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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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It’s the “Off Season” – Time to lay out the plans…

By Eric Kenney You’re thinking “Its Thanksgiving! What could I possibly do for training???” Turkey Carving is some of the best deltoids training there is! This will make you more stable on the bike and resist fatigue longer! Don’t miss the opportunity. Actually I am kidding. Thanksgiving marks the beginning on the holidays and the […]

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It’s the “Off Season” what do I … not do?

By Eric Kenney I get this question often this time of yr. “how do you NOT train?” Especially for the competitive cyclist or triathlete who has been racing all summer, sometimes every weekend, not training hard and racing all the time can feel very strange. The Off Season: First off I want to stress the […]

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Cyclocross as Cross Training?

By Eric Kenney Cyclocross is huge. Once participated in as training in the fall and winter months for fun it is now a huge international spectacle. Athletes are now focusing their whole year on cyclocross. Even for us Tri geeks and hard core all road all the time people cyclocorss is luring. The question is […]

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Training in Training Races

By: Eric Kenney It’s that time of year when we all start to race or think about it. For many of us some of these first races are non- priority races or “training races”. There are a few different ideas as to what a training race is and how it should be done. Some people […]

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Surviving the Gila

Thinking of entering a stage race? Eric Kenney takes you through his experience from the 2007 Tour of Gila By Eric Kenney The Tour of the Gila stage race is one of, if not THE premiere amateur race in the US. Especially if you’re a category 2 rider. As it is one of the few […]

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How to – fix a flat out on the road.

Ever find yourself out on the road with a flat and have no idea what to do? Well check out this excellent video by Mach3Multisport on what to do should you find yourself in such a predicament!

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How to – Ride with others…

Road Cycling Etiquette Road riding with a group can be fun and safe if done with common sense and courtesy. Below are some guidelines we all need to follow in order to maximize our safety and enjoyment while riding with our fellow cyclists amidst the motorized vehicles, pedestrians and roadside obstacles that we may encounter […]

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