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  1. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Why You Want You're looking for a well-ventilated brain protector that passes all the required impact tests, is easy to adjust, comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes, has a narrow profile, and you can stomach the $230 price tag. Pros For better or worse, the first thing most...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    By: Gary Lee Product Description: Weight: 7.5 kgs (~16lbs) Wheel size: 16″-29″ Type of Resistance: Centrifugal Pressure Resistance system technology MSRP: $319 The 1up CPR-A2000 comes into our test lab this week with high expectations. The near perfect user reviews on our site set us up to...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Ultegra SL Wheelset Review by Gary Lee Shimano Ultegra SL WH-6600G 24mm 6061 Aluminum rims Offset rear rim increases rear wheel rigidity Bladed & butted spokes, 16 front/20 rear Oversized hub and axle Ice Grey in color 10-speed compatible only Weight - 1,680g (pair) MSRP - $530 The Ultegra...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Storck Absolutist 0.9 Pro Review - By Ken Conley All Photos © Ken Conley 3K carbon fiber monocoque Super-sized seat and chain stays Seat post diameter 31.6mm Proportional tubing Sizes: 47, 51, 55, 57 (tested), 59, 63 Weight: 980g (frame) 14.88lbs (built w/o pedals) MSRP: $3200...
  5. Wheels and Tires
    Michelin Pro3 Race™ Review Pro Review - by Steve Cooper High Density Puncture Protector (HDPP) nylon belt. New dual-compound tread. 20 percent more straight line grip than the Pro2 Race. New shoulder rubber offers a huge 40 percent improvement. Weight: 200g. MSRP: $59 Overview: Reports...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Schwinn Madison Pro Review - By Thien Dinh Schwinn Custom Track Frame w/ N'Gauged Double Butted Cro-Moly Main Tubes & N'Gauged Track Fork w/ Brazed Crown 48x18t Drivetrain w/ Flip-Flop Fixed/Freewheel Hub, Truvativ Touro Track Cranks Formula Hubs & Alex Semi-Aero Rims, Schwalbe Lugano Sport...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Blackburn Trakstand Fluid Trainer Pro Review by Gary Lee Like Blackburn's Mag Trainer, the Trakstand Fluid Trainer is well constructed and also comes fully assembled right out of the box so you can immediately jump on the trainer. It is an affordable foray into the more popular fluid trainer...
  8. Components, Wrenching
    SRAM Rival Pro Review - By Steve Cooper Component Weights as listed on SRAM website DoubleTap shifter/brake levers: 340 grams Rear Derailleur: 188 grams Front Derailleur: 102 grams (band clamp version tested) Compact Crankset with BB: 830 grams Brakeset: 287 grams/pair MSRP: $899 The...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Pedal Force RS2 Review - By Steve Cooper Semi-compact sloping top tube geometry Weight: 960 g (M) High modulus carbon monocoque Head tube for 1-1/8" Campagnolo Hiddenset or FSA Orbit CE compatible integrated headset Seat post diameter 31.6 mm Clamped-on front derailleur 34.9 mm Sizes...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Jamis Xenith Team - By Francis Cebedo Tri-Oval differential tubing diameters support larger riders without punishing smaller ones Asymmetrical muscle-shaped chainstays with driveside chainstay 10% larger than non-driveside chainstay yields 30% more volume & stiffness. 850 gram frame...
  11. Components, Wrenching
    Fulcrum Racing 5 Wheelset - By Steve Cooper Oversized Hubs with sealed high quality bearings. Bladed spokes 20 front wheel and 24 in the rear 2 to 1 spoke ratio on the rear wheel Dynamic balance Weight - 1755 grams for the set MSRP - $495 Intro What should you expect from a mid level...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized Ruby Expert - By Karen Cooper Specialized FACT 8r carbon frame, Az1 construction, Designs for Women compact design, Zertz inserts Specialized FACT monocoque carbon fork; full carbon legs, crown and steerer w/ Zertz inserts Shimano Ultegra SL 10-speed Drivetrain - 50x34 Compact...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Super Record is coming back, and it's bringing with it another cog! Campagnolo stopped by to show off the new high end groupset recently and while we get the report written up. Check out this video we shot!
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    By Adam LaBarge www.integratefitness.com The Quick: The Good: 1hr long group sessions two days a week Personal training sessions Small groups with lots of personal attention Al and Jamii both road and mountain race Focus on core strength and balance Super warm welcoming...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    embedPlayer(1494779147,"single_title_2",0 ,0 ,1630381436) In this latest edition of our Power Meter series, Karl Etzel from Silicon Valley Cycling Center spends some time showing us the software that comes with the various power meters. Up this time is the PPolar Pro Trainer, which comes...
  16. Racing, Training, Nutrition, Triathlons
    ZYM Portable Electrolyte Drink - By Steve Cooper Zym's lemon-lime & Berry flavor is very refreshing with ZERO after-taste Sodium 250 mg, Potassium 50 mg, Calcium 30 mg, Magnesium 50 mg ZYM ENDURANCE Components Sodium 250 mg, Potassium 50 mg, Calcium 30 mg, Magnesium 50 mg, Vitamin C 100 mg...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer Review by Gary Lee Frame Material: CrMo Steel Resistance Setting: Three Magnetic "Three quiet, silky-smooth magnetic resistance settings in a reliable, affordable package" Weight: 21 pounds MSRP: $159 The Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer is Blackburn's most...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfcJuFtEcWE In this latest edition of our Power Meter series, Karl Etzel from Silicon Valley Cycling Center spends some time showing us the software that comes with the various power meters. Up this time is the PowerTap Power Agent, which comes bundled with...
  19. Racing, Training, Nutrition, Triathlons
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNXGOWIO1JE In this latest edition of our Power Meter series, Karl Etzel from Silicon Valley Cycling Center spends some time showing us the software that comes with the various power meters. First up is the SRM Power Meter, which comes bundled with SRM Win. SRM...
  20. Components, Wrenching
    VCRC Ceramic Bottom Bracket (Shimano Compatible) VCRC Grade 5 Full Ceramic Si3N4 Balls w/ ABEC 5 Races English 68mm Actual weighed weight: 98g MSRP - $179.95 Company website - www.velocarbon.com To go ceramic or not to go ceramic has been a hotly debated topic for some time now. Cost...
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