Category: Gear

Tommaso gravel bikes

Gravel bikes are similar to road bikes but have disc brakes, additional clearance for wider tires, and comfortable geometry, great for on and off roads. Tommaso Sentiero Gravel Disc Road Bike, $549.99 – $599.99 THE SENTIERO IS A DURABLE MULTI-TERRAIN BIKE AND AN EXCELLENT COMMUTER.  28 SPOKE WHEELS […]

Morpher folding bicycle helmet

The Morpher folding bicycle helmet folds flat so that it is incredibly easy to carry around, and has passed all relevant safety criteria for most of the world. Folds flat for ultimate convenience and portability Lightweight material makes it easy to carry As safe as a normal helmet, […]

Garmin Edge cycling computers

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Bike Computer-(Certified Refurbished) Connected features: live-tracking, instant upload and ride sharing capabilities, social network sharing, plus weather updates Comprehensive performance monitoring: Displays market leading, comprehensive ride data (incl. speed, distance, time, heart rate1, cadence2, elevation, power3, location Touchscreen and simple user interface: a 2.6″ […]

Continental Gatorskin flat-resistant tires

Gatorskin Ultra flat-resistant tires

For over a dozen years I have been riding with puncture-resistant Continental Gatorskin bicycle tires. I’ve had two flats–one sidewall puncture, and one tube stem that failed after several years of use. I rode across the U.S. with the Specialized Armadillo tires, which are probably the ultimate in […]

Topeak MTX trunk bag

Topeak trunk bags

After my bike trunk bag when flying down the road last summer I picked up a Topeak beam rack and MTX trunk bag.  The bag has a rigid base that slides on and locks into rails on the rack, making it sturdy, yet easy to remove. No more […]

Why do bikes stay up?

Why do bikes stay up?

Scientists postulate that bicycles are self-stable above a certain speed because the rotating wheels of the bicycle provide stability through gyroscopic effects. The distance by which the contact point of the front wheel trails behind the steering axis is crucial, and a study in Science20 finds that mass […]