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Top 10 Strava tips and tricks

Strava has forever changed cycling, for better or worse. The app tracks you via GPS and publicly ranks your best time on "segments" of road along with other users. Now even a short trip to the supermarket has an element of competition. We look at ten of the best tips and tricks to get the most out …

Quick exercises to get you fit for mountain biking

The fastest and most effective way to get bike fit is to ride as hard as possible as often as possible, with recovery periods in between. But you …

Workouts

The 3 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Mountain Biking

Most riders I talk to tell me that they face three big obstacles when it comes to starting a training program:Kettle bells are not magical and just …

Exercise

32 of the best cycling sayings

The cycling world is rich in great sayings and quotes reflected the sport’s long history and reflecting its toughness and sense of fun.<p>We recently …

Cycling

The 20 Best Trails Greg Explored in 2015

Back in April I shared with you my goal of riding at least one new trail per week, every week–and I invited you to join me in my challenge, dubbed …

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.

Workouts

One Move for a More Powerful Pedal Stroke

Hit your neglected flip side to spin smooth, strong circles<p>Most cyclists do a good job working their powerful prime pedal-pushing muscles in their glutes and quads both on the bike and in the gym with squats and leg presses. But unless you do a lot of single leg pedaling drills or otherwise …

Muscle

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

Workouts

Get a Perfect Bike Fit: 3 Key Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know

Use these numbers to perfect your bike set-up—and protect your body from injury<p>Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every …

Setup

The Perfect Colorado Whirlwind Road Trip

Recently someone asked me what trails in Colorado I would recommend if they had a week in the late summer to see/ride as much as they possibly could. …

Hiking