Why Are Your Bike Brakes Garbage? Six Possible Reasons

If your road bike's caliper brakes just aren't up to scratch, not even the best bike helmet in the biz will save your poor noggin. Here are six issues you should regularly check for, and how to address them. » 10/28/14 5:10pm 10/28/14 5:10pm

This Trick Stops Cranks from Eating Your Pants as You Cycle

I have personally lost track of the number of pants that bicycle cranks have shredded, or at least branded irreparably with that dreaded chainring tattoo. Instead of securing your pant leg with a goofy elastic or wearing skinny jeans, however, you can simplify your bike's drivetrain and fashion a custom chain-guard by… » 10/03/14 5:50pm 10/03/14 5:50pm

6 Things Learned While Working A Call Centre Job

Working in a call centre is nobody's dream job, but for some of Generation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it is a grim fact of post-college life. For five years I answered phones for the kind of conglomerate your typical American multi-national outsources jobs to. These are some of the things I saw and learned. » 6/30/14 6:50pm 6/30/14 6:50pm

Crazy Downhill Biker Sets Course on Fire—With No Tire

A bike tire blowout is dangerous at any speed, but especially so when you're hurtling over rocks and roots faster than zero miles per hour—which is my preferred speed. Yet it didn't seem to faze downhill mountain biker Aaron Gwin, who was racing in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event in Leogang, Austria, this… » 6/16/14 8:30pm 6/16/14 8:30pm

Adjust the Hubs on Your Beater Bike—the Lazy Hacker Way

The trick to squeezing every last penny and mile out of a beater bike – that jalopy you ride every day and leave out in the rain – is to put in only the minimum time and effort required to keep it running adequately. In that spirit, here is a quick and dirty guide to greasing up and aligning your bike's wheel hubs. » 6/16/14 11:55am 6/16/14 11:55am