How To Reviews and News


How To: Use A CO2 cartridge to fix a flat tire


There’s nothing wrong with the traditional frame pump, but in terms of saving weight (not to mention time) the CO2 cartridge inflator is a superior option when it comes to fixing mid-ride flats. The downside is that if you get it wrong – and only have one cartridge – you may just have to call for a ride. To avoid that ignominious outcome, here’s a primer on proper CO2 cartridge usage.

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How To: Picking the right size road bike handlebars


How do choose the right road handlebar? And what determines where you put the levers on the bar? These are important questions, as selecting the correct bars can make a huge difference in the comfort and quality of your ride.

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How To: Train for your first bike race


Making the leap from riding bikes to racing bikes is a big step. Watch this tips packed video to be better prepared.

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Gravel Grinding: Top events and race day tips


The Angry Singlespeeder takes a closer look at one of the fastest growing disciplines of bike racing (and riding).

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How To: 10 Ways To Make Every Bike Ride A Great Ride


How do you make every bike ride a great bike ride? Keep gear clean, fix mechanicals, pick a good route, and dress properly. Learn more about these tips and more.

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Shimano Components: Where to Spend Your Money


With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your road bike with Shimano drivetrain components.

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How to: Race day prep


If you just signed up for your first race and are wondering exactly what to expect, then check out this video from the gang at the Global Cycling Network, which walks you through all the critical bases.

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How To: Perfect your braking skills


It might sound counterintuitive, but the better you become at using your brakes the faster cyclist you’ll become. Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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Tech Report: Examining drivetrain compatibility


Can you mix SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo shifters, derailleurs and cassettes? This article will answer that question and more. Take a deep dive into the realm of drivetrain compatibility

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How To: Increase your power output on the bike


Up your wattage and start dropping your friends with these training tips.

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How To: Clean your cycling shoes


What’s the best way to clean a pair of cycling shoes? Grab a bucket, some warm soapy water, a sponge, and soft bristle brush, and check out this How To video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network.

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How To: Understanding gear ratios


Gear ratios have become a hot topic with the advent of compact cranks, sub-compacts and even 1x drivetrains. In simple terms the number of teeth on your cogs and chainrings are combined to determine how well you can go uphill, downhill, or zip along the flats.

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How To: Shaving your legs versus waxing


When it’s time for that spring clean-up, which method is better? Find out in this grimace inducing video.

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How To: Service your Mavic freehub


Servicing a freehub is a fairly simple job, yet one many cyclists don’t do. The result are wheels that don’t spin completely free, which means wasted energy while out on the bike. Don’t let this happen to you.

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How To: Choose the right inner tubes for your bike


In terms of bang for buck, the humble inner tube is arguably the best value in cycling. For less than $10 you get a piece of equipment that is critical to the operation of your bike.

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How To: Train for short, steep climbs


To survive and thrive during these brief but intense efforts try these three tough interval workouts.

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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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