I review the best road bike wheel upgrade options for bikes with rim brakes, most of which can be had for under $/£/€1000.
With all the 11-speed Shimano Di2, SRAM eTap, and Campagnolo EPS electronic groupsets out there, you may be wondering, should I upgrade my groupset and which one is the best?Read more »
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Wheelsets and Tires
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.
If you bought a road disc bike recently, you may be looking for that one all-around, carbon disc wheelset that performs well across a wide range of terrain.
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.
After reviewing a range of all-around, carbon clincher wheels for rim brake bikes, I’ll tell you which are the top performers and best value for cyclists looking for one do-everything wheelset.
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.
What road bike tires should I get? Seems like an easy question. Actually, it’s not. What about tire width, inner tubes and pressure? Here are a few answers.
Where to Get Your Cycling Gear
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.
If you are looking for the best online bike store, this post gives you my rankings, updated quarterly, of those that serve road cycling enthusiasts best based on price, selection, customer satisfaction and support.
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 11-speed Shimano Di2, SRAM eTap, and Campagnolo EPS electronic groupsets out there, you may be wondering, should I upgrade my groupset and which one is 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 a power meter, how I chose from over 20 proven ones, and which are the best.
Clothing and Accessories
After wearing summer cycling jersey and bib shorts combinations from ten companies over a lot of hot miles, here are my reviews and rankings of the best 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.
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
It’s that time of year for those of us who live where winter means cold and wind, snow and rain, gritty roads and dark days. We’ve endured months of indoor riding, made disciplined suffering a virtue, and somehow felt smart about spending a ton of money on a trainer that also claims to be.
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.