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Bike Safety Tips

I have had 2 more close calls with cars this summer cycling season.  When I think back to the close calls I’ve had over the years, there are a few that quickly come to mind and make me cringe, and these two officially are added to the list. Most ...

5 Great Entry-Level Road Bikes

We love seeing people get into cycling – whether it is purely recreational, or to build up to longer rides, or to ultimately compete in a bike race or triathlon.  Our attitude is that the more cyclists there are, the more trails and bike amenities ...

Best High End Tri Wetsuits for Ironman, Elites

High-End Wetsuits borderline on being works of art.  Who ever knew you could put so much engineering into pieces of neoprene? The market for triathlon wetsuits is competitive, ever-changing, and includes wetsuits ranging from entry-level to ...

Triathlon Clothing: What To Wear In a Triathlon

Triathlon clothing comes in several shapes and sizes.  At any given triathlon, you will see people wearing all kinds of different combinations, and people train for triathlons wearing any number of different garments and types of workout gear.  With ...

Salsa Journeyman Bike Review

Salsa has been making high-quality bikes since the early 80s. The Minnesota-based brand has always focused on making a solid variety of bikes, and today makes some top-notch road, gravel, and fat tire bikes. For the money, we consider it a very good ...

Best Bike Stands

There are two types of bike stands -- those built for storing your bike, and those built for working on your bike.  Storing your bike is often best-done up off the floor, allowing for you to make the most of your space, whether it is a garage, ...

Power Meter Buying Guide – Review of the Best Models

Cycling power meters can help cyclists take their conditioning and speed to the next level.  A good power meter might not be on the "basic needs" list for a beginner, but many intermediate and advanced cyclists and triathletes can benefit from one. ...

Shimano WH-R500 Wheelset Review

When is comes to road bike wheelsets, the Shimano WH lineup is a classic that has stood the test of time. Shimano’s WH-R500 -- and the subsequent WH-R501A (Amazon) model -- is positioned as an entry-level wheelset that provides an economical ...

Triathlon Shorts Buying Guide

De Soto's Forza shorts Triathlon shorts are perhaps one of the most versatile and core pieces of a triathlon clothing wardrobe for any serious or beginning triathlete.  Because it is the one piece of gear that you wear for each leg -- the swim, ...

Clip-On Aerobars Reviews and How-To

Sometimes, you have a road bike you love to ride, but want to be able to get more aerodynamic in the tuck position. Or perhaps you just don't have the budget to upgrade your road bike to a true time trial bike.  That is where clip-on aerobars come ...