Sore Butt

One of the biggest complaints I hear from new cyclists is that they get a sore butt from riding a bike. Unfortunately, many new cyclists give up on the joy of cycling before they overcome the pain. Here are nine common and some not so common tricks I use to eliminate the problem. 1. Padded …

10 Tips for Cycling a Century (100 miles) in One Day

Tip #10 – Pre-Ride Bike Checklist Clean.   Not only does a clean bike look good and operate smoothly, but cleaning your bike also helps you spot potential problems in advance and eliminate problems before your BIG ride.   Brakes.  Often, I ride on unfamiliar roads, surrounded by riders that can be unpredictable.  The only thing …

Suspensions

Bicycle manufacturers have made many attempts to improve rider comfort over the years. Their solutions have ranged from adding shock absorbing forks, seatposts and frames to advocating the returning to the springy characteristics of steel frames with many variations and combinations in between. However, finding the right mix of shock absorbing qualities without robbing too …