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Soup Nazi Solution: TriRig

: Rider needs a long and low geometry. It was the Soup Nazi answer for this guy: No bike for you! Then I remembered the TriRig Alpha series bars, and its online calculator.

HED's Toroidal 2.0 Patent

: HED's new patent claims both a product (rim) and a math problem: a relationship between rim and tire. The patent, announced today, has market implications.


: There are two technologies that bring an inexpensive, lightweight, long-battery-life, hideable anti-theft bike device within reach.

A Tim Van Berkel bike fit

: Mat Steinmetz of 51 SPEEDSHOP worked with Aussie Tim Van Berkel to dial him in on his new Giant Trinity Advanced Pro 0.

When you are doing it all wrong

: Yesterday our editor-in-chief struggled mightily to mount a tire on a rim, even though he has done it countless times before without problems. But nothing was wrong with the tire or the wheel...

Is your bike safe to ride?

: When I started cycling frame builders did not make frames to destroy them. Today they do. Your frame has a lot of dead cousins or, if not, it should.

Beauty on the inside

: Two frames pop out of the same mold. One is twice as expensive as the other. What justifies the big price variance? Is it all just marketing?

Split-Nose Saddle Case Study

: It's a graphic example of the difference a saddle placement can make. Matt Hansen and Lionel Sanders ride very different positions, the fruit of where their split-nose saddles are mounted.

Change the Saddle, not the Position

: When you swap out a standard for a split-nose you probably don’t want to change your position, just your saddle. Let’s talk about how you mount a split-nose saddle so that only your saddle, and ...

The Return of Long and Low?

: For a decade the tri bike has been "rising." The advent of newer aerobars that efficiently pedestal the pad and extension might signal a reversal of that geometric trend.

Speed Wobble

: I expected almost no incidences of speed wobble since the onset of today's monocoque carbon frames. Instead 3 in 10 of you have had speed wobble occur with these bikes.

A Show of Hands?

: Where can you place your hands when riding, and have the bike handle to your liking? Good question, and it's surprising how hard a question this is to answer.

Got money to burn? Earthing wants you

: When is a pillowcase sham a sham sham? When it's a "grounding" or "earthing" sham.

The power of Kyle Buckingham

: South African Kyle Buckingham was the fastest age grouper in Kona in 2013 and returned this year as a Pro - here now is a power data comparison of those 2 events.

Thoughts on science & perception

: During a recent forum discussion about bike sizes, stem length and test rides, Josh Poertner of Silca added a few thoughts on science and perception.

Rim Widths 2014

: We update our big rim width database for 2014. New for this year - not only are outside rim widths listed, but also internal widths for clincher rims. Read on for all of the details.

Are your wheels ready to race?

: What length valve stem are you using? Removable cores? What kind of sealant? What kind of extender is on your wheels? And your spares? This and more in this installment of Things That Roll.

Valve Stems and Extenders

: Extender: one of the few words rhyming with "ender" that is not in Jackson Browne's "The Pretender". This winds Kopecky's how-to into a race-prep chapter in "Things that Roll".

Things that roll

: In a week-long series we'll talk about wheels, tubes, tires, how to choose them, prepare them, acclimate yourself to them, and get the most out of them during the race. We begin with a discussion of ...

Speed Concept brake tips

: We give you a step-by-step guide on how to properly service rear brakes on the Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike, including a few pro tips and tricks.

Barry Roubaix Recap

: We follow up on our intro to gravel racing with a short video, recap, and race report from the 2014 Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. We talk tires, gearing, and more.

Run shoes in 5 years

: In the series wrap I'll predict what run shoes will be like in 5 years, features that will advance and recede, and possible changes in the trajectory of several leading companies.

Run shoe levers and footbeds

: Running has never seen this kind of divergence in technologies and theories, from barefoot all the way to hyper-structure and custom footbeds. And everything in between.

Future of Run Footwear

: The features that matter in technical running footwear are different now than they were a decade or two ago. That's a good thing. Footwear is going to look a lot different in 5 years.

New run technologies

: The king (minimalist running) is dead. Long live the king (supportive running). This is the first of a series on how new running technologies will transform foot and lower body extremity health.

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