Jeff Newman

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

Entirely eloquent, and yet utterly ineffable.<p>Plus, many words in use in the English language were borrowed from other languages. They still count as being part of the English language...


Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

Mad Men

Cycling Tips With Rapid Returns

We all want to get better, faster, and leaner, but the work involved can seem overwhelming—unless you take it one step at a time. Here are small changes that add up to big results.<p><b>Strike Oil</b> <br>Oiling your chain at least once a week (at minimum, every 100 miles) will not only make you faster due to …


The Best USB-Rechargeable Bike Lights

See and be seen with these compact, but powerful, USB-rechargeable commuter lights<p><b>What You Need to Know</b><br>A single-halogen automobile headlight puts out roughly 1,000 lumens. These lights put out 700 to 800, making them suitable for riding on the road in the dark. We recommend adding a second light to …

Gear & Gadgets

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Extreme Sports

Know Your Drivetrain

Our guide to gears will help you choose the best ratio for you<p><b>Gear ratios, Explained</b><br>Gear ratio—or "gearing"—is determined by which chainring (in front) and which cog of the cassette (in back) the chain is on. Chainrings on road bikes usually come in a "standard" pairing of 53 teeth and 39 teeth …

Road Bikes

Training advice - The Running Bug

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …