Speedplay Goes Walkable and Aero – Interbike Sneak Peeks

11 September, 2014 Bek

If you’re a fan of Speedplay’s pedals, but are tired of wearing down your cleats, or having to use a crowbar to remove those handy coffee caps before you clip in, get stoked for Speedplay’s new aero and walkable cleat system. The new cleat design comes with a screw-in plug […]

Giro Introduces Affordable Savant & Sonnet Helmets with MIPS

28 August, 2014 Bek

Just a day after I spotlighted a few of the safest and coolest road bike helmets, Giro got in touch with me about new additions to their road helmet lines: the Giro Savant and Sonnet with MIPS technology. And if you read my last post on Safe Helmets, you’ll notice […]

The Safest Road Bike Helmets: Road-Worthy, Aero, and Otherwise

25 August, 2014 Bek

Update: Previously, we had included a few Cannondale helmets on this list, but, since learning about recent tests that found a problem with breaking chin straps, we’ve removed them from our list. Instead, we’re interested in the stuff that Kali Protectives is doing these days. And on to the original […]

Brooks Cambium C15 Saddle – The 100 Saddle Giveaway!

4 August, 2014 Bek

The Brooks Cambium C15, despite having been announced a couple of months ago, is still generating plenty of buzz among Brooks and non-Brooks enthusiasts. Although Brooks has released previous versions of road racing saddles, such as the C17 and C17s, the C15 is a narrower version (try a more comfy […]

Testing the Lezyne Gauge Drive HP with ABS Pen Gauge

24 July, 2014 Bek

I was first introduced to Lezyne products through my collegiate racing team–we were sponsored by the local to SLO company, and got some pretty cool gear. Now that I’ve moved on to the real world, where I have to actually pay full price for stuff, I’ve gotten quite picky about […]

Essential Oils for Cyclists & Triathletes

17 July, 2014 Bek

Recently, a friend of mine (yes, that’s her info on the poster above–had to give her a shout-out!) started getting into the whole essential oils thing. Although at first my endurance-athlete centered brain dismissed her claims of better sleep through Lavender and greater healing through “Thieves” (there’s a backstory, apparently), I […]

Best Sunscreens for Cyclists and Triathletes

15 July, 2014 Bek

Although the best sunscreen for cyclists is to leave no skin exposed, let’s face it–as cyclists, we love to show off our hours in the saddle with deep tan lines. Riding with arm and leg “sun skins” (like the ones below) will help prevent sun damage, but some of us might […]

Why Voler’s Black Label Cycling Kit Lives up to the Hype

12 September, 2013 Bek

Voler’s New Black Label Cycling Kit Reviewed Before they started producing the Black Label kit, the folks at Voler must have secretly infiltrated the Batcave’s closet because the Black Label is definitely Batman’s go-to kit when he kills double centuries. Decked out in black, this jersey and shorts are like […]

ICEdot Crash Sensor – My Top 5 Favorites: Cycling & Triathlon Gear

29 August, 2013 Bek

  There’s nothing like cycling. It’s about freedom to ride. It’s about passion for hammering the miles away. It’s about blasting through the pain for a new personal best. It’s about the unrivaled joy of buying stuff. OK, just kidding. But there’s always some cool new gadget you can throw […]

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