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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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Winter Survival Guide: Choosing and caring for components


Staying on the bike in winter takes commitment. You have to want it to brave chilling temperatures, soul-freezing wind, and/or buckets of rain. Besides being on top of the mental game by maintaining enthusiasm, your equipment has got to be up to the task also.

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How To: Install SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless drivetrain


Just as you would expect, SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That’s what happens when you do away with all the cables, housing and wires.

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How To: Select the right road tire for your needs


TPI, tubeless compatibility, width, and compound make-up are just some of the key considerations when selecting the right road tires for your needs.

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How To: Safely ride your bike at night


Whether intentional or not, riding after the sun goes down is an inevitability for almost all of us. But there’s no need to be afraid of the dark. With the proper planning and equipment riding you bike at night can be a thrilling and rewarding experience. Here’s a primer on what you need to know.

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How To: Make the best of cycling’s most-feared season


Try as you might, there’s no way of getting around it — sitting on a trainer is not much fun. But for a lot of us it’s better than not riding at all. So get up to speed on trainer types and set-up, and then start spinning away.

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Top 10 tips for riding your bike in the rain


There are three main problems with riding in wet weather: getting cold, getting chafed, and staying upright. Here are 10 tips that will keep you warm, comfortable and off the deck when riding in the rain.

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