How To: Climb faster (video)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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How To: Unclip Like a Pro (Video)

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Every beginner will eventually want to upgrade to clipless pedals since they provide a more secure attachment to your bike and allow you to pedal more efficiently. Here are some tips on how to clip in and out.

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How To: Thread Internal Cables (Video)

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Internal cabling on both road and mountain is beautiful to look at (the absense of) but a nightmare to work on. Here is a useful tip for threading internal cables, all it needs is some cotton thread and a vacuum cleaner.

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How To: Tuck and descend like a pro

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What’s the fastest tuck position when descending? Check out this video to find out.

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How To: Go singlespeed if you break your rear derailleur

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Broken rear derailleur or busted derailleur hanger? What now? Before you reach for your phone and call for a ride, you may be able to turn your rig into a singlespeed and pedal home.

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How To: Ride sand or any loose surface (video)

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Sand sections are one of the biggest challenges in cyclo-cross, requiring a deft mix of power, finesse and a little bit of luck. And while you may not encounter beach-like conditions on every ride or race, the skills required to ride sand are transferable to nearly any loose surface conditions.

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How To: Securely lock your bike

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Don’t let thieves make off with your two-wheeled treasure. Follow these basic steps to assure your bike is safe and secure when you’re not around to keep an eye on it.

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How To: Ride In Strong Winds (Video)

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When the wind begins to howl, use these tricks and tips to maintain momentum.

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How To: Properly Shift Gears (Video)

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Shifting gears may seem like a simple process, but there is an art to it. Watch and learn.

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How To: Five Important Pre-Ride Safety Checks (Video)

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Before you ride your bike, it’s important to make sure that it’s in proper working order. Because there’s nothing worse than leaving the house with a slow leak, bad brakes, or loose skewers.

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How To: Get Home After Slashing Your Tire’s Sidewall (Video)

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A slash in the sidewall of your tire typically means the end of your ride. But with a little McGyver ingenuity it’s possible to get back on the road and get home.

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Packing for Nationals: Cold Weather Expert Steve Tilford Gives Advice

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Not used to riding and racing cyclocross in the cold? We talked with cyclocross legend and almost constant-national champion, Kansas’ Steve Tilford for his advice on being prepared for the potential bitter cold weather.

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How To: Get Home When You’ve Run Out Of Tubes (Video)

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You’ve just suffered your third puncture, you’re out of tubes and are miles from home. Now what? Here are some tricks that just might get you home without having to call for help, hitchhike or walk.

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How To: Cut Your Bike’s Steerer Tube (Video)

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Maybe you just got a new fork. Maybe you’ve decided to lower your riding position. Either way, you’ll likely need to trim a few centimeters from your steerer tube. It’s a fairly simple procedure, but not one you can start over if you mess up (if you know what we mean). To avoid any mishaps, watch this video first.

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How To: Tips For Commuting By Bike

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There are few greater joys for a cyclist than watching car commuters lurch along in bumper-to-bumper traffic while you casually pedal home from work. For those new to commuting by bike, here are some helpful tips to get you started.

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How To: Repair a Broken Chain (Video)

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Nothing ends a ride quicker than a broken chain. If you don’t have the right tools and know-how, the only way home is to call home for a ride — or walk. Don’t let that happen to you. Instead check out this video that explains the tools and steps required to fix your broken chain and get rolling again.

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Video: Top 10 Tips For Buying Kids Bikes

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The holidays are here and what better gift is there than buying your young one a bike. A bike is often a child’s first sense of freedom and independence. So get them a bike that fits and get them on the path to a cycling lifestyle.

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How To: True A Wheel (Video)

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Turns out truing wheels is one of those maintenance jobs that is far easier than it sounds. Anyone can have a go at it with a couple of simple tools and some patience. Check out this video to learn more.

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How To: Remount Your Cyclocross Bike (Video)

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A few weeks back we explained how to perform the perfect cyclocross dismount. Now it’s time to dive into carrying your bike and then the all important remount. Here are some tips and tricks (in text and video form) that will help make the process smooth and efficient.

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How To: Getting the Mud Out – Best Laundry Practices

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The best tip for keeping white kit white and black kit black is simple: hose it down, while it’s still wet. What’s your trick for keeping your cycling gear clean during the season?

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How To: Perform A Flawless Cyclocross Dismount (Video)

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You’re off the front and feeling fast, but now it’s time to get off your bike and hop over the first set of barriers. Do it smoothly and efficiently and you’ll quickly be back on your bike and flying. But fumble through these critical steps and momentum — not to mention your place at the front — can be quickly lost.

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