Reviewed: Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Short

With cycling shorts, the best are the ones that you don’t notice. You put them on, you start riding, they disappear. Their job is to stay out of the way, eliminate chafing, possibly add a […]

Reviewed: Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey FZ

Cool is comfy. And fast. The “summer” cycling jersey conceit seems weird at first. Kind of like the equal and opposite of “winter” fleece cycling shorts. Both seem extravagant. Until you wear them in the […]

Reviewed: Pearl Izumi Versa Pants

Casual technical cycling pants seem like an oxymoron. But there are times when you want to ride long, you know your pants aren’t up to the ride, and you don’t want to bring a change […]

Reviewed: Pinhead City Lock Ultimate Pack

The goal is to find a lock solution for urban bike-commuting kids. Something that is safe enough to leave all day, light enough to not mind carrying on the bike or in a backpack, and […]

200 Years of Controversy and Joy

Bicycles are controversial! They’re good. No, they’re bad. They’re a savior. They’re the devil’s handiwork. No. That’s all irrelevant. A sideshow. Bikes are fun. All portrayals are on display at the Museum of the City […]

Reviewed: Tifosi Optics Wisp Glasses

When you have an underage cyclist you’re trying to get to join you in the world of wheels, it’s hard to strike the right level of support. If you ride a bike you clearly care […]

Book Review: The Death of Marco Pantani

Just over fifteen years ago, Marco Pantani committed suicide via a cocaine overdose.  Every year, there’s a news item about someone, usually from his family, calling for an investigation into his death.  His death was […]

Reviewed: Finish Line Gear Floss

When I first heard of Gear Floss, I scoffed.  It seemed like a pointless high tech solution to a problem that had already been solved.  Rags do a great job cleaning between cogs and getting […]

Reviewed: Finish Line Mechanic Grip Gloves

Dirty, greasy hands are the bane of the home mechanic. The problem is most acute for beginners. They can’t help but get their hands covered in grime on even the smallest, easiest bike repairs. Once […]