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A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Tour de France | Bicycling

4 Questions You Need to Ask when Buying a Bike

A good bike shop helps you find the right fit, even if you're not buying an expensive custom. Here's what to ask to ensure success.<p><b>1. Will you build me a test ride?</b><br>Always ride before you buy. If a shop doesn't have your size on display, ask to have a sample built up. Or, test a similar model from …

Buyer's Guide: Best Workshop Tools and Accessories

Keep your bike rolling with these smart and functional tools<p><b>Pedro's Starter Tool Kit</b><br>The burrito-style roll contains the essential tools any aspiring home mechanic might need for basic repairs. <i><br>Read our full Pedro's Starter Tool Kit review.</i><p><b>Butter B1 Chain Hanger</b><br>Smart mechanics use a chain hanger to …

Bicycling

Ask Mike: Inflating Tubeless Tires and Slipping Seatposts

Our resident wrench answers your repair questions<p><b>My tubeless road wheels aren’t holding air. I’d like to pull them off to check the sealant level, but I don't own a compressor to reinflate them. Can I use a floor pump?</b><br>Usually, but if after a couple tries it doesn't work, you may have to find a …

Test Your Fix-It IQ

Up your game with this bike-tuning and maintenance quiz<p>Do you think you’re a master mechanic? Use this quiz to find out just where you rank in the world of wrenches. Even better, challenge your know-it-all friends to a quiz-off and find out who really knows their stuff.

Stay True to Your Wheels with These DIY Wheel Maintence Tips

Keep your wheels spinning smoothly and quickly with this simple routine<p><b>Look for Trueness</b><br>With your bike in a work-stand, spin each wheel. Watch the gaps between the brake pads and rim. If the space on either side grows or shrinks by more than 2mm, your wheel is out of true, says Anthony LaPorta, …

Endo | Bicycle Wall Mount

The same design studio that created the Cycloc bike mount have now presented the award winning Endo wall mount, a non obtrusive two part system that …

Cycling

My Everyday Carry

1234<p>Featured November 1, 2014<p>LikeYou like this<p>61 Likes<p>0 Comments<p>48 Shares<p>Casual Mountain Biker in West Hartford, CT<p>These are the contents of my …

How to wash a muddy 'cross bike

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of …

Review: Abbey Bike Tools’ Nearly Perfect Hanger Alignment Gauge

The derailleur hanger is an interesting part of your bicycle that probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Originally one with the frame …

Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Cyclist

These holiday gifts will wow the cyclist in your life—all for $130 or less

3 Easy Tricks to Better Mountain Bike Tires

Remove your tires, find the right pressure with ease, and more<p><b>One Simple Tire Trick That Will Change Your Life</b><br>Before you attempt to pull the tire off the wheel, work your way around the tire, pinching the sidewalls together as you go. This allows the bead to fall into the center of the rim where …

Home Workshop Series Part 2: Lighting, Tool Storage and Work Stands

In Part One, we laid out a few ideas for creating a work space. Now it’s time to start filling that space up.<p>Once you get working on your bike, you …

Cyclist's Guide to Finding the Perfect Chain Lube

A few drops of chain lube will keep your cranks spinning smoothly, as long you choose the right type<p><b>Consider the Weather</b> <br>If you ride on wet roads or muddy trails, you should opt for a wet chain lube, which has a thicker consistency so it won't wash away in a downpour. For more arid conditions, try …

Ask a Pro: Off-Season Mountain Bike Maintenance

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors. It’s not going to be long before a good portion of us will be hanging up the bikes and switching …

How To Prevent Scratches on a Budget

If you’re riding your mountain bike the way it’s truly meant to be ridden, then breaking parts and scratching the paint are a way of life. While not …

Home Improvement

Mountain Bike Spring Cleaning, Part 1: Washing and Fork Maintenance

So you did the unthinkable and forgot to clean up your bike for the coming riding season. Now youre stuck, and the shops are all backed up for …

5 Lustworthy Bike Tools For the Ultimate Home Shop

They may be a bit pricey, but these tools meet your niche needs like no other<p>If you’ve outfitted your home shop with basic tools, you’re set to go for most maintenance and repairs. But for some home mechanics, "basic" just doesn't cut it. Each of these five tools is a luxury of sorts; for those …

Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

How to Make Hitting the Trail as Easy as Possible

Have you ever tried to ride with a person who turned every mountain bike ride into a huge production? You show up at their house, ready to roll, and …

Why Lowering Your Seatpost for Skinnies and Other Technical Terrain Reduces Your Odds of Getting Injured

Much has been written about the benefits of lowering your seatpost for some of mountain biking’s terrain challenges, especially since the advent of …

"How to Bunny Hop - The Best Step by Step Guide"

How to Bunny Hop a mountain bike or any bike. The 4 Phases including the Critical 3rd Phase most riders miss.

"7 Simple Ways to Make Your Mountain Bike Better"

“Seven simple ways to make your mountain bike better.”

The Best 3-Minute Bike Wash and Lube

“How to wash your bike and lube it in 3 minutes with The Best 3 Minute Bike Wash, cleaning and lubing all the important bits so it’s ready for your …