Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Ryan King

Jones H-Bar® Setup Guide

For ages, they've been the standard.  They're nearly as ubiquitous as racks and panniers on touring bikes around the world but can also be found on road racing steeds, track bikes, cyclocross machines, commuting rigs or even mountain bikes.  I'm talking about drop bars.  Ask just about anyone what a bicycle handlebar looks like and Read More

Rollin’ Fatties in the Snake River Canyon

Late February might not normally be a time one could expect to find dry conditions in the Snake River Canyon.  Blame climate change or just call it good luck but a long spell of dry and unseasonably warm weather in the middle part of the month has resulted in excellent trail conditions throughout much of Read More

Trials of the Owyhee

When we arrived at the trailhead we were a hardy band of 16 or 17, many of whom were venturing into this high desert landscape for the first time.  After several weeks of cloudy, wet and often icy winter weather in the Treasure Valley, we were primed and ready for a sunny day in the Read More

A Ride With The General

A couple of weeks ago - while the Bike Hermit and Sky King were out gallavanting around west Texas - a longtime customer from McCall called the shop.  He introduced himself as Chris but I'm told he's known as "The General" in certain circles.  He was heading to Boise for a long weekend to escape Read More

The wintertime (known to some among us as the "off-season") is a great time to experiment with your bike setup and few components can transform the ride of a bike like handlebars. Unlike many so-called "performance" upgrades that claim to offer weight savings, greater precision or improved efficiency, different handlebars change the way your body Read More