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Tech Report: Examining drivetrain compatibility

Can you mix SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo shifters, derailleurs and cassettes? This article will answer that question and more. Take a deep dive into the realm of drivetrain compatibility

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How To: Set your saddle height and position

Improperly set saddle height can lead to power output inefficiencies at best, severe knee pain at worst. So don’t take this task lightly. Instead follow these tips.

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Video: How to sabotage your friend’s bike

Check out the Top 10 devious tricks to help you “win” the next group ride. (This is a joke. Please don’t take it too seriously.)

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Video: Five simple tips to help you ride faster

Follow these steps and you’ll be rolling more rapidly in no time.

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Video: How to climb like Alberto Contador

The world’s best climber shares his secrets for going uphill fast.

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Video: Top 10 things cyclists should eat and drink

Outside of choosing which bike to ride, perhaps the most important consideration a cyclist makes is what to put inside their body. We’ve taken on this culinary conundrum and came up with this tasty top 10 list.

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Video: Top 10 ways to improve your fitness in 2015

Make 2015 a great (and fast) year on the bike. Check out these 10 tips to improving fitness. Strategies include mixing in some high intensity interval training, adding core work to your exercise routine, and making sure to set achievable goals.

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How To: Prevent shoulder pain while riding your bike

Cycling is supposed to hurt — but that shouldn’t include your shoulders. Here are some tips for preventing shoulder pain while riding.

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Video: How to fix a creaking bottom bracket or cranks

One of the most common causes of unwanted noise while riding your bike comes from pedaling. Follow these tips and tricks to get you bike running smoothly — and quietly.

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Video: What’s the best bike for commuting?

What better way to up your saddle time than to start riding to work. But pedaling to the office isn’t that simple. Decisions on the best bike, best route, and best gear are all integral to making it a successful experience.

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Video: How to ride further, faster and safer in 2015 (part 2)

Follow these tips and tricks to help you ride further, faster, and safer — and reach your 2015 cycling goals.

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Video: How to ride further, faster and safer in 2015 (part 1)

Heed these critical tips to help you ride further, faster, and safer — and reach your 2015 cycling goals.

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Video: Top 10 weight loss tips for cyclists

The average American gains 10 pounds between October and January. While most cyclists likely don’t add that much heft, we’ll all susceptible to coming into the New Year carrying a little extra around the waist. Use these tips to keep holiday weight gain in check.

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Video: Tips on how to prevent knee pain

Arguably the most common injury to befall cyclists, knee pain is a true ride wrecker. And if allowed to persist, it might even keep you off the bike for extended periods of time. Follow these tips to keep riding strong.

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Video: Five essential bike maintenance tips

A well maintained bike is a happy bike. Here are five essential tips that will help keep your trusty steed is great working condition.

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