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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photos courtesy of Boo Bicycles

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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Hitchhike like a Nederlander with Yellow Backsie

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If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, or really just read about the city on any bike-related site, it will be clear to you that this is a city overrun by bikes. While many cities around the world talk about trying to encourage more people to get around by bike, Amsterdam is a the place where this has been taken to the extreme. It’s said that there are actually more bikes in the city than people, and with so many people cycling it has  actually made it sometimes harder to get around town on foot, especially for out-of-towners. So local bike tour and rental company Yellow Bike has come up with a new campaign called Yellow Backie, where you can hitch a free ride with anyone riding around town with a yellow rack on their bike, and it seems like it is taking off. Hop on, and across the break for a closer look and a video about how to get in on the fun…

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If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, or really just read about the city on any bike-related site, it will be clear to you that this is a city overrun by bikes. While many cities around the world talk about trying to encourage more people to get around by bike, Amsterdam is a the place where this […]

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The Big One – Getting Back On the Bike After a Brachial Plexus Injury

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Like so many injuries, it happened when I least expected it. I had spent the whole week riding some of the most difficult trails on the mountain, and here I was laying in the dirt on a trail I could usually ride with my eyes closed. The crash itself wasn’t that spectacular either, probably something I’ve done a thousand times. One thing was certain though, this wasn’t an ordinary crash – this was the big one.

Whether we like to admit it or not, mountain biking (or any type of cycling for that matter) includes inherent danger. Most of the time the rewards outweigh the risks, but if you ride long enough, you’ll probably have a “big one” as well. In 18 years of mountain biking including downhill racing, dirt jumping, and trials/street riding, I had avoided any type of major injury.

This time I wasn’t so lucky. It had been raining all morning. Dusty trails were now true hero dirt. And as I entered into the berm everything was fine, until the berm gave way in a cloud of dust beneath my front tire. The bike went right, and I went straight. From there it’s a little blurry…

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Like so many injuries, it happened when I least expected it. I had spent the whole week riding some of the most difficult trails on the mountain, and here I was laying in the dirt on a trail I could usually ride with my eyes closed. The crash itself wasn’t that spectacular either, probably something […]

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