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The Easy Way to Remove Bike Grease Stains from Your Hands and Clothes

Simple tips to remove stains and prevent them in the first place<p>Getting grease on your clothing—be it lycra in-ride, or commuting attire as you’re pedaling to work—is a huge bummer. But it doesn’t have to mean goodbye: Most of the time, your clothing is salvageable.<p>There isn’t one specific product …

The Hidden Costs of Buying WalMart Bikes

From suspect assembly to non-existent service, bikes from Walmart and other department stores don’t don't do well<p>Maybe you’ve never been tempted to buy a bike at Walmart or from another department store, but you almost certainly know someone who did—or might. So-called “big-box” or mass-merchant …

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Patagonia Enters the Mountain Bike Clothing Market

The acclaimed outdoor clothing maker introduces cycling-focused apparel<p>Climbers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts have long been fans of Patagonia, as much for its commitment to sustainability as its clothes: hence the term Patagoniac. But cyclists have mostly used its clothing in other …

Stay Unusually Comfortable With Weird Warmers From Castelli, Gore Bike Wear, and Rapha

You've heard of arm, knee, and leg warmers, but how about kidney, lung, and thigh warmers?<p>For much of the country, it's time to haul out the winter gear in preperation for months of cold weather riding. Sure, you’ve got warm jerseys and windproof jackets; hats and leg warmers. But today, I’d like …

Try This Fierce, Effective Move to Strengthen Your Core

The Scorpion tones your core, back, and glutes while stretching out your shoulders and back, which will also help your posture


How to Bike Commute Through Winter

What you need to stay happy, motivated—and most importantly, upright—all season long<p>If you treat winter as your cycling off-season, you just might be missing out on some of the best months to ride. Sure, daylight is brief, the air is brisk, and the streets look like they might be better navigated …