By Tom Jow Have you ever wondered what your favorite bike technician’s workspace is like? How many tools does he or she use? Is their workspace a disaster area, like a teenagers bedroom? Or is it super clean and organized like a hair stylist or dentist? Unlike most bicycle mechanics, the hair stylist and dentist […]
By Tom Jow Last summer in my article, “Is a Single Ring Drive on Your Mountain Bike Right For You?”, I outlined the details of the popular Sram XX1 and XO1 single ring drivetrains. I also compared those details to a DIY 1 x 10 speed upgrade using aftermarket parts. During the winter I was […]
By Tom Jow The winter of 2014-15 may be remembered as the winter that never was. I, however, will remember it as the year I rode the Shoreline Trail in shorts and short sleeves in February. One thing that makes it easy to do that first ride of the season during what should be winter […]
With every new bicycle purchase, there is a period of time it takes to get comfortable. A session with a good bike fitter can shorten that amount of time, but being comfortable on a bike is an evolution of bike and body.
My friends often call me with bicycle questions. Last month a friend of mine called me for a consultation about his failing disc brakes. “ They just don’t stop that well any more”, he started, “and I test rode a new bike. Those brakes were so much better”.