Do Your Homework Before Purchasing a New Bicycle

Last month I had the opportunity to work a booth at the annual Sports-Am Bike Swap. This colorful event brings together many bike sellers with even more potential bike buyers. After speaking with several shoppers, and observing many more, I came to the conclusion that having so many choices under one roof may be a little overwhelming for the inexperienced shopper.…

Is Your Repair Kit Ready for Summer?

Is Your Repair Kit Ready for Summer?

The most important parts of any repair kit is a spare tube, patch kit, pump and tire levers. A punctured tube is the most common repair performed on the road or trail.…

Replacing a Bottom Bracket

Replacing a Bottom Bracket

This month, I show how to maintain a much less expensive, however no less significant component, the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket is the central rotating component of the crankset, those long arms that the pedals attach to.…

And That Just Ain’t Right

And That Just Ain’t Right

Can I just say? I don’t get it! Electronic shifting has been around for quite awhile but never quite caught on. And I understood that. But now, electronic shifting is being pushed heavily and is beginning to catch on. And I don’t get that. I mean, how hard is it to push a lever to shift?…

First Endurance PreRace Review

First Endurance PreRace Review

It’s been a not-so-well-kept secret among endurance athletes for a few years. Utah-based First Endurance’s PreRace powder has helped runners, cyclists and triathletes find that extra focus, extra alertness and, well, that extra buzz that helps give them a competitive boost at the start line and throughout the race.…

Keen Austin Pedal Shoe Review

Keen Austin Pedal Shoe Review

Over the winter, I received a pair of Keen Austin Pedal shoes to try out. Because of the endless rains we had this spring, I didn’t want to mess up these sharp looking commuter shoes. Finally, over the last few weeks, I’ve been able to give them a try.…