Bicycle Quarterly magazine is a rare source of no bullshit bicycle facts, reviews and advice. We highly recommend it. To celebrate 15 years of the magazine they are examining 12 myths in cycling – things they (and most of us) used to believe, but which we have found to be not true.
They have already published 5 myths we look forward to reading the rest.
These are the first five:
Myth 1: Wider tires are slower
Myth 2: Titanium is lighter than steel
Myth 3: Fenders slow you down
Myth 4: Stiffer Frames are faster
Myth 5: An Upright Position is Always More Comfortable
In a world of expensive, uncomfortable, stiff carbon frames with skinny tires, you gotta feel sorry for all those poor cyclists succeed into thinking they have an advantage over a cyclist on a steel bike with thicker tires and fenders.
Here is a link to the first myth that wider tires are slower, enjoy: