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How To: Safely ride your bike at night

Whether intentional or not, riding after the sun goes down is an inevitability for almost all of us. But there’s no need to be afraid of the dark. With the proper planning and equipment riding you bike at night can be a thrilling and rewarding experience. Here’s a primer on what you need to know.

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Congress passes FAST Act: $4 billion for bike and pedestrian projects

In what’s a big win for cyclists across North America, the U.S. Congress has passed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation), a five-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program.

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Video: 2015 European Bike Stealing Championships

Bike theft is an epidemic in Europe. England reports that every minute a bike is stolen — and you’ll undoubtedly find similar numbers in other countries. To raise awareness of this problem (and have a little fun) the crew at the cycling website We Love Cycling decided to put on the first officially unofficial European Bike Stealing Championships.

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Video: Singlespeed CX World’s Canadian style

What do you get when you mix singlespeeds, cyclocross, costumes, and a little too much alcohol. Watch this video to find out. (Warning: contains some adult language.)

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First Look: Blaze Burner bicycle tail light

24 LEDs emit 100 lumens via 180-degree spread in light that is in Kickstarter phase.

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New Schwinn Vantage commuter bike has elastomer suspension

Hybrid commuter bike features Smooth Ride Technology to make trips to work a little more comfortable. Find out how.

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Top 10 tips for riding your bike in the rain

There are three main problems with riding in wet weather: getting cold, getting chafed, and staying upright. Here are 10 tips that will keep you warm, comfortable and off the deck when riding in the rain.

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First Look: DZR H2O shoes

Bay Area-based shoe maker DZR has a new offering that will keep you dry (and looking cool) during your next commute. Meet the DZR H2O, which is being billed as the first fully seam sealed waterproof SPD compatible sneaker.

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How To: Pin on your race number

If you’ve ever lined up for a race, you’ve likely experienced the joy of pinning on a race number. Actually, it’s no joy at all. Kind of a pain in the you know what — especially if you poke yourself with a pin. To make the number pinning process easier next time, here’s a step-by-step guide.

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How To: Eat and drink on your bike without crashing

Eating and drinking are an essential part of any long ride. But if you’re new to the sport, dining on the go may feel like a tough challenge. Successful sustenance intake requires skills beyond simply pedaling along. Check out this video for tips and tricks on how to fuel up on the go.

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Your chances of dying ranked by sport and activity

What’s the most dangerous activity in the world? And where does cycling rank? Check out this fascinating infographic for those answers and much more.

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How much faster is an aerodynamic position?

The cycling industry is fond of telling us that aero is everything. But it’s not all marketing mumbo jumbo. It’s a proven fact that air resistance accounts for much of the drag you feel on a bike. Find out how much of a difference your body position makes. Watch this video.

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Wolf Tooth Drop-Stop one-by chainrings for Shimano

In the increasingly crowded space of specialty replacement chainrings, Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its Drop-Stop 1x for Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cranks with Shimano’s asymmetric 4x110mm bolt pattern.

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Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedals get walkable cleats

Speedplay is bringing added choice to its line-up of road pedals. The San Diego-based company is set to provide consumers the option of walkable or standard cleats when buying its Zero or Ultra Light Action pedal systems.

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Pro Bike: Lizzie Armitstead’s Custom Specialized Amira

Lizzie Armitstead wrapped up her 2015 season in style, winning the the UCI World Cup in Plouay, France, and the world championship title in Richmond, Virginia. To celebrate, Specialized designed custom graphics for the Brit’s Amira race bike that she’ll ride throughout the 2016 season. Have a look.

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ENVE launches disc specific tubular cyclocross wheelset

ENVE has a new top-of-the-line weapon for the cyclocross crowd. The Utah maker of all things carbon has made race-ready ’cross wheels before, but the ENVE CX takes it a step further and is available as a disc-specific tubular only set-up.

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Endura’s new overshoe line-up just in time for winter

Scotland’s Endura has just launched an impressive line-up of overshoes to suit a variety of riding styles, climate, and weather. Here are complete tech details and pricing.

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Ted King’s custom Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD

With his 10-year WorldTour racing career coming to a close, Ted King was honored over the weekend with a custom-painted Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD. The gift gifting happened at King’s charity event the Krempel’s King of the Road Challenge, which was created to raise funds for the Krempels Center of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Zwift moves to fee based structure, adds workout mode

After a year of giving its product away for free, Zwift has announced it’s moving to a paid for subscription service, as well as launching into the structured training market with the addition of a workout mode. Zwift will begin a non-contract monthly pricing structure of $10 starting October 29.

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Giant unveils new 2016 Trinity triathlon bike

Flagship Trinity Advanced Pro model, which is being raced at Kona by Ironman pro Tim Van Berkel, features Giant’s AeroSystem shaping technology and a number of innovative triathlon-specific features including the AeroVault integrated hydration and storage system.

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First Look: POC Fondo casual cycling apparel

Following its safety-first AVIP collection and slim-trim Raceday apparel, the new Fondo line is more about the all-day adventure — with a few coffee stops along the way. The Fondo line places emphasis on fit and design cues are more casual.

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Video: Pactimo – The Ride

Getting to know a brand can be tough. Pages on a website or inside a catalog don’t necessarily tell the whole tale. Pactimo realized this and decided to do something about it. Watch and learn.

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ENVE unveils lightweight carbon hub and climbing wheel

Utah’s ENVE Composites has a pair of new high end offerings, including a carbon road hub that won a Eurobike Design and Innovation award and the company’s first ever tubeless ready carbon clincher wheel.

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s world championship winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac

With one perfectly timed late-race attack, Peter Sagan reaffirmed his place among cycling’s elite, winning the 2015 UCI world championship men’s elite road race title. Here’s the bike that carried him there.

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Oddest of Interbike: Weird, wacky – and maybe pure genius

Best part of Interbike? Well, sure we love checking out all the latest and greatest gear and apparel. But just as interesting (or at least entertaining) are all the unique ideas and offbeat products that debut in Vegas. Some are pure genius, some not so much.

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