Product Review: Greenstar Bikes’ Ecoforce 1 Bamboo Bicycle

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At this point we have all seen, or at least heard about, a bicycle frame that is partially made out of bamboo. And if you are anything like me, you thought how cool it would be to have one of your own, until you looked at what they are charging for that bamboo bicycle frame. We have seen them starting around $1,200 up to as much as $6,000, which puts it way out of the “it would be nice to … [Read more...]

Product Review – BSXinsight Wearable Lactate Threshold Sensor

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As cyclists, we are always looking for ways to improve our training and performance, and there is no shortage of ways to monitor and test our improvements on the bike. There is no argument that the most highly regarded tests to gauge a cyclist’s fitness and performance have to be a heart-rate monitor, a VO2max test, and the evasive lactate test. Ask anyone who has had a lactate test, and they … [Read more...]

Product Review: MyID Personal Identification Bracelet

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"Bang! Squeak! Honk!", these are the last sounds you heard. Now you are waking up in a bright hospital room, hearing the voice of some young nurse yelling, "Doctor, doctor he's awake!". Your head is spinning, you feel some weird pain in your chest. A man you’ve never seen before steps in the room to relieve the nurse and asks, "Sir, what's your name?"Such a simple question, yet you have no … [Read more...]

Product Review: The Parts Shoppe Performance SBG-32 Grease

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TPS is known for its high quality ceramic bearings and bottom brackets and many top US domestic teams are using TPS products including the SCOTT Pro Mountainbike Team. TPS’s latest product innovation is a specially formulated extremely low friction grease. After several years of selling bearings, customers (including bicycle shops) wanted to rebuild their ceramic bearings instead of throwing … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

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In His New Book At Speed, Mark Cavendish Joins Cycling's Legendary Sprinters Boulder, CO, USA - December 16, 2013 - The world's fastest cycling sprinter, Mark Cavendish, has written a second book At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Read the first chapter at www.velopress.com/cav. Written off as "fat" and "useless" in his … [Read more...]

SRAM Recalls Bicycle Derailleurs Due To Fall Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Bicycle chain derailleurs Hazard: The rear derailleur’s rear pivot pin can loosen or dislodge causing the rear derailleur to jam or interfere with the wheel, posing a fall hazard. … [Read more...]

Product Review: Fondriest TF3 1.2

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The Fondriest TF3 1.2 frameset is unquestionably Italian, with incredible performance and stunningly handsome good looks. It is the kind of frame that stands out in any company. It consistently gave Bicycle.net team members that extra edge of motivation to put the pain on other riders, who, when they finally caught their breath, asked questions in rapid-fire secession: “Where did you get it? … [Read more...]

Product Review: KUAT NV Bicycle Rack

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I am blown away. Blown away at the look, ease, strength, security, and most recently the customer service of Kuat, the company that manufactures the NV bike rack. The Kuat (koo-at) NV bike rack is packed with some of the greatest features that I didn't know I needed in a bike rack until I recently started using this hitch mounted bike rack. Aside from the WOW factor of a bike rack that happens … [Read more...]

Product Review: Detours D2R Pannier & Trunk Bag

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This year I started to commute to work by bike to an office that is seven miles from my home. This ride required me to bring a change of clothes, as well as my laptop and client files, to and from home and the office. Because of the large amount of paperwork and electronics that I needed to bring, and the necessity to keep everything clean and dry, I was looking for a good set of panniers and a … [Read more...]

Product Review: iBike Newton Powerstroke Powermeter

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Written by: Veloguy By now you have heard all of the buzz about training and racing with a PowerMeter. Every professional cyclist not only trains with power, but also is racing with power. But what used to be only in the domain of the professional cyclists and wealthy weekend warriors is now accessible to mere mortals like you and me. The powermeter is the best upgrade you can make to your … [Read more...]