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319 pages

High-tech Cycling

Creator: Ed Burke | Sports & Recreation - 2003

Drivetrain. Power. Losses. Mechanical energy is delivered from the chain ring to the rear wheel through the chain and transmission. Unfortunately, friction in the bottom bracket bearings, chain elements, and rear transmission consumes a ...

Publisher: Human Kinetics

About this book
For serious cyclists, cycling coaches, and triathletes, the quest for a technical edge never stops. Now two-time U.S. Olympic cycling team staff member and renowned cycling author Ed Burke leads a team of top cycling scientists to reveal the latest advances in the sport. The newest edition of High-Tech Cyclingpicks up where the first edition left off, incorporating the most current information on cycling technology, technique, physiology, and mechanics in one comprehensive book. Thorough explanations, along with supportive graphs and illustrations, give you an in-depth understanding of the dynamics between human and machine that combine to create champions of the sport.Thirteen experts contributed to this book, compiling the latest scientific information available to enhance your cycling performance. From bike optimization to body positioning, High-Tech Cyclingprovides the details you want, including new information you won't find in any other book.With each chapter, you'll gain fresh insights and new information from another research insider. In High-Tech Cycling, you'll learn more than what to do and how to do it; you'll discover the scientific justification for equipment, positioning, and key training decisions. The book covers every aspect of the cycling world, from racing on the road to specific elements of mountain biking.High-Tech Cyclingcuts through opinions and misinformation to give you the cutting edge on the science behind the sport. From heart rate monitors and altitude tents to power hubs, suspension systems, frame construction, pedaling efficiency, and beyond, the book covers every aspect of technology and technique. Additional chapters are dedicated to nutrition, altitude training, and the physiological demands of the sport.


The Cycling Bible, The complete guide for all cyclists from novice to expert

Creator: Robin Barton | Sports & Recreation - 2015-08-13

THE DRIVETRAIN The sound of a well-maintained drivetrain is its whirr of pleasure; the cranks should spin freely and the chain shouldn't skip, jump or rub. On a geared bicycle, the drivetrain consists of a cassette of nine or ten sprockets  ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

About this book
Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike.Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, trackbike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and ridingoff-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably.For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunninginternational touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations.Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.



288 pages

Art of Cycling, Staying Safe on Urban Streets

Creator: Robert Hurst | Sports & Recreation - 2014-07-01

It doesn't hurt to roll and/or lash the left pant leg, too. The most devoted fans of cleanliness should consider using a bicycle with a chain case, which com- pletely encloses the drivetrain. Unfortunately, keeping one's clothes clean while riding is  ...

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

About this book
The bicyclist is under attack from all directions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are angry. As if that weren't enough, the American cyclist must carry the weight of history along on every ride. After a brief heyday at the turn of the twentieth century, American cyclists fell out of the social consciousness, becoming an afterthought when our cities were planned and built. Cyclists today are left to navigate through a hard and unsympathetic world that was not made for them. Yet, with the proper attitude and a bit of knowledge, cyclists can thrive in this hostile environment.Covering much more than just riding a bike in traffic, author Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny detail, the challenges, strategies, and art of riding a bike on America's modern streets and roadways. The Art of Cycling dismantles the bicycling experience and slides it under the microscope, piece by piece. Its primary concern is safety, but this book goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, diving in to the realms of history, psychology, sociology, and economics.


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Cycling - Wikipedia
Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists

The drivetrain wars: A history of shifting | VeloNews.com
As the Big Three component manufacturers make way for Rotor and, soon, FSA, pros and consumers have more choices than ever.

Drivetrain Efficiency & Marginal Gains - Cycling Power Lab
Drivetrain Efficiency & Marginal Gains. In recent years British Cycling and Team Sky have introduced us all to a concept known as the aggregation of marginal gains.


