The 5 Stupidest Ways to Drop Weight on a Road Bike

So you’ve got extra grams on your bike. Minute particles of weight that are absolutely unnecessary *cough* to drag over that next mountain with you. But what are these magic parts that, if tossed in the garbage can, would immediately… Continue Reading →

Free Cycling Training Plans and Race Day Tips

The other day, while pedaling away some boring miles on the bike trainer, I got to thinking about my early days in racing. As green as my collegiate jersey, I put my wheel to the starting line and took off…. Continue Reading →

Testing the Lezyne Gauge Drive HP with ABS Pen Gauge

I was first introduced to Lezyne products through my collegiate racing team–we were sponsored by the local to SLO company, and got some pretty cool gear. Now that I’ve moved on to the real world, where I have to actually… Continue Reading →

Change a Flat Without Tire Levers

Quick Tip!: Stuck on the roadside with a flat and find you've left your tire levers at home? Easy! Remove the skewer from your wheel, and use the quick release lever to get under the tire bead. Use it exactly as you would a regular tire lever to slide the tire over the rim all the way around.
-The SLO Cyclist

When & Where to Watch ESPN’s Slaying the Badger

In a cycling world where helmets were never normal, but down tube shifters were, Greg Lemond became the very first American to win The Tour de France. Add to this fact that he did so without much help from his… Continue Reading →

10 Things That Suck About The Tour de France

Don’t get me wrong, I love Le Tour de France. There’s nothing quite like the crazy speeds, expensive gear riders often just toss by the side of the road, and carnage on the mountains. While I suffer from Tour de France… Continue Reading →

Essential Oils for Cyclists & Triathletes

Recently, a friend of mine (yes, that’s her info on the poster above–had to give her a shout-out!) started getting into the whole essential oils thing. Although at first my endurance-athlete centered brain dismissed her claims of better sleep through Lavender… Continue Reading →

Best Sunscreens for Cyclists and Triathletes

Although the best sunscreen for cyclists is to leave no skin exposed, let’s face it–as cyclists, we love to show off our hours in the saddle with deep tan lines. Riding with arm and leg “sun skins” (like the ones below)… Continue Reading →

How to Use Glue Less Patch Kits

So there’s a lot of sentiment out there that might tell you that glue less patch kits are merely for temporary flat repair–good for a few miles, but ready to go flat again at any moment. Well I’m here to… Continue Reading →

How to Race Road Bikes – Tips for New Racers

What could be better than redlining in the middle of a peloton for a few hours and then digging deeper to sprint toward glory at the end of the day? But you can’t reach the top step of that podium… Continue Reading →

Chris Froome’s Best Tips for Climbing

Reigning Tour de France champ, Chris Froome knows a thing or two about climbing. Now he’s passing on that knowledge to cyclists around the world in his latest interview. Even though Team Sky has had a bit of bad press… Continue Reading →

Look Like a Pro – Tips for New Cyclists

So you’ve got your new bike all shined up, your spiffy new lycra cycling kit on, and your adrenaline urging you to get out on the road. But do you also have that small twinge of fear that you look… Continue Reading →

Why Voler’s Black Label Cycling Kit Lives up to the Hype

Voler’s New Black Label Cycling Kit Reviewed Before they started producing the Black Label kit, the folks at Voler must have secretly infiltrated the Batcave’s closet because the Black Label is definitely Batman’s go-to kit when he kills double centuries…. Continue Reading →

Why Every Cyclist Should Build a Beater Bike – Especially Bike Snobs

A commuter bike, beater bike, single speed, hipster fixie–in reality, a cheap build. I scoffed. Yes, I scoffed, at my husband when he suggested we build bikes for commuting around town. What did I need with a lousy 70s bike… Continue Reading →

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