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The new Specialized Turbo Creo SL is the lightest e-road bike on the market


Specialized Creo SL Highlights Lightest production e-road bike on the market Fits 700 x 42mm or 650 x 47mm tires  Full fender and gravel adventure-ready Available in four different configurations, including EVO Gravel    Optimized motor output rewards good pedaling practices Customizable motor settings via Turbo app  Price: $9,000-$14,000 Availability: late August 2019 Visit Specialized.com […]

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Snēk Cycling Launches the Lifeboat Tire Lever


Part metalcore tire lever, valve core remover, bottle opener and 100% made in the USA the Lifeboat lever is built for modern tubeless tires.

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Review: Sigma ROX 12 GPS Cycling Computer


Equipped with turn by turn navigation, file sharing, on-site route creation and features you’ll find nowhere else – Interested? Read on to find out more.

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Gifts for gadget loving cyclists


Curmudgeons and luddites, beware: This gift guide is for the techies and data dorks who enjoy the latest and greatest gadgets.

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More Deals on PerformanceBike.com Roll Out for Cyber Monday


The deals just got better at PerformanceBike.com for Cyber Monday.

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Trek and Tome trying to make cycling safer


With the support of Ford Motor Co., the bike maker and software developer are attempting to implement an industry standard for active-cycling safety in 2018.

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How To: Pick the right tire pressure for you and your bike


What’s the right tire pressure? Used to be that you simply pumped your 23c tires to 120psi, and let a bit out if it rained. But in this age of wider tires, wider rims, different styles of riding, there’s more to consider.

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Is graphene the bike industry’s next wonder material


Graphene is a wonder material whose potential applications in the cycling world are intriguing. We’ve seen it used in some tires from Vittoria, and now there is increasing talk of other applications. Check out this video to learn more.

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Best bike tech from 2017 Consumer Electronics Show


The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year, and there was plenty there to get cyclists excited. Here’s a rundown of the best stuff for bikers.

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This is how bike lanes should work


The Netherlands is one of the most bicycle friendly countries in the world. This video explains how they do it.

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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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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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