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How To Sprint Like A Pro


First we took a look at Marcel Kittel’s stunning Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. Now it’s time to hear from the man himself about what it takes to be fastest across the finish.

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How to select the right handlebar tape


Bar tape is made from a variety of different materials ranging from thin to thick, firm to cushy, and smooth to tacky. But which is right for you?

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4 Fitness Building Training Sessions For Cyclists


Looking to ramp up your training as the summer cycling season slowly approaches. Check out these four killer training sessions to get you fitter and stronger.

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How To Stay Motivated to Ride Your Bike Through Winter


Mustering up the motivation to get outside for a ride in winter can be tough. Cold temps, rain, and even snow don’t exactly add up to ideal pedaling conditions. So what can you do to keep yourself motivated — and in decent shape? Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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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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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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How To: Get Set Up For Spin Class


Motivation can be hard to come by during the cold and wet months of the year, but you don’t want to lose your hard-earned fitness. Riding an indoor trainer is a great way to keep up your training. But riding by yourself, with a video or an MP3 player as your only inspiration, can get old. Instead consider signing up for a spin class.

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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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Chain maintenance advice from the experts


The bicycle chain is a wonderfully effective means of transferring mechanical energy from one place to another. With good engineering, modern materials, and regular maintenance, it is extremely efficient. But with abuse or negligence, a drivetrain can quickly devolve into a quagmire of resistance. Find out how to best care for your chain.

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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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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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5 Ways To Keep You And Your Bike Safe


Don’t become grill meat. Instead stay safe on the bike and off it with these quick tips.

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5 Essential Winter Training Skills


Cycling through the winter throws up many challenges. Here are five skills you need when the weather gets nasty.

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How to install tubeless cyclocross tires


For racing cyclocross nothing beats the supple feel of tubular tires. But for many amateur riders the hassle of gluing tires — and then being locked into one tread choice — isn’t worth the small performance gains. Enter tubeless set-ups.

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How much off-season rest do you need?


The cycling season is drawing to a close, days are getting shorter, and there are less events to enter. If you’re a pro this is the time of year to take some time off. But what if you’re not a member of Team Sky?

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5 Ways To Make Your (Current) Road Bike Faster


How fast you go on your bike mainly comes down to fitness. But there are also ways to get faster that don’t require more intervals or expensive component upgrades.

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How to: Select the right cyclocross tire


Because tires are one of the fastest, easiest, and least expensive ways to upgrade your bike, consider investing in a couple different sets and experimenting with different setups on different courses to find what works best for you.

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How To: Pack for a long ride


So you are riding a century next month and want to be prepared? Here’s the bare minimum of what you need to bring along for the ride.

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How To: Emergency derailleur cable fix


So you are out on your bike and your rear derailleur cable snaps. What now? Here’s a quick roadside fix that you can use to get me home.

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How To: Inflate a bicycle tire


Pumping up the tires on your bike is a pretty basic skill. But like any skill, you need someone to show you how to do it the first time. So if you don’t know, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place.

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6 best ways to greet a fellow cyclist


Whether overtaking or passing in a different direction, there’s no reason not to acknowledge other cyclists. But what’s the best way to say, hi? The gang from the Global Cycling Network offers these suggestions.

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Tech Tip: How to improve your gear shifting


Nobody likes a slow shifting bike. To keep thing running smooth — and quick — check out these five tips that will speed up your bike’s gear shifting.

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Roadies vs. Mountain Bikers: Who can do a better wheelie?


Two videos, one goal: Find out who can do a better wheelie — roadies or mountain bikers? The answer would seem obvious (the fat tire riders of course), but it’s still pretty entertaining to see them face off.

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