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Fast Talk podcast, ep. 36: Inside the new science of climbing

Is climbing as simple as power-to-weight ratios? Not so much. We discovered some surprising answers about how different riders climb.Read the full …

Road Cycling

The Best Cycling Shorts for Every Rider

Why do shorts matter so much for cyclists? For starters, your butt is the biggest contact point you have with the bike. The right chamois can vastly improve your ride by alleviating some of the pressure of your weight on the saddle, and helping you feel more comfortable and confident on the bike. …

AASQ #14: How far away from the cassette should I set my derailleur pulley?

We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are definitely some questions too embarrassing to ask your local shop or riding …

Fender claims its web and iOS guitar apps can teach you to play your first song in minutes

There’s no shortage of guitar tutor apps out there, but if there’s one company that ought to know a bit about what it takes to play guitar, it’s Fender …<p>Songs you love, world-class instructors and bite-sized lessons from the most trusted brand in guitars.<p>Unlike generic apps that take everyone …

VeloToze Are a Unique Approach to Shoe Covers

Light, low profile, inexpensive waterproof shoe covers. But…<p>Wet, cold feet can ruin a ride fast, making shoe covers a necessity on cool rainy days. VeloToze is a different sort of shoe cover: It’s made of stretchy rubber, and is only good for a few uses. It’s an intriguing product, but one that …

Virtual reality patients are teaching med students how to break bad news

How do you deliver bad news?<p>It's an unfortunate question we all grapple with at some point in our lives. But regularly having tough, life-changing …

A Recovery Drink Mix You'll Actually Crave

In the world of recovery drinks, options can be limited to the chalky, the sugar-packed, and the downright disgusting. The goal is the same—get some protein into your muscles to give them what they need to rebuild—but the delivery methods can be drastically different. Maybe you dump powder into a …

Video: Five training myths you should ignore

<b>Editor’s note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of …

Myths

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

OS X

How to boost your power on the bike

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of …

GCN's five tips to help you ride faster

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of …

Don't just spin your flywheels: 11 tips for productive trainer time

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of</i> Velo <i>magazine. In it, Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com)</i> …

Ask a Mechanic: How to tape bars like a pro

Done before the gun: Is your warm-up making you slower?

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe,” Abraham Lincoln once said.<p>Many cyclists embody that …

How to improve your climbing

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: The Mid-Range DSLR Grows Up

Canon is giving anyone looking for a mid-range DSLR something shiny and new to look at in the EOS 7D Mark II.<p>While the Canon 5D series has captured a …

Ask a Mechanic: Tuning a Campy rear derailleur

Five key skills to improve your bike handling

Sportful Hot Pack Ultralight Vest review

For roadies it is always a balancing act – we don't want to get caught out in the cold or wet without gear, but we don't really want to lug said gear …