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Wheelsets and Tires
If you own a road disc bike, you may be looking for that one all-around, carbon disc wheelset that performs well across a wide range of terrain.
If you are looking for a pair of new tubeless bike tires for road cycling, I’ll tell you what matters most in choosing between them and which are the best ones out there.
I review the best road bike wheel upgrade options for bikes with rim brakes, most of which can be had for under $/£/€1000.
If you’ve bought a road disc bike recently, you’ve probably asked yourself…which road disc wheelset would be a real upgrade at a reasonable price?
How do you decide which are the best road bike wheels for you and where you should buy them? This post answers these and other question we road cycling enthusiasts face when it’s time for new wheels.
I review the latest and best climbing wheels, explain why they are the right choice for some riders, tell you which I like and don’t, and why.
If you are a serious regular cyclist, you need to focus on aerodynamics and aero bike wheels, two things that are critical to cycling fast on the flat earth we ride.
Where to Get Your Cycling Gear
This post gives you my up-to-date online bike store rankings of those with the best prices, selection, customer satisfaction, and support for cycling enthusiasts
Spending your hard-earned money for a new road bike is never easy. But, if you’re thinking about buying your next bike online, it has never been easier. In this post, I’ll tell you the best ways and places to do it.
Groupsets and Components
Now that 11-speed Shimano Di2, SRAM eTap, and Campagnolo EPS groupsets are well accepted, you may be wondering, should I upgrade and which is best for me?
While road bike pedals may not be very sexy or expensive compared to your bike frame, other components, and kit, they are just as important to your performance, comfort, and safety out on the road.
Power Meters and Computers
The Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is a clear winner, exploiting the Garmin Edge 520’s shortcomings and matching many of the features where Edge units excel.
I’ll tell you what I’ve found should matter (and shouldn’t) to enthusiasts choosing a power meter, how I chose from over 20 proven ones, and which are the best.
Clothing and Accessories
Before an aero helmet was created for roadies, helmets were mostly about protecting our heads while keeping us cool. Now, they can also make us faster.
Here’s my review of 24 pieces of spring and summer cycling kit that you can see, read about in detail, and compare using my price and rating charts.
Riding comfortably early and late in the year means you’ll need to wear some of the best spring and fall cycling kit. Here are my recommendations for you.
Your road cycling shoes should give you efficient power transfer, be comfortable and look good. My review of 10 models uncover the best ones for your feet.
This week read about competitive carbon wheels that sell for $1155, how to get motivated to do fall riding, and trying to relate specs to performance
This week’s Know’s Notes includes details of an exclusive 10% Competitive Cyclist discount, a tubeless sealant tip, and a most interesting reader comment
Here’s my take on the state of cycling, a look forward at upcoming reviews, how I’m trying to improve the site, and an easy way for you to give me feedback
Paceline riding requires a discipline almost as demanding as synchronized swimming. But you seldom get to practice paceline riding before it’s time to perform and touching wheels can have a far worse outcome than touching arms in a pool.
Here’s a checklist of what you need to have every bike ride, good if riding for a few hours leaving from home, driving to the start, or riding a few days.
While I started with a set of beliefs about choosing cycling gear shaped by the cycling media and suppliers, here’s 5 big ones I’ve dropped and replaced.
Cycling enthusiasts want to ride faster on our bikes. It’s what makes us who we are. In this post I’ll tell you how the right cycling gear and kit can help you ride faster.
No matter how fast I go on my bike, I want to ride faster. Don’t you? Here are 6 ways to do it without spending anything on new gear.