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How To Prevent a Flat Tire

Five tricks to keep your wheels rolling longer<p>An ounce of prevention is worth 100 psi<p>of cure (depending on your preference) when it comes to your tires and their lifespan.<p>Unfortunately, flats are part of riding and bound to happen to everyone at some point—but there are precautions you can take to …

7 Ways to Reuse Old Bike Tubes

What to do with an inner tube when it’s beyond patching

Who Punched Eddy Merckx? The Conclusion

We investigate the greatest Tour de France story ever told, and look at the sometimes uncomfortable relationship between fans and racers<p>After being punched on his way to the summit of the Puy de Dôme during the 1975 Tour de France, Eddy Merckx went to the changing rooms and put on his Molteni team …

Stumptown Trained Us on the Best at-Home Espresso Machine on the Market

La Marzocco installed a brand spanking new Linea Mini in the BA Test Kitchen, and Stumptown trained us how to use it. Here's what we learned.<p>To say we nearly cried happy tears when we learned that La Marzocco's Linea Mini ($4,495), the sexiest new at-home espresso machine on the market, would be …

Coffee

The Scapin Spektro is a Crazy Light Mountain Bike

This hardtail 29er with a strong personality is ready to float up the trail<p>The claimed weight on the Scapin Spektro’s monocoque carbon frame is 980 grams for a size medium. That’s lighter than many top-end carbon road frames. Yep, this hardtail 29er’s M.O. is clear: to climb really fast. And it’s …

Shimano’s SPD 25th anniversary continues with blue XTR pedals

Having introduced the SPD (Shimano Pedaling Dynamics) clipless pedal system in 1990, Shimano is celebrating its 25th anniversary for what remains the …

Shoes

Our Favorite Indie Bike Apparel Companies

Just outside the mainstream, these companies are innovating cycling kit design

Cyclist to Ride Across Antarctica via the South Pole

Australian court tennis pro Kate Leeming will traverse the continent by bike to benefit victims of HIV and AIDS in Africa<p>Cycling isn’t Kate Leeming’s first love. It’s tennis. Court tennis, that is. She’s an 11-time Australian Open champion (five times in singles, six in doubles) and is revered …

VMO FTW: How to Build This Iconic Cycling Muscle

A chiseled VMO muscle is an unmistakable mark of the fittest, most dedicated cyclists. Here's how to strengthen yours—and get enviable quads in the process.<p>There are quads. Then there are cycling quads. And of the four muscles that make up the quadriceps, the one that's come to signify the …

Tour De France 2015: TV Schedule, Route, Live Stream Coverage for Stage 16

Monday's Stage 16 of the 2015 Tour de France will present a tricky challenge to the peloton, as the final transition stage before the rest day in Gap and four days of heavy climbing in the Alps.<p>On the surface, the steady rise toward Gap seems innocent enough, but the Tour organisers have opted to …

Road Cycling

Fan’s Guide to Tour de France Summit Finishes

Get ready for fireworks as racers let it all hang out in the mountains<p><b>When It Happens:</b> Some stages are hillier than others, but the true test of racer’s mettle comes when a stage finishes at the top of a mountain.<p><b>Why It’s Cool:</b> Nothing shows the sheer agony of bike racing like racing toward a …

Tour de France shorts: Bikes checked for mechanical doping, flights, Cancellara's return`

<b>Bike Check</b><p>The riders aren’t the only ones subject to controls, their bikes are as well. On Saturday, the bikes from Jakob Fuglsang and Tanel Kangert …

Bastion Cycles combine customized 3D printed titanium and carbon

Perhaps to the dismay of the more traditional custom builders and craftsmen on display at the Fyxo Melburn Custom Bike Show in Australia, Bastion is …

Startups

Pro bike: Luke Rowe’s Tour de France Pinarello Dogma K8-S

With all British fans’ eyes on Bradley Wiggins at Paris-Roubaix this year, it was his Team Sky teammate Luke Rowe who rode to the better finish, …

8 Things Your Sweat Is Trying to Tell You

Clue in to your health on your next ride with these perspiration signals<p>No one likes riding in drenched bib shorts or feeling the burn of sweat dripping in their eyes while out on the roads during the summer. But these annoyances have a purpose—sweat is actually the body's (pretty brilliant) …

Don’t Believe These Three Lies About Sugar

Yes, too much of the sweet stuff is bad. But sugar is not evil—it’s essential.<p>How many times have you heard someone talk about how they stopped eating sugar? Next time you do, offer your condolences because they likely don’t have long to live. Though it’s been thoroughly demonized (and yes, too …

Improve Your Ride in Less Than One Minute

Getting faster doesn’t always take a lot of time and effort. We asked experts, from coaches to physiotherapists to mechanics, to share their best quick and simple cycling tips.<p>"Clean your chain and cassette. Seriously, we 'fix' so many shifting problems by just doing that." <i>—Dan Richter, mechanic at</i> …

Just Cool It: Riding When It's Hot

Refreshing rides, cooling gear, and other smart strategies to prevent summer cycling meltdowns.<p><b>THERE'S A LOT TO LOVE</b> about riding during the warmest months of the year: the scent of fresh-cut grass, tunnels of green engulfing country roads, seemingly endless daylight. But summer does have its …

One-Pot Recipes: Make It in a Dutch Oven

Whether you're setting up a kitchen, upgrading your cookware, or looking for a practical yet beautiful gift, you’ve probably thought about a Dutch oven. Martha calls these pots “the workhorse of the kitchen” because they heat evenly and retain heat, move from stovetop to oven, and are essential for …

Kitchens

How to Make All-Natural Barbecue Sauce, from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Fire up the smoker -- Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe is sharing a wholesome barbecue sauce for ribs, chicken, and everything in between.</i><p>My friend …

Food Preservation