Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
When you are 13 hours deep into a drive and you stumble into the gas station at two in the morning, bleary eyed and gacked to the gills on two Red Bulls and four cans of Starbucks Double Shot Espresso…you have a tendency to forget all about kale. At times like that, you find yourself reaching for a bag of evil. You get the pork rinds…
Scot Breithaupt founded the sport of BMX racing before he was even old enough to drive a car. The man influenced many of mountain biking’s most famous racers. Unfortunately, Breithaupt’s demons caught up with him earlier this month.
You can say that a miniature velodrome is nothing more than a novelty, but for a few years, Circulus was a phenomenon in its own right. Then the track suddenly dropped off the radar, which only added to its cult status. Whatever became of Circulus?
Over the years, Industry Nine has earned a reputation for building lightweight wheelsets that can still take a beating. Do Industry Nine’s latest carbon wheels maintain that tradition of bomber durability? That’s what we were wondering.,,
I understand that the rest of the world loves summer and the whole ritual of courting melanoma at the beach, but I’m waving the flag of surrender over here. Color me a wimp, but I’m done with the heat, the funk and the flies. I’m ready for a little winter in July.
There’s a golden rule that applies to cycling apparel: Everything that riders think looks cool, will only look cool for approximately X minus 3 years, where X represents the date the graphic designer actually dreamed up the design. By the time that bitchin’ lime green jersey or pair of plaid knickers reaches your local bike shop’s shelves, it’s a ticking time bomb of lame.
You put a glove on your hand and it…well, it covers your hand doesn’t it? I mean, when a glove walks into a job interview, it kind of knows what it’s signing up for. It’s a straightforward sort of gig…and yet some gloves still manage to suck mightily.
While eighty bucks ain’t chump change, it’s a relatively good deal for a durable set of flat pedals. But the question was this: were the Xpedo Spry pedals actually durable? Would they stand the test of time? A year and a half later, here’s the answer…
Wheels have gotten stupid expensive. While Easton’s Heist wheels aren’t going to qualify as “cheap” or “inexpensive” in anyone’s book, they sell for less coin than a lot of wheelsets these days. More to the point, they have a hell of a lot going for them.
Bellingham, Washington needs another bike shop like Las Vegas needs another drive-thru marriage chapel or all-you-can-eat buffet. This small, northern border town is already packed with places that’ll true a wheel or sell you some lube…. and yet Kona Bicycles is opening their own shop here. Why? What’s the story?