Art’s Cyclery Reviews and News


Lezyne Micro GPS review


Offers ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility, 14 hours of runtime, accurate (barometric, accelerometer, and GPS) data tracking, customizable layouts, and data notifications.

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Bike Check: Nate Erickson’s Black Pearl Specialized Tarmac


“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a bike is, you know. It’s not just wheels and a chain and handlebars. That’s what a bike needs, not what a bike is.”

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One With Nature California Coast Ride


One With Nature is a group of Californian environmental advocates promoting active outdoor lifestyles. O.W.N. believes the more time you spend outside, the more connected you become to the natural world, inspiring people to act.

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Four Awesome Base Layers to Get You Through Winter


The humble base layer may not be the flashiest piece of cycling gear on the market, but anyone who’s worn one on a frosty winter ride knows how big of a difference it can make.

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How to select the right handlebar tape


Bar tape is made from a variety of different materials ranging from thin to thick, firm to cushy, and smooth to tacky. But which is right for you?

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2017 Zipp NSW Carbon Clincher Wheels Explained


Offer to buy a roadie any wheelset they want, and many, if not most will ask for Zipp. The Indiana-based company that’s owned by SRAM has been redefining what constitutes a high-end wheel for as long as they’ve been in business, and they show no signs of letting up this year.

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What the heck is SRAM WiFLi?


If you’ve done any drivetrain shopping lately, chances are you’ve come across the term WiFLi. Though it looks like either a “WiFi” typo, or a pretty bad name for a hip-hop dance squad, WiFLi is actually just what SRAM calls their wider range cassettes and derailleurs.

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Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Thermal jersey review


Every cyclist needs a go-to jersey. A simple piece of clothing that never fails to make a ride just that much more enjoyable. A jersey that you instinctively reach for on the way out the door. The Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Thermal just might be that jersey.

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5 Great Road Cycling Helmets


Looking for a new road cycling helmet? These five 2017 models offer top-tier performance, features, and value.

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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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What You Really Want To Buy Part III: Road Handlebars


Upgrade this key contact point to shave weight and increase comfort with one of these great bar options.

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What You Really Want To Buy Part II: Power Meters


Power meters are the ultimate training tool, allowing the serious road cyclist to see exact power output either during or after the ride, which will tell you how your body is performing.

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What You Really Want To Buy Part 1: Wheels


Why are wheels the single biggest and best upgrade? Here’s the short: A nicer wheelset usually offers weight savings, better aerodynamics, stiffness, and smoother spinning bearings. Time to upgrade?

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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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Lezyne 2017 GPS computer line-up quick comparison


California-based accessory manufacturer Lezyne has rolled out their 2017 GPS line-up. This is their second year making cycling computers, with lowered prices and features expanded across the line.

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Assos SS.laalalaiJersey_evo7 women’s jersey review


When loud and gaudy kits aren’t for you, Assos is here to swoop you up and carry you with comfort to your destination.

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Assos T.laalaLai Short_s7 bib shorts review


Finally Assos has an answer for women who want and need the stability of bib short.

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Michelin Power Competition tire review


Offering great all-around performance at a reasonable price, the Power Competitions roll fast, offer great grip, and surpass the competition.

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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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Castelli Mondiale bibshorts & Perfetto Light jersey review


Ultra high-end top and bottom from Italian cycling apparel maker deliver superb function but not without a financial hit.

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Capo Corsa SL Jersey and Bibshorts review


After extended ride time in the Capo Corsa SL Jersey and Bibshorts, the verdict is in. Find out how this mid-tier priced apparel fared on all-day adventures.

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Cycling Nutrition: Healthy summer smoothies


Summer’s endless days are welcome for many reasons. Most important are the opportunities to ride more often and ride longer on each ride. Like always, make sure you take care of yourself after those summer spins. Have a recovery drink chilling in the fridge for when you finish.

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Vittoria Corsa G+ Open clincher tire review


Vittoria’s Corsa G+ Open Clincher delivers top level performance, traction, and aerodynamics — and since it’s not a tubular, the Corsa is much more user-friendly, allowing you to fix the flat (or two) that you’ll inevitably get.

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CycleOps Fluid 2 Training Kit Contest Giveaway


CycleOps Fluid 2 Training Kit Giveaway courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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Winter Survival Guide: Trainers


With the approach of “The Most Powerful El Nino Ever” this winter holds the potential for a lot of down time. Avoid the winter doldrums and follow this guide to riding inside on a trainer.

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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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Winter Survival Guide: Choosing apparel


How to use every means at your disposal to maintain motivation and fitness when the weather turns cold and wet.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 road gear of the year


Here’s a look at some of the road cycling products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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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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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For serious bike commuters


If you know someone who regularly bikes to work, commutes to the gym, or pedals to the coffee shop, then the following assortment of goodies will make the perfect holiday gifts.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the cycling enthusiast


For the cyclist that’s been there and done that, here are some great gift ideas that will get them equipped for the upcoming year’s days of gloriously long miles.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For Hard Core Racers


Does the cyclist in your life sport freshly shorn legs on a regular basis? Do their tan lines qualify as epic? If so, these are definitely the gifts you’re looking for.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Stocking Stuffers


If you don’t know exactly what to get your significant other, your best friend, or bike riding family member, these gifts are truly something that every road cyclist needs.

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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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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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How To: Properly adjust a bicycle helmet


Just picked up a new helmet, but not exactly sure to adjust it for your head? All those straps and buckles can be a bit mystifying. Fear not, though. The crew from Art’s Cyclery have put together a great step-by-step video on dialing in your helmet fit.

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When and why cyclists should see a massage therapist


What’s the answer to the realization of world-wide peace and harmony? Massage. Regular, weekly, massage. If everyone spent 90 minutes on the table every week, no one would be angry, stressed, or aggressive. We would all be blissed-out, contemplative, present, friendly — and better cyclists.

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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: 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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