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How to Park Your Bike in Japan

A bike-friendly country comes up with the perfect solution to overcrowding<p>Bike commuting is a hugely popular way to get around Japan—so much so that parking can be a real issue in busy city centers like Tokyo, where space is limited.<p>One company’s ingenious solution? Robotic parking systems that can …

Japan

Cycling Keeps You Younger Than Your Years

Want to “age optimally?” Keep riding.<p>Newsflash: Don’t believe all the hype about being over the hill. Sure, we are all going to get older and eventually bid our adieu. Scientists have a fairly good grasp on the general human lifespan. What they know less about is the human “healthspan,” how …

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SOC14: Parlee Cycles Updates Z-Zero with House-Made Tubes, ESX Aero Road Bike Shipping

When we visited Parlee in Massachusetts a while back, they had a single roll press for Bob to play with. Now, they’ve started making their own tubes …

Spring/Summer 2014: Training & Racing for women

Welcome to the Spring Summer 2014 Lookbook, featuring all of Rapha’s latest products for road riding, shot on location in the Cévennes in France. …

The Great Mechanic Within

Why learning to fix your bike makes riding it a richer experience--and why you should never, ever carpet-tape your tire to your rim<p>We should leave many projects in our lives to professionals. For example, relatively few people are qualified to cut their own hair or perform their own surgery, and …

New York City

Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p><b>STEP 1</b><p><b>Set cleats</b><br>Slip on your shoes, run masking tape along the instep, and mark it at the widest point of your foot. "Align the middle of the cleat with that line, or up to 2 centimeters behind it", says fitter Paraic …

Cycling

Lightweight Introduces Rennbugel, a 168g Carbon Fiber Road Bike Handlebar

The new Lightweight Rennbügel handlebar joins the recent carbon water bottle cage and accompanying bidon in their expanding, non-wheel lineup.<p>The …

Rapha’s New La Centieme Collection Commemorates Every TDF Champion Since 1903

Designed by Ultan Coyle (reigning UK 24-Hour TT Champion, 488.99 miles), the mosaic pattern you see across Rapha’s limited edition La Centieme line …

Are you a BikeWrecker? ICEdot Crash Sensor Taking Pre-Orders

Prone to laying it down, especially while riding solo? Even if you’re not a known #BikeWrecker the ICEdot crash sensor may be a worthwhile …

Busyman Bicycles

Pentagon's Mad Scientists Want a Tattoo That Tracks Troops' Vitals

<i>Updated 7:02 pm 4/1/13</i><p>In its ongoing quest to measure every aspect of U.S. troops' physiology, Pentagon researchers are looking to develop a durable, …

Your Must Have of the Day – 50th Anniversary Gold Plated Park Tool Triangle

We’re a little late on this product, so please forgive us, but this is a very severe case of “better late than never.” Park Tools just turned 50 this …

Solve the Bike-to-Work Puzzle

The most common commuting excuses and issues, solved<p>One question has stumped bike advocates since the invention of the freewheel: Why don’t more people ride to work?<p>On paper, pedaling is a clear winner over the alternatives. It’s good for the environment, your bank account, your body, and even your …

San Francisco

Proposal: Russian Olympic Cycling Team

Despite appearances, this is not actually a bike. It’s a piece by an artist named Daniel Bragin, who was born in Moscow but lives and works in London and Amsterdam. The correct title of the work is <i>‘Proposal for Russian Olympic Cycling Team 1992’</i>, a statement about the New, emerging Russia.<p>So no, …

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Found: Riivo Custom Carbon Fiber Cycling Shoes

Riivo offers stock and full custom cycling shoes made with carbon fiber soles and premium upper materials, all handmade by Austin-ite Brad …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Google uninvites some winners of Google Glass contest

Web giant explains that it erred in notifying some applicants that their ideas had earned them early access to the high-tech specs.<p>Google giveth Google Glass invitations and Google taketh away.<p>The Web giant has begun notifying winners of its Glass Explorer #ifihadglass contest, which invited people …

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USADA collaborating with other agencies in wake of Armstrong affair

OUDENAARDE, Belgium (VN) — It nearly went unnoticed, a quiet clause in a press release amid a torrent of Lance Armstrong clamor. It seemed like an …

Review: Rapha Women’s Classic Wind Jacket

Over the years, I’ve come to acquire a handful of windbreaker riding jackets from varying brands, some better than others. When I got my hands on …

Apple iWatch or Google Glass - Finally Taking Wearable Computing Mainstream?

With both the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress behind us, in the coming weeks and months some of the announced devices will start to hit the shelves. Reception thus far for <b>Research in Motion-Blackberry’s</b> (BBRY) new Z10 device is mixed and has people questioning what may or …

iPad mini vs Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 vs Surface RT: tablet comparison review

(Please note: this is <i>not</i> a comprehensive roundup of every tablet on the market, <i>nor</i> a detailed list of every specification of those tablets. It's my …

These Google Glass Early Adopters Will Warm Your Heart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a shameless attempt to win skeptics over, Google has included the betterment of penguins, …