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How To: The One-Hour Bike Tune Up (Video)

At some point every bike needs a little TLC. That’s why an annual or even semi-annual tune-up is a good idea. Here’s what you’ll need to do keep your bike running smoothly.

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How To: Wash your bike quickly and/or thoroughly

You hear it all the time. The no. 1 way to keep your bike running smooth and trouble free is simply to keep it clean. But what’s the best way to wash your bike? Here’s a primer.

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How To: Proper hand and body position for every situation

There are three places to hold your bars: the hoods, drops and tops. But when is the best time to be in which position and why? Check out this video to find out.

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How To: Top 10 climbing tips

We all want to be better climbers, but it takes lots of hard work to get there. Try these time-tested tricks and techniques to get up hills faster.

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Video: How the sun is thrashing your face

Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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Video: Top 10 Road Bike Upgrades

Looking to breathe some new life into that old road bike of yours? Here are 10 surefire upgrades that will do the trick.

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How To: Adjust your brakes while out on a ride (video)

With a multi-tool and a little bit of know-how, it’s easy to keep a set of mechanical rim brakes operating properly.

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Video: Do shaved legs make you faster?

Go inside the wind tunnel to find out whether it’s worth spending a little extra time with a razor. The answer may surprise you.

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How To: 10 things you should never eat while riding (video)

Bars, gels, rice cakes — no problem. Pizza, pasta, or a bowl of cereal — dont do it.

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How To: Ten ways to stay motivated when training (video)

We’ve all been there, struggling to find motivation during a hard training session. Use these tricks and tips to help you push through and achieve your long-term goals.

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How To: Pack a bike box for safe air travel

Packing a bike requires a good case, the right tools, and a little patience and skill. Check out this How To Video to find out how to keep your bike safe and protected when traveling.

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Quick Tip: Making time to ride your bike

It’s tough finding time for work, family, friends and all life’s other necessary obligations. But squeezing in saddle time is well worth the effort.

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How To (Race Edition): Strategies for racing in a bunch, moving up, chasing breakaways and dealing with strong winds

Ready to try a race? Check out this video series to learn key tactics that can make the difference between finishing with the front group — or getting dropped.

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How To: Ten common cycling mistakes and how to avoid them

New to the sport of cycling and still learning your way around the two-wheeled wonderland? You’ll quickly find out that there are a host of do’s — and do not’s — that can make the difference between blissful spinning and mass frustration.

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Quick Tip: Staying cool during the heat of summer

Summer may be the best time of year to ride your bike, but it can also get a little uncomfortable and even dangerous. Here are some tips to stay cool and properly hydrated during the upcoming summer cycling season.

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How To: Shave your legs (video)

Why do cyclists shave their legs? Good question without a definitive answer. Whatever the case there is a right way and a wrong way.

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Quick Tip: 10 ways to avoid becoming an accident statistic

Generally speaking, riding bikes is good for you and the environment. It’s fun, healthy, and reduces pollution. But cycling can also be dangerous. Follow these tips to stay safe on your bike.

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How To: Be a gentleman cyclist (no farting)

What you should (and shouldn’t do) the next time you head out on your bike.

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How To: Descend safely in a group

Going downhill is one thing. Going downhill in a group is another. You need to be aware of the riders around you and take a few special precautions.

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How To: Climb faster without training more

That might sound impossible, but there are a host of subtle tricks that can help you get up hills more efficiently that don’t involve intervals or endless hours in the saddle.

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How To: Climb faster (video)

Want to climb faster? Don’t we all. And while there are certain limiters that cannot be overcome, there are plenty of tricks and tips you can use to improve your uphill riding ability.

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How To Video: Lance Armstrong fixes a flat (seriously)

Have to say we never saw this coming. Looks like Lance has sunk to new lows — or actually has a sense of humor.

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How To: Tips for better climbing

Fitness and training are key. But what else can you do to improve your climbing skills? Find out.

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How To: Use hand signals and call-outs to avoid road hazards

Riding in a group is fun, social and efficient. But it can be dangerous if you don’t communicate. Here are some tips for making sure your ride is safe, too.

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How To: Prep Your Bike For Spring

Spring officially arrived back in March, which means it’s time to dust off the bike and get back out on the road. But before you start turning those pedals, it’s a good idea to give your two-wheeled machine a little love.

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