About Alpha Ninja

Former pro racer, current roadie with an edge, Alpha Ninja once rode 100km without a saddle just to deliver a patch kit to a stranded cyclist. Alpha Ninja’s identity is our secret–once they take off the cowl and cut out the Batman voice, we’ll figure out who they are. Until then they’re our resident vigilante in the fight against bike snobbery–kicking skinny tires and taking names.

Best Online Black Friday Deals from Wiggle Cycling

3 November, 2017 Alpha Ninja

OK. It’s official. Shopping season has arrived, and Christmas has encroached. But, hey, we’re done complaining about it–cuz there are some sweet Black Friday deals coming out from Wiggle. Including a Garmin Edge 100 for $275 So we’re starting off the Holidays with Wiggle Cycling’s online weekly deals leading up […]

Is This The Future Of Hub Design? – Rotor Releases RVOLVER

25 August, 2017 Alpha Ninja

You know that hub you’ve got laced to your wheels right now? It’s now officially lame thanks to Rotor’s newest release: RVOLVER™. Why, you ask? Basically RVOLVER™ works by disengaging the ratchet ring from the hub’s radial and angular pawls when you stop pedaling. In English, that means there’s a […]

How Often Do I Need to Grease Speedplay Pedals?

10 August, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Stephen: I have a pair of Speedplay Zero pedals, and I heard from a friend that I should put grease in them. How do I grease them? How often do I need to grease them? Oh, and what type of grease should I use? Hey Stephen. You’ve remind me of an […]

What Do The Mountain Categories Mean in The Tour de France?

12 July, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Tim: Hey Alpha Ninja! What are all the categorizations of the mountains in the Tour de France? I keep seeing numbers thrown around, but I don’t quite understand what they mean. Hey Tim: Welcome to the world’s most confusing question. OK, not that the basic classifications are confusing, but when […]

How Should Cycling Jerseys Fit?

6 May, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Matt: “I’m making the jump from workout shirts to a bike jersey, but I don’t know what size to buy. How should cycling jerseys fit? Do you have any recommendations for brands?” Cool. I like your question, Matt. Because it shows a couple of things: you’ve got guts, and you […]

How Not To Be A Jerk Cyclist

26 April, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Editor’s Note: You may notice a slight change in voice here. We’re happy to introduce our newest contributing writer at SLO Cyclist: The Alpha Ninja. Former racer. All-around generous human being. Razor sharp tan lines. The Alpha Ninja hopes to be here for the long haul. The following was the […]

Ask Alpha Ninja – Cycling Questions Submissions

10 November, 2014 Alpha Ninja

Heck, there’s a lot to know about this sport! Tire widths, standard versus compact, seat post setbacks, and the all-important question that everyone asks at some point: what do I wear under my bib shorts? In the interest of combatting the snobbery in our sport and creating a safe space […]

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