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: 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 […]

The Test That’s Never Graded Until You Fail.

locked bike

Locking a bike up is existential dread. Testing out bike locks and writing about them induced a fair amount of paranoia. What do I know about locks? What if my bikes get stolen? What if […]

Bad Cyclists Are Irrelevant

You know about the bad cyclist. The one who doesn’t wear a helmet, ignores traffic signals, and flouts the rules of the road. And there’s more. They violate common decency and common sense and just […]

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 […]

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 […]