Optimal traction on the fly with White Crow tire pressure adjusting hubs

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Let’s start with the idea that the White Crow hubs let you adjust your tire pressure as you are riding along.  That, in itself is no simple feat, but you might also think that it couldn’t possibly be worth all of the extra complexity (and probably weight too) just to be able to let air out of the tires while riding along. But of course it is much more nuanced than that.

With the growth of fat bikes (and maybe even plus-sized tires) for a lot of trail riding and racing, the difference in a few PSI, or even a 1/2 PSI in a fat bike in a race, can make a huge impact on grip, especially over loose surfaces. Plus, White Crow not only lets you lower or reinflate your tires on the go, it also uses a dual chamber system, much like we’ve seen recently with ProCore that actually lets us run even lower pressures without the risk of pinch flatting or burping a sidewall. So, how does it do it…

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Let’s start with the idea that the White Crow hubs let you adjust your tire pressure as you are riding along.  That, in itself is no simple feat, but you might also think that it couldn’t possibly be worth all of the extra complexity (and probably weight too) just to be able to let air […]

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Straighten up your perch with Morgaw Saddle Adjust app

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, the Saddle Adjust app helps you dial in saddle tilt and setback, so that when you get on a new bike you get your saddle in the right spot the first time. Plus the app also builds in the ability to store your ideal position, so that you can try out a new fit, but seamlessly return to the original if need be…

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, […]

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Shoot for better performance with red (and green) Baron Xert apps on your Garmin

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The sports science software developers at Baron Biosystems have debuted a few new apps that add improved functionality and a bit of easy to read color to the newest crop of Garmin head units. Available through Garmin’s own Connect IQ app store the Xert system adds new live power data analysis tools to your existing GPS, including several new performance metrics that will help improve training and athletes a live data stream to help better time attacks and recovery in a race situation. Check out the details on the three separate apps, and Barons’s overall Xert power training program after the break…

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The sports science software developers at Baron Biosystems have debuted a few new apps that add improved functionality and a bit of easy to read color to the newest crop of Garmin head units. Available through Garmin’s own Connect IQ app store the Xert system adds new live power data analysis tools to your existing GPS, […]

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Restore, renew, or just get plain funky with Spray.Bike – A rattle can just for bikes!

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Say you have a bike that needs a fresh new look but don’t want to make it look worse by rattle-canning it with the wrong kind of paint… or because just like most of us, you have no clue what you’re doing when it comes to repainting a bike . That’s why Spray.Bike came up with a simple solution that makes painting a bike much easier and pretty fool run proof.

Check out how it works along with some samples and a cool video of some of the Spray.Bike “masterpieces”…

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Say you have a bike that needs a fresh new look but don’t want to make it look worse by rattle-canning it with the wrong kind of paint… or because just like most of us, you have no clue what you’re doing when it comes to repainting a bike . That’s why Spray.Bike came up with a […]

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Got new friends? Facebook spammers target cyclists & you may be your REAL friend’s worst enemy

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FB Facebook Fraud Request

Has your online social status been blowing with friend requests lately? Requests from suspicious characters like a male Triathlete named April or someone that just made friends with 46 other people? Are you or your friends getting spammed with ads for things like cheap sunglasses? If you or your friend(s) are, it’s likely due to someone accepting a friend request from a cyclist spammer.

Check out some of the culprits (from my personal experience), and see what you can do to help eliminate this…

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Has your online social status been blowing with friend requests lately? Requests from suspicious characters like a male Triathlete named April or someone that just made friends with 46 other people? Are you or your friends getting spammed with ads for things like cheap sunglasses? If you or your friend(s) are, it’s likely due to someone accepting […]

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5th edition of Zinn & The Art of Road Bike Maintenance gets at old and new tech

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Lennard Zinn’s maintenance books have been the gold standard for home mechanics for many years, and we’ve seen a number of shop rats who got their start thumbing through the pages. All in all his guides are the most popular resource worldwide for bicycle repair and maintenance, from basic tire and tube changes to complicated drivetrain overhauls. Now a new version of the Road Bike book is out, bringing together all the classic road tech solutions with plenty of new standards as well, all with simple one color illustrations that make it easy to follow from the workshop…

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Lennard Zinn’s maintenance books have been the gold standard for home mechanics for many years, and we’ve seen a number of shop rats who got their start thumbing through the pages. All in all his guides are the most popular resource worldwide for bicycle repair and maintenance, from basic tire and tube changes to complicated drivetrain […]

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Wood Bike Building Zen with Boo Bikes

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A few weeks back Boo Bicycles put together the transcript of an interview with one of their co-founders, the master woodworker behind some of the early ideas of combining wood craftsmanship, bamboo, and bicycles to take a new approach to bike building. James Wolf tells a pretty good story, and covers everything from swords and traditional Japanese wood joinery, to the Zen of creating things with your hands from natural materials. Hop past the break for a deeper look at bamboo and bike building Zen…

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A few weeks back Boo Bicycles put together the transcript of an interview with one of their co-founders, the master woodworker behind some of the early ideas of combining wood craftsmanship, bamboo, and bicycles to take a new approach to bike building. James Wolf tells a pretty good story, and covers everything from swords and traditional Japanese […]

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How To: Zinn and the Art of (Modern) Road Bike Maintenance with New 5th Edition

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If you’re going to work on your car, you would probably consult something like a Haynes manual for the more difficult repairs. Having a detailed, specific guide to your vehicle is a huge help and a cheap way to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. There isn’t really a Haynes manual for individual bikes. There is however, Zinn and the Art of Road or Mountain Bike Maintenance. For years, Lennard Zinn has put together the best selling maintenance guide for all of your rides.

Clearly, bicycles have changed significantly over the past years, which means how you work on them has changed as well. It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of plugging your bike into a laptop for diagnostics seemed comical. In the 5th Edition of Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Lennard adds a number of modern repair resources along with all of the past knowledge to make a hefty reference with nearly 500 pages and 700 illustrations.

Check out what’s new in the 5th Edition next…

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If you’re going to work on your car, you would probably consult something like a Haynes manual for the more difficult repairs. Having a detailed, specific guide to your vehicle is a huge help and a cheap way to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. There isn’t really a Haynes manual for individual […]

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Lindsey Voreis & the crew of “Ladies AllRide” riding clinics on NBC’s World of Adventure Sports SUNDAY!

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Lindsey Voreis and the crew from Ladies All-Ride get together for a rad, well-earned adventure after a busy season of thrashing across country inspiring women of all skill-sets on how to improve their riding and conquer their fears. They’re headed to Zion National Park and Gooseberry Mesa and you can see it for yourself tomorrow (Sunday December 20th), on NBC!

Head past the break to catch the schedule and check out a video about what these ladies are doing to take our sport to the next level…..

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Lindsey Voreis and the crew from Ladies All-Ride get together for a rad, well-earned adventure after a busy season of thrashing across country inspiring women of all skill-sets on how to improve their riding and conquer their fears. They’re headed to Zion National Park and Gooseberry Mesa and you can see it for yourself tomorrow (Sunday December 20th), […]

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