Deluxe Mountain Biking
Flatten your bike tire on a thorn and you can patch the inner tube or swap in a new oneno problem. Damage the tire itself (say, by tearing your sidewall on a sharp rock)much bigger problem. Here's a quick field solution to keep you on the roll.
I had to give up my truck, so now Im looking for a bike rack for my car (for three bikes). I very short, so a roof rack probably wont work. Do you recommend a hitch rack? Janice House Springs, Missouri
I'd like to get a bike to ride the Katy trail. I'm nearly 60 and haven't ridden a bike in years. Should I get a mountain bike or a hybrid? And do you have any suggestions for gear? Phyllis Rolla, Missouri
How badly do professional cyclists want to compete in the fast and fabled pelotons of Europe? So badly that even riders without a prayer of winning big still roll with drugs, lies, and mortal danger. It's a life that can ruin more than a career. Just ask Joe Papp, an ex-pro who lives the doper's nightmare.
We are planning to buy a tandem bike, but were concerned about how to transport this big, long bike on the back of our small fifth wheel. We dont have a hitch receiver on the back of the RV. Is it possible to add one on? Any other ideas? Jean Cpbellsport, Wisconsin
This years trail bikes are lighter and more forgiving than ever. We tested the best.
Our correspondent tests out one of the wackiest fitness hybrids yet: a full-body-throttling rower on wheels
You have written quite a bit about road bikes that range from $2,000 to $4,000. What about entry-level bikes? REIs Novara brand has bikes for $799. Chris Seattle, Washington