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The 3 Keys To Proper Nutritional Recovery

<i>Recovery is the neglected performance enhancer, and proper nutrition is the best recovery enhancer.</i><p>Everyone is training hard, but the winners are …

This Mathematical Formula Can Help You Ride Happier

Researchers came up with an actual formula for happiness! Here’s what it means for your cycling life.<p>We know intuitively that riding bikes makes us happy. There’s also plenty of research that connects the phenomenon to a flood of feel-good hormones.<p>But recent research in how the brain processes …

Happiness

‘I wanted to ride for the joy of riding… something different than races, training, numbers, Strava, tactics’

Daniel Oss is beginning his 2017 march to the Classics with BMC Racing’s captain Greg Van Avermaet. He is doing so with a love for cycling that was …

Cycling

Groupset buyer’s guide: Shimano 105 vs. SRAM Rival 22

<b>The groupset market is wide-ranging, with various tiers suiting every rider, and systems from Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. Essentially, you can buy</b> …

5 ways to make your old bike feel like new

With enough riding, your bike can slowly feel like it’s an extended part of you. Every scratch and scuff carries a memory (mostly painful), while …

How to find traction on technical trails - MBR

Dirt School's Andy Barlow shows you how to exploit those little islands of smooth traction that boost your stability and confidence<p>When you look at a …

Massage Benefits

Long hours in the saddle and hard workouts can leave your muscles riddled with knots and scar tissue created as they repair themselves. And because all your muscles are connected, those sore spots can spread throughout your body if not treated—a tight lower back creates an achy hip that leads to a …

Best Recovery Food - Top Foods to Eat While Recovering from Injury

When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it’s time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. “It’s like fixing a house,” says sports dietitian Cynthia Sass, R.D. “A crack in the foundation requires raw materials to …

8 Essential Bike Tools for Maintenance and Repairs

Disc Brake Multi-Tool<p>Hydraulic disc brakes are becoming common on more than just mountain bikes, which means that many more riders will need to adjust them in the future. That generally includes truing rotors, blocking the pads when a wheel is out of the frame, and, in case you should forget to do …

Holy Sh!t: I Got Hypnotized to Ride Better and It Actually Worked!

For two long mountain bike rides in a row, I haven't cursed on the trail, gotten weepy, yelled at my poor boyfriend, sulked afterward in the car, or been tempted to hurl my bike off a cliff. I’ve been smiling, barreling over (small) logs and powering through rocks, stopping to go back to retry …