As we do each year in our post-show reporting on Interbike, the biggest cycling trade show in North America, we will roll out our coverage over two issues, this week and next. We'll start off today by giving you details on our Top 10 Products from the show – Jim Langley's top 5 favorites, along with mine. Next week, we'll follow up with the Best of the Rest, a slew of other noteworthy products, trends and notes from Interbike. Enjoy! —John Marsh
By Coach John Hughes RBR reader Joe Cursey wrote us recently, posing three questions that Coach John Hughes is answering in detail. The answers to all three common question can benefit all roadies. 1. How to get and stay motivated, which Coach Hughes answered first: How to Get and Stay Motivated. 2. How to build endurance, which he answered in our last issue: How Endurance Riding Can Benefit Every Roadie. And 3. How to get faster, which he'll answer today.
Editor's Note: The following was sent to us from Mike Tierney, our erstwhile Wheel Builder columnist who's been sidelined by health issues for a time. Mike, who lives in Ontario, Canada, owns a few Marinonis and has known Guiseppe for years. Also, Canyon Bicycles, the pre-eminent direct-to-consumer brand known for its top-shelf builds and discount pricing, has now entered the U.S. market for the first time.
By Coach David Ertl Season 5 of the Des Moines Cycle Club’s (DMCC) Pedal Off the Pounds Program is in the record books. For the past five years, since I wrote the eBook Pedal Off The Pounds for RBR, my local bike club has been conducting a program by the same name to help get people back on their bikes, eating right, and losing weight. Based along the same lines as the "Biggest Loser" TV show (except no one gets voted off the ranch), participants get together weekly for weigh-ins, educational and fun programs, and bike rides together.
By Brandon Bilyeu The Free AR 4.1 jersey and Premio bib shorts are both great-looking pieces with subdued classic styling and have proven to be very durable everyday kit. The jersey is very nice and is a great option for those looking for a more utilitarian jersey that is still aero. The Premio bib shorts are sublime and perfect for events and long rides where performance and comfort are key. If you like a thinner chamois or have trouble with your chamois staying in place, these bibs might be for you.
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. If it hurts to touch a point that's in the middle of one side of your buttocks, you probably have piriformis syndrome. This chronic condition is very difficult to diagnose, because other injuries may produce exactly the same symptoms. Similar pain may be the result of an injury to bones, muscles, tendons, bursae (pads between the tendons and bones), the hip joint, or the sciatic nerve, but there are ways to determine from which condition you might be suffering.