Rainbow Cycles

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Feature Items

  • Trek Remedy 8 650B/27.5 - 2014
    $3,459.99

    The word "enduro" gets thrown around a lot these days, but Trek has been dominating the game with the Remedy for years now. The Remedy 8 650B is the evolution of… [more]

  • Chamois Butt'r Eurostyle Chamois Cream
    $0.99 - $19.99

    Eurostyle Chamois Butt’r is the most popular chamois cream for cyclists who prefer a soothing cooling formula. It's the lube of choice for many top men and women pro… [more]

  • Fizik Antares Versus w/ Kium Rails
    $179.00
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    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Fizik's Antares Versus combines their revolutionary Spine Concept fitting technology with a pressure relief zone for high-mileage comfort. The carbon-reinforced Wing… [more]

  • CamelBak Podium Big Chill Bottle
    $14.00
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    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Long rides in the blazing sun are no match for the insulating power of CamelBak's Podium Big Chill Bottle. It boasts a double-wall polypropylene construction with an… [more]

  • Bontrager XXX Latex Tube
    $19.99

    Bontrager's XXX Latex Tubes are perfect for race day and fast training. They come in at a feathery light 70 grams and reduce rolling resistance for even more speed. You… [more]

  • Garmin Edge 810
    $499.99

    Garmin’s Edge 810 can do pretty much everything, short of pedal your bike for you. Sure, this water-resistant wonder has great metrics like speed, distance, ride time,… [more]

  • Vargo Vargo Titanium Ti-Lite Mug
    $54.95

    Titanium Ti-Lite Mug 750 is one of our most popular and versatile products. Large enough to cook single entree meals yet small and compact enough to enjoy an early… [more]

  • Vargo Vargo Aluminum Windscreen: Black
    $14.95

    Designed for use with our ultralight alcohol stoves, the Aluminum Windscreen has top and bottom cut-outs for proper ventilation and flame management. For Windscreen can… [more]

  • Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
    $69.99

    Shimano's PD-R540 Pedals are fine pedals at a great value. Entry and exit is natural so you'll have no trouble starting and stopping. And, when you're clipped in you'll… [more]

 

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Today's Cycling Tip

Proper Shifting Helps Your Bike Last Longer, Work Better - With so many gears on a multi-speed bike, it's tempting to use them all. Yet, a derailleur-equipped bicycle actually has a few gears you're better off not using, based upon how extreme the sideways bend in the chain can become. "Chainline" is the term which refers to the relative straightness of the chain's path as it encircles the front and rear gears. Chainline is at its most problematic angle when using two combinations of gears together: either the largest gears in front and back, or the smallest gears in front and back. Even when your drivetrain (derailleurs, gearsets, and chain) is properly set up and adjusted, using these "extreme" gear combinations creates excessive drivetrain noise and wear, which reduces the useful life of the drivetrain parts. You can still celebrate that your bike has 24 speeds. And if you only use 22 of them, it'll last you longer, too.

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

skewer

Short for quick-release skewer, the clamping device that allows you to remove and install wheels without tools. To be technically accurate, the quick release is the entire clamping device and a skewer is the rod-like part of the quick release that passes through the wheel's axle.

 

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