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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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Video: Top five stretches after you ride your bike

It’s debatable whether regular stretching actually nets any measurable performance gains on the bike. But even if being limber doesn’t up your max watts, it can certainly help you get more aero on the bike and stay flexible as you get older. Here are five easy-to-do post-ride stretches.

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Video: How to prevent neck pain while riding

Suffering from a sore neck during or even after your rides? Try these tips and tricks from our friends at the Global Cycling Network to see if you can remedy the situation.

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Video: Is it better to climb in or out of the saddle?

What’s the most efficient way to get to the top of the mountain? Check out this video which goes inside the sports science lab to determine whether it’s faster to climb in or out of the saddle.

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How to: Use a torque wrench (video)

With the increasing proliferation of super light alloy and carbon fiber parts on bikes, knowing how to properly use a torque wrench is critical. Watch this video to find out more.

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How To: Set up DIY cyclocross tubeless (video)

The benefits of tubeless tire set-ups are well known. But making a wholesale investment in new tubeless-specific equipment is a bridge too far for many. And unless you’re trying to set up a dedicated cyclocross race bike, it may be unnecessary. Here’s an alternative.

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How To: Ride an alpine climb (video)

What’s the best way to get up a mammoth mountain ascent? Check out these tips and tricks for better climbing.

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How-to: Win a world road race championship

Take a dive into Michal Kwiatkowski’s power meter data to see just what it takes to be the best.

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Video: Top 10 things NOT to drink while cycling

Hydration drink, yes. Chicken soup, no.

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