When the rain (snow) and cold descend on the paths, roads, and trails that you love to ride, it can be hard to find suitable to conditions to crank out your daily miles. Fear not! Rollers can help you rack up the miles while perfect your form and fitness. They are also great for pre-race warm ups. Kreitler has helped us put together a quick tutorial on how and why to incorporate roller training into your cycling life.
It's bike show season, and many of us have some hopes for what companies will be releasing for 2018. These new products can range from evolutionary to revolutionary. Click inside to see one of the hopeful announcements that is making it onto my wishlist for the gravel bike 1x drivetrain category from SRAM.
Given the choice, we’d always prefer to ride without a backpack. But no one wants to be 'that guy' who needs to borrow tools, or be left walking home while your friends enjoy the rest of the ride. OneUp Components wanted a solution that would allow us to carry the tools that we need for every ride, without wearing a backpack. Check out the Everyday Carry tool system.
SRAM’s Eagle drivetrains have evolved the 1x movement from the realm of tinkerers to the forefront of component tech. The addition of the GX Eagle group brings 1×12 range and performance in a package that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and very reasonably priced. We put SRAM’s GX Eagle group on a bike that we are very familiar with, and put it under the feet of 2 different riders to get their take on the latest kit. Read the tech and stats inside, then continue on to see our employee reviews.
Niner Bikes has finally brought all that we've come to love about the steel and aluminum RLT 9 frames, and packaged it into a svelte RDO carbon build with some tweaking of geometry to make this bike earn its Race Day Optimized badge. Jump in and take a deeper look at how this frame expands the horizons of the already vastly adventurous RLT 9 family.
Outerbike continues to be one of our favorite events to attend each year. The setting of Moab for testing products, and meeting customers and bike industry legends is hard to beat. We setup a photo zone to capture our customers' ride moments so they could take in the whole experience. Check out the photos and grab yours to decorate your wall, and share InstaChatFace.
Drawing on 3 decades worth of experience in the climbing shoe market, Five Ten has honed the their sticky rubber knowledge into a line of high performance mountain bike shoes, and secured a solid foothold (see what I did there) as the best flat shoes in the industry. Not content with the status quo, Five Ten continues to refine their shoe lineup with ride-specific rubber, lighter and tougher upper lasts, improved styling and comfort, and clip(less) shoe options. I’ve spent the last 6 months punishing a pair of their Freerider Contacts. Read on to see how they have performed.
Lezyne is a relative newcomer to the cycling world, but it’s roots run deep with talent that have created top-tier brands and stunning products. The primary driver of the Lezyne brand is to engineer the highest quality products. ‘Engineered Design’ is visible in every aspect of their products from form to function. This approach lead them down the road of joining the cycling GPS world in 2015. I got the chance to crank out a load of miles with their flagship Super GPS model at the helm. Here’s what I thought.
Cane Creek Cycling Components is innovating the suspension world once again. This time, they are doing it with a smartphone app. Setup your frame, Cane Creek rear shock and rider profile, then the app runs you through a series of real-world tests, and delivers suggested adjustments for each parameter so you can find that perfect sweet spot. See more details and download inside.
And, that's okay. In fact, at times, it might even be a blessing. While a spouse to go explore trails with or race that back country road would be an amazing experience, it may be just as awesome to have a spouse that does not share the same interests. Here's my experience.