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.

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 […]

Road Bike Frame Sizes – Find & Fit The Right Bicycle for You

20 May, 2017 Bek

As our good friends at Bike Fit will tell you, finding the best fitting road bike is a little more than just getting the right frame size. So what factors, measurements, and contact points do you need to consider? We could kinda tell you, but we’re not experts in bike fitting. So, after […]

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 […]

Lezyne Expands Cycling GPS Line – Watches, Color, Strava

28 March, 2017 Bek

Update!: Below is our original article from August of 2016, but this past week Lezyne has rolled out a major update to its Year 10 GPS line. In addition to its feature-rich models that are easy on the wallet, now these head units also allow for custom route building too. If […]

BiKASE Launches GoKASE Mount System on Kickstarter – Review

24 March, 2017 Bek

BiKASE, the folks behind the Outlier Backpack/Pannier and the Superband, now have a sweet way to get your phone from your car to your bike. One universal system lets you go straight from a hands-free display on your car to a heads up handlebar mount, and they’ve launched a Kickstarter to get the […]

Race Your Bike At Home In The Tour of Sufferlandria, Support Charity, Win Prizes

3 February, 2017 Bek

I’ve been out-wheeled by hamsters. I’ve been warned to throw in the chamois. I’ve been heckled by non-Sufferlandrians. But, I’ve achieved something: I am a Sufferlandrian. It’s totes true. I’ve got the training diaries to prove it. The Sufferfest is for real, and what better way to suffer than for a good cause? Whether or not you’re […]

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