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The Recovery Secrets of Cycling Pro Alison Tetrick

Your car’s airbags are programmed to deploy when you slam into a fixed object at speeds between 8 and 14 mph. Bicycles have no air bags. And professional cyclist Alison Tetrick was flying triple-airbag-deployment fast in 2010 when, while ripping down a descent during the Cascade Cycling Classic, a …

Cycling

13 Cycling Terms that You Need to Know

A professional bike race is a nuanced bundle of tactics, pain and elite performance. Watch any race and you’ll be inundated with specialist terms in …

Cycling

Tour de France live stream: how to watch today's cycling free online from anywhere

Now past the halfway stage, the 2018 Tour de France is starting to get truly exciting. The battle through the Alps has been excruciating for the …

Tour de France

15 examples of really bad cycling advice

<b>Most cycling advice is good, but some of it is wrong, dangerous or just plain laughable</b><p>Fellow cyclists are always keen on imparting advice to other …

How to be a better cyclist in seven steps

<b>Becoming a better, fitter, faster cyclist doesn't need to be an experiment in self torture - cycling is fun, just set some goals and plan your riding</b> …

​​How to Hike a Bike Like a Boss

​Even the most iron-willed riders need to hoof it sometimes. Here are three ways to make it easier, according to TakeAim Cycling skills coach and former pro mountain bike racer Harlan Price.<p><b>The Epic Carry:</b> Use it for sure-footed uphills; faster-paced hiking or jogging; water crossings<p>Facing the …

Mountain Biking

5 Tips on Getting Faster

Once you're up and riding regularly, it takes a brass-tacks approach to your training if you want to get even faster. So taking into account metrics like VO2max, lactate threshold, and power output, here are five ways to increase the performance of your body's energy systems. (<i>For a complete guide</i> …

Cycling

Overcome the 4 Biggest Cycling Fears​

“I dreaded riding in traffic.”<p>Greg Kletsel<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>The car behind me growled.<p>An SUV ahead had just stopped and reversed to parallel park. I braked clumsily between the two, panicking. “I don’t have a seat belt—or an airbag. I’m gonna die!”<p>At 43 years old, I was a …

Mountain Biking

Road cycling: 8 ways to maximise your riding position

Revealed: the small tweaks you can make to boost your performance on the road<p>Taking part in a sportive or going for a long ride at the weekend is a …

Road Cycling

Michael Goolaerts' death raises question as to why so many cyclists suffer heart attacks

Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who died of cardiac arrest during the Paris-Roubaix race, was just the latest rider to die of a heart attack. This …

Cycling

Chris Hoy on how to power up your bike ride

Getting out of the saddle to train can boost your bike performance and help prevent injury. Sir Chris Hoy explains how<p>Before you start supplementing …

Workouts

Get better at climbing hills: top tips to speed up your ascents

<b>No inclination for inclines? A bit of focused training could fix that...</b><p>There are a lot of parts of the country where it’s possible to complete rides …

Your complete guide to Specialized's 2018 road bike range

<b>Updated June 29, 2018</b><p>Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc’s buyer's guide to the Specialized road bike range in which we explore the full range …

Road Bikes

Your Comprehensive Guide to Faster Climbing

It's one thing to grind your way up a steep climb, body rocking back and forth, bike barely moving forward--or even staying upright. It is another to gracefully ascend into the high mountains, your movements a lesson in fluidity, efficiency, and grace. Indeed, handling truly steep ascents (10 …

Cycling

15 Tips to Better Climbing | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

<b>12 SET GOALS</b><p>It’s easy for most riders to sit in their comfort zone when climbing. If you push yourself outside that range a little bit at a time, the …

Mountain Biking

7 Expert Tips to Make You a More Powerful Cyclist

Make your next ride or race more fun with these expert tips.<p>Set the bike up right<p>“Comfort is the No.1 driver of cycling performance—if you’re not …

How to train for long distance endurance cycling events

Laura Scott 21 Aug 2017We've got a rider lined up for the Ride Across Britain, and here's how she's preparing for this long distance endurance …

Your Guide to Picking the Best Bar Tape for Bicycles

Bar tape is the unsung hero of every rider’s cycling life. It provides an essential contact point with your bike, and is one sure-fire way to make your bike feel like new.<p>Traditionally, road handlebars were wrapped in white cloth tape. Cork tape arrived in the early 1990’s and with it, color …

Cycling

6 things that happened when I let go of the brakes

Life preservation, being a wimp or plain old fear, there are a lot of inherent tendencies in the human brain to avoid pain and accidents. There are …

Handlebar Tape Installation (Drop Bars)

2<p>Wrapping Procedure<p>During stressful riding, the rider’s hands tend to apply a torque to the bars. Matching the direction of wrap helps minimize …

Spinning Circles: How to Maximize Your Pedal Stroke Power

<b>Align your legs.</b> <br>Cyclists often refer to their legs as "pistons," and with good reason. From head-on, your legs should look like pistons firing straight up and down. Your knees should not flap from side to side. Your hips should not rock or wobble. If you have a chance, watch yourself pedal on a …

Workouts

You get what you give: the golden rule of cycling

A few weeks back I was riding solo early in the morning. It was still dark and there were only a few other riders and drivers on the road.<p>14 tips for …

The hidden motor in your head: How mind training can make you ride faster

<b>Whether igniting a burning desire for glory or overcoming a debilitating fear, the mind’s ‘hidden motor’ is a force to be reckoned with — as examples</b> …

This Periodic Table Has All the Cycling Tips You’ll Ever Need

The fundamental elements of #bikelife, filtered through seven essential categories—all on one poster!<p>When Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleyev created his Periodic Table of Elements in 1869, little did he know that his now-iconic chart would be reimagined an estimated 700 times—sometimes …

Periodic Table

This Guy’s Got the Secret to Speed

This workout program involves lifting weights. But not like you’ve ever done before. “ The key to being faster on a bike is not necessarily just going faster, but also not slowing down,” says Jacques DeVore, CSCS, a Los Angeles–based strength and conditioning coach. Most strength training plans …

Exercise

When to replace these 6 bike parts

by Nick Di Cristofaro<p>Many items on a bicycle will need to be replaced, eventually. Cyclists who are keen on keeping their rides in tip-top shape …

Home Improvement

How to Tell if You Need a New Bike Chain

Besides your tires, your bike's chain is arguably the component that needs the most frequent replacing. Wait too long, and your chain will wear out, diminishing your shifting quality and shortening the lifespan of the rest of your drivetrain components. (To learn more about your drivetrain and …

Road Cycling