Video Reviews and News

The (sweet) music of bicycles, and nothing else

Steven Baber took his love for bicycles and created full songs with just his bicycle, by recording sounds from every component, from presta valves to freehubs.

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Bikes of the WorldTour: What teams are riding what

Most riders of the 2014 professional peloton will have at least two bikes at their disposal, an aero road bike and a lighter climbing option. Some will also have frames specifically designed for the cobbled classics. Here’s a rundown of who is riding what.

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First Look: Boardman Bikes CXR 9.0, 9.2, 9.4 cyclocross bikes

Boardman Bikes is now entering the States, and is bringing three of its Elite series cyclocross bikes over in the from of the aluminum 9.0, and the carbon 9.2 and 9.4 bikes.

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Vision Metron 55 wheels, Metron 4D handlebar, stem and seatpost

Check out the new high-end line of Metron carbon wheels from Vision that are available now. Also highlighted here are the Vision Metron 4D carbon handlebar, carbon stem and carbon seatpost.

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How To: Securely lock your bike

Don’t let thieves make off with your two-wheeled treasure. Follow these basic steps to assure your bike is safe and secure when you’re not around to keep an eye on it.

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Cross Worlds: Neils Albert’s Colnago & 10 Riders to Watch

The last major cyclocross race of this season is this weekend, and it’s the biggest of them all — the 2014 world championships in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands. To get you prepped we have a look at Neils Albert’s Colnago Prestige, plus our 10 Riders to Watch and race predictions.

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Reynolds Cycling New Cryo Blue Power Pads

In this video, Paul Lew from Reynolds Cycling shows us their all new for 2014 Cryo Blue Power pads that feature increased braking performance.

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Video: The Birth of a Bicycle Rim

Check out this revealing video from wheel maker Velocity USA, which offers a beginning-to-end inside look at how a bicycle rim comes to life at its factory in Jacksonville, Florida. In just 66 seconds, you’ll go from raw extrusion to complete rim ready-to-ship.

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How To: Ride In Strong Winds (Video)

When the wind begins to howl, use these tricks and tips to maintain momentum.

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Viral Video: How to Be a Road Biker

Check out this hilarious video and then tell us which of these “How-To” steps you’ve already checked off your cycling to-do list.

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Accessory Maker Takes the Road Less Travelled with ‘Blackburn Ranger’ Ambassador Program

With no rain in sight for the foreseeable future, 2014 just might be the perfect year to ride the Pacific Coast, and the folks at Blackburn want to help.

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How To: Properly Shift Gears (Video)

Shifting gears may seem like a simple process, but there is an art to it. Watch and learn.

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How To: Five Important Pre-Ride Safety Checks (Video)

Before you ride your bike, it’s important to make sure that it’s in proper working order. Because there’s nothing worse than leaving the house with a slow leak, bad brakes, or loose skewers.

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RoofScope Helps You Keep an Eye on Precious Roof-Mounted Cargo

Ever driven your roof-rack mounted bike into a low overhang? Ouch. RoofScope might just be the ounce-of-prevention you need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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How To: Get Home After Slashing Your Tire’s Sidewall (Video)

A slash in the sidewall of your tire typically means the end of your ride. But with a little McGyver ingenuity it’s possible to get back on the road and get home.

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Video: Transition Offers Unique Take on Cyclocross and Training

While some might be surprised to see them doing a cyclocross bike, their promo video for the bike –the Rapture CX–seems like a fitting introduction.

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How To: Get Home When You’ve Run Out Of Tubes (Video)

You’ve just suffered your third puncture, you’re out of tubes and are miles from home. Now what? Here are some tricks that just might get you home without having to call for help, hitchhike or walk.

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Video: What Is A Directeur Sportif?

Think head coach in football or manager in baseball, and you’re on the right track. But the guiding hands of professional cycling do much more than just stand on the sideline and bark out plays.

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Review: Louis Garneau Course 2LS Road Cycling Shoes

If you’re in the market for a pair of lightweight, stiff-soled road cycling shoes, are fans of the BOA closure system, are not looking to make a huge fashion statement, and can spend north of $350, these shoes are worth trying on for a spin.

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How To: Cut Your Bike’s Steerer Tube (Video)

Maybe you just got a new fork. Maybe you’ve decided to lower your riding position. Either way, you’ll likely need to trim a few centimeters from your steerer tube. It’s a fairly simple procedure, but not one you can start over if you mess up (if you know what we mean). To avoid any mishaps, watch this video first.

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How To: Repair a Broken Chain (Video)

Nothing ends a ride quicker than a broken chain. If you don’t have the right tools and know-how, the only way home is to call home for a ride — or walk. Don’t let that happen to you. Instead check out this video that explains the tools and steps required to fix your broken chain and get rolling again.

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Video: Martyn Ashton’s Colnago C59 Disc (MSRP: $24,500)

The unquestioned internet sensation video of the week was Road Bike Party 2. As of Friday, the new trials video from Marty Ashton and friends already had 3.7 million views. Now it’s time to take a closer look at Ashton’s bike, a very special Colnago C59 Disc.

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Video: Top 10 Tips For Buying Kids Bikes

The holidays are here and what better gift is there than buying your young one a bike. A bike is often a child’s first sense of freedom and independence. So get them a bike that fits and get them on the path to a cycling lifestyle.

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Video: A Message To Motorists From Cyclists

In the last 10 years, nearly 7,000 cyclists have been killed in accidents involving motor vehicles. Watch this video, share it with your friends, and let’s all do our part to stop that number from growing.

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Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party 2 Video Released

Just three months after suffering a severe spinal injury, trials rider extraordinaire Martyn Ashton has released the second Road Bike Party video. This amazing 6-minute compilation of jaw-dropping stunts further bends the rules of what one can do on a road bike, say for instance ride up a tree or jump a tennis court net.

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