A few modern and snazzy components, bikes, and gear have come across our radar, or have been consumed by the BICYCLIST team. If you’re looking for a refresh in some areas of your bicycling experience, look no further than these forward-thinking and note-worthy items that we’ve got our eyes and hands on.
We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called ‘busiest bike lane in America’ was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
As Jens was asked what one of the most challenging race moments he encountered throughout his 17 Tour de France finishes, he brought up a late stage in the 2010 race that qualified for him..
An electric bike battery explodes while a 79-year-old cyclist attempts a climb famous at the Tour Down Under, BBC obtains emails from the Team Sky doctor at the center of the Testosterone Delivery scandal, Jess Varnish loses a battle, but not the war, and we discuss how to get American’s more excited about bike racing.
CeramicSpeed releases a new drivetrain concept that eliminates the need for chains – we discuss the implications of this new component. We also review results of the 2018 Tour de France Stages 1-8, as well as the team bikes for the pro cyclists in the race.
The 2018 Tour de France is underway, and to celebrate, Mavic has introduced the Cosmic Ultimate Tubular TdF, trusted by Romain Bardet and the AG2R-La Mondiale Cycling Team, in addition to the all-new Cosmic Pro Carbon UST TdF.
Topics for this episode include pro racer Peter Sagan, Phil Gaimon’s new book (and Fabian Cancellara), Thomas Dekker, IMBA’s stance on Class 1 eMTB, Metro’s plans for the Summer Olympics 2028, and LACBC kicks off Operation Firefly.
Before you travel, you want to increase your cardio as well as condition your legs. Since most climbs in the France cycling package are 1-3 hours, you want to over train time so that you can easily last the climbing without cramping.
The team wraps up coverage of Le Tour, and Tim basks in the glory of being right. Travis Risley completes his ride down the California coast, China completes the world’s longest elevated bikeway, and road rage in Canada gets very ugly.
We dive into some follow-up with Contador, Dave Brailsford, and The Cowboy Cyclist. The Tour de France continues into the weekend with several surprises on the yellow and green jerseys. Also, what are pro racers doing with 3D printed bike parts?
Without Peter Sagan, the Tour de France becomes Tour de Marcel Kittel, with the German taking 5 stage wins already. We also detail a route on Catalina Island, and discuss some new developments in the healthiness of coffee.
Cavendish goes to the hospital after a Tour de France Stage 4 crash, Sagan’s elbow blamed, leading to disqualification. Tour de France features fancy new viewing options. Kittel Wins Stage 3 with new Shimano disc brakes.
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.
GoPro, the ubiquitous sport POV camera company, has a couple videos from last month’s Tour de France, but our favorite is the best of the first 7 stages. The excitement amongst the field is palpable and documented with close-up views afforded by the on-board cameras. Is this the future of televised bicycle racing?