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How To: Ride Faster With Less Effort (Video)

It may sound too good to be true. But try these tricks on your next road ride and you’ll see that there are ways to go faster without working harder.

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How To: Bleed SRAM Road Disc Brakes (Video)

Need to bleed your SRAM road disc brakes? Or maybe you’re just curious to see what it takes in case you opt to buy a set down the road? Either way, this video will get you up to speed — and make sure you can slow down.

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(Updated) How To: Make Perfect Espresso — and Cappucino

The espresso shot is the most perfect expression of coffee. And great espresso is a cyclist’s best friend, waking up mind and body, preparing you for the cycling adventure ahead. Find out how to make your own. Or if you’re not an espresso fan, find out how to make the perfect cappucino. Either way it’s time to get caffeinated.

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Video How To: Braking Safely When Roads Are Wet

With winter just around the corner, the time of year when many of us will be riding wet roads is near. So how do you slow down on a wet road without ending up on your backside — or worse?

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How To: Gravel Grinding – Taming the Road Less Paved

You pass that fire road every day, wishing you had a cyclocross bike on which to ride it. But you don’t need a new rig to get off the beaten path–the one you’ve got will do just fine along with a little practice and our handy tips on navigating the dirt on skinny tires.

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How To: Five Tips To Get Ready For Cross Season

Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld’s Tim Johnson and Jamis Cyclocross Team’s Ben Jacques-Maynes know a thing or two about cyclocross. Here’s their pro advice on getting prepped for season ahead.

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How To: Put On A Rain Jacket While Riding (Video)

Want to know how to put on a rain jacket without pulling off to the side of the road, or crashing in the process. Check out this How To video.

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How To: Corner Like A Pro (with Video)

Few sensations match the thrill and exhilaration of smoothly carving around a turn on your road bike. And doing it at speed is even better. Use these tips to rip around corners faster — and safer.

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Video: How To Measure a Road Bike Frame

Small, medium, large, extra large. 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm. How do you get an apples to apples comparison to make sure you are buying the right size bike for you?

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Video: How To Set Up Cleats For Clipless Pedals

Setting up cleats for clipless pedals might appear to be an easy task, but with side-to-side and fore-aft adjustment, it can be a tricky process. Here are some tips.

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Video: How To Route Internal Cables

Most new top end road bikes come with internal cable routing. When it’s threaded and ready to go, it makes for a stealthy, streamlined look. But getting cables routed through your frame can be one of the most frustrating tasks a home mechanic has to face. Here’s a video tutorial to help make the task a little less maddening.

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How To: Descend Switchbacks Like A Pro

Unless you do all your pedaling on the flatlands of Kansas, at some point in time you’re going to have to go downhill. And often those downhills involve switchbacks. It can be scary at first, but these tips will help you get around those corners safely – and quickly.

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How To: Changing Your Bar Tape

Nothing freshens up a bike quite like new bar tape. It feels good to the touch and looks good, too. Best of all it’s a simple job that anyone can do. The only tools you need are a pair of sharp scissors, some electrical tape, and of course some new bar tape. Here’s a step by step look.

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How To: Measuring Chain Wear

Besides your tires, your bike’s chain is arguably the component that needs most frequent replacing. Wait too long, and your chain will wear out, diminishing shifting quality and shortening the lifespan of your drivetrain.

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How To: Tackling a Group Ride (Updated With Video)

Group rides are a great way to increase fitness, make new friends, and explore unfamiliar territory. Just don’t be surprised if your first group ride is a tad intimidating. Read on for tips and tricks to make your first group ride experience a smooth one. [Updated with Video.]

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Video: Top 10 Ways To Get More Aero

Want to go faster on your bike? Of course you do. We all do. And here are 10 tips that can help. Tip No. 1: Shave your legs!

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Video: How to Climb Like a Pro

At the professional level the ability to go uphill is arguably the most important cycling skill — and one that is honed at an early age. For the rest of us, learning to climb efficiently is an ongoing process. Check out these videos for tips on channeling your inner mountain goat.

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How To: Proper Hand Positioning (Video)

When should your hands be on the handlebar hoods? What’s the right time to grab the drops? And how about the tops? Check out this instructional video to find those answers and more.

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How To: Teaching Your Kid to Ride a Bike

Few moments are more satisfying than watching a child pedal a bike for the first time. But learning to ride can be a tall (and sometimes tear-filled) task. Here are 11 tips to help smooth the road.

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Pro Tips: Tom Zirbel on Training Indoors

Training indoors… Sadly for most cyclists it’s a necessary evil this time of year. But indoor trainer time doesn’t have to be a mind-numbing, soul-crushing experience. Indeed, riding the trainer can actually be a great way to get some serious on-bike work done in a relatively short amount of time. And hey, you can catch […]

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10 Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Cycling Rookie

For 2013, just enjoy the ride or look good doing it? 10 Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Cycling Rookie – By Kurt Gensheimer With the recent explosion in cycling popularity, the United States is experiencing record growth in the sport of cycling. This is a particularly encouraging development in a country which has largely […]

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Everyday Cycling Tips from Team Garmin-Barracuda

Great cycling tips from some of the Team Garmin-Barracuda riders, including Dave Zabriskie, Christian VandeVelde, Tyler Ferrar and Alex Howes for everyday riders wanting to go a little faster and farther. Climbing – Don’t kill yourself. Often times if you’re climbing, you’re in the hills with awesome views. Take your time, enjoy yourself. One way […]

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Video: How To Drive With & Around Cyclists

As road cycling expands in popularity, so too does the tension between cyclists and car drivers. This video, produced by RoadID, features Bob Mionske, cycling lawyer, provides some great tips to drivers on how to properly and safely drive around cyclists. Please pass this video along to everyone you know, share it, tweet it, and […]

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Laying It Down In the Snow

We all have different Ideas on winter training, for some it is a vital time of year, laying the foundation for a big race mid summer or tuning speed for the early season duathlons. For some, winter will be a success if they gain less than 10 pounds. What ever your motivations for this winter; […]

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One Work Out, Two Effects

By: Eric Kenney With busy schedules, many athletes just don’t have enough time to work on all the aspects necessary to reach their full potential. Thus, it is of great value if one can combine workouts. I am not talking about a brick workout or double sessions. I’m talking about maximizing your time. Even pros […]

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