When to Retire a Tire

Welp, it’s finally time for me. My rear Thickslick made it just shy of 5,000 miles, but the mean streets of LA finally served up some debris gnarly enough to cut the...

PFTV3 Training Tips: Track Sprints

Riding everywhere is a great way to build endurance but, when it comes to squeezing out more speed, there’s no substitute for sprint-specific training. In today’s epi...

Swap That Cog

Looking to get some more speed out of your steed? Or maybe you want to dial down the gearing to make those commute climbs a bit easier? In today’s post, we’ll walk t...

How to Replace a Stem

Whether you’re trying to adjust your reach, bar height, or just fit that new set of oversized bars, installing the right stem is a huge part of dialing in your bike ...

Pre-Ride Checklist

It’s officially Spring and, if your commute looks anything like mine, that means tons of riders are taking their bikes out of hibernation and hitting the road again!...

How to Photograph Your Bike

Whether you want to post your new bike to your favorite forum, showcase your steed for your Instagram fans, or just want to show off your latest upgrades, there are ...

PFTV3 Training Tips: Drafting

On the track, every inch counts and that means getting the most out of your legs (and your opponents’). When it all comes down to the final sprint, drafting is the k...

Every Day Carry

As a year-round commuter, you learn to carry the essentials. Getting halfway through a rainy roadside repair only to find out you left the tire levers on your other b...

Commuting by Bike - Getting Started

The weather's warming up, the skies are clearing, and driving to work is just starting to feel... wrong. Let's talk commuting! Commuting by bike doesn’t have to mean ...

PFTV: First Year Maintenance

Your bike’s a member of the family, so celebrate its birthday with a maintenance checkup and you’ll keep it running smoothly for years to come. In today’s episode of ...

Group Rides: Hand Signals

When you’re riding in a group, it’s important that everyone’s on the same page. When a sudden change of pace or a surprise obstacle could cause a pile-up, you want to...

Grease: More than a Musical

If I tried to count on my fingers the number of times I’ve gone to a friend’s house to help them with a bike project, only to find that they don’t have any grease......

Rear Brake Installation

If you’re living the coasty life and riding freewheel, you ought to be running a rear brake. Buying the brake kit is easy, but what about getting it installed? That’...

Local Laws May Apply

When it comes to the “rules of the road”, the answers are often anything but black and white. State, county, and city laws can overlap to form a puzzling patchwork o...

Night Riding

You’ve seen them. Late at night, slipping through the darkened city, roaming packs of bikes taking over streets, parking lots, hidden alleys. Some of the best riding...

PFTV: The Brake Job

Things moving too fast? Just pump the brakes! But if your lever’s to the metal and your bike’s still rolling, it’s time do some wrenching. In today’s episode of Pure...

How to Lock Your Bike

In an earlier blog I mentioned that bike thieves are the worst thing in the world, and they are.  Even the guys clubbing baby seals for a living can probably relate ...