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 […]

What’s the Average Speed of Tour de France Riders in MPH?

16 July, 2015 Bek

Reese: “I’ve been watching the pro cyclists in the Tour de France this year, and I’ve heard some speeds thrown out here and there, but I can’t seem to figure out how fast they’re really going. What is a rider’s average speed in miles per hour?” This is a popular […]

How Often Should I Replace My Bike Tires?

12 February, 2015 Bek

Jared: “I’ve never changed the tires on my bike, and I’ve had it for two years. How do I know when I need new ones?” Jared: Back in college, I had a teammate on the triathlon team whose tires were practically leaking threads–always. One ride, we all went through a […]

What Size is My Bike? How To Measure a Frame

30 January, 2015 Bek

Becky: “I bought an old bike from a garage sale, and I want to know what size it is. I have no clue how these things are measured or where to find this out. Can you help me?” The answer is Heck Yes! Measuring a bike frame is actually super […]

What Are Tubeless Road Tires?

13 January, 2015 Bek

Ryan: “I was riding with my buddy, and he said he doesn’t use tubes in his wheels. So what the heck is a tubeless tire, and why doesn’t he need tubes?” Great question, Ryan. Lately, there’s been plenty of debate on the pros and cons of tubeless tires. But I’ll […]

Climbing with Angina – No Stupid Questions

20 November, 2014 Bek

Jimmer: “I have stable angina. Can I still cycle up steep hills?” Hey Jimmer! I’m really glad you asked this question because it seems that many people are too afraid to even try engaging in physical activity when they have a condition that may prevent them from doing so. Fear […]

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