WHAT WE CARRY IS WHO WE ARE
A PHOTOGRAPHER DOCUMENTS LONG-DISTANCE BIKE RIDERS-AND ALL THE MEANING THINGS THEY TRAVEL
The Year That Wasn't But We Made It Happen Anyway
How did that happen? Will our grandchildren believe us? Filter out the almost overwhelming doom and gloom from the most miserable year in recent memory, and there’s actually quite a lot to be cheerful about – if you ride a bike.
David Knee’s stripped-down single speed Niner SIR9.
Build A Better Home Workshop
With bike ridership soaring, and shops backed up with repairs, now’s a great time to set up or improve your home workshop. Here’s some practical advice from Shannon Leigh, who teaches bike maintenance through her company, Radiant Wrench, and also breaks down common repairs regularly on Bicycling US’s YouTube channel.
I'm A Fat Cyclist – And I Don't Need To ‘Fix' My Body
My weight doesn’t need to change. But the bike world’s attitude towards me does.
What Happens When Two Strangers Trust The Rides Of Their Lives To The Magic Of The Universe?
Once upon a road in Kazakhstan, two men converge in the desert. Strangers born an ocean apart, riding bicycles burdened like camels, they emerge from either horizon, slowly approaching a common point. Day by day, hour after hour, they make their way through the land as flat and featureless as a page without words. Thousands of kilometers spool out behind them. Thousands more lie ahead.
14 Fun Tour De France Facts You Can Use To Impress Your Friends
How do riders pee on the bike? Why is there no women's tour? Why is the leader’s jersey yellow? We’ve got the answers.
Alan Hatherly’s 2021 Specialized S-Works Epic
The Way Home
Home was not a place I wanted to be. My dad had an unpredictable rage that often exploded at my older brother. Anytime he got hit, I felt it too. I was terrified, never knowing when the grenade might blow. I escaped by exploring the woods and creating imaginary worlds down by a slow-flowing stream. Inside, I felt treated differently as the only girl, made to clear supper dishes while my brothers played video games. Outside, I could be anything. Nature is a level playing field.
The last time I got better on a bike was when I decided I would never get any better at riding anymore, that my best days as a cyclist were behind me.
Aerodynamics Benefits Are Real– They're Just Not Always Realistic
Before you whip out your credit card to buy the latest aero wheels in an attempt to take the lead on a local Strava segment, consider this: those aero-savings numbers that accompany the bikes and equipment you buy are determined for elite racers, not for you and me.
How Far Can An E-Bike Go?
You’ve bought your shiny new bike, and now you want to plan some big rides. But how far can you go, really? Is the manufacturer ’s range estimate accurate? Jon Minster borrowed a Cannondale Synapse NEO and did a totally unscientific test to see how far he would get on a single charge. Who would give up first – man or bike?
The Ultimate Hour
Did you know that a humble south african is one of the world’s best hour record riders? Meet gert fouche...
The Best Place To Ride In Winter
Make sure you get to one of the hottest riding destinations this winter – a place where you never have to gear up for bad weather, the scenery is beautiful, the group rides are friendly, the racing is crash-free; and maybe best of all, there’s no traffic. Or stoplights.
Winning Isn't Everything – Progress Is
Even before I signed up, I knew I wouldn’t win this year’s Zwift Academy competition.
YOUR BIKE RACK MIGHT BE DAMAGING YOUR CARBON WHEELS
YOUR BIKE RACK MIGHT BE DAMAGING YOUR CARBON WHEELS
THE FIRST BIKE I REALLY LOVED
WE DRIFTED EFFORTLESSLY, LEAVING JUST CARBON-COMPOUND FOOTPRINTS. THIS WOULD ALWAYS BE THE PLACE WE FIRST BROKE UP, THE PLACE WE FIRST MADE UP. OUR PLACE. THEY SAY LOVE HURTS; BUT THIS WAS NEXT-LEVEL.
THE DAY YOU SELL YOUR BIKE IS THE DAY YOU SEE ITS SOUL
The boy’s name was Cole. He was 14 and trying to play it cool in front of his dad, but I could tell he’d already decided he was buying my bike.
R13 790: TITAN DRONE COMP
FINALLY, A LOW-COST MOUNTAIN BIKE THAT FLIES
INDOOR TRAINING OPTIONS TO HELP YOU CRUSH EVERY CYCLING GOAL
DAVE AMBROSE, A 34-YEAR-OLD venture capitalist, had a problem most of us can relate to: work got busy, and his time to ride outside evaporated, resulting in low-energy and weight gain.
FIRST BIKE: R2 799
GET THEM STARTED PROPERLY
FESTIVE, NOT FAT!
You know the deal: when it comes to the holiday season, it’s cheat day… every day!
The Undeniable, Amazing, Performance Boosting Benefits Of HIIT
Interval training, especially high- intensity interval training (HIIT), has been an annual ‘hot training trend’ for 15 years now, and shows no sign of falling out of favour.
Ash: Eager, Determined, Fierce, Open, Talented
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, South Africa’s most successful woman cyclist, has had an up-and-down year in 2019; but she’s learning to conquer her own demons against the best in the world ahead of an Olympic year.
Desirable Difficulties + Simple Pleasures
The Freedom Challenge Race to Rhodes, or RTR, is the pared-down version of the epic 2300km Race Across South Africa. But with 475km to cover in six days, it’s an event that will change the way you see your world.
The Badass Lost History Of Bike Packing
The Rough-Stuff Fellowship was the world’s first cycling club to revel in the unpaved and push the limits of where bikes could venture.
Gravel Racing Had Other Ideas
PRO ROADIES WERE SUPPOSED TO RUIN GRAVEL RACING.
How To Prevent And Recover From Knee Pain
We’ve all been there: you head out for a long ride stacked with elevation.
The Science Doesn't Lie
What is middle age without a traditional midlife crisis? Thankfully, a professional sports coach is just waiting to batter you into shape. If nothing else, the training will leave you in better physical and emotional shape to deal with your grey hairs.
Two years ago the Tokai MTB trail network was gutted by a devastating fire. After a refurbishing process by a committed team of builders and volunteers, it’s finally been reopened to the public.