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What's The Deal With Disc Brakes?

Ah, yes, remember the days (just a few years ago) when so many people were saying that disc brakes didn’t belong on road bikes? That they weren’t …

Tour de France

Training Tuesday: Have a Cyclocross Training Question? Chris Mayhew Likely Has an Answer

<i>Chris Mayhew of JBV Coaching has covered a lot of topics during his time as a Cyclocross Magazine Training Tuesday contributor. In today’s column, he</i> …

Cycling

So you think you can balance? Try these 9 core exercises from the bike pros

It's time to get working on your core, but can you do these intense balance exercises as well as the mountain bike elite?<p>As winter continues and more …

Training Tuesday: Benefits of a Cyclocross-Specific Bike Fit

In my last article on nutrition, I made the point that I, as a coach, don’t feel the need to be the expert in every area. Instead, I prefer to know a …

Cyclo-cross

Helmet Recall: Louis Garneau Course Model LG1261

<i>The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice for a model of Louis Garneau’s Course helmet. See the recall notice for more</i> …

Bicycle Helmets

Technique Thursday: A Non-Scientific List of Ideas for Improving Your Bike Handling This Offseason

Most of us gape in awe when we see Mathieu van der Poel unleashing his myriad bike handling skills or watch Ellen Noble defy gravity …

Cyclo-cross

Training Tuesday: Early Training Advice For the December 2018 Cyclocross Nationals in Louisville

Cross is coming to the Bluegrass State. This December, the (second) 2018 U.S. Cyclocross National Championships will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. …

Cyclo-cross

The best books on cycling

WORDS: Imogen Smith<p>Whether it’s inspiration, information, or entertainment you’re after, there are a bunch of cycling titles out there to keep you …

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Weightlifting

By the numbers: What it takes to win on Willunga Hill at the Tour Down Under

<i>It wasn’t a surprise when Richie Porte (BMC) danced away from his rivals to win a fifth-straight Willunga stage at the Tour Down Under last week. The</i> …

Road Cycling

Diagnosis: How many base miles do you really need?

<i>Editor’s Note: “Diagnosis” is a monthly column found in the print issue of</i> VeloNews<i>. It is a collaboration between the editors of</i> VeloNews<i> and the</i> …

Top 10

5 Hacks For Fewer Flat Tyres On Your Road Bike | GCN Tech's Guide To Road Bike Maintenance

Road Bikes

24 of the best cycling books — essential reading for every type of rider

<i>[This article was last updated on March 28, 2018]</i><p>Few activities have as vast a range of literature as cycling. There are books on the bikes …

Ask the Coaches: Getting Ready for Cyclocross Nationals (And Other Big Races)

Come next year, U.S. Cyclocross Nationals will be in the books by the time amateur cyclocrossers hit the holiday party scene. This year though, …

Cyclo-cross

Mechanical Monday: Expert Advice for Removing Tubular Tires, Tubular Glue and Preparing to Glue New Tires

There are many articles on gluing tubulars onto a fresh, clean rim. However, there are significantly fewer that address what is a much more common …

Cyclo-cross

Don’t Put That Bike Away (Yet): Ten Bike Maintenance Tips to Have It Ready for Spring

<i>by Brandon Grant</i>By Mid-December, chances are your season is over — or will be soon — with the majority of state championships done and dusted and the …

Cyclo-cross

Tech of the week: skinsuits rated, new pro kit and coffee cups for cyclists

<b>This week, we’ve also been having a look at the best new shoes, a 3D printed steel crosser and smart turbos</b><p>Skinsuits aero tested<p>It may not be the …

Why low iron levels might be affecting your performance

<i>Way back in 2009 we published an article outlining the importance of iron for cyclists. It was around that time that a bunch of new research was</i> …

Wellness

Tire Tech: What’s the proper tire pressure for mountain bikes?

<i>Welcome to Tire Tech, Bikerumor’s new mostly-weekly series on bicycle tires. Like our Suspension Tech and AASQ series, we want to hear from you so we</i> …

Mountain Biking

Mechanical Monday p/b Vittoria: All About the All-Around Terreno Mix Cyclocross Tire

<i>Vittoria has been in the cyclocross tire market for decades, and the company recently released the Terreno line that reflects the newest in the</i> …

Cyclo-cross

22 Cheap Dinner Ideas That Start With A Pound Of Ground Beef

Think beyond burgers.

Five considerations to make when buying cycling insurance

<b>PedalSure tells you what you need to look for when searching for cycling insurance</b><p><i>Promotional feature with PedalSure</i><p>PedalSure have recently made a …

Re-Watch World Cup Koksijde Men’s Race on Facebook Live – Video

The struggle to watch UCI cyclocross broadcasts in the U.S. has been well documented. A reader pointed us to this Facebook Live stream of the Men’s …

Cyclo-cross

Think You Understand ‘The Rider’? Think Again.

According to its enigmatic Dutch author, Tim Krabbé, it’s often misunderstood. Our writer heads to Amsterdam to uncover the real meaning behind the cult classic.<p>They are, almost certainly, the most famous words ever written in any book about cycling:<p>They are, of course, the opening words in Tim …

Training Tuesday: A Report Back from the Abyss of Overtraining

The beginning of 2016 was a tough time for me both professionally and athletically. I was working six days a week trying to finish my Ph.D. …

Cyclo-cross

On-the-Bike Cyclocross Drills – A Montana Cross Camp Morning, Part II

A few weeks ago, we highlighted the rigorous off-the-bike routine that Montana Cross Camp attendees faced each morning at sunrise and brought you …

Cyclo-cross

If you can't manual, build one of these - MBR

Is there anything a bit of 2-by-4 can't do?<p>This video is not a ‘how to manual’ video. It’s a ‘how to build a manual-ing machine’ video. With a bit of …

How to create grip on a mountain bike - MBR

Positions of power.<p>Strong and stable is a great mantra, but if you don’t want to end up like Theresa May, you’ve got to dial your posture.<p>It’s easy …

Training Tuesday: Using Racing Tactics on Fast September Courses to Jump Start Your Season

<i>With cyclocross season almost upon us, it is a good time to start thinking about the actual bike racing. Early season races can often be hot and fast</i> …

Cyclo-cross

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …