Author Archives: Archetype

Choosing Your Tires

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
We’ve experienced a profound revolution in road bikes in recent years: It used to be that to go fast, you rode narrow tires and pumped them up to the maximum pressure. If you…

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Tyre and Suspension Basics

Though the video is specifically titled, “MotoGP Basics Tyre & Front Suspension” this short tutorial is a very good dynamic explanation of both the vertical (gravity) and lateral (radial or centripetal) forces acting against tyres and wheels. These same forces … Continue reading

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Trailing it Off…

Welcome to the next article in the BST© (BrakeSteerTurn) series Dem’s da brakes chum The rear brake on road bikes are a bit mis-understood in my opinion. The following basic information will hopefully clear up some of the misconceptions and … Continue reading

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It is 3 key elements my dear Watson…

The BST© (Brake Steer Turn) series presents another rider training article While turning is certainly not a secret, I do believe this piece is something worth reiterating again and again- because again and again…we sometimes see our fellow riders not … Continue reading

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Bike Handling 101

Stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France, was an individual TT, that featured a set of corners, one being a short radius corner near the end of the run that posed a real problem for a few riders on … Continue reading

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LeanIn Cornering©

LeanIn Cornering© Concepts The objective of LeanIn Cornering©  Concepts is to provide rider training utilizing relevant information, how-to bike handling skills and drills that will make for a better and safer rider. The road is a part of our classroom for … Continue reading

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Tested & Ridden Conti | UltraSport II Tyres

Tested and Ridden: Continental Ultra Sport II’s A couple of years back I had been riding on the Continental Ultra Sport tires, with positive results and a fair amount of high praise for their road bike rubber. The Ultra Sport’s … Continue reading

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