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Tested: The Warmest Winter Cycling Clothes

These winter cycling pieces have the technical features and materials to keep you ridiculously cozy through your cold-weather rides<p>Don’t dread winter, crush it. Modern cycling apparel has gotten so good that we’re able to ride in colder temperatures for longer, more comfortably, than ever …

A Review Of The Tigra Sport Handlebar Phone Mount

You go pretty much everywhere with your phone be it the grocery store, work, or on your ride. There are a lot of cycling apps out there that you can …

AbsoluteBlack expands oval road chainrings to fit 130/5 BCD and SRAM 110/5

At the beginning of the year, AbsoluteBlack debuted their gorgeously machined oval chainrings for Shimano’s asymmetric 4-arm road cranksets. Now, …

Making A Cycling Jersey: What You Get At Every Price

We take a look at what goes into the design and manufacture of cycling jerseys—from budget versions to premium and everything in between<p>Flip through a rack of cycling jerseys at your local bike shop, and you’ll see options priced anywhere from $50 to $350. You’ve likely noticed the differences in …

After Chris Froome cut back on carbs for more protein, he lost 20 pounds, started winning the Tour de France, and became a millionaire

Chris Froome on Sunday won his third Tour de France title in four years, and yet his victories were many years in the making. So much is needed to win the Tour — among other things the right genes, a super-strong team with a big budget, the best bikes and gear, moral support, motivation, the right …

Road Cycling

Want Sexy Side Abs by Summer? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques

How to get those "V" muscles.<p>As a personal trainer, torso twisting is one of the most overlooked movement patterns I see with clients. Picture it: The phone rings and you simultaneously turn to your right, stand up, lean forward, reach with a hand, and twist to an upright posture. That’s a workout …

Workouts

The Mother Of All Ab Workouts | Men's Health

1. Circuit x1<p>Plank<p>1 Rep<p>For: 20 Seconds<p>SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Hold for 20 seconds, then move on to the next exercise.<p>Assume a pushup position, but bend your elbows and rest your forearms on the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your ankles.<p>Now tighten your abs as if you …

First look: LifeBEAM’s artificially intelligent headphones offer a “Her” workout

Wearable technology company LifeBEAM has powered products for the Israeli air force and brands like Under Armour and Samsung. It’s now making its own product – wireless, artificially intelligent headphones.<p>What does that mean, exactly? Co-founder Omri Yoffe says the new “hearables,” as he refers to …

13 things every LG G5 owner should do right away

This is a phone that has three cameras and a slide-out accessory port. There's a lot you can do with it, but before we dive into the deep end, let's …

Phones

Best LG G5 cases

The LG G5 is no longer be the latest flagship in the G series, with the LG G6 taking on that honor. Even though it’s no longer the most recent LG G flagship from the company, don’t let that fool you — it’s still an amazing handset worthy of your consideration. With the G5, LG adopted a whole new …

Operating Systems

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

How to Ride the Steepest of Climbs

Position yourself for cycling success up any ascent with these expert tips<p>Cyclists like to humble brag—or perhaps just outright brag—about the highest grades they’ve achieved. Wer'e not talking about the kind teachers dish out in school, but rather the inclines mountain roads dish out—which …

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …

Fitness

Here’s Everything We Know About Drake’s New Whiskey

Yep, Drizzy is getting into the liquor game. Here's what we know about his new whiskey, including whether or not it's any good.<p>Rappers have long been launching their own lines of booze. Diddy has Cîroc, Pharrell had something called Qream—a peaches-and-cream liqueur he created "to celebrate the …

Almond Crusted Salmon for Man Food Monday

Happy Monday folks!I hope your team won last night, and it’s worth the hangover this morning =:).Today, we are going to talk about Almond Crusted …

Century Ride Series Part 3: Fuel Plan

When it comes to longer rides, fueling right becomes especially important. You’re exerting yourself more—so you’ll need to give your body the chance …

Nutrition

Vittoria’s Graphene+ Tech: Detailed look at a revolutionary material

Back as winter was setting in we had the chance to travel to northern Italy to visit the headquarters of Vittoria-partner Directa Plus, who have …

Engineering

Voice Of An Angel: Knog ‘Oi’ Bell

If you ride a bike in Sydney without a bell — or a horn — you can now be fined AUD$106. That’s a good enough reason to back Knog’s Kickstarter campaign for their new ‘Oi’ bell. It looks beautiful and, according to Knog, sounds like an angel playing a glockenspiel.<p>Many cyclists refuse to install a …

These 2 phones could be the biggest threats to the iPhone 7

If history is any indication, Apple's next flagship smartphone (presumably called the iPhone 7) will make its debut in September.<p>The most significant competition it's likely to face, however, could arrive this month. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 are scheduled to make their debuts in the near …

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Got tap water and a bag of sugar? You’re good to go.<p>Pop quiz: You’re kitting up and getting ready to hit the road with your crew for a Saturday morning ride. You open the pantry and crack open the tub of sports drink mix to discover—d'oh!—a mere dusting of mix remains. Do you: A) Get to the shop in …

Tips for Long Bike Rides

There is nothing else like the long ride. Flying up and down hills, riding solo or sharing the workload into the wind, feeling drained at the end of an all-day ride—no other sport has these things.<p>Of course, to ride long you must first gradually build your strength by increasing the length and …

Tour de France

Protect your entire face from winter wind and precipitation with the VisorX

OK, so you’re a dedicated cyclist and you really want to keep riding, but its well below freezing outside. You can toss on several warm layers, put …

Bike Packing List for a Bike Tour

A bike packing list can be minimal or extensive. It should take into account days in the saddle, miles between stops, and possible combinations of …

8 Quick Recovery Tricks to Get You Back on the Bike

Easy ways to bounce back from a hard ride as a stronger and faster cyclist

Build Base Fast: A Training Plan

Be ready to play hard—in just 4 weeks with this easy to follow plan from the Fit Chick<p>Purists preach that to properly prepare for the cycling season, you need to roll out six weeks ahead and do nothing but low-heart-rate, low-intensity rides before you throw the hammer down and go out and play, …

It’s Milling Time: Paul Component Engineering New Gear

Paul Price has been designing and turning out quality components from his workshop in an old Texaco gas station for over 25 years now. The range continues to grow with these new products.<p><i>From the press release</i> <b><br>Bottle Opener (Above):</b><br>A bottle opener on one end and a 15mm brake adjuster/rotor truing …

Mineral’s Mini-bar and Barstow tools keep your ride stocked in case of mechanical

One thing many riders appreciate is simplifying the process of their ride. A lot of that involves making sure we have the proper gear for said ride, …

Should You Be Drinking Pickle Juice While Riding?

Some say brine has singular cramp-curing powers. We dissect the science behind the claim.<p>Drinking pickle juice to avoid muscle cramping is a bit of an old wives' tale that, for no medical reason at all, seems to work. There isn’t any definitive scientific explanation for why it works better than an …

Gear Review: goTenna Personal Communications System

One of the biggest challenges we face while traveling in the backcountry is how to stay in touch with our companions in a place that has unreliable …

Solar Charging

26 Strategies to get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter

Don't just hang with your fast friends—make them beg for mercy. These 26 proven strategies will turbocharge your training and make you stronger, faster, and fitter than ever.<p>Learn more about these tips and tons more essential advice on how to ride faster, get stronger, recover smarter, shed pounds, …