Tip of the Week

  • Tip of the Week 8: Get a Cycling Computer

    Now is the time when people are choosing which rides/events/races they will be doing for the year. You should be training for the upcoming ride whether it is the 20 mile option at the Goldilocks Ride or the 200 mile Desperado Dual. If you get out and ride for an hour, you can maybe get […]

  • Tip of the Week 7: New Cables and Housing

    Aren’t brand new bikes fantastic? When a bike is new, the shifting is so effortless and precise. The braking so smooth. If you need to make adjustments, it is quick and easy. After some miles or bad weather, or even just time passing by, your braking and shifting performance degrades. It is usually so gradual […]

  • Tip of the Week 4: Hanging Your Bike

    I get a lot of questions about hanging your bike. If you have hooks or a pulley system in your garage or other storage room, hang your bike up and get it off the ground and out of the way when it is not in use. Here are some pointers to a successful bike hanging […]

  • Tip of the Week 3: Chain Life

    Every bike has a chain, and they wear out. Road bike chains can get anywhere from 1000 to 2000 miles before needing replacing, which is once a year for many riders. What happens as a chain gets used, it stretches out and causes more wear on your cassette and chainrings. The spacing between the teeth […]

  • Tip of the Week 2: Helmet Life Span

    This week’s tip is in regard to the life you can expect out of your helmet. Both Bell and Giro (which are the major two helmet brands in US if not the world) recommend replacing your helmet at least every three years. I think you can stretch to 4 or maybe 5 years, but definitely […]

  • Tip of the Week 1: Bag the Phone

    We are starting a new series, Tip of the Week. The intention is to bring a helpful tip to riders of all types and experience levels. Some will be basic helpful ideas, others will be technical knowledge to help improve your ride. This week’s tip is Bag the Phone. First off, please bring your phone […]