Alan Chen

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Your Guide to Buying a New Bike

Ten tried and true tips to help you find the right bike<p>We get bike-buying questions from hundreds of people each year—readers, family members, friends, friends of friends, complete strangers who call us out of the blue. To help you find the right bike, we compiled this bike-buying guide with 10 of …

How to Buy a Waterproof Cycling Jacket

The best rain jackets seal out the elements, even in a downpour. Here's how to find the right one.<p><b>Get Watertight</b> If you'll be riding in rain, choose a waterproof jacket instead of a water-resistant one (which might protect you against a light sprinkle, but will let a deluge soak through). Turn the …

Fixie vs. Singlespeed, Trail Hydration, and Removing Rust

We share the pros and cons of geared bikes; how to stay hydrated while mountain biking; how to keep your brow sweat-free on a tough climb; and much more in this edition of Ask Bicycling.<p><b>Q: What's the difference between a singlespeed and a fixie? Why would you want only one gear?</b><br>A singlespeed is …

How to Shop for a Bike

Bike shops can be intimidating for first-time customers. Here’s how to make every visit a good one.<p>Bike shops can be intimidating for first-time customers. Here’s how to make every visit a good one.<i>—Louis Mazzante</i>

Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …