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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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How to make your road bike last longer

Bikes can be expensive to replace. Maximize your bike’s lifespan with these tips.

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Mark Cavendish’s top 5 sprinting tips

Whether you’re dashing toward the finish of a local criterium race or just trying to beat your buddies past the town line sign, you’ll need to have a good sprint. And who better to learn from than one of the best.

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Get faster quicker with these five cycling training hacks

Generally speaking there are no shortcuts to becoming a better cyclist. If you want to go faster you need to put time in the saddle. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. Here are five clever training hacks.

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How to lose weight through cycling

Looking to lose a little weight? Look no further than that bike collecting dust in the back of your garage. Get out there and ride and we guarantee the pounds will start melting away.

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