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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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How To: Service your Mavic freehub

Servicing a freehub is a fairly simple job, yet one many cyclists don’t do. The result are wheels that don’t spin completely free, which means wasted energy while out on the bike. Don’t let this happen to you.

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How To: Choose the right inner tubes for your bike

In terms of bang for buck, the humble inner tube is arguably the best value in cycling. For less than $10 you get a piece of equipment that is critical to the operation of your bike.

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Rudy Project debuts new Rush bike helmet

Mid-tier priced lid has 21 vents, a removable visor, and is available in three colors.

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Specialized launches foundation to help kids

Early indications are that kids with attention issues who take part in cycling activities, may better prepare their brains for learning. These results have prompted the company to dive deeper.

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Stages Cycling unveils high-tech indoor trainer bikes

Stages Cycling has increased its product offerings, adding indoor trainer bikes to its already-popular line of crank-mounted power meters.

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Report: 34% of Americans biked at least once last year

In an effort to better understand and track bicycling in America, cycling advocacy organization PeopleForBikes recently commissioned the first comprehensive U.S. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Report. The results are fascinating — and a little disheartening.

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How To: Train for short, steep climbs

To survive and thrive during these brief but intense efforts try these three tough interval workouts.

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Shimano adds entry-level 11-speed wheel to lineup

New hoops use cup-and-cone bearing system, weigh 2,024 grams, and retail for $400.

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How To: Service Look and Shimano road pedals

Follow these steps to assure your pedals run smoothly — and quietly — for many miles to come.

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ENVE launches new Smart ENVE System 4.5 wheelset

Race-ready wheels come in clincher and tubular versions, and features what ENVE claims is a new drag reducing shape, the increases acceleration, cornering control, and impact resistance.

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Reynolds unveils all-terrain road disc brake wheelset

Wide-profile carbon fiber rims allow for wider tires and improved durability.

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How To: Ride fast with a group on the flats

Riding in a fast moving group might look like a simple case of maintaining a steady power output for a sustained period of time, but there’s actually more to it than that. Check out these tips and tricks to help you hang tough on the flats.

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L’Eroica vintage cycling event coming to California

L’Eroica’s unique premise is that participants may only use bicycles built before 1988; many riders use two-wheelers built prior to World War II.

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How To: Top 10 ways to suffer like a pro when riding

Without pain there can be no gain. Use these tips to improve your cycling.

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Rapha, Bradley Wiggins team up to inspire young riders

U.K. apparel maker also rolls out new high-end brevet jersey and vest.

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Wind Tunnel Test: Disc brakes versus rim brakes

Can the new road bike braking standard cheat the wind as well a bike with traditional rim brakes? Watch this video to find out more.

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Ritte launches Ace flagship road bike frameset

The Los Angeles-based bike maker has rolled out its latest road frame. Highlight features include monocoque construction and a molding process that uses a hard inner mold and bladder system.

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Nutrition: Ultimate recovery snack — banana and date cake

Our friends at the Global Cycling Network teamed up with SORTED Food to make this banana and date cake, the ultimate, healthy, post-exercise recovery cake. Yum!!

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How To: Ride a road bike on a twisty log

Martyn Ashton breaks down one of the highlight tricks from his Road Bike Party 3 trials video.

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