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Best Energy-Saving Lightbulbs - Consumer Reports

Standing in a store’s lightbulb aisle, facing rows of LED, CFL, and halogen bulbs, with terms such as lumens, color rendering, and Kelvin …

Lower back pain: causes and prevention for cyclists

Cycling and lower back pain<p>Given how hard your legs work on the bike, it’s natural to assume that when an overuse injury strikes, it’s your knees …

How To Easily, Perfectly Adjust Your Mountain Bike Suspension

<b>You've got a lot invested in your bike,</b> so let's make sure that sweet ride is dialed in and performs the way it was designed to. We're going to set …

Mountain Biking

Anthony Bourdain’s 10 Rules for Grilling Meat

Are you ready for your Labor Day barbecue? After reading this, you will be<p>A hockey puck on a burger bun. That’s the only way I can describe the Crime Against Food I was presented in the guise of a meal at a cookout a few summers back. When the host-chef turned back toward his inferno, I pitched the …

How to Build a Pair of Stilts

The newest Popular Mechanics for Kids project will have you walking tall<p>The key to this project is a sturdy design that's fast and simple to build. We were disappointed by our first few attempts to fasten the footrest. A 1/16-inch heavy steel bracket bent the moment we put any weight on it. Bolts …

How to backup your iPad to iCloud

When you finally decide to buy that sleek new iPad, one of the first tasks you are presented with is whether or not to turn on iCloud back-ups. Whether you decide to turn them on when you first purchase your iPad or later on is up to you. However, for demonstrative purposes, and because I bought …

Why core strength is important for cyclists

When we refer to becoming stronger, we don’t mean you have to pump iron like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but rather build strength. There is a difference. …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

Home Workshop Series – Part 1: How To Build A Home Workshop To Match Your Skills

As a cycling enthusiast, once you venture into the realm of owning more than a few bikes, it usually becomes time to work on them yourself. In this …

Most Popular Android Downloads and Posts of 2014

Lollipop. Material Design. Android Wear. 2014 has been a huge year for Google's favorite OS. That gives us plenty of new stuff to tinker with. Here …

The Exercise That Targets Your Legs, but Works Your Core Twice as Hard

Work one leg at a time to blast your entire body<p>When you think "total-body muscle builder," it's not likely you think of a single-leg exercise, but the single-leg straight-leg deadlift will hit your lower-body, core, and upper-body all at once.<p>"You'll use your hamstrings and glutes to hinge …

Bikerumor Suspension Setup Series: Full Series PDF – Free Download!

Last week, we wrapped up our six-part suspension setup series. But, we realize it’s not always practical to hunt down the particular session you …

Pulmonary embolism, a silent killer: What cyclists should know

<i>Editor’s note: This article is a general overview of pulmonary emboli and does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your physician if you</i> …

The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything …

How to Cover Your Tracks When Snooping on Someone's Phone or Computer

If you're going to snoop on someone's personal, digital property, you want to make sure you don't leave behind any sort of trail. Here's some tips on …

Sole Man: 13 Tips For Buying Trail Shoes

1. Fit (Brooks Adrenaline ASR 10)<p>The most important aspect of any running shoe — for the trails, roads or track — is how well it fits your foot. It …

Make Great Lasagna—without Adding on Pounds

This spin on the classic Italian favorite gets the job done when it comes to satiating your appetite<p>Yes, lasagna is rich, but that doesn't mean it has to induce a food coma. Swap the meat, make DIY sauce, and sneak in some vegetables—without sacrificing flavor. Try out the following recipe from …

Suspension Setup Series #4: Fix Your Ride by Adjusting Air Volume

In Part One, we discussed the most basic of starting points to get your suspension set up properly: Sag. In Part Two, we covered most of the …

Suspension Setup Series #1 – Set Your Sag Properly

At virtually every mountain bike and suspension launch we attend, we’re told to simply sit on the bike while someone slides the “fun-o-meter” ring to …

Suspension Setup Series #2 – Run It Wide Open…Mostly.

For as long as there’ve been multi-mode rear shocks with some manner of pedal platform, I’ve been trying to set up my shock for optimum performance …

Suspension Setup Series #3: Set Compression & Rebound to Maximize Traction

In Part One, we discussed sag, which puts your suspension in the right position, setting the stage for good performance. In Part Two, we talked about …

Physiology and Nutrition: Strategies for Acute Recovery (Part 1)

Right next door to my office a new niche recovery lounge has opened up (RechargeSportSF.com) attending to the most under-emphasized aspect of …

The 50 Best Manly Movie Quotes

A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema.<p>A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema.

Top 10 Food Infographics to Hang in Your Kitchen or Save to Your Phone

Sometimes, a chart or infographic is the best way to communicate complex topics—like what the different types of cuts of beef are (and how to cook …