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How to Get Rid of a Cramp, Fast

Try these three steps to help soothe the spasm<p>Let’s be clear: The best way to cure a cramp is to prevent a cramp. For most riders, that means not jumping into a race or hard ride way above your ability, as cramps are nearly always the unwelcome byproduct of working muscles beyond their current …

How to Restore an Old Bike

It was a Craigslist find.<p>The ad for the used bike—a 1976 Raleigh Sprite—said that it was in perfect working order. Upon checking the bike out, I realized that it was missing a shifter cable, the headset was shot, and the chain was not threaded through the derailleur properly.<p>It was listed for $120; …

Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Mall of America Break Guinness World Record for Bike Donation

‘Tis the season to give back; for Free Bikes 4 Kidz and the Mall of America, it’s also the season to break records. The charity got its name in the Guinness World Records books on December 5 for donating the greatest number of bikes to charity within a 24 hour period. About 4,000 Free Bikes 4 Kidz …

Feel More Energetic with Sprint Intervals

You know those times when your energy is deflating faster than a tire that's rolling over a field of glass? You may be tempted to take it easy, but what you might need most is a good hard ride.<p>Yep, sounds paradoxical, but a new study published in <i>Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise</i> reports that …

How to Handle Getting Dropped During a Bike Ride

<b>Rob Mecea, 48</b><br>Photojournalist<br>Brooklyn, New York<p>I like to suffer. I like races when there is attack after attack after attack. I like how it feels when the group is trying to shake off the riffraff. Which might be why I keep coming back to the Tuesday night race at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. …

Giant Surge Road Shoe Reviewed

The Surge is the top-of-the-line road shoe from Giant's new shoe line. It’s a good-looking shoe with very subtle branding; the materials and construction appear good, but not above average. The upper is very supportive and I experienced no hot spots from the closures, which provide a very secure …

The Best Healthy Gifts for Cyclists

1 of 10<p>Fitbit<p>Fitbit Surge<p>Does the cyclist in your life need a constant stream of data to fuel her day? Then check out the Fitbit Surge, the number-one selling GPS watch in the US right now. This comfy device combines GPS, a wrist-based heart rate monitor, all-day fitness tracking, automatic sleep …

How Radio Technology Is Making Commuting Easier for Cyclists

Picture this: You roll up to a traffic light just as it turns red… And it immediately turns green! Magic? Nope—that’s just life for cyclists in Aarhus, Denmark, thanks to a funky new application of a wireless sensor technology called RFID.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Sensors for traffic …

Mobile Bicycle Maintenance Makes Bike Repair Easy

Your next bike shop might have four wheels and park in your driveway.<p>Mobile bike shops are popping up across the country, with Velofix and Beeline Bikes being the largest players. Velofix CEO and co-founder Chris Guillemet believes that the convenience of mobile maintenance plays a large role in …

How to Ride Rollers Without Crashing

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The All-City Macho Man Is a Burly Commuter<p>2<p>New System Rates Bike Helmets for Safety<p>3<p>14 Questions About the Tour de France Answered<p>4<p>500 Beers of Summer<p>5<p>6 Essential Yoga Poses for Cyclists<p>We break down the steps to make your first ride on the rollers easy and trouble-free<p>Dec 9, …

Eight best waterproof cycling jackets reviewed 2018

Riding in wet weather is no one’s idea of fun, but if you want to make it a little more bearable then a good waterproof cycling jacket is an …

10 Gifts for Cyclists Who Love to Eat

1 of 11<p>Tim Solliday<p>Cheers to Good Food<p>If you're anything like us, the holiday season is about taking time to ride and sharing epic feasts with family and friends. Here are a few gift ideas to level-up your spread this year.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 11<p>Chef'd<p>Chef’d Dinner for …

Brian Cookson on WorldTour reform: The status quo is not an option

The UCI WorldTour seminar was considered a major turning point in the future of professional cycling, with significant changes confirmed to begin in …

The 13 Coolest Road Helmets at the 2015 Tour de France

1 of 13<p>Beardy McBeard<p>Bontrager Ballista–Trek Factory Racing<p>The Ballista is Bontrager’s newest aero road helmet, released around the same time as the 2016 Trek Madone aero road bike. Bontrager says it took two years to get the Ballista’s combination of aerodynamics and ventilation right. The …

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7 Surefire Ways to Burn More Calories on Your Bike

You’ve likely heard the news that exercise alone is not the golden ticket to easy weight loss: You also need to eat well to drop the pounds. But you can definitely burn calories while cycling, helping your fitness and fat loss along with a few easy on-bike strategies… no intervals required (though …

Want a Quick Boost to Your Cycling? Try the Kegel.

Cyclists know that core training is important. But right below your abs is another muscle group that’s often ignored until a problem arises: your pelvic floor. The group comprises the muscular base of the abdomen and is attached to the pelvis. A strong pelvic floor can improve breathing and lead to …

Armitstead wins Best Female Road Rider of 2015 in Cyclingnews Reader Poll | Cyclingnews.com

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) has been named Best Female Road Rider of 2015 in the annual <i>Cyclingnews</i> Reader Poll. It was no surprise that she …

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Fuel Your Ride with Beans from Cycling-Inspired Coffee Roasters

Grimpeur Bros.<p>Grimpeur Bros.<p>With roasters in Brooklyn, New York, and Austin, Texas, this brand is as serious about its beans as it is about cyclocross racing. Most of its current blends, such as CX Racer Single Origin AA, are ’cross related. And you'll spot the logo on plenty of sponsored riders’ …

UCI Technical Manager Mark Barfield on road disc brakes and the weight limit

It’s long been a gripe of many within the bike industry that the mass of UCI regulations that proscribe almost every element of a road bike’s design …

2020 Olympics track and mountain bike events to be held away from Tokyo

Track cycling and mountain bike events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place some 120km away from the Japanese capital, the IOC and the UCI …

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Levi’s new Commuter collection is packed with cyclist-centric tweaks

Levi’s is a company that goes back 132 years. The fact that the Levi's logo features horses, not bikes, offers a good clue (if you needed one) that …

New Gore-Tex Active cycle clothing is coming: lighter, more packable

There’s a new Gore-Tex Active fabric on the way, and it’s radically different to what’s gone before. Destined for top-end clothing for high-aerobic …

Christmas gift ideas for the beginner cyclist

So someone on your gift giving list has recently taken up cycling and is showing all the signs of infatuation. You know they’ve got the bike, a …

BikeRadar gear of the year: Delaney's 2015 roadie picks

Strava tells me I’ve ridden 11,500km this year, primarily on test bikes rolling across pavement and a bit on trails and dirt roads. I’ve had the …

New Team Sky Pinarello Dogma gets stripy

The distinctive black and blue of Team Sky once again adorns the Pinarello Dogma F8 as the team's seven-year relationship with the Italian company …