The Last Rim Brake: How Long Until Rim Brakes Are History?

The Last Rim Brake: How Long Until Rim Brakes Are History?

by up.bike
There’s a bit of a myth that professional cycling sets the tone for what the type of bikes and equipment the rest of us will ride. While the professional peloton is certainly on some cutting edge stuff, they aren’t the forerunners of tech and trends…
Why Is It Still So Hard To Buy A New Bike?

Why Is It Still So Hard To Buy A New Bike?

by up.bike
There are few things as exciting, as enjoyable, and as motivating as buying a brand new bike. For a lot of riders, however, that new bike day has been kicked back indefinitely. Why is it still so hard to buy a bike right now?While much has been made…
You're Not Crazy: Cycling And Mental Health

You're Not Crazy: Cycling And Mental Health

by up.bike
After scrolling too long, I put down my phone. After seeing more disturbing images on the TV, I flick that off, too. It had been a long day, after a long night, after a long week, after the longest year ever.2020 has taught us a lot of things, but on…
Wax At Home: The Right Set-Up Makes All The Difference

Wax At Home: The Right Set-Up Makes All The Difference

by up.bike
If you’ve spent anytime in the snow, you know one thing; wax makes all the difference. There have been plenty of days where pals have simply breezed past without effort while you’ve been struggling to keep moving. Your planks feel like they have velc…