Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

The Bar Fly attaches to the handlebar, and then extends around and in front of the stem. This, of course, is what makes the Bar Fly a great product. No longer is the computer attached to my stem, where I have to strain my eyes further down to see it. I can quickly and easily flick my gaze to the computer when I want to view my data.…

First Endurance Kona-Mocha EFS Liquid Shot Review

Ever ready to serve the needs of endurance athletes, Utah based sports nutrition company First Endurance has rolled out a new flavor or its popular line of EFS Liquid Shot – Kona-Mocha – to compliment its Vanilla and Wild Berry flavors.…

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

After spending my cycling career wearing Bell and Giro helmets, I have had the good fortune this summer of wearing a Rudy Project helmet, specifically the Rudy Project Windmax. This is as close as I have ever been to feeling like I had on no helmet at all.…

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

I also don’t like seat bags with straps that wrap around my seat post. I find them unattractive and they rub and eventually mar the seat post. So the pocket pack intrigued me.…

Slaying the Badger is a Masterpiece

Slaying the Badger is a Masterpiece

Slaying the Badger reads like a well-written novel that I could hardly put down, even though I already knew the ending. What I didn’t know was all the background detail, the subplots and the personalities involved in this story. And even though I felt I had a decent feel for the personas of LeMond and Hinault, the full story told by Moore gave me many insights and a much greater understanding of these two extraordinary antagonists.…

Silence Those Disc Brakes

Silence Those Disc Brakes

One of my companions did find one thing to complain about though, his disc brakes. Apparently they are always making some sort of noise. When the brakes are disengaged they go “ching, ching, ching,” and when they are engaged, they often make a high pitched squealing sound. These would be the two most common complaints that riders have about disc brakes.…

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

With spring weather comes more ridership and an unfortunate and unwanted partner — theft. The old adage that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone holds just as true once your beloved means of transportation makes a disappearing act. While theft cannot always be prevented, you can improve your odds of not only keeping your bike, but also recovering it if the sticky fingers in your neighborhood happen to get lucky.…

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.…