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Wet Weather Maintenance

It’s not often that we have to worry too much about water here in the desert, but this month’s rains have been almost biblical. Finding a chance to get out and ride when it has been dry, has become quite difficult. What this means is your bike might be in need of some maintenance that we usually don’t think much…

4th Annual Mustache Contest

Well kids, it’s September and you all know what that means. Yup, it’s time to let your upper lip get hairy. We’re not sure why we do this, we just do. And more importantly, it’s tradition. Just as a reminder, this is how it works. You do your best to grow a mustache. When you are satisfied with said ‘stache,…

Single Speeder’s Dilemma

Speaking from my background in bicycle mechanics, the single speed and fixed gear bike is a beautiful design that will never need a revision. The simple concept of one gear only equates to durable reliability. Gears are the solution to changes in elevation and which make for an energy smart system. So why are single speeds still so common? The…

Cables and Housing

Probably the most uninteresting part of your bike, the cables and housing are the communication system of your ride. You click a shifter and the cable moves through the housing to the derailleur to cause it to move. The shifter, assuming it is in good working order, works as a ratchet pulling the same amount of cable each time it…

Wednesday MTB Group Ride

The Red Rock Crew will be out this Wednesday for another night ride. Everyone wanted to do the Zen, so that’s where we are headed. Meet at the bottom at 7:30 PM. Bring lights just in case we get caught in the dark. For those who haven’t ridden the Zen, it is 6.5 miles of techy, steep, loose terrain. It’s…

Saddle Position

Uncomfortable Saddle Syndrome is something that almost every cyclist has experienced. Sometimes it’s a cronic issue that due to our own bull-headedness we let go for years. And sometimes, it’s an issue that has to be taken care of immediately. Choosing a saddle is an entirely personal preference, riding style, flexibility, sit bone width, shape and brand. All of these…

Getting that “perfect” fit

The average person can walk into a clothing store and find clothing that fits. The problem is the average person isn’t anyone I know. They are a conglomeration of all of us and in the end, the clothing fits, but it’s not perfect. If you want perfect, you need a tailor. A skilled craftsman that can look at you, at…