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  • JBM International

    JBM Bike Chain Cleaner Bicycle Chain Cleaning Brush Tool (3 Pieces) Make Bicycle Chain Maintenance Easy Chain Brush Cleaner is Multi-purpose for Cycling Bikes Road Bikes Mountain Bikes MTB

    Sports (JBM International)
    List Price: $29.99

    PROVIDES PROTECTION : The chain cleaner tool helps prevent premature wear of your drivetrain and helps maintain smooth operation when riding the motorcycle and bike.
    EASY TO USE : Cleaner clips directly to the chain without removing the chain from the bicycle and use the chain brush cleaner to wash chain quickly and easily. Simply fill the chamber with your choice of cleaner.
    Package : Chain scrubber ×1, chain brush ×1, chain gear cleaner ×1
    PERFECT MATERIAL : The chain brush cleaning tool is made of heavy duty plastic to ensure a lifetime of superior performance. Just simple, thorough, rotating scrubbing brushes encased in strong plastic to keep your chains clean.
    VERSATILE : Works with all types of bikes, our chain cleaner can clean all type of bike chains. Designed for free wheel, simply attach the cleaner to the chain and use the pedal to turn the chain.


  • Finish Line Technologies, Inc.

    Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser, 18-Ounce

    Sports (Finish Line Technologies, Inc.)

    Rating (63 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Finish Line Technologies, Inc.

    Easy schmeezy...lemon squeezy, perfect with slight assist

    Very little muss, very little fuss. I have a city road bike, not a mountain bike animal. Your greasy grimy crap my vary. Mine is urban greasy crud. Spray over a neutral unimportant floor area, Mine was the parking lot where I park prior to my favorite bike riding routes. Turned bike upside down. covered the frame on the asphalt side with a couple of towels to keep any spray and drippage off my white frame . Mission accomplished. I estimated 90% of greasy crud vaporized or dripped off no problem, no excessive mess. I realized that I might go through a whole can however to get every nook and cranny perfectly. It's good but it ain't that good. I stopped when everything appeared very acceptable. I then ordered something I never heard of till researching here on good ole Amazon. It's called 'Finish Line Gear Floss Microfiber Cleaning'. Thick strands of 20" long absorbent floss to snuggle into that 10% +/- of hard to reach nooks and crannies. It's dental floss for your cassette (wow),... 4/5 C. O. Dickerson (Arizona) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser (Sports) Very little muss, very little fuss. I have a city road bike, not a mountain bike animal. Your greasy grimy crap my vary. Mine is urban greasy crud. Spray over a neutral unimportant floor area, Mine was the parking lot where I park prior to my favorite bike riding routes. Turned bike upside down. covered the frame on the asphalt side with a couple of towels to keep any spray and drippage off my white frame . Mission accomplished. I estimated 90% of greasy crud vaporized or dripped off no problem, no excessive mess. I realized that I might go through a whole can however to get every nook and cranny perfectly. It's good but it ain't that good. I stopped when everything appeared very acceptable. I then ordered something I never heard of till researching here on good ole Amazon. It's called 'Finish Line Gear Floss Microfiber Cleaning'. Thick strands of 20" long absorbent floss to snuggle into that 10% +/- of hard to reach nooks and crannies. It's dental floss for your cassette (wow),... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2016

    Works great

    5/5 dale h - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser (Sports) This stuff is great for blasting everything off your bike's drive train. I don't use it for routine cleaning - taking a quick rag to the chain after every ride is the best way to keep your bike happy - but rather, I use a can after enough crap has accumulated on the cassette and in the jockey wheels that it starts bothering me to look at it.One whole can will get all the gunk off of the entire drive train and get it looking like new again. The spray is strong enough to blast it out of every nook and cranny using the included straw to aim where it needs to go.Be sure to put some cardboard down under the bike because the grease just pours off when you start spraying. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2016

    Great for cleaning bicycle transmissions!

