape of a bicycle frame, is the perfect structure for evenly distributing rider weight and pedaling forces.
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.
Before the Unlikely Cyclist became a popular SoCal bike shop in Costa Mesa, and a go-to resource for beginners to advanced female cyclists, it was the title of Lisa Kanno’s cycling blog which she started after buying her first road bike in 2011.
The third installment of the SoCal Fixed Series took place on Sunday, March 13, and was presented by Throne Cycles and hosted by community leader Hector Morales Jr. The Strong Beach Criterium is a technical, 6-turn course that includes a hairpin turn and a roundabout. Racers must survive 40 minutes of surging breakaways and attacks before race officials announce on the megaphone that there are ‘5 laps to go.
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.
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.
The World Cycling League will be debuting in Southern California at the VELO Sports Center in Carson March 18-19, 2016. The WCL plans to make this TeamTrak event spectacular with televised coverage, and epic racing that will fall in line with their focus to reignite U.S. excitement for velodrome racing
With constant attention to results, it can be easy to overlook regular maintenance for your bike, resulting in an unsafe or inefficient machine. Review these simple maintenance procedures to keep your bike rolling reliably on a daily basis.
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.