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Test Your Fix-It IQ

Up your game with this bike-tuning and maintenance quiz<p>Do you think you’re a master mechanic? Use this quiz to find out just where you rank in the world of wrenches. Even better, challenge your know-it-all friends to a quiz-off and find out who really knows their stuff.

Road bike geometry explained

There’s an incredible diversity of road bikes to choose from these days. But before you even start to narrow down brands and equipment options …

Your Best Century

How to get ready for a long, rewarding day in the saddle<p>Riding 100 miles in a single day is a rite of passage for many cyclists. As long as you have a solid game plan, you’ll be able to attain your goal—whether you’re supporting a cause, enjoying a fun day with friends, beating your best time, or …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

The Origin of "Shut Up, Legs!"

9 Paceline Rules

Tips to keep your group together and in good formation.<p>When carried out properly, a paceline is an effective tool for a group ride: It enables cyclists to share the work of pushing through the wind. When performed poorly, the formation becomes counterproductive. "Most people are never taught the …

How to Wash Your Bike

Four common missteps—and three tips to a fast cleanup.<p><b>WHILE THERE ARE SOME OVERZEALOUS ODDBALLS</b> out there who meticulously polish their headset spacers with Q-tips, most of us treat bike cleaning as a quick chore—if we do it at all.<p>But in your rush to get the job done, you can make mistakes that …

10 great cycling books

As parents and kids start collecting books for the beginning of school, let us suggest a little extracurricular reading for cyclists of all ages. …

A Quick-Fix Guide

25 solutions to vexing problems<p><b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by …

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

Riding in the Rain, Hydration, and Foot Pain

All your ride quandaries, solved<p><b>Is it safe to ride in the rain?</b><br>Yes—as long a you're extra vigilant about signaling, traffic rules, and your surroundings. On slippery surfaces, keep your effort steady: Standing up on a steep, wet road can cause your back wheel to slip, and hitting the brakes too …