A collection of stories, news and information that we thought you might find interesting and relevant.
- Princeton CarbonWorks makes wheels that feature a sinusoidal rim pattern. What does that mean, and what benefits do riders derive from it? Harrison Marcris, Co-Founder of Princeton Carbonworks sits down with Velonews Technical Editor Dan Cavllari to talk all things wheels! Listen to Tech Podcast: What is a sinusoidal rim shape and why does it matter?
- Former professional cycling and Olympic medallist, Roy Knickman now manages America’s top youth development team, Lux Cycling. In a recent interview, he discussed what it takes to become a pro cyclist, diversity in the sport and the sport’s future. Read: So you wanna be a pro? A conversation with Roy Knickman
- Global Cycling Network has produced a new documentary: “The Columbus Story: The Soul Of Cycling”. In it, they explore Columbus’ secret archives, manufacturing, memorabilia and tales,
talking about past, present and future of our steel and carbon projects. Watch the trailer and enjoy the full-length documentary now on the new GCN+ channel!
- Do you have back pain when you ride on rough terrain? Riding high volume tires at low pressure reduces vibrations, as do some components like seat posts with suspension. If you want learn more about how you would potentially reduce the effect of road vibrations, read: Rough ride: Whole-body vibrations might be worse for you than you think. Sports scientist, Tim Holsgrove’s work in this space, with colleague Philip Edwards, was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences under the title “Thunder road – whole-body vibration during road cycling, and the effect of different seatpost designs to minimise it”.
- The photograph above is by Michael Blann from his Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs book. Although most of us cannot travel yet, with the vaccines now in circulation, it’s looking like Fall travel might be considered safe. Now’s a great time too start building your bucket list of cycling’s iconic climbs with Michael’s book.