    5/5 M. Daniel (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser (Sports) This Finish Line product makes cleaning dirty cassettes, chains, sprockets, derailleurs, and brakes a breeze. Very little manual effort is required to clean most parts and the only part that will still need manual cleaning is the grooves in the rear cassette between each gear ring. Love this stuff, but a can only lasts about four bike cleanings for me. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 31, 2016
    List Price: $11.99
    Our most popular degreaser
    Recently added a turbo sprayer uses mechanical agitation to help quickly remove contaminants
    Brushing and water rinsing not required
    Cleans and strips everything, down to the base and then evaporates dry - leaving no residue
    No rag wiping or water rinsing necessary
    A Dry-style degreaser that is strong and fast


  • Albabici, LLC

    SCICON Rear Bike Drivetrain Cover, Black, 95x68cm

    Sports (Albabici, LLC)
    List Price: $69.95
    Price: $55.97
    You Save: $13.98 (20%)

    Dimensions 95 x 68 cm
    Fastening Self-Healings Zips
    Rear Bike Drivetrain Cover Black
    Weight 51 grams
    Material SciCon Nylon 210/210


  • White Lightning

    White Lightning Wet Ride Extreme Conditions Heavy Bicycle Chain Lube, 4-Ounce Drip Squeeze Bottle

    Sports (White Lightning)

    Rating (58 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    White Lightning

    Works great for winter cycling in Utah

    I live in Utah where we have dry, dusty summers and snowy winters. I commute to work via bicycle every day, 11 miles each way. I also run a small bike shop out of my garage.In the summertime I like to use White Lightning Clean Ride dry lube on my bike, but the salt and brine that gets sprayed all over the roads in the winter to keep the snow/ice off is really hard on a bicycle drive train. I’ve seen a brand new chain start to rust within only a few weeks when not properly cared for. I have used Wet Ride 2 ½ winters and I have been very happy with it. It offers a good layer of protection for my chain and keeps things shifting smoothly. It does attract dirt and grime fairly quickly (which is common for wet lubricants), but it’s easy (and necessary when frequently riding, especially in the winter) to run your chain through a chain cleaner, rub the chain down, and reapply this stuff. Dry lubricant just doesn’t offer the necessary amount of protection, nor does it last... 5/5 nalletto - See all my reviews Enthusiast: Cycling Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: White Lightning Wet Ride Extreme Conditions Heavy Bicycle Chain Lube (Sports) I live in Utah where we have dry, dusty summers and snowy winters. I commute to work via bicycle every day, 11 miles each way. I also run a small bike shop out of my garage.In the summertime I like to use White Lightning Clean Ride dry lube on my bike, but the salt and brine that gets sprayed all over the roads in the winter to keep the snow/ice off is really hard on a bicycle drive train. I’ve seen a brand new chain start to rust within only a few weeks when not properly cared for. I have used Wet Ride 2 ½ winters and I have been very happy with it. It offers a good layer of protection for my chain and keeps things shifting smoothly. It does attract dirt and grime fairly quickly (which is common for wet lubricants), but it’s easy (and necessary when frequently riding, especially in the winter) to run your chain through a chain cleaner, rub the chain down, and reapply this stuff. Dry lubricant just doesn’t offer the necessary amount of protection, nor does it last... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 20, 2016

    lubed up good

    5/5 danox (usa) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: White Lightning Wet Ride Extreme Conditions Heavy Bicycle Chain Lube (Sports) I'm a man who can't say no to a well-lubed ride. I applied this sparingly to my entire drivetrain and have found that I can now ride longer, harder and with less friction than ever before. It lasts for multiple rides and can handle very wet conditions. Which is good because my rides get regularly wet.It needs a little extra attention as it has a tendency to attract grit but I like to keep my drivetrain clean so this isn't really a problem for me. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 13, 2013

    Much cleaner on wet days

    5/5 J. F. Peterson - See all my reviews, February 13, 2013
    List Price: $7.49
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    Wet Ride is a heavy bodied synthetic lubricant that is the perfect choice for long distances and wet, extreme weather conditions
    Eliminates drivetrain noise, delivers super smooth shifts, and unmatched lubrication intervals
    Pure premium synthetic oils and water repelling polymers make this lube totally waterproof


  • Cyclone Bicycle

    SRAM X.5 Rear Trigger Shifter for 9 Speed Drivetrains, Black, 9 Speed

    Sports (Cyclone Bicycle)

    Rating (16 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Cyclone Bicycle

    Love It - Highly Recommended!

