About Bek
SLO Cyclist's chief editor and recovering road snob, Bek makes sure everything runs smoothly around here. She's also the one who reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously--unless it involves black socks. Black socks are always serious.

Look Stylish On The Bike – The Official SLO Cyclist Kit Review

28 September, 2017 Bek

If there’s one thing that’s key to having a great bike ride, it’s dignity. And what better way to have extra dignity while cycling than with SLO Cyclist’s Official Jersey and Bib Shorts. They’ll add so much to your cool factor that you’ll even be able to try cyclocross without any […]

Shimano RC9 S-Phyre, My New Favorite Road Cycling Shoes – Review

3 August, 2017 Bek

SHIMANO RC9 S-PHYRE ROAD CYCLING SHOES REVIEW If I had one way to describe Shimano’s S-Phyre shoes, it would be like slipping on a pair of pillows and riding around. Except, those pillows also have incredible stiffness, power transfer, and a totally slip-free fit. OK, I know my comparison is […]

Affordable Racing-Level Cycling Shoes – Bont Riot+ Review

27 July, 2017 Bek

Bont Riot+ Boa Road Cycling Shoes – Review Bont Cycling has always been at the forefront of the market, and their perfect fit via heat-molding shoes are a staple for the wide width crowd. With a range that starts at a pretty budget friendly price of $179 MSRP (currently going […]

Why Rokform’s Fuzion Pro & Stem Mount Are My Go-To Phone Protection

9 July, 2017 Bek

Carrying my phone on the bike is usually, well, a stinking hassle. Especially with the popularity of extra-grande-sized models that barely fit (or sometimes stick out of) a jersey pocket. But I’ve since found a solution. I’m currently sticking it to gravity with Rokform’s iPhone cases and bike stem mount […]

Hiplok Releases Handy Bike Zip Tie Lock, The Z-Lok – Review

7 June, 2017 Bek

If you’re sick of leaving things up to chance–like keeping those new carbon clinchers attached to your bike while it’s locked on to your roof rack–then grab a pair of Z-Loks, and rest a little easier. The Z-Lok by Hiplok is a zip tie styled bike lock, which is a light, […]

Ribble Cycles Launches R872 Affordable Carbon Racing Bike

5 June, 2017 Bek

Read this article at the V.I.C. Club, but with a sweet discount code included to get yourself $65 in FREE accessories from Ribble Cycles’ online store. RIBBLE CYCLES TWEAKS R872 ROAD RACING BIKE Ribble Cycles’ best-selling racing model gets even more competitive with some impressive improvements in stiffness to weight. And the […]

Strava Goes More Social with Updated Club Events for Mobile

19 April, 2017 Bek

Strava is pretty good at being the cool kid on the block, and now they’re working to make you even more popular too. Local club administrators can now create events via Strava’s mobile app and let all the club’s members in on the details. Plus, now ride leaders don’t have to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Comfortable Bike Saddle

13 April, 2017 Bek

Measured on the special sit-o-meter pad, matched with a saddle, riding high on the marketing hype “light and comfortable,” I had just made my wallet $200 skinnier. Satisfied that I had finally bought that one true seat. The one that I could count on to be with me when the miles […]

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