Mario Alloza

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The Correct Riding Position on a Road Bike

Setting up a road bike correctly is vital if you want to ensure maximum riding efficiency and prevent injury.<p>Correct set up of your bike and the …

Road Bikes

Three weird road bike saddles (and why we love them)

If your saddle makes you squirm, gives you sores, or numbs or tenderises your delicate undercarriage, then have a look at these three next-generation …

Best rim brake road bike wheel sets reviewed 2018

If there’s one upgrade that will help to take your bike to the next level, it is a new pair of wheels. Some new hoops can completely transform your …

How to Ride Steep Grades on a Bike

Cyclists like to humble brag—or perhaps just outright brag—about the highest grades they’ve achieved. Wer'e not talking about the kind teachers dish out in school, but rather the inclines mountain roads dish out—which cyclists inevitably want to tackle.<p>For every 100 feet forward you travel on hilly …

12 of the best iPhone and Android apps for cycling

There are more cycling apps for Android and Apple phones than ever, ranging from highly analytical training tools to simpler social apps and useful …

Best road bike pedals

Of the three points of contact between you and your bike – the saddle, bar and pedals – your pedals have the most work to do. As well as keeping your …

Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know

<b>Welcome to BikeRadar's buyer's guide to mountain bike groupsets. A group, gruppo or groupset are all ways of describing the collection of parts that</b> …

The 10 Things You Didn't Know About Carbon Fiber

1 of 21<p>DUSTIN GAFFKE via Flickr<p>Not all carbon fiber frames are made in Asia...<p>It just seems that way. It’s true, most of the cycling industry’s carbon-fiber products do come from Taiwan, and sometimes China. But carbon fiber frames and parts are also made in US bike factories (Zipp's and …

How to pedal efficiently

It’s one of the most basic functions of riding a bike — whatever kind of bike you favour — but many of us don’t give the efficiency of our pedalling …

A buyer's guide to getting the best road bike saddle

A good road bike saddle needs to be many things, but the most important thing is that it's comfortable. However, what's comfortable for one of your …

Cycling tips: 25 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners

These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on your great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful …

Cycling: how to conquer hills

Knowing how to climb hills efficiently can make all the difference to a long day in the saddle. Here are eight tips to get you to the top<p>Whether it’s in preparation for mastering the hills on your local club ride, or because you have aspirations to ride some of the mountain passes made famous by …

Boardman Team FS 27.5 review

The latest evolution in Boardman’s long-running, high-value full-suspension series doesn’t look much different. But it’s brought the ride and …

Merlin Elite Cycling Bib Shorts

road.cc test report<p><b>Make and model:</b> Merlin Elite Cycling Bib Shorts<p><b>Size tested:</b> Large<p><b>Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do</b> …

Juin Tech R1 disc brakes review

It sounds too good to be true – road disc brakes that are cable-actuated, but with hydraulic power, for an affordable sum. Where's the catch? Well …

4K and 5K Display Buyer's Guide for Macs

4K displays are becoming increasingly popular as they come down in prices, and even some 5K displays have been released over the past year, but there are lots of variables to consider before purchasing one for your Mac.<p>This buyer's guide will help you determine the ideal 4K or 5K display for your …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Road disc brakes: everything you need to know

<b>Disc brakes are the hottest topic when it comes to road bikes and equipment, and to say that the debate is intense would be quite the</b> …

Specialized Phenom Pro saddle review

The new Specialized Phenom Pro is highly comfortable, supportive, lightweight and without short snagging potential. For this tester, it has become …

10 steps to becoming a fitter, faster, better cyclist

If you want to be the best, it usually pays to listen to others who are at the top of their game. <i>BikeRadar</i> spoke to some of the top figures in …

Bicycle Repair by the Numbers

1 of 10<p>Tune Your Rear Derailleur<p><b>Half:</b> Amount you should turn your derailleur’s barrel adjuster if your chain skips—counterclockwise if it jumps to a larger cog, clockwise if it drops to a smaller one. Still skipping? Try another half-turn.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 10<p>Measure Your …

If the Bike Fits—Buy It

How to find the right frame and make adjustments for endless comfort.<p>While there is no universal method for fitting a bicycle to the rider, fit theories do agree on most things, and proper training and equipment help bike-shop workers and fitters do their job consistently well. You'll have an …

The science of suffering

Cyclists are known for being made of tough stuff. Riders endure burning legs and searing lungs on a regular basis. Pro rider Jens Voigt famously …

Painkillers

Ride and race smarter: improve skills to stay safe in the bunch

With the cycling boom over the past few years, there has been an influx of new riders into road racing. Many of these people have made the step up …

The Biggest Mistake You're Making on Climbs

You know that burning feeling you get 10 minutes into a hard climb? It shouldn’t be there. It’s your legs telling you that you’re burning too many matches too early—and if you’re not careful, you’re going up in flames before you reach the top. Sure, you can go all Jens and tell them to “shut up,” …

Ask a Mechanic: Choosing the right road handlebars

Art's Cyclery discusses what you should consider when determining which handlebar you need for your road bikeThe post Ask a Mechanic: Choosing the …

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10 common MTB mistakes

How To Make Cycling More Comfortable

<b>Saddle</b><br>You might feel a bit like Goldilocks as you try to find a comfy saddle. Many cyclists end up having to try many different saddles at various angles—but when you do find one that works, it will transform your ride. Check out our guide to buying a saddle for tips and tricks to make sure you …

SRAM and Shimano front derailleur types and mounts explained

First conceived in the early 1900s, the front derailleur and its purpose – to move the chain between chainrings – hasn’t changed a whole lot. Where …