    5/5 Azteck - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: SRAM X5 9-Speed Trigger Mountain Bike Shifter (Sports) Love it. I am coming from a twist shifter to this and wow, what a difference!!!I got this with an existing X.7 derailleur. Works way better than I expected. Changed the entire feel of my biking experience for the better!Quick/snappy shifts and very quiet. Metal casing, (not plastic as I've read in some reviews).Zero Cons.Highly recommended! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2016

    I like Sram shifters

    5/5 pinotgrigio (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: SRAM X5 9-Speed Trigger Mountain Bike Shifter (Sports) I installed it temporarily on my single speed bike for one longer and very hilly ride and it will stay there probably forever. I paired it with a 9 speed X.5 derailleur and they work together very well the same as my "high end" mountain bike. Shifting is precise and reliable and I prefer Sram over Shimano. Very inexpensive and fun to use. It reminded me why we have derailleurs in the first place. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2014

    It's a lower end product but performs really nice in comparison to their X9 shifter

    4/5 GLF (PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: SRAM X5 9-Speed Trigger Mountain Bike Shifter (Sports) I put this Sram X.5 9 speed shifter on my Grandson's bike. It's a lower end product but performs really nice in comparison to their X9 shifter. I'd say worth my money on a 10 year old kid's medium level mountain bike., May 30, 2017
    List Price: $30.00
    Price: $19.53
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    1:1 Actuation for dependable and tolerant shifting in the worst conditions
    For use with 9 speed chains
    Weight: 260g (pair)


  • Finish Line

    Finish Line Super Bike Wash Bicycle Cleaner, 1 Liter (33.8-Ounce) Spray Bottle

    Sports (Finish Line)
    List Price: $12.99

    Bike cleaner offers "squirt on, hose off" ease of use; non-corrosive, biodegradable compound quickly cleans dirt, clay, road grime, and chain soils
    Greatly reduces drivetrain and bearing friction
    Complex bio-cleaning material does not contain any chlorinated solvents, phosphates, benzenes, or napthas, which can damage bicycle components and the environment
    Made using the highest quality ingredients.
    Five unique cleaning agents create high speed cleaning effect; two rust and oxidation inhibitors protect metal surfaces and prevent flash rusting
    Biodegradable formulation means more than 60% of product's base oils will degrade within 28 days once exposed to contact with common soil-borne bacterias
    Free of carcinogenic elements and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and is 100% California Air Regulatory Board (CARB) Compliant
    The most used cycling lubrication in the world


  • Finish Line

    Finish Line Citrus Degreaser Bicycle Degreaser 20oz Pour Can

    Sports (Finish Line)

    Rating (96 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Finish Line

    Saved my grungy, old chain

    5/5 Sarah P - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Citrus Bike Chain Degreaser (Sports) I recently took up biking again, but after two years of sitting in a garage my bike was in need of some serious TLC. Other than some surface rust my chain is like new again! The 'before' picture here is after I tried cleaning with rags, the picture may not show it well but it was still full of gunk, particularly inside the links since those areas are difficult to clean by hand. I used two rounds of this degreaser in the Finish Line chain cleaning tool, that did the trick in less than five minutes! If you have a grungy chain in need of deep cleaning, this combo is a must have!, October 5, 2016

    Chain Resurrection

    This stuff just plain works. I highly recommend it because it is quick, easy, relatively inexpensive, and voraciously effective. I'm tossing out my Park Tool/Citrus Chain Bright kit for this.I first used it on a chain that saw 200 miles of trails/commuting during three months of rain, snow, and mush. I shot a quick burst on every link, with a rag directly underneath, then rinsed the same way with a spray bottle of distilled water. The wash rag turned pitch black but the rinse rag absorbed hardly any grime. In the name of science I repeated the whole process. The second time around, there was literally nothing left: the second wash and rinse rags came out completely clean. Also, completely cleaned the cassette in about ten seconds, with zero scrubbing. No kidding, it takes longer to brush your teeth than to clean your chain with this stuff.Due respect to the other reviewer, but the spray is fairly high-pressure and the spray angle is wide enough angle... 5/5 Amazon Customer (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Citrus Bike Chain Degreaser (Sports) This stuff just plain works. I highly recommend it because it is quick, easy, relatively inexpensive, and voraciously effective. I'm tossing out my Park Tool/Citrus Chain Bright kit for this.I first used it on a chain that saw 200 miles of trails/commuting during three months of rain, snow, and mush. I shot a quick burst on every link, with a rag directly underneath, then rinsed the same way with a spray bottle of distilled water. The wash rag turned pitch black but the rinse rag absorbed hardly any grime. In the name of science I repeated the whole process. The second time around, there was literally nothing left: the second wash and rinse rags came out completely clean. Also, completely cleaned the cassette in about ten seconds, with zero scrubbing. No kidding, it takes longer to brush your teeth than to clean your chain with this stuff.Due respect to the other reviewer, but the spray is fairly high-pressure and the spray angle is wide enough angle... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 20, 2010

