Bicycling Issue 1 2019

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6 Números

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5 min.
inside knowedge

MICHAEL TABTABAI, RIDER, THE RIDE THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING, P.54 The saying “Buy nice or buy twice” has served me well over the years. I choose to support brands that have great customer service. Chances are you’ll break something eventually, and companies with great crash replacement programs (like Enve and Rapha) prove their value in how well they support you after the purchase. AARON GOLDBERG M.D. HANDLE ROAD RASH LIKE A PRO P.16 Your best tool for initial wound management is already attached to your bike. Give your fresh road rash a spray from your water bottle (just don’t use a sugary sports drink) to quickly clean the wound. Once you get home, rinsing in the shower is the best way to dilute the polluted wound. Don’t worry about using sterile water—it’s…

3 min.
what we’re riding

DAN ROE TEST EDITOR / VOTED MOST LIKELY TO FALL AT 0 MPH 1 / Cinelli Gazzetta Commuter Bike $860 I bought this online and tweaked it for years: It’s finally the perfect commuter bike. One gear and no brakes means almost nothing can go wrong, and the minimal wear on the steel frame betrays the beating I’ve put on this reliable steed. 2 / Serfas Thunderbolt Taillight $35 Lights are a significant part of your kit when you’re riding home on a Saturday night, rubbing shoulders with potentially inebriated drivers. I trust the Thunderbolt because it lasts 2.5 hours on the “high flash” setting, and at $35, I’m not too worried about leaving it on a locked-up bike. 3 / Shimano Deore XT PD-M8020 Pedals $60 I’ve long been a fan of Shimano’s…

3 min.
the selection

1 I have that #newbikeday buzz — with this issue, bucking all trends for print publishing, BICYCLING upgrades to better paper for the cover and inside pages, and a bigger size. It’s like attacking the race when everyone is exhausted. We’re doing more than ever to connect with you, to help you find the best gear and get better however and wherever and whenever you ride, and to just plain share and inflame the bike love on, our @bicyclingmag Instagram and Twitter feeds, and in our newsletters, too. The group of bike-mad fools furiously and happily turning themselves inside-out to do all this for you is a mix of stalwarts such as Selene Yeager (p.12), Gloria Liu (p.79), and Matt Phillips (p.38), and fresh talent like Gabe Lodge and Dan…

4 min.
find your training sweet spot

“I haven’t felt this fast in years.” That was the happy conclusion of an email from a friend I’ve been talking through some performance (and weight) ups and downs this year. His new secret to collecting Strava bling: slowing down. As he started spending more training time in lower heart-rate zones, his overall speed went up when he put the hammer down. This sounds totally counterintuitive to today’s “go hard or go home” ethos. #BeastMode is now #EverydayMode for many riders thanks to the soaring popularity of HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which has been at the top of annual workout trend charts for the past 10 years. Admittedly, HIIT was a necessary response to the popularity of the low-and-slow fat burning philosophy from the opposite side of the training spectrum. A model…

5 min.
handle road rash like a pro

Crashes happen. Even when you do your best to prevent going down, it’s sometimes unavoidable; and the resulting road rash is like a cyclist’s rite of passage. When that’s the case, how you respond immediately after and in the weeks following the crash can mean the difference between a quick recovery and prolonged misery—or worse, permanent scarring. These tips will help you heal so you can get back on the bike fast. FIRST COURSE OF ACTION: CLEAN & DRESS YOUR WOUNDS // When it comes to road rash, an infection likely has more to do with negligence than the crash that caused it. Aaron Goldberg, an emergency medicine physician who has served as team doctor for cycling teams, says the first thing you should do is clean your wound with water,…

4 min.
the drivetrain that could change everything we know about the chain and derailleur

Considering our tiny, low-horsepower motors, any technical improvement in how much energy gets turned into motion is almost always worth pursuing. So when I saw a concept drivetrain at last year’s Eurobike trade show that claimed to have what would be the world’s highest efficiency, I was intrigued. Created by CeramicSpeed’s USA office and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering Department, the 1x13 drivetrain, called Driven, was the result of a quest by both parties to develop a bicycle drivetrain that could hit a mark of 99 percent efficiency. In testing, the resulting concept exceeded the goal, according to CeramicSpeed’s chief technology officer, Jason Smith. The project began with a relatively clean slate. The only requirements were that the system had to use rotating pedals, be adaptable to a somewhat conventional…