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 […]

The Scuba Jacket

When I started training in 1983, aka riding through the winter in bike clothing, it seemed like winter bike threads had barely gone past the 1950s, while summer bike clothing was starting to catch up […]

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 […]

Book Review: To Make Riders Faster

If you’re crazy about Cervélo, you can stop reading right now and just buy the book. If you’re a bike geek who hoovers up all manner of bike lit, you can stop reading right now […]

Making Sense of Bicycle Geometry Part Four: Using Stack and Reach to find your next bike

Part One explained most of the frame dimensions. Part Two explained trail. Part Three explained how changing components can affect ride qualities.   Knowing the size bike you ride is pretty important when you want […]