Customize Your Bike Setup for Comfort

Customize Your Bike Setup for Comfort

... 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.…

Upgrade Your Disk Brakes and Rotors for More Stopping Power

Upgrade Your Disk Brakes and Rotors for More Stopping Power

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”.…

Electronic Shock Lockout: The Holy Grail of Suspension Technology?

Mountain bike suspension is a continually improving facet of bicycle technology. Until recently, suspension lockout mechanisms have been a lever located either on the component itself, or mounted on the handlebar operated manually with a cable. However, mountain bike suspension is now being blended with another wonder of technology, electronics, to not only eliminate the cable, but also provide automatic adjustment between locked and open suspension.…

Keep it Clean in Spring

Everyone knows that mountain biking is a dirty sport. At no time is it dirtier than right now, early season in the mountains. Just follow these steps to get your bike ready to be dirty again.…

Disc Brakes for Road Bikes are on the Way

Disc Brakes for Road Bikes are on the Way

Soon road riders will be experiencing all the same advantages of disc brakes that mountain bike riders have for years. These include more powerful braking, more consistent in all conditions wet or dry. Since hydraulic fluid does not compress, modulation (control) of the brakes is also increased. Disc brakes are also a boon to carbon rim makers because they will no longer have to work around the high surface temperatures of the braking surface.…

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