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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before a Big Gravel Race

It’s the little things that make a big difference at the end of the day.<p>Going into this year’s 200-mile Dirty Kanza, I felt reasonably prepared. I had numerous tubes, CO2, and a hand pump for the inevitable flat. I had my nutrition plan dialed hour by hour. I’d completed the 214-mile RAAM Texas …

Best Recovery Food - Top Foods to Eat While Recovering from Injury

When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it’s time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. “It’s like fixing a house,” says sports dietitian Cynthia Sass, R.D. “A crack in the foundation requires raw materials to …

Upgrade Your SRAM 11-Speed Drivetrain To 12 Gears With A Kit From E*Thirteen

It’s hard to keep a mountain bike current with the ever-changing standards in the industry. It feels like as soon as bikes ditched the front …

How to Dial the Perfect MTB Tire Pressure

Despite your best efforts, the most efficient mountain bike tire pressure for you will be a compromise. We spoke with one of the world’s foremost …

Titanium bikes: how they are made and why you might want one

<b>Why would you choose the wonder metal for your next frame?</b><p>Titanium is the metal of choice for many aerospace applications. It’s half the weight of …

Bikepacking.com Is Revolutionizing the Sport

When Logan Watts started getting into long mountain bike rides in the mid-2000s, he didn’t call it bikepacking. That term hadn’t really taken hold yet. But now, little more than a decade later, bikepacking is a thriving segment in cycling, with major manufacturers building bikes (like the Salsa …

The Best Strength Workout for Mountain Bikers

If you get a kick out of hurtling downhill, single-track mountain biking, you’re not alone. Tough terrain ups the ante on traditional road …

10 Strength Exercises for Cyclists

At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps stem that process, making you more powerful and structurally sound—both really …

Mavic Allroad line gets new wheels & tires to take on gravel riding

Mavic mixed surface road riding range just got a lot deeper with five new gravel bike wheelsets in the Allroad family to satisfy all budgets, braking …

Siblings

RaceFace Turbine R dropper seatpost slides in cheaper, with Fox tech inside

RaceFace has a new dropper seatpost for your all-mountain bike in the Turbine R, plus an updated 1x remote. The post itself should look familiar, as …

Turbines

Give Any Hydraulic Brake The Bleed Of Its Life

Shimano Ultegra RX - New Road Clutch Derailleur Spotted

New Shimano 105 - Sleeker Hydro Levers, Bigger Cassette, Still No Di2

YouTube

How Cycling Changes Your Body Mass​

“Will cycling make my legs bigger?”<p>“Will cycling make my thighs bigger?”<p>“Will cycling make me skinny?”<p>Google “will cycling make….” and those are (somewhat ironically) the first three autofills that pop up. Which is surprising, but unsurprising, when you consider that just a few years ago <i>Harper’s</i> …

Why mountain bikes cost as much as motorbikes - MBR

KTM have some answers<p>It’s a popular comment under many a new mountain bike story: “you could buy a motorbike for that!” But is this true? If so, why …

10 secrets to going fast on a mountain bike - MBR

The secrets to going quicker might be easier than you think<p>We all want to go faster, but how do some riders make it look so easy? How can we stay …

Mountain Biking

New Funn UpDown promises to eliminate the problems other droppers have - MBR

Looks the same but isn't<p>Sea Otter sees the launch of the new Funn UpDown dropper post. This new version sees a complete revision of the …

Hydraulic

​​How to Hike a Bike Like a Boss

​Even the most iron-willed riders need to hoof it sometimes. Here are three ways to make it easier, according to TakeAim Cycling skills coach and former pro mountain bike racer Harlan Price.<p><b>The Epic Carry:</b> Use it for sure-footed uphills; faster-paced hiking or jogging; water crossings<p>Facing the …

Mountain Biking

Opinion: 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Race Your Mountain Bike

By and large, our sport of mountain biking is rooted in racing. In seeing who the fastest rider is, who’s the best, and the testosterone-fueled draw …

Mountain Biking

The world’s hardest cycling climbs

You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the pain and glory of an epic climb – just try one of these.<p>As cycling mania reaches fever pitch, we scour the …

Tour de France

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

<b>If you haven’t a clue how many gears your bike has, how many you actually need or even how to use them properly, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We</b> …

Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group

<b>Riding in a group can be great fun, but riding on your own can be just as good</b><p>Riding in a group comes with many benefits, namely having a bit of …

New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI, BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post Review and more!

New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI<br>For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here's what's new in this critical …

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Finish Line’s new sealant that never dries out, 2018 Specialized Enduro dream build and more!

Finish Line’s new sealant that never dries out<br>With groundbreaking Fiberlink Technology, Finish Line is confident that its new sealant will never dry …

SRAM eTap Eagle - Wireless MTB Groupset Spotted In The Wild?

How 30 Days of CrossFit Made This Cyclist Fit AF

I walked in a skeptic. One month later, I feel like Peter Sagan (minus the wheelies and splitting wood).<p>I fancy myself pretty fit. I can ride centuries and double centuries. I trail run. Hell, I once did that little thing called Ironman. But somewhere over the past several years, I noticed that I’m …

CrossFit

Ottolock's Steel-Core Zip Tie Lock Fits in a Pocket

This unique lock is small and light enough to fit in your back pocket, with more than enough security to keep your gear safe.<p>For me, carrying a bike lock has always been a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't scenario. Bring it, and you'll have a heavy lock swinging around on your frame or in your …

Cycling

​ How to Climb Mount Ventoux by Bike

One of cycling’s most storied climbs—renowned for its stark moonscape summit, where strong winds can add resistance to an already taxing nearly 9 percent average grade—Mont Ventoux is located in the Provence region of southeastern France. The south approach from Bédoin is the famed ascent raced in …