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How To: Recondition a worn out rear derailleur

Bike parts are expensive, especially new ones. So why not do all you can to keep your current components running smooth. That’s the gist of this video that details how to recondition a worn out rear derailleur.

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Shimano S-PHYRE cycling apparel launched

Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.

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How to save money on your next bike purchase

If you haven’t noticed by now bikes are expensive. A full carbon roadster with a decent drivetrain and wheels can easily set you back $4000 or more. Here are seven tips that can help you save some cash on your next bike purchase.

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Niner unveils carbon RLT 9 RDO gravel bike

After more than two years in development, Niner has created a carbon-framed performance bike for the quickly growing gravel grinding community.

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SCOTT takes on larger role with ORICA WorldTour team

Swiss bike maker SCOTT has stepped in as co-title sponsor of the ORICA WorldTour team that’s now known as ORICA-SCOTT. With Australia’s Tour Down Under starting January 14, ORICA-SCOTT racers will ride with the new RC team bike designs the very first time, the SCOTT Foil RC and Addict RC.

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SpeedX launches the new Unicorn of road bikes

They may not exist in the wild, but now there is a unicorn coming to a bike shop near you. Start-up bike maker SpeedX this week unveiled the Unicorn bike, which brings the performance and training benefits of its SpeedX power meter to the bike via a slick piece of integration. Click through to find out more.

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RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016

RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016 featured everything from shifting advice to training tips from Peter Sagan himself.

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Eight Things Cyclists Should Never Do

Whether you’re new to cycling or a seasoned vet, this video from the Global Cycling Network is a must watch. Don’t be that guy and don’t do these eight things. Press play to find out what they are.

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10 Things To Take On Every Bike Ride

Before you head out the door and jump on your bike, these are the 10 things you should make sure you have. They will help you avoid a mechanical disaster, keep you warm, and pay for coffee.

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How To Service Your Road Bike Freehub

Your road bike freehub can wear out or stop working. Here’s a step-by-step guide to fixing three common types and brands.

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Get Fit Fast: 5 Quick Road Bike Workouts

If you intend to set some bike related New Year’s resolutions, then you’re going to need a plan. Check out this video for five tips on how to get fit fast on your road bike.

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Canyon adds road disc models, readies for U.S. launch

Canyon is taking the full plunge into road disc, announcing the expansion of the entire Canyon road range. That means new Aeroad CF SLX, Ultimate CF SLX, Ultimate CF SL, Endurace CF SLX, and Endurace CF SL Disc models.

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Katie Compton’s customised Trek Boone cyclocross bike

Take a look at the undeniable greatest U.S. female cyclocross racer’s bike, Katie Compton’s highly customized Trek Boone. Highlights include a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain, full Bontrager carbon cockpit, WickWerks 34×44 chainrings, and Knight carbon wheels wrapped with 33mm Clement MXP tires.

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How To: Cut a road bike steerer tube

Tired of having that extra unwanted steerer protruding above your stem? Make your road bike look pro by cutting the steerer tube. This video has the advice you need whether you have a carbon or aluminum steerer.

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Living the (Jamis) Renegade life

Meet Thomas Turner, Jamis Factory Team racer and Renegade bike owner. But mostly Thomas is regular guy who loves riding — anywhere and everywhere. And as you’ll see in this video, he simply has a great outlook on life and how it should be lived.

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Absoluteblack launches new oval CX chainring

Absoluteblack has released a new 7005 Txxx CNC machined alloy cyclocross chainrings. Designed for use with single front chain ring drivetrains, each CX oval ring is machined with a narrow-wide tooth profile to grip the chain, helping lessen the chance of race wrecking dropped chains.

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Strava data reveals 2016 cycling trends in the U.S.

In 2016, Strava’s community of athletes shared 9.6 activities every second on the social network (up from 5.3 activities per second in 2015) and generated 60,400 years worth of cumulative activity time.

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Upside Rack there when you need it, gone when you don’t

Think you’ve seen it all? Bet you’ve never seen one of these. Meet the Upside Rack, which as it sounds carries you bike upside down on the roof of your car and could be a great antidote for people who hate having a bike rack on their roof full time.

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Mavic announces 2017 road lineup

Mavic’s 2017 road range brings a wide variety of new and updated products, with its most popular road wheels getting wider, helmets and shoes updated and now including women’s options, plus a selection of outerwear and accessories.

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Video: Cross Crusade at Barton Park

The 2016 Cross Crusade recently wrapped up at the always popular, yet somewhat notorious Barton Park venue. Despite the rugged, bleak nature of the landscape, and the heightened challenges of the course, racers love the place.

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VOORMI doubles down on commitment to local economies

In a move that’s both a sign of the times for tradeshows and perhaps an indication of a growing movement toward more local manufacturing, outdoor apparel maker VOORMI has announced a significant expansion of on-site manufacturing capabilities at the company’s hometown headquarters in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: The best presents for cyclists

The most wonderful time of the year is here — and that means it’s holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers

We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Voters support bike riding, approve $4.7 billion in funding

Not matter your feelings about the outcome of the recent elections, there was some definitively positive news for cyclists. According to two-wheeled advocacy organization PeopleForBikes, voters came out in force to support bike riding.

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New Moots Routt RSL ready for adventure

Incorporating technology such as a 3D printed titanium dropout featuring a flat mount disc brake mount, a 142×12 thru-axle, as well as Moots’ RSL internally butted tube set is designed to ensure a lightweight, stiff, and durable frame.

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