Tips For Summer Hydration

How do you know if you are properly hydrated? In order to prepare for riding and training this summer, we contacted Dr. Herman Falsetti, the cycling coach of Tour de France, Ironman and endurance athletes, to find out his tips on staying hydrated. Road Bike Action: Can you give us an overview on cyclists and […]

Crumpton’s Seven-Pound Climbing Bicycle

Nick Crumpton constructs tube-to-tube carbon fiber frames and accessories, one at a time, and each one is individually sized and engineered for a single customer. The exquisitely made, 7.1-pound Crumpton Climber, as RBA calls it, was dreamed up by Colorado-based ‘Groupe de Tete’ which is metaphoric for ‘cost-is-no-object-racing-bicycles.’ Groupe de Tete assembled the Crumpton frame […]

Common Bike Terms

Ever wonder what all the numbers mean that riders throw down in the peloton? ‘I just switched out my 58 SuperSix with Nine G wheels, a 12-25 and a 54/39 up front,’ says rider number one. ‘And now I climb cat-threes at 156 max in a 39/21.’ ‘I can’t push a 25 on anything steeper […]

Double Century: 10 Tips To Help You Go The Distance

The Double-Century trend is a West Coast phenomenon. While there are events in Utah and Oregon, California is the capital of the 200-mile events, and the crown jewel is the Solvang Spring Double Century, which attracts riders from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado and even the East Coast. Most of us would be honored, or […]

Cadel Evans Interview

Born in the remote Australian town of Katherine, Northern Territories, 31-year-old Cadel Evans has made a successful transition from champion mountain biker to top road pro. Currently in his eighth season on the road, Evans came from a brilliant career on the dirt where the tough Aussie …

TRP R950 Carbon Brake

The TRP R950 Carbon brakes are constructed using carbon fiber wrapped around a specially designed aluminum substructure. By using both carbon fiber and aluminum, TRP is able to take advantage of the manufacturing qualities of each material to create a brake that is lightweight, stiff and durable. TRP adds to the lightweight and performance aspect […]

Tour de France? No thanks, I’m heading to RAGBRAI

‘You see, what I want to do is ride my bike, and experience new places and people while on it. I’m certainly in awe of the training that goes into racing, but I’d rather explore the areas that the racers are blasting through than watch them from a seat on my couch.’

5000 Miles on SRAM Red

SRAM Red hit the road world with a bang. High-profile Pro Tour teams, high-end bikes, an ingenious marketing blitz-welcomed the groups arrival. The product was a bit late getting to excited people, and bike manufacturers and editors were frothing at the mouth trying to get their hands on a Red-equipped bike. SRAM’s Red rear derailleur […]

Road Bike Action

EDITORIAL STAFF Zapata Espinoza, Editor Neil Shirley, Assistant Editor Michael White, Assistant Editor PRODUCTION STAFF Tom Hinz, Online Editor Tim LaPaglia, Promotions Director Jennifer Edmonston, Production Coordinator ADVERTISING STAFF Robb Mesecher, Advertising Director Derreck Bernard, Account Executive Subcription Information: Letters to the Editor: ‘Why We […]

Why Core Training Makes You Faster

Strength training is not just for fall and winter anymore. There is new thinking in the realm of sports science that it benefits cyclists to strengthen year round. After winter heavy lifting sessions are over, it does not mean that it’s time to stop weight training. Core conditioning has become a staple of many athletic […]

The Lazer Genesis Helmet

The Lazer Genesis Helmet features 19 head-cooling vents, an in-mold shell with extra reinforcement for strength and weighs 300 grams. What makes the Genesis different is its Rollsys retention system. The Rollsys system evenly tightens around the circumference of the head. Other retention systems tighten onto the back of the head and then rely on […]

Time RXS UL Team TI Carbon Pedals

The RXS UL team Ti Carbon is Time’s top-of-the-line pedal. It has a composite pedal body reinforced with carbon fiber. The pedal spindle itself is made from titanium, as are the retention springs. The RXS features a large platform that provides a full range of adjustability. Along with the 5mm of lateral float and five […]

Scott Plasma LTD

The Scott Plasma LTD entered the multi-sport world in February of 2006, and in short order became the third most popular bike at the starting line in Kona and the fastest growing brand at Iron Man events. Designed to focus on aerodynamics and featuring Scott’s proprietary CR1 technology, the stunning Plasma LTD features a Shimano […]

Nine G EXOS Wheelset

The search for an over-the-counter pro-level tubular wheelset may be over. Nine G pieces together the Exos-an outstanding pair of 55-millimeter-deep, carbon fiber aero-profile racing wheels using DT Swiss components, and then hand builds them to exacting specifications. With a suggested retail price of $1999, the Exos wheelset is intended for time trial and road […]

Tour Memoirs from Inside Camp Lance

Jeff Spencer is one of a handful of people in this world who can lay claim to having won the Tour de France eight times. As a licensed chiropractor, physical trainer, former Olympic track cyclist and all-round nice guy, Spencer was able to provide Lance and the Postal/Discovery teams with the kind of crucial injury […]