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TBE Episode 159: Another Bite at the Feedback Apple, Defending the Cruiser, Article Read: Cycling’s ‘Weak Culture’, and the Future of Pizza Delivery

8/15/2019
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In this episode we discuss the claims of “weak culture” in cycling, complacency in cycling media, how Domino’s is utilizing electric bikes for delivery, and soon all Trek Road Bikes will have compact cranksets. The article TBE Episode 159: Another Bite at the Feedback Apple, Defending the Cruiser, Article Read: Cycling’s ‘Weak Culture’, and the Future of Pizza Delivery appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:49:22

TBE Episode 158: Steel Bikes and Direct Mount at the Tour de France, the Busiest Bike Lane in North America, and the Importance of Mental Health in Sports

7/31/2019
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We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called 'busiest bike lane in America' was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes. The article TBE Episode 158: Steel Bikes and Direct Mount at the Tour de France, the...

Duration:00:13:29

TBE Episode 157: Office Cameo, No Love Lost for Cruiser Bikes, Viathon Hardtail Gets Reviewed, and Small Guys Take on Big Scooter

7/29/2019
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We talk about the "repo-men" who are cleaning up scooters off San Diego streets, as well as our feelings about beach cruiser bikes and models worth considering, and the latest review of Walmart's Viathon hardtail mountain bike. The article TBE Episode 157: Office Cameo, No Love Lost for Cruiser Bikes, Viathon Hardtail Gets Reviewed, and Small Guys Take on Big Scooter appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:16:30

TBE Episode 156: On Defense, Mountain of Hell, The Rungu Ride Coming to a Beach Near You and the Lubri Disc – Yay or Nay

7/18/2019
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We return for another episode covering the latest cycling news and events coming across the wire. We touch on our thoughts about negative reviews, and then move into our topics for the episode including the viral Mountain of Hell video, the new Lubri Disc, the Rungu three-wheeled bike (not a trike) and the latest discovery on purchasing helmets online. The article TBE Episode 156: On Defense, Mountain of Hell, The Rungu Ride Coming to a Beach Near You and the Lubri Disc – Yay or Nay...

Duration:00:21:59

TBE Episode 155: Fueling Your Adventure Need Not Cost an Arm or a Leg, Unthreading Tariffs on Bikes and Rationals for Economic Forecasting.. Exciting!

6/30/2019
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We discuss making bike-packing and touring foods taste good, why it's important to have good tasting food on the road and trail and we discuss the ways to spice up your meals while you're touring the trails and roads. Additionally, we dip a toe into the latest news impacting Giant Bicycles, the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world. BAT Patrons will learn why @chrsrnlds is looking to buy a sewing machine. The article TBE Episode 155: Fueling Your Adventure Need Not Cost an Arm or...

Duration:00:30:41

TBE Episode 154: Notes on Lighting, Bar Tape Hits and Misses, and the Products that Stood Out at Outdoor Retailer

6/25/2019
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We follow-up on some of our lighting discussion from last weeks episode, as well as reviewing some corrosion on new bar tape and why this might be happening. We finish up the episode with a discussion on some gear to try (or toss) from this past week's Outdoor Retailer. In the post-show, Victor and Chris pontificate on mountain bikes, cycling apparel, video games, and Marco Pantani's iconic look. The article TBE Episode 154: Notes on Lighting, Bar Tape Hits and Misses, and the Products...

Duration:00:12:26

TBE Episode 153: Follow-up Extravaganza, Insights and Afterthoughts, Ride Tracking, Lighting, and Building Bikes

6/14/2019
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We cover some follow-up in this episode including Victor's in-depth review of his preferred ride tracking apps, as well as the hurdles encountered when building up a vintage bike. And finally, getting the most bang for you buck when searching for lighting. In the post-show we cover the benefit of bike-focused businesses, plus more for BICYCLIST patrons. The article TBE Episode 153: Follow-up Extravaganza, Insights and Afterthoughts, Ride Tracking, Lighting, and Building Bikes appeared...

