Kevin Saunders' Articles
Kevin's articles reflect a decades long interest in cycling, structures, engineering, anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology. As with any work in progress, technology changes with the times, yet it is interesting to see things written years ago compared to today.
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Triathlon is one of the best things that has happened to bicycling. Many people who were runners and swimmers, or just people wanting to challenge themselves in a race against the clock, have taken up the Swim, Bike, Run phenomenon. I think it is super as it brings a different type of person into cycling. Read more about Triathlon Training and Fit - When in Rome...
The New York City bicycle messengers have ridden fixed gear bicycles for years. The ultimate bike for them was a track bike; single speed "fixed" gear, no brakes. Movies have shown the messengers darting in and out of traffic, holding on to taxis and buses and portraying themselves as bicycle outlaws, if not scofflaws. Read more about Fixed Gear Fever
I was discussing frame geometry "with a prominent coach last week and his perspective on frame geometry struck a nerve with me so I wanted to share this topic with you. Read more about Bicycle Frame Geometry 101
I have heard the quote, "I've been rich and I've been poor, and rich is better." My experience with cycling is, "I've been fit and I've been fat, and fit is better!" For better or for worse, I have had to start over riding a bicycle quite a few times since I am and forever will be a "recovering fatty." Read more about Starting Over
Claim Your Lane! Part 3 In the last installment of "Claim Your Lane!" we discussed my opinion of mirrors vs. learning to become more aware of the area that one is navigating while on the bike. The next logical question is "What can I do to navigate better on my bike?" The first thing to think about is what I call "Taking the Long View." Read more about Claim Your Lane! Part 3
We have been collaborating with Lennard Zinn to make the ultimate travel bike. Kevin Saunders has been an industrial designer for over 15 years. Lennard Zinn has an incredible travel bike frame. Our goal was to combine our resources and fully engineer the travel bike so it works flawlessly in the real world. Read more about Zinn/KGS Travel Bike - First Completely Engineered Travel Bike
Part One of “Claim Your Lane!” had some points about us as vehicles. We share the road with bigger, faster vehicles driven by people who may or may not pay attention. I ask people what their biggest fear is while riding on the road and by far the answer is “being struck from behind.” It is a harsh reality that when we are struck from behind we are powerless and “naked.” Read more about Claim Your Lane! Part 2
I am constantly asked why I ride on the road. My smart alec answer is usually something like “Because it is there,” and there is something to this. We have a huge network of roads and precious few trails and bike lanes. The obvious solution to me is to figure out the best way to use what we have, because I want to ride now, not wait until the government gives us another infrastructure. Read more about Claim Your Lane! Part 1
I have been talking with folks for years about toe down vs heel down pedaling on the bike. It appears that this topic is as controversial as KOPS (Knee Over Pedal Spindle) and as such can take on "sacred cow" status. Read more about Sacred “Bike Fit” Cow – Toe down or heel down?