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The FEED: Custom Nutrition For Endurance Athletes

Shopping for sports nutrition can be a pain, and many of us simply base our buying habits around whichever Clif Bar flavor is on sale at the local grocery store. But what happens when you tire of eating Peanut Toffee Buzz? The Feed, a Colorado-based nutrition company, is hoping to solve that problem.

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Levi’s Gran Fondo: A Bucket List Ride

There are rides, and then there are rides worth dropping everything for to make sure you have a place in the peloton. Here’s the inside track on why Levi’s Gran Fondo is not to be missed.

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First Ride: Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4 Disc

The Specialized Roubaix helped usher in the endurance/sportive category of road bikes nearly a decade ago. Now the Big Red S has a new, disc equipped model. We took it for a test spin.

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Breck Bike Week – Fun for the Entire Family

Slated right in between the Breck Epic and the Pro Cycling Challenge, Breck Bike Week has a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere perfect for families.

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Freewheeling: Move Over Gatorade, Make Room For… Beer

Imagine a post-ride beverage that both satisfied the needs of your body (sodium, electrolytes) and soothed the soul (beer). Sounds too good to be true. Well, maybe not.

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Pro Bike: Jens Voigt’s Custom Trek Madone

Everyone’s favorite German cyclist just got two pieces of great news. He signed a new contract to ride for the Trek-sponsored WorldTour team next year — and a very special custom painted Trek Madone.

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Reynolds Cycling Company Profile and Tour

Take a tour of the Reynolds Cycling US headquarters in Sandy, UT. R&D, testing, prototyping and more are done here on some incredible machines. Want to see what a blowout looks like at 370 PSI?

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Challenge Tires New Team Edition Cotton Cyclocross Tubulars

Previously, you had to be a top pro to ride Challenge Tire’s best handmade tubular tires. But Challenge has just announced that their Limus and Grifo Team Edition tires are now available to all cross riders and racers.

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Feature: Hangin’ with Brent Steelman

Brent Steelman makes steel road bikes that are beautiful and stand the test of time. We spent an afternoon with him, had an espresso and talked bikes for a bit.

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Got Money? Gucci Commuter Bike

If you have $15,400 laying around, be sure to check out the Gucci commuter bike. With a carbon frame, 11 speeds and disc brakes it’s perfect for getting groceries. Don’t forget your lock.

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Freewheeling: Create Your Cycling Bucket List

There is no finite list of activities that can make your life as a cyclist complete, but a few inspirational ideas are never a bad thing. To stoke the coals of your Bucket List imagination, here’s a starter pack of, plus a few tips on how to get started.

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16 Cool (Mostly) Bike-Related Things From OR Show

The Summer OR Show (aka Outdoor Retailer) brings nearly 30,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors to Salt Lake City each August. While we generally get the skinny on new bike stuff at the cycling trade shows, RoadBikeReview went in search of gear that crosses-over — and bacon covered ice cream.

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Levi Leipheimer Racing Downieville Classic

Multiple-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer is set to become the first cyclist to race both the Tour de France and the Downieville Classic. And Leipheimer isn’t just racing the cross-country. He’s taking on the all-mountain category.

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Why Don’t More Women Ride Bikes?

The number of men and women living in the United States is essentially even, yet according to a study published in 2012 by researchers at Rutgers University only 24 percent of all bicycle trips in the U.S. were made by women. Why?

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How To: Top 10 Post Ride Rituals

You’ve just finished a hard 3-hour training ride. Now what? Though your first inclination may be to go pass out on the couch in front of the TV (which isn’t a bad idea), there are a few other important things to tick off your post-ride ritual list before grabbing a little shut eye.

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How To: Get On The Juice (And Maybe Get Faster)

If you’re like many serious (and even some not-so-serious) cyclists, the idea of legal athletic performance enhancement is intriguing. Well, these days there is growing evidence that that boost might just be available via the juice. And we don’t mean the illegal kind.

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Cycling Tragedy Spawns Safety Initiative

A new initiative dubbed Three Feet for Pete is both honoring the memory of fallen teammate and hoping to educate drivers and cyclists about ways to make our streets safer for everyone.

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Tour de France Day In The Life: Feeding a Pro Team

What did it take to feed a nine-man WorldTour team at the Tour de France? Well for starters, about 40 eggs a day — plus one big pancake for Mark Cavendish.

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Tour de France Day In The Life: Team Soigneur

For the uninitiated, a soigneur is the person who assists riders during a race. They’re charged with preparing food, handing out water bottles and mussette bags in the feed zone, doing the team laundry, and massaging racers after the stage. It’s a busy job.

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Scott Launches Solace Endurance Bike, Revamps Addict

The 2014 product launch season rolled on this week with Swiss-based Scott Bikes unveiling a host of new mountain and road steeds, plus updated apparel. Here’s a detailed inside look at the two new road bikes — one super light, one super comfy.

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How To: Go To The Tour de France For Free

Have you ever entered one of those sweepstakes where you’re prompted to write a story, shoot a video, or do something else remotely creative in the name of promoting a brand? We didn’t think so. But this guy did and won a free trip to the Tour de France. He even got to bring his wife.

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Cycling’s Concussion Dilemma

Tony Martin suffered a concussion in a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France. One day later, the German was back on his bicycle, lending credence to cycling’s reputation as a “hard man” sport. But there are those in the cycling world who would have preferred Martin quit the race in light of his head injury.

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Meet Your (Drink) Maker Part 3: Personal Product Testing Tips

Which hydration drink product will work best for you? It’s a tough question that requires far more critical analysis than the old Pepsi Challenge. RoadBikeReview talked with three experts in the field of endurance sports nutrition to find out their top tips for testing one hydration product against another.

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Race Across America’s Near Death Experience

A violent car accident destroyed Maria Parker’s back-up bikes, but she persevered and went on to finish the grueling Race Across America.

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Meet Your (Drink) Maker Part 2: Expert Recovery Tips

Post-ride recovery is arguably one of the most important aspects of bike riding (or racing). What you do between saddle sessions goes a long way in determining how you’ll feel on your next ride. We spoke to three experts in the field of nutrition and got you some expert recovery advice.

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