Tech Reviews and News


How To: Recondition a worn out rear derailleur

Bike parts are expensive, especially new ones. So why not do all you can to keep your current components running smooth. That’s the gist of this video that details how to recondition a worn out rear derailleur.

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How To: Get Set Up For Spin Class

Motivation can be hard to come by during the cold and wet months of the year, but you don’t want to lose your hard-earned fitness. Riding an indoor trainer is a great way to keep up your training. But riding by yourself, with a video or an MP3 player as your only inspiration, can get old. Instead consider signing up for a spin class.

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How to: Setting up an indoor trainer

With winter bearing down, it’s time to get your indoor trainer set-up. Watch this video to get it right.

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Understanding wind, magnetic, and fluid trainers

So winter time has put a damper on your outside riding plans, and now you’re thinking about a little indoor cycling. But what is the difference between wind, magnetic, and fluid trainers? And what are the pros and cons of each? Check out this video for answers.

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Best carbon upgrades for your road bike

So you are wondering what are the best — and most noticeable — carbon upgrades for your road bike. Check out this video for answers.

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Best new smart bike tech from Interbike 2016

From wireless electronic shifting drivetrains, to smart helmets, to head units that seamlessly interface with our phones, the way we ride our bikes is more and more influenced by gizmos and gadgets.

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Another round of weird and wacky from Interbike

One of the best things about Interbike is all the off-the-wall product you encounter in the halls of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Press play and then decide if you see the next big thing or… not so much.

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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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Most interesting new products from Taipei Cycle Show

With the heart of another cycling season coming on quickly, it’s time to take a look at some of the new gear that will help shape the year to come.

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How To: Top 5 ways to get faster on your bike

Buying the latest, greatest, lightest, fanciest frame/wheelset/drivetrain won’t guarantee you faster Strava segment times or more powerful sprints. For long-lasting results that cost a lot less, nothing beats good old fashioned training. Here are five surefire ways to get faster on your bike.

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How To: Buy road cycling shoes

Understanding footwear technology means keeping track of a lot of features and buzzwords. To help you cut through the clutter, here is a primer on key considerations when buying a new pair of road cycling shoes.

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5 Things Every Beginner Cyclist Should Buy

New cyclists often view particular bits of gear as either intimidating, unstylish, or a waste of cash, and some of it definitely is all of that. There are, however, several items that beginners always seem to shy away from, but experienced cyclists swear by.

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Where to spend your money on cycling apparel

Get the most out of your kit with the least abuse on your wallet by following this buying guide.

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Helmets: Where to spend your money

With cycling helmets ranging wildly in price, you might be wondering what the heck’s the difference between a $50 model and one that costs $300. Both helmets have to pass the same impact testing standards, and are usually constructed from similar materials. So how do you decide which is best for you?

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How To: Choose road cycling tires

No one piece of equipment on your bike is more important and no one piece receives more abuse than your tires. So don’t just slap the deal of the week on there and call it good. Instead learn how to choose the right road tire to fit your needs.

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Tech Talk: How do bikes stay upright?

Bicycles are one of the most efficient and versatile means of human powered transportation. But perhaps even more amazing is the fact that given the right circumstances, bicycles can stay upright all by themselves. Check out this video from Minute Physics to find out how.

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Tech Talk: Freehub design and function explained

The rear hub is one of those seldom understood components. Everyone uses one, but few realize exactly what is going on inside. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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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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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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