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.
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Wheelsets and Tires
If you bought a road disc bike recently, you may be looking for that one set of all-around wheels that perform well across a wide range of terrain
I review the latest carbon clincher climbing wheels for rim brake bikes, explain why they are the right choice for some riders, tell you which I like and don’t, and why.
If you’ve bought a disc brake bike recently, you’ve probably asked yourself…which wheelset would be a real upgrade at a reasonable price?
After reviewing the best all-around wheels, I’ll tell you which are the top performers and best value for cyclists looking for one do-everything wheelset.
If you are riding older wheels or ones that came with your bike, you’ll likely want a set of wider upgrade wheels to get better performance and comfort.
Deals on gear I know from stores I trust
ATTACK! With all the e-mails I’ve gotten from bike stores in the last few weeks, it looks as if a couple decided to throw the hammer down with big, new sales on gear and kit and a bunch of others decided to follow.
Here are the latest In The Know Cycling deals on gear I know from stores I trust including Ultegra pedals, Zipp 303 NSW wheelset, Stages powermeters, and components and clothing from brands I’ve reviewed and recommended
Where to Get Your Cycling Gear
Here are my ratings of online bike stores that serve road cycling enthusiasts based on price, selection, customer satisfaction and support.
More and more serious cyclists are shopping online these days. This post tells you which online bike stores I have found are the best and why.
Groupsets and Components
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.
With all the new 11-speed electronic rim and disc brake groupsets out there, you may be wondering, should I be riding one of the best?
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 between power meters, how I chose from over 20 proven ones and which are the best.
Clothing and Accessories
After wearing summer cycling jerseys and bibshorts from ten companies over a lot of hot miles, here are my reviews and rankings of the top performers.
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.
Helmets used to just be something your wore, an extension of your kit. Now, the best aero road helmets are performance tools but look like regular helmets.
This month I’m starting a new series that will profile road cycling enthusiasts with a story about David Kindler, an “enthusiast’s enthusiast”.
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.
It can be daunting for cyclists to pick from all the gear out there. As a passionate evaluator, I offer you some of my favorite “best road bike gear.”
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.