Apr 012014
 

A while back, a friend of mine was going to participate in an important, out-of-town, athletic competition. She had been looking forward to this for quite a while. So, I knew it meant quite a bit to her. However much to her dismay, a part of her body started hurting to the point where she [...]

Mar 242014
 
How fat is fat?

Some people refer to mountain bikes as fat tire bikes. In fact New Belgium Brewery has a nice Amber Ale named Fat Tire with this label:           But some pioneering work, much of it in Alaska, followed by production of bikes and parts by Surly and now HED, have fueled a new bike [...]

Mar 202014
 

Carlos Betancur took the overall lead of the Paris-Nice by outsprinting world champion Rui Costa and winning the 6th stage of the week-long race. The Columbian rider finished the 221.5 kilometer stage from Saint-Saturnin-les-Avignon to Fayence in 5 hours, 12 minutes and 11 seconds. Betancur was also victorious in the 5th stage that took place [...]

Mar 162014
 
One more trend from NAHBS

I realized I left off one trend seen at NAHBS and to a lesser extent also at your local bike shop. Here is a hint. These pictures are not mountain bikes. Yes, disc brakes on road bikes are coming and in custom bikes it is a common option. I am considering it for a light [...]

Mar 152014
 
NAHBS 2014 First Look

The first day at the Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte is hard to describe quickly, but it can be summed as WOW! I suspect the crowds on Saturday will make it hard to talk as much with the builders, so I tried to focus on them Friday. Here are a few pictures to show some [...]

Mar 102014
 

American cyclist Tejay Van Garderen has officially withdrawn for Paris-Nice due to illness. The BMC Racing Team rider called it quits after just 80km. The 25-year old Van Garderen was expected to finish near the top after finishing fifth in 2012 and fourth in 2013. This was Van Garderen’s first World Tour event of the [...]

Feb 182014
 
New Fitness and Training Blog Launched

VeloReviews is pleased to announce the launch of the newest member of the VR Blog Family: The Trainers. Built upon a talented group of contributors, including our own Fitness Editor Al Painter, this new fitness and training blog will provide a much wider range of fitness topics than the information we’ve traditionally provided here at [...]