My Top 5 Reasons to Try Cyclocross

17 November, 2016 Shane

Change of Pace While road riding offers some variation via climbing, descending, flat sections, distance trips and speed sprints for the most part it’s a lot of the same thing. Don’t get me wrong I love my road bike and my hours in the saddle along some beautiful scenic central […]

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 […]

So What Do We Ride With? Here’s Our Favorite Cycling Gear

18 August, 2015 SLO Cyclist

Lately, we’ve been receiving tons of questions asking us what specific cycling gear we ride with. We test wide variety of products, and we also like to recommend to our readers great accessories for your bikes and thing that will make your rides more enjoyable. So, we’re answering your messages by […]

Catch The Latest Cycling Movies on Netflix

7 August, 2015 Shane

Periodically, we like to remind you of cycling movies and documentaries available on Netflix for those of you suffering indoors on your trainer. Because what better way to get motivated about raising your V02 max than watching professionals raise theirs on TV, right? Without further pomp, here are all of […]

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 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 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 […]

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