Karl Redel

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Absolute Black Brings Narrow Wide Chainrings to 64 BCD, Chain lines Rejoice

Talk about a niche that popped up over night. In less than a year, a number of manufacturers including Absolute Black have sprung up offering …

Help send US athletes to the World Championships

Giant Launches Extensive Line of 27.5″ Mountain Bikes for both Men and Women

Watching the video above, you get the idea that for Giant 27.5 isn’t just another wheel size. In fact, at least according to Adam Craig, 27.5 might …

Lauf Introduces 980 Gram Trail Racer 29″ Leaf Spring Suspension Fork

Splitting the difference in weight and travel between a rigid carbon fork and the lightweight “traditional” suspension forks like the Lefty or SID, …

Two Simple Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated and Avoid Cramps

Having a muscle cramp up on you in the middle of a ride sucks. And it hurts. But mostly it sucks as you have to stop and hope that it goes away long …

The Explainer: Are Sports Supplements Killing Us?

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: Its been a busy month for supplements. Ray Lewis gets caught using Deer Antler spray. New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli claims that alleged PEDs he purchased from a Miami clinic were “legal ways to aid rehab and recovery.” And the death of a 30-year-old woman who ran the London …

Crushing It: How Over-Training Can Erode Your Body

John Miller felt terrible. The 44-year-old amateur track cyclist from Washington State had lost his extra gear—that boost of energy that propelled him to a pair of podium finishes in state-championship velodrome races since he’d picked up the sport in his thirties. Now he was finishing at the back …

The Explainer: Should We Throw Our Protein Guidelines Out the Window?

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: As my coach always says, horsemeat equals horsepower. He’s dead serious, too. Up until the 1960s, steak was a crucial part of many pre-race diets. And sometimes steak just happened to be horse-something or another. That’s right: Who wouldn’t run a faster 100-meter dash after a 12oz donkey …

Fixit Sticks Multi-Tools Pass Kickstarter, Shipping Now

We spotted these at the beginning of the year as founder Brian Davix worked his way through Kickstarter to launch Fixit Sticks bicycle multitools. …

First Look: Race Face Shows 30T Narrow Wide 104 Chainring

Hinted at after our original post on the new Race Face Narrow Wide (N/W) chainrings, Race Face components 30t 104 BCD chainring is official. Race …

Too Hot? Spray Yourself mid Ride with Q-Fog

Wish there was a way to stay cooler on your next ride? If you’re willing to think outside the box, Q-Fog provides an interesting take on onboard …

Found: Pure Clean Powder’s Beet Juice Powder

It was only a matter of time. Believe in the power of beets but just can’t find the time to juice your own? Looks like Pure Clean Powder has the …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

The Explainer: What Can We Learn From How Professional Athletes Eat?

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: It’s all about the pros. Sure, I may cheer harder for my buddy struggling to make the time-cut at an Ironman triathlon than for Contador when he’s on some Tour-winning attack, but I always tune into the race. Part of me wants to see the struggles, epic attacks, history made. But most of …