Tag Archives: trail

Understanding Trail

Understanding Trail

I get questions periodically about trail and what it really means in terms of a bicycle’s handling. There are a number of factors that go into determining how a bike handles and trail is ...

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The Land

The Land

For those of us who grew up in a flat place, learning to ride a bike meant developing a relationship with a machine. It was the device and us. Turns were just the way you looped from one street ...

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Friday Group Ride #180

Sometimes you just need a new thing. As much as I love riding bikes, I don’t stay uniformly inspired and motivated year round. I get my head down into a routine, and I work it over and over ...

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Specialized Tarmac SL3, Part I

First, a brief note on why this review is hitting as the new Tarmac SL4 is being released. I began riding this bike in July for a review that ran on Map My Ride’s site. The reviews I penned ...

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The Moots Vamoots, Part II

The harmony afforded by a matching stem and seatpost should never be underestimated. When we left off yesterday, our hero was waxing less than poetic about the Vamoots handling. If you’d ...

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