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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    For some cyclists, the coming of winter is a time to put away the bikes and tackle other outdoor pursuits. For others, these colder, darker days are simply one more two-wheeled challenge. If you're shopping for someone not afraid of Jack Frost nipping at their nose, check out these great holiday...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Know someone who already has all the basic cycling gear. Then check out this video of holiday gift ideas that will help fill in the gaps. All pricing and website information is listed below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWjt2nVoUjs&feature=youtu.be Fizik Seat Post Ring MSRP: $8 More Info...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Camera phones and POV cameras don't cut it when you want great photos. I always carry a "real" camera when I'm on my bike because I want more control and better quality. For this guide I've chosen ten easy-to-carry cameras that will help you make cycling photos that are worthy of printing and...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    You know those Lexus "December to Remember" commercials? Well, screw that. If you're in a tax bracket that permits the purchase of luxury automobiles as Christmas gifts, we suggest you skip the gas guzzler and instead shop from this more eco-friendly list. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 Yes, when...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Know someone whose dream ride is the Dirty Kanza or who views "Pavement Ends" signs as entryways to adventure? Then check out these great gifts for the gravel grinder on your holiday shopping list. Stan's Tire Sealant Calling it liquid gold would be a stretch, but not by much where the...
  6. Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    Dodging potholes and navigating the mean streets gets a little more palatable with these great gifts for the urban rider. Nau's sustainably Dose rain jacket a gift to the environment as well Apparel-maker Nau has a knack for cranking out casual-looking but technically-performing wares, and...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Signs that someone you know is an endurance junkie? Rides are measured in days, not hours. Century is a euphemism for recovery spin. The approach of darkness means it's time to take out the lights, not go home. A little climbing equates to crossing the continental divide - twice. Sound familiar...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Photo by Klaus Gensheimer. One of the most painful parts of cycling is when it comes time to throw out old gear. What do you do with cracked tires, punctured inner tubes, rusty chains, bent chainrings, worn out cogsets and the plethora of other parts that outlive their usefulness? Some...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    As you've surely discovered by now, cycling can be a very expensive habit. Ten thousand dollar road bikes, $2,000 carbon wheelsets, and swanky shoes that push $350 are commonplace in the two-wheeled world. Heck, apparel maker Assos sells a $500 pair of bibshorts. Fortunately, you don't have to...
  10. Cyclocross
    Signs that someone you know is a true cyclocross fanatic? They're convinced Sven Nys is twice the bike racer Eddy Merckx ever was. They're passionate cowbell collectors. They put mayonnaise on their frites, not ketchup on their fries. When you say Mecca, they ask, where in Flanders? They use the...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Signs that someone in your life has made the transformation from occasional bike rider to full fledged cyclist? They wonder out loud if it's okay for men to shave their legs. They start talking about watts, lactate threshold, and recovery rides. And they tell you with a straight face that carbon...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    You know who we're talking about. The guy who shaves his legs twice a week, LOVES interval workouts, thinks headset spacers are a sin, and believes office parks were made for bike racing, not parking cars. Here are five perfect gifts for the Type A Crit Racer in your life. Specialized S-Works...
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