Duration:00:47:41

TBE Episode 152: Giro Over the Shoulder, Flying With Your Bike, A Word on ‘Ventoux’, War of Helmet Marketing Continues

6/3/2019
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In today's episode we discuss options for traveling with a bicycle, or how to acquire a bicycle while traveling. We also discuss some stages and information from the Giro d'Italia 2019, as well as a discussion on following the Pro World Tour in Europe. Also a book recommendation for Father's Day (or casual reading), and some industry news. The article TBE Episode 152: Giro Over the Shoulder, Flying With Your Bike, A Word on ‘Ventoux’, War of Helmet Marketing Continues appeared first on...

Duration:00:33:11

TBE Episode 151: Bike Bath Problems and Solutions, the Gamification of Cycling, and an Ethical Valuation of Laws for Cars vs. Bikes

5/22/2019
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We wrap-up the results from the 2019 Amgen Tour of California. We also discuss advances in washing your bicycle, events this summer that gamify cycling, wilderness access for mountain bikers in Carlsbad, and the implications of laws for drivers vs. bikes. The article TBE Episode 151: Bike Bath Problems and Solutions, the Gamification of Cycling, and an Ethical Valuation of Laws for Cars vs. Bikes appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:24:06

TBE Episode 150: Bike Goodr Super Fly Sunglasses, Bike Campouts and the Viability of Viathon

5/13/2019
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We have fun reviewing the Super Fly packaging and sunglasses sent over to us by Bike Goodr, while discussing the important considerations to make when shopping for cycling sunglasses. We talk Walmart's new high-end bike brand and what the outcome might be, as well as a discussion about riding in prestigious events on inexpensive bicycles. The article TBE Episode 150: Bike Goodr Super Fly Sunglasses, Bike Campouts and the Viability of Viathon appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:20:37

TBE Episode 149: Amstel Gold Race, SRAM Acquires PowerTap, and Reviewing the Jones Bikes SWB Complete Plus

5/1/2019
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We continue our brief series on the history of some of the famous events in the UCI Road World Championships history, including the recent Amstel Gold race. We also discuss SRAM's acquisition of PowerTap, and why some of us think power meters are unnecessary for regular riders. We finish up with a closer look at our review of Jones Bikes SWB Complete build. The article TBE Episode 149: Amstel Gold Race, SRAM Acquires PowerTap, and Reviewing the Jones Bikes SWB Complete Plus appeared first...

Duration:00:17:55

TBE Episode 148: Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix Review and History, In Search of Equity By Bicycle

4/20/2019
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In this episode we cover some fascinating history behind the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, including some rider stats we can't beat. We also discuss the differing priorities of bike community advocates, and a post-show in which we ponder the bike potential of unlimited resources. The article TBE Episode 148: Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix Review and History, In Search of Equity By Bicycle appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:17:59

TBE Episode 147: Rancho Recap!, Trail Tool Giveaway, Questions on Frugality and Some of the Favorite Riders for Two Spring Classics

4/13/2019
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We recap the fun had at SDMBA's Ride the Rancho event in San Diego and announce our Trail Boss trail tools giveaway, courtesy of 911 Law. We also discuss some upcoming Spring Classic races and the predictions for favorites to win. In the post-show we answer questions of frugality when shopping for bicycle gear. The article TBE Episode 147: Rancho Recap!, Trail Tool Giveaway, Questions on Frugality and Some of the Favorite Riders for Two Spring Classics appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:12:31

TBE Episode 146: The Future of Owning a Car, Helmet Testing Debacle, and Rider Stats That We Cannot Beat

3/29/2019
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We discuss how bike shops should be evaluated, predictions that owning a car won’t be so necessary in the future, how bikeways promote physical activity, MIPS vs. WaveCel helmet claims, Professional Cyclists discuss their experiences with depression and how they manage, and Strava stats from the professionals at Milan-San Remo that you have to see to believe. The article TBE Episode 146: The Future of Owning a Car, Helmet Testing Debacle, and Rider Stats That We Cannot Beat appeared first...

