Product Review: Louis Garneau Energy Gel

Product Review: Louis Garneau Energy Gel

Louis Garneau – the Canadian makers of some of the best helmets, shoes and cycling gear on the scene – launched a line of gels and drink mixes a couple of years ago that just might challenge your brand loyalty.…

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.…

Product Review: Rudy Project Sterling Helmet: Fine Italian Craftmanship

Product Review: Rudy Project Sterling Helmet: Fine Italian Craftmanship

There are a lot of choices to make when purchasing a helmet, price, weight, comfort, fit and, for warm weather wearing, ventilation are variables one should look for in a helmet. All helmets should meet minimum safety standards and most come with good or very good ventilation. It will be up to you to find the brand that meets the need of your head. The Rudy Project Sterling has lightweight, comfort, a good fit and it is well ventilated to make it a very worthy consideration for your helmet needs.…

Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

The Giro d'Italia is currently underway and there is a wonderful book out to help you appreciate this race and its venerable history and tradition: Maglia Rosa - Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia by Herbie Sykes. Through chapters with such titles as The Red Devil, Campionissimo, The Angel of the Mountains, The Savior of the Maglia Rosa, The Perfect Crime, and many more, this book tells the stories of great champions, colorful characters and exhilarating stages, delivers the beginnings and development of the Giro, gives behind the scenes history and detail, and offers a prognosis and direction for the future.…

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.…

Book Review: Take A Seat is an “Adventure”

“Take a Seat” is a book by an Englishman, Dominic Gill, who traveled by bike from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to the southern tip of South America. He did it on a tandem bike, picking up strangers along the way to co-pedal.…

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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