During the winter months it is sometimes a bit scary going down a descent on a wet road using regular road bike tyres, so I thought I would take the opportunity of a gift voucher to buy and test the Continental 4-Season Grand-Prix bike tyres.
As their name suggests they are intended for use in all weather conditions and as luck would have it (!!) the roads have been suitably wet and slippery for the last few weeks.
The Elite Super Crono Elastogel is one of the cheaper bike trainers available in the Elite range. For those of us who don't have the good luck to live somehere with perpetual sunshine a bike trainer is an excellent way to maintain fitness levels during the winter season.
This article is a quick reference guide to gear ratios on a bike:
(a) the distance that you will travel for one pedal turn on your bike
(b) the speed that you will be travelling for any given gear combination on your bike (shown separately for kmh and mph)
This entry is short and sweet but hopefully useful, with a look at the 'ideal' tyre pressure to use in your road bike tyres.
Traditional wisdom is that bike tyres should be very well inflated, perhaps to 8 bars (116 psi) as a reasonable guide.
We cyclists all have a small pouch underneath our saddle, with as few tools as possible squeezed in - because every tool we carry adds a few extra grams of weight. But which tools are really important when you set out on a long ride?
Shimano are the dominant manufacturer of gears, transmission and brakes for bikes (others include Campagnola, SRAM, and various smaller outfits).
While many bikes bought 'off the shelf' contain a mix of products from different ranges, there is a clear pecking order for the Shimano components that you will need to be aware of if comparing bikes.