    Good product, but know that it is not the spray-on type of cleaner

    4/5 William M. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Finish Line Citrus Bike Chain Degreaser (Sports) I thought I was buying a spray on type cleaner and this pours out of the top. Great cleaning product but I like the spray on type. I should have looked closer at the listing. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 23, 2017
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    Greatly reduces drivetrain and bearing friction
    This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
    Strong and Safe biodegradable formula that is safe for use with all plastic and rubber parts
    This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
    Made using a soy-based extract - non-toxic
    Made using the highest quality ingredients.
    The most used cycling lubrication in the world
    Strong enough that you can dilute with water for less difficult cleaning jobs


  • KMC

    KMC Z410 Bicycle Chain (1-Speed, 1/2 x 1/8-Inch, 112L, Blue)

    Sports (KMC)
    List Price: $8.60

    1/2" x 1/8" with 112 links
    1/2- Inch x 1/8-Inch, 112 Links
    In display box
    Works with campy, Shimano or SRAM
    Ideal for single speed bikes
    Single Bicycle Chain
    Blue colored Bicycle chain
    Anti-drop design with full nickel plated and heavy duty structure


  • PnB Deals

    24" Bayside Multi-Speed Girl's Bike, Shimano 7 speed drivetrain with twist shifters

    Sports (PnB Deals)

    White/purple , Age range: 12 years and up
    Shimano 7 speed drivetrain with twist shifters
    Front and rear linear pull handbrakes
    Fenders included
    Oversize custom step-through aluminum frame


  • Zeroyoyo

    Zeryoyo Chainstay and Frame Protector Kit For Bikes Bicycle Cycle Stickers (White)

    Sports (Zeroyoyo)
    List Price: $6.28

    These are high quality self adhesive Chainstay & frame protector stickers.
    The protectors use high quality vinyl, which ensures these easily shape around complex contours in the frame.
    Mounting surface is dry, dust & oil free


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Single Speed Fixed Gear Bicycle Samsung Galaxy S6 Case

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A black and white design for people you ride fixed gear ( fixie ) and single speed bicycles. If you would like any help customizing this design please contact me, there is an ask this designer button just below this text. This black and white vector design features a single speed drivetrain with the text "Single speed is all I need."
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Single Speed Fixed Gear Bicycle Acrylic Wall Art

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A black and white design for people you ride fixed gear ( fixie ) and single speed bicycles. If you would like any help customizing this design please contact me, there is an ask this designer button just below this text. This black and white vector design features a single speed drivetrain with the text "Single speed is all I need."
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"Abstract in Cycles 1914" T-Shirt

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Abstract- A creation meant to communicate or appeal to senses or mind! 1817 Germany-Baron von Drais invents the “running machine” or Laufmaschine. Patented the following year. Known in various forms as: Draisine, Draisienne, Vélocipède. English version was the Hobby Horse (Denis Johnson). All have two, in-line wheels and the ability to steer.
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Single Speed Fixed Gear Bicycle Trivet

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A black and white design for people you ride fixed gear ( fixie ) and single speed bicycles. If you would like any help customizing this design please contact me, there is an ask this designer button just below this text. This black and white vector design features a single speed drivetrain with the text "Single speed is all I need."
Price: $$24.50

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