Duration:00:21:32

TBE Episode 145: Visiting Orange County Bike Shops, Sorting Out That Squishy Feeling, Tech on our Radar

3/22/2019
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In this episode we recap results of a recent survey that shows Los Angeles has the most aggressive drivers in the country (and how they measured this), we talk about notable Orange County bike shops that we stopped by on our magazine delivery route, future damper technology for mountain bikes, and Victor's got his eye on a new titanium bike. In the post-show we cover the results and last stage of Paris-Nice, the NEW Team Sky name and owner, and acquisitions in the industry. The article...

Duration:00:50:21

TBE Episode 144: The Continued Evolution of Drivetrain Design, the Spring Classics have Sprung, and OC Bike Shop Reports

3/13/2019
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We follow up on our discussion of the 'Rotor' stepping stone and the continued evolution of drivetrain design. We also discuss professional racing hot topics including the results of Strade Bianche, the first stage and the history of Paris-Nice, and Nicole Hanselmann's speedy start at the Omloop Het Niewsblad. Finally, Chris gives us the update on the bike shop stops along the Orange County, magazine delivery route. The article TBE Episode 144: The Continued Evolution of Drivetrain Design,...

Duration:01:05:41

TBE Episode 143: Bike Shop Stops in San Diego, New Rules for Throwing Bidons in the Peloton, and the Rotor 1×13 Hydraulic Drivetrain Release

3/6/2019
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We discuss notable bike shops in San Diego during our magazine delivery route, we also touch on some ground-breaking rules regarding tossing bidons in the peloton and the fines riders could incur for doing so. We wrap up the episode with a discussion on Rotor Bike Components’ note-worthy release of the 1x13 Hydraulic Drivetrain and how bicycle patents can stifle growth in the components sector. The article TBE Episode 143: Bike Shop Stops in San Diego, New Rules for Throwing Bidons in the...

Duration:00:13:46

TBE Episode 142: Advances in Ride Tracking Methods, Reviewing the Merits of Labelling ‘Luxury’, Numb Toes, Ammonia Smells, and Tipping Your Bike Mechanic

2/26/2019
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We talk some new advancements being made in ride tracking, including a bike computer that runs for 96 hours and Strava’s (beta) route mapping feature, as well as thoughts on how the Red Hook Crit can come back full throttle in 2020, why your feet may be numb during a ride, and why cleaning the cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix is not sacrilegious. In the post-show we discuss pre-ride jitters, why a rider might smell or taste ammonia after a ride, and a discussion on how the body burns fuel...

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 141: Prospects of A New Bike Deal, Race Alternatives, and Solidarity Amongst People Who Ride Bikes

2/18/2019
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This episode we talk some popular races cancelling their events for 2019, including the Red Hook Crit, while some new types of events make their way into the cycling scene, such as virtual racing. We also discuss the politics of bicycling nationally, the new bike deal, and the bicyclists who make up the majority of the community. Also more details on an incident at a bike shop in Chino that involved thieves attempting to steal a bicycle from Incycle Bicycles while severely injuring a shop...

Duration:00:19:39

Episode 140: Steel Touring Bike Wishlist, Tour of California Route Announced, Biking in Extreme Weather, and A Misstep for Quick-Step

2/7/2019
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In this episode we fawn over epic steel touring bikes, we admire the athletes and commuters who cycle in extreme weather (and we add some tips for cycling in rain or snow), we also review the announced route for the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, and discuss why Iljo Keisse was removed from the Vuelta San Juan. The article Episode 140: Steel Touring Bike Wishlist, Tour of California Route Announced, Biking in Extreme Weather, and A Misstep for Quick-Step appeared first on BICYCLIST.

Duration:00:23:45