I remember a time when shoes didn’t stink. It was pretty much before mass production of athletic shoes back in the early ’80s; before factories had to find a way to make every shoe consistently perfect. Did you know that shoes are all hand sewn? Some people seem to think that shoes are made by machine and some brands try to tout that “special” fact that Their shoes are hand-made, but pretty much all shoes (except ones like Crocs) are sewn by hand.
So you’ve done it, committed to becoming a serious cyclist. You’re ready to clip into your bike and enjoy all the extra power transfer and efficiency of riding clipless. If you’re new to clipless, setting up your pedals and your shoes can seem a little bit intimidating. And the thought of having your feet attached to your bike seems downright dangerous. But remember riding clipless is like the difference between skateboarding and snowboarding. In snowboarding, you’re attached to your board versus in skateboarding you’re not and you come flying off your board it in a moments bump.
S24O what, now? Does that jumble of letters and numbers that make up the name actually mean anything? Yes, it does. It's claimed to be an utterance by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works fame, and stands for 'sub 24-hour overnighter'. Read More