Train: Selle San Marco Mantra Bike Seat
Train: Crank Brothers Cobalt XC Wheel
Which GPS will allow family to track a cross-country bike trip?
My son is cycling the Lower 48 starting on January 1, and I would like some way to keep up with him. Is there a GPS unit that can accomplish this? Karen Atlanta, Georgia
How can I tell if a bike helmet fits my child properly?
My nine-year-old son informed me that my helmet fits him. I wear an adult medium helmet. Do I really have to go with one thats youth specific? Dave Sierra Vista, Arizona
Whats the updated word on cold-weather biking gear?
You answered a question in 2004 about the best gear for cycling in freezing temps. What's changed since then? John Alexandria, Virginia
What type of bike seat should I buy to avoid dage downstairs?
I'm in my 20's, ride to work three times a week, and put in a couple hours in the saddle most weekends. Should guys my age be concerned about the long-term negative impact downstairs? Or are the special seats marketed to protect the nether regions a ploy? Scott Freeland Washington D.C.
Bike-friendly Congressman Earl Blumenauer talks to Outsides Matthew Fishbane.
Is a water-resistant, expandable commuter bag too much to ask for?
I'm looking for a backpack for commuting (note: Im not interested in panniers). The ideal pack would have a ventilated back and expandable volumesome days it's just for work clothes, but some days Ill throw in a book or my computer. Internal pockets would be good, and water resistance is a plus. I'd also like my Eagle Creek clothes organizer to fit inside. Is this too much to ask for? Dave Sierra Vista, Arizona
Almost fifteen years after the genocide, tiny Rwanda is suddenly a hot adventure destination, the new darling of multinational investors, and, says mountain-bike legend Tom Ritchey, one extra-long bicycle short of a comeback
Rwanda's Wooden Bike Classic
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The World's Toughest Bike Race Is Not in France
“You go ahead and get this race out of your system,’ my wife told me. ‘But I don’t want to get a call from Butte saying your butt’s bleeding.”
For bike touring abroad, should I buy the bike in the U.S. or overseas?
My wife and I are moving to the U.K. at the end of the year and would like to tour around Wales and Scotland by bike. Should we buy our bikes here and ship them, or buy over there? Thanks, and I love your column. Travis Portland, Oregon
There Will Be Blood. Clean Blood.
Team Slipstream thinks it can save cycling with a drug-testing program unlike anything else in sports. I wasn't so sure—until I wound up living with their team captain at the Tour of California. Pass the remote.
Fix a Busted Tire with a Buck
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.