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PowerTap releases G3 Rear Disc Hub

Lighter disc-equipped hub geared toward cyclocross or MTB use. Comes stock with a 160mm proprietary disc rotor.

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First Look: 2016 Merida Scultura road bike

Low weight and enhanced aerodynamics are the marquee features of the brand new Merida Scultura.

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News: Strava launches travel guides for 12 global cities

New Strava Local city guide platform provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes, plus coffee shops, bike shops and more.

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Washington tops bicycle friendly state rankings again

The League of American Bicyclists has released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. For the eighth year in a row, Washington leads the nation. Alabama is 50th.

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How to: Race day prep

If you just signed up for your first race and are wondering exactly what to expect, then check out this video from the gang at the Global Cycling Network, which walks you through all the critical bases.

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Diamondback unveils redesigned Podium series road bike

New aero design developed with Optum Pro Cycling Team claims to have shed 100 grams of frame weight and improved wind cheating efficiency.

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Video: Top 10 riders to watch at the Tour of California

Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Robert Gesink headline star-packed field for 2015 stage race around the Golden State.

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POC unveils new Do Half Blade cycling sunglasses

Features include Improved vision and fit, replaceable Zeiss lenses, and adjustable nose piece.

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How To: Perfect your braking skills

It might sound counterintuitive, but the better you become at using your brakes the faster cyclist you’ll become. Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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Trek issues voluntary quick release skewer recall

In a continued effort to ensure safer riding conditions for cyclists, Trek Bicycle is issuing a voluntary nationwide safety notice to riders, retailers, and the media relating to improper use of specific quick releases with disc brakes that has been discovered to result in a potential accident.

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Video: Portrait of a frame builder — Bruce Gordon

California-based bike maker has been building frames since the mid-1970s. He wants to simply be remembered as someone who made things.

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How To: Increase your power output on the bike

Up your wattage and start dropping your friends with these training tips.

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Video: Riding a bike backwards at 50mph

You wont find many more dramatic roads than Norway’s Trollstigen. The serpentine strip of high mountain tarmac has an average grade of 10 percent and 11 twisting switchbacks. And this guy rode down it backwards…

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Strava, Competitive Cyclist unveil ‘You Ride, We Pay’

Incentive program let’s consumers earn store credit for riding bikes.

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Bontrager introduces Flare R cycling taillight

New cycling taillight specifically designed to increase rider visibility during daylight hours.

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How To: Clean your cycling shoes

What’s the best way to clean a pair of cycling shoes? Grab a bucket, some warm soapy water, a sponge, and soft bristle brush, and check out this How To video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network.

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Video: Top 10 musette bag surprises

The musette bag, lunch box of the professional cyclist. During races team staffers post up at strategic locations along the route, then hand-off these bags of goodness to racers as they speed by. So what exactly is inside the typical (and atypical) musette bag?

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Trek unveils Monument a fragrance by Spartacus

Crashes are accidental. A man’s essence is intentional. Now you too can smell like Fabian Cancellara.

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News: Specialized launches S-Works S4 Selfie Stem

Posting photos from your ride now easier than ever before.

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How To: Understanding gear ratios

Gear ratios have become a hot topic with the advent of compact cranks, sub-compacts and even 1x drivetrains. In simple terms the number of teeth on your cogs and chainrings are combined to determine how well you can go uphill, downhill, or zip along the flats.

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Five eBike innovations that could change cycling

There are plenty of people who turn a nose up at the simple thought of eBikes, but some of the new technology has the potential to make riding bikes greener, cheaper, and easier.

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Nuun and PeopleForBikes collaborate for good cause

Proceeds of co-branded product being earmarked to improve cycling opportunities and infrastructure across the United States.

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Etixx Quick-Step pro cycling team launches “winners” beer

The new brew, dubbed De Bie Vélo, is a blond triple with 8% alcohol.

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How To: Shaving your legs versus waxing

When it’s time for that spring clean-up, which method is better? Find out in this grimace inducing video.

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Tour: The Vanilla Bicycles Workshop

Shop employs ‘A-list’ guest builders using a utilitarian approach to shorten lead time for delivery of custom bikes.

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