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The Most Underrated Films Of 2015

We recently published our list of the year’s best films, comprising everything from unconventional indies like <i>Tangerine</i> to Oscar shoe-in <i>Room</i>. But the story of any given year in film goes beyond the movies about which everyone — or <i>almost</i> everyone — can agree. Sometimes it’s the outliers — the …

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Shimano Promos a Minimalist Urban Groupset

Shimano’s newest groupset is also its hippest<p>In the corner of the Shimano booth, inside a vast trade show hall, sat part of a cozy and hip city loft with brick walls and warm hardwood flooring. A bike hung inside this setting: a flat black bike with cowhorn bars, flat pedals, fat slick tires, and a …


Reader’s Rides: Fair Wheel Bikes’ Pivot Mach 6 “XXTR” 22.6lb enduro machine

What goes down must be pedaled up, as they say, so anytime you can save a little (or a LOT of) weight, it keeps your legs fresher for those static …


How to Wrap Handlebars

Finding Your Ideal Saddle Height

Learn how to optimize your bike fit and find the best saddle height for you<p>Saddle-height adjustment has always been a bit of a dark art. Your shop can determine it scientifically, but here's a quick and simple way to estimate it:<p>1) With your cycling shoes on, sit on the saddle (have someone stand …


BikeSkills: How To Trackstand

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

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Solve the Bike-to-Work Puzzle

The most common commuting excuses and issues, solved<p>One question has stumped bike advocates since the invention of the freewheel: Why don’t more people ride to work?<p>On paper, pedaling is a clear winner over the alternatives. It’s good for the environment, your bank account, your body, and even your …

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