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How Your GPS Lies to You

Ever finished a century ride, only to see your GPS read 99 miles? Or wonder why the average speed and total elevation gain in your Strava activity are different than a friend’s, even though you did the same ride?<p>You’re not alone. From the <i>Bicycling</i> forums to those of social fitness apps like Strava …

7 Things Mechanics Know About You by Working on Your Bike

“When a customer brings a bike into the shop, I can learn a lot about both the bike and the rider in only a minute or two,” says John Sessa, the service manager at Flint Creek Outfitters in Dade City, Florida. “The first thing I'm looking for is a smiling face. If the last ride ended with a crash …

Don’t Let Stomach Pain Ruin Your Ride

Experiencing abdominal pain during a bike ride is, sadly, a regular occurrence for many cyclists—but it doesn’t have to be. Gas, bloating, cramps, diarrhea and other uncomfortable symptoms are usually caused by a few simple things; barring disease, there are some simple ways to make rides less …

Cycling Tips: Ride Better In Less Than One Minute

"Clean your chain and cassette. Seriously, we 'fix' so many shifting problems by just doing that." <i>—Dan Richter, mechanic at Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio</i><p>"Breathe consciously. In other words, watch and recognize your breathing, and experience just that for a few moments. That’s called presence. Now …

Do You Need to Replace Your Carbon Rims?

Are you riding a pair of carbon clincher or tubular road rims and using rim brakes? There’s something you should know: Every time you apply the brakes, friction wears away the brake track and eventually the rim will need to be replaced. This is not something to take lightly. Wear the track too much …

Marcel Kittel: Welcome To Specialized

Eat Clean

Tour de Francepreride pasta<i>Cavewomen Don't Get Fat</i><p><b>VEGAN</b><i><br>Vegan for Life</i><i><br>Fuel Up</i><p><b>PALEO</b><p><i>Fuel Up</i><p><b>Paleo Power Swaps</b> <br>For a boost of on-bike energy, substitute these recipes for packaged fuel<p><b>Power Gel</b><p><b>Sports Drink</b><p>2 Tbsp raw organic honey<br>2 Tbsp raw almond butter, apple butter, or 1/2 banana<br>1 tsp lemon juice<p>1 cup …

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Demon Frameworks Hermes XCr Framset

With only a handful of manufacturers supplying the frame building industry with lugs, there’s little to tell one unpainted lugged steel frame from another — apart from the quality of finishing.<p>Tom Warmerdam of Southampton’s Demon Frameworks sought to break away from that conformity by creating two …

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Evening in Amsterdam

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Top 10: Weihnachtsgeschenke für Biker

Was zu Weihnachten schenken? Damit nichts Falsches unterm Weihnachtsbaum landet, zeigen wir zehn Geschenk-Ideen für Mountainbiker und …

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Test: Das können Mini-Tools zwischen 15 und 50 Euro

Kette gerissen, Schraube locker, Lenker verdreht? Diese Mini-Tools mit bis zu 20 Funktionen helfen Ihnen aus der Klemme. Welches aber wirklich zum …

‘Bikes vs Cars’ Documentary Promotes Bike Commuting, Disparages Auto Lobbying

A new award-winning documentary makes the case that the world would be a better place if most people ditched their cars—and its filmmakers are out to prove that with data derived from a companion smartphone app.<p>Focusing primarily on cycling advocates in car-centric Los Angeles and São Paulo, …

8 Weird Ways Having a Baby Changes Your Cycling

<b>You may need a(nother) bike fit.</b> <br>If you rode during pregnancy, you no doubt noticed that your new passenger affected your pedaling position. At the same time, your levels of the hormones progesterone and relaxin increased, causing ligaments and joints to loosen. That’s great for pushing a baby into …

Get Faster at ‘Cross, No Intervals Required

Dominate your cyclocross scene by learning how to dismount, carry, and remount your bike efficiently<p>In cyclocross, there are two ways to get faster. You can go the physical route, building strength and speed with hours of in-the-red intervals, but you can also shave time by honing your technical …

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The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

Whether crushing the competition on a brutal Belgian cyclocross course, or overcoming all odds to launch a spectacular comeback following catastrophic injury, cycling’s crème de la crème pull off some truly impressive feats. These moments of greatness do not occur in isolation, however: They are …

How to Make the Ultimate Mini Riding Wallet

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The 10 Best Beach Cruisers to Kick off Summer<p>2<p>Bike Maker Turns Pair of Yeezys Into Cycling Shoes<p>3<p>11 R.D.-Approved Snacks to Grab at the Supermarket<p>4<p>13 Awesome Commuter Bags for Cruising Around Town<p>5<p>9 Totally Awesome Charity Bike Rides<p>Follow these simple steps to make a …

The Best Cycling Kits for Winter 2017

Never Surrender<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with new picks for Winter 2017/18. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.</i><p>So you live in a …

Never Run Out of Battery Life on a Bike Ride Again with These Tips

With bike components increasingly going electronic, it’s never been more important to perfect your battery life game. Extend the charge of your computer, shifters, light, and e-bike so you’re never stranded in the dark—or in one gear—ever again.<p><b>Cycling Computers and GPS Units</b><br>The biggest battery …

11 Types of Annoying Cyclists

1 of 12<p>Charlie Layton<p>We respect everyone who rides bikes, of course, but sometimes our passion for riding turns our quirks into irritating eccentricities. It can happen to anyone and we’ll be the first to admit we can be irritating on a group ride. From borrowing your last tube—to regaling you with …

Don't Make This Mistake When Traveling with Your Helmet

Last month, I spent a few weeks ripping through a series of escalating bike adventures in British Columbia. From road riding to cross-country trail sessions to a downhill lesson, I was taking more risks on a bike and than I ever had before. Amazingly, I escaped unscathed—but my helmet …

5 Vitamins and Minerals That Cyclists Need More Of

Vitamin supplements have gotten some bad press lately, as more studies find that mega-doses of these healthy chemicals may actually do more harm than good. But that doesn’t mean you should let your nutrient intake slide. Studies also show that very active people may need higher levels of key …

7 Lessons from Pros’ Strava Files

Most riders will never sprint as fast or climb as long as the pros. But by reviewing their Tour de France Strava files, you’ll at least know where to start if you want to train like them—and how much heat you’ll have to bring to keep up.<p><b>They really do eat and pee on the fly</b><br>During Stage 12 of the …

Gear: Thunderbird & Raw Bite Bars

The human body really is quite an incredible machine. We all use it in different ways and yet, like the ocean, even in this technological era, we are still finding out new things about it. One thing remains constant, and has been so since the human race began: the human body needs movement, and …

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Find the Right Chain Lube

<b>Consider the Weather</b> <br>If you ride on wet roads or muddy trails, you should opt for a wet chain lube, which has a thicker consistency so it won't wash away in a downpour. For more arid conditions, try a thinner, dry lube. Buy one of each so you have the perfect option for any condition, but clean …