Share the Road

22 September, 2018 Johnny

A friend of mine, much into his sports cars, was complaining about having to share the road with cyclists.  His argument, taxes paid by vehicle owners.  Point taken.  But what about the taxes cyclists pay as drivers and the obvious benefits.  Improved health, lack of greenhouse gasses, lower traffic impact […]

The Old Compared to What’s New

4 July, 2018 Johnny

The Wright Brothers did more than fly…The Van Cleve Bicycle. Bicycles of the 1890’s had different size wheels, known as ‘high-wheelers’.  With the manufacture of the “Safety bicycle” it quickly super-ceded the dangerous high wheeler.  The high wheelers were faster but much harder to ride. This “Van Cleve bicycle” was […]

REDD PROTEIN BARS

1 June, 2018 Johnny

  REDD SUPER FOOD PROTEIN BARS There are so many protein bars available, what makes this one stand out?  The caramel salted energy and this super food protein bar tastes good and hold up well on a long ride.  Our tester found a nice balance; sweet and salty, and liked […]

BLDG Active Review

17 April, 2018 Johnny

active bottle picBLDG Active™, the leader in bringing cutting-edge medical technologies to active outdoor athletes, announces two additions.  The new skin repair product and bringing pro Multi-World Champ, Brian Lopes, to it’s ambassador team.   BLDG Active Skin Repair Price: $24.99 & $29.99 Weight: 3 fl oz Available in a […]

SWANK SUNGLASSES BY TIFOSI

19 March, 2018 Johnny

A while back, Bek told me about these new cycling sunglasses and asked me to try ’em.  I have my old pair that I’m attached to, so I wasn’t too excited.  Got to say I put these through some tough tests.  Even gave them to my wife and asked her […]

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 […]

Adventures In Bike Land – We Weigh Our Way Through Interbike 2016

22 September, 2016 Bek

If you’re wondering what we’re checking out at Interbike, wonder no longer because the Official SLO Cyclist Scale is weighing his way through the biggest bike show in the US. Here where the aisles are big and the opportunities for weigh-ins are plentiful, check out the stops we’re making: gram […]

How to Roll a Bike Tube

30 June, 2015 Bek

Nate: “I’ve been trying to get a couple of tubes into my flat kit, but I can’t seem to get the air out of them enough to get them small. How do I roll a bike tube properly?” This is an often overlooked topic. Plenty of cyclists think it’s a […]

How to Clean Your Drivetrain – Comprehensive Bike Maintenance

26 February, 2015 Bek

In this second article on drivetrain maintenance, you’ll learn just how to give your bike the deep clean it needs to keep you hammering the hills in style. In case you notice a difference in voice, Lance from the CycleButtCrack blog (yep, seller of “cheeky” jerseys) approached us about appearing as […]

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