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Hed Cycling licenses aero rim designs to Specialized, opens doors to others

Hed Cycling and Specialized have entered into an agreement whereby Specialized will license Hed’s patented aerodynamic rim profiles. Both companies …

Daily Deals: Hamilton Beach 2-Way Coffee Maker $35, Beats Tour2 In-Ear Headphones $99, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Meh the Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee 2-Way Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker for</b> …

Coffeemakers

From Frome with love: BTR Fabrications' custom steel frames

BTR Fabrications is a small firm based in Frome, in England's South West, and is best known for its range of custom steel hardtails.<p>Last year, BTR …

Mountain Biking

Injuries soar after Michigan stops requiring motorcycle helmets | Reuters

In the three years after Michigan repealed a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, deaths and head injuries among bikers rose sharply, according to a recent study.<p>Helmets rest on the seat of a Bousouzoku style motorbike. REUTERS/Thomas Peter<p>Deaths at the scene of the crash more than quadrupled, while …

Physiology

How the government got into the tricky business of telling Americans what to eat

A person theoretically could live on meat alone, but it would be “a very one-sided and imperfect diet.” “Ashes” — however unappetizing they might seem — are essential to nutrition. Milk is as close as anything will ever come to being a perfect food.<p>And, above all, we eat too much of the wrong …

Nutrition

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 6Fattie review

While the paint job is more muted than its 650b cousin, the 6Fattie Stumpjumper is a head-turner in its own right. The big tyres are immediately …

Breakthrough In Hydrogen Cracking Could Create Clean Fuel

Hydrogen fuel cells have been one of the most exciting areas of green energy for a long time. After all, a vehicle that runs and produces water as …

Energy

How to ride fast descents - MBR

Steep and techy or fast and flowy: gain maximum speed on any descent<p>Speed is addictive, and it plays a huge part in what makes mountain biking so …

Kobe Bryant gets the coolest introduction in Detroit

Dec 6, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) shakes hands with Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo …

How to bleed Shimano mountain bike disc brakes - MBR

Keeping your Shimano stoppers in tip-top condition is easy when you know how<p>Watch our easy guide on how to bleed Shimano mountain bike disc brakes so …

Boost Your Bunny Hop

Dream Build: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29

Vernon builds up the latest iteration of Specialized's venerable trail machine<p>A handful of bikes truly blew my mind this season. Kona's Process 153, …

Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert discuss religion on Late Show

Bill Maher mocked people who believe in God during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday.<p>“We’re very opposite. You’re married and religious,” …

How to Power Through the Day Without Any Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can cause anxiety, irritability and affect your ability to retain information, all impairing your productivity. But as all busy entrepreneurs know, sometimes …

Extend the new XT Cassette with a Garbaruk Xtender ST

We were just tipped off of a new set of beautifully-machined steel and aluminum cassette extenders made in Ukraine to get a bit more range out of the …

Cycling

Watch A Rare, Hilarious Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

"What everybody is well advised to do is to not write about your own life."<p>In a newly discovered lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut in 1970, the author kicks off his talk with a joke that’d make more sense in a stand up routine:<p>"I left Indianapolis following puberty [...] I learned to walk around …

Know Your Rubber: A Quick-Start Guide to Mountain Bike Tire Design

The ins and outs of tire technology—and how to choose the best setup for how and where you ride<p>No performance-enhancing component is more overlooked than the tire. But this is literally where the rubber meets the dirt. Every aspect of overall bike control depends on the inherent properties of those …

Afghanistan 'After' the American War

<b>Once More Down the Rabbit Hole</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Ten months ago, on December 28, 2014, a ceremony in Kabul officially marked the conclusion of America’s very long war in Afghanistan. President Obama called that day “a milestone for our country.” After more than 13 years, he said, “our …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

What You Need<p>Jesse Southerland<p>You'll need these everyday, household items to clean your bike:<br>1. Clean shop rags or old cotton T-shirts<br>2. Bottle brushes<br>3. Scrub brushes<br>4. Bucket<br>5. Soft, square-head brush for wheels<br>6. Garden hose with trigger-style spray head<br>7. Degreaser<br>8. Sponges<br>9. Dawn Ultra<p>A …

Road Bikes

Learn How To Trackstand

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

5 Things You Should Know About Tire Pressure

Fine-tune your air volume for a free way to boost your bike ride<p>Given how much cyclists think about things like upgrades, it’s amazing how easily we miss one simple and free way to improve how our bikes ride: getting the right tire pressure. Tire pressure is surprisingly complex, in that it’s …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Research

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Native Hawaiians score a victory in the fight to stop a telescope being built on sacred land

The show will go on in a passionate dispute between scientists and indigenous Hawaiian people over the use of sacred land.<p>A circuit judge invalidated a rule designed to block the ongoing protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a massive telescope currently under construction atop the Big …

Universe

Peaks Coaching: How to Rebuild Your Power Foundation This Winter

<i>by Hunter Allen, PCG Founder/CEO and Master Coach</i><p>I really don’t like the term “base training” because it produces images of long, slow distance …

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