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Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p>Illustrations: Charlie Layton<p><b>Related: How to Find Your Ideal Saddle Height</b>

Fit Fundamentals

While bike fitters often squabble over the details, they largely agree upon some basic principles of good fit. Here are seven keys to sitting right on your bike.<p><b>1</b> Throughout your pedal stroke, retain some bend in each knee. Straightening or overextending your legs can put undue stress on other …

Tested: Performance Road Wheels

Four sets of dream hoops—and why you'll eat them up<p><b>BONTRAGER AURA 5 TLR</b> <b><br>Why you want them:</b> To go aero without going broke<br>• The 50mm-deep carbon-fiber fairing offers triathlon-worthy aerodynamics<br>• Aluminum rim accommodates regular or tubeless tires and provides steady braking<br>• Compatible with all …

Samsung will give you $200 if you trade your old phone for the Note 4, even if it’s worth less

Earlier today we learned the Note 4 will go up for pre-order in the UK and US starting tomorrow. For those that are planning to upgrade from an older handset, Samsung has now announced its “guaranteed $200 total trade-in” promotion.<p>In short, if you pre-order the Note 4 between tomorrow and 10/16 …

Special Fitness Report: Ride Fast at Any Age

Who says aging up has to slow you down? New research shows that our bodies are capable of some impressive accomplishments on the bike as we get older.<p>Tetrick's Tips<p><b>Want it.</b> <br>You have to want to stay fit and feel invigorated—and be able to do chores around the house.<p><b>Eat, drink, sleep.</b> <br>Get three meals …

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …

Voigt Breaks Cycling's Iconic Hour Record

The 43-year-old finishes his career by smashing the old mark, with an average speed of 51.115 kph<p><b>PARIS, September 18, 2014 (AFP) —</b> Germany's Jens Voigt on Thursday lowered cycling's hour record, covering 51.115 kilometers at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen.<p>Voigt, who turned 43 on Wednesday, …

Smart Shifting

Get the most from your engine by being in the right gear at the right time.<p>Cyclists are weak. No, we're not singling anyone out—even the fastest pros have a maximum power output that's roughly the equivalent, in horsepower, to a Go-Ped scooter. Gears let us maximize our low-power motors on the …

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

Best Cycling Gifts for Mom

The most important lady in your life loves bikes. Here’s what to give to show your love for her this Mother’s Day.

Suffragefest

This year, we tested more women's specific road bikes for our Editor's Choice awards than ever before. That's real progress—right?<p>The plan had been to bear right on Callahan Mountain Road and do a 16-mile loop. But Emily wants to see the reservoir, so we go left instead. We fan across the pavement …

First Ride: Trek Silque SSL

Testing the new zippy, road-smoothing endurance bike for women.<i>—Berne Broudy</i>

50 Rides of a Lifetime

We asked readers and staff to name their all-time favorite places to pedal. The result (in no particular order): classic destinations, must-do events, and two-wheeled adventures that should be on every cyclist's bucket list.<p><b>1. The Cobbles of Belgium.</b><br>Cyclists like to suffer, and the mystical mecca …

Endangered Bike Rides

Five places to explore by bicycle before they’re changed forever<p><b>Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, from New Mexico to Montana</b><br>Many segments of the 3,100-mile Rocky Mountain route are open to mountain bikers hungry for a multiday adventure. <b><br>The Threat:</b> A section of Colorado’s Rio Grande …

Spring Cleaning for Your Bike

After a winter of rolling along salty streets or taking a sabbatical in your garage, your road bike might need some love. Get it humming again with these pro tips.<p><b>1. Check Your Chain</b> <br>With dozens of moving parts, your chain is susceptible to corrosion if left unmaintained. Some rust can be wiped …

Technical FAQ: Shifting and chain issues

Dropping chains<p><b>Dear Lennard,</b><br>I’ve got a Chorus-equipped Bianchi Infinito that I’ve been having trouble with dropping chains to the inside when …

Magellan Brings Full Color, Full Feature Cyclo Series GPS Cycling Computers to North America

Back in 2012, Magellan introduced GPS sports watches for the multisport crowd. Then, last year, they launched the Cyclo Series 315 and 505 GPS …

5 Fast On-the-Road Repairs

First Ride: 2015 Specialized Tarmac

Some sizes of this new road bike flex more than their predecessors; others are heavier. And that makes this one of the best bikes we’ve ridden.<p>You won’t often hear a bike manufacturer claim that its latest high-end road bike, a model made for dominating WorldTour races, flexes more than its …

Sunscreen User's Guide

What you need to know about protecting your skin<p><b>Sun Protection Factor</b> <br>A rating determined by the percentage of ultraviolet B rays (the kind that lead to sunburn) the product blocks and the amount of time it fends off a burn.<p><b>Every 2 Hours</b><br>The rate at which you should reapply sunscreen. Do it more …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

7 Training Mistakes You Make When Getting Back in Shape

Beware these blunders cyclists make when early-season eagerness overrides smart training tactics<i>—Cristina Goyanes</i>

The Same Ride, Only Different

In life, and on a bike, a little stability can sometimes knock you off balance<p>I was inches from riding into a gooey, matted mass of roadkill when I suddenly came to and managed to swerve. I thought, Where am I? I looked around. I had been on the road for about an hour but had paid little attention …

New Arm Warmers for Spring

Celebrate the changing seasons by slipping on a new pair of arm warmers.<i>—Emily Furia</i>

Your Road Bike Handlebar Guide

Hidden beneath all that colorful tape, the handlebar is easy to take for granted. But thanks to evolving shapes and sizes, it plays an increasingly critical role in your ride quality. It's time to take a fresh look at this unsung component.<p><b>Drop Bars</b><br>120 years in the making<i>—Kip Mikler</i><p><b>1890s</b><br>American …