Mark Aldridge

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How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

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Suddenly, Scott Bikes Are Trendy

The lift was closed, so we turned east into a rising sun and started our own climb up Deer Crest trail through groves of Aspens on rich chocolaty …

Bust a Fitness Rut

Just about every cyclist’s performance plateaus at some point. Here’s how to get back on track.<p>No matter where you are on the fitness spectrum, you’re bound to hit a plateau eventually. How will you know? You’ll be putting in your usual training and recovery, but markers such as power output, pace, …

Marathons

Just Cool It: Riding When It's Hot

Refreshing rides, cooling gear, and other smart strategies to prevent summer cycling meltdowns.<p><b>THERE'S A LOT TO LOVE</b> about riding during the warmest months of the year: the scent of fresh-cut grass, tunnels of green engulfing country roads, seemingly endless daylight. But summer does have its …

Hiking

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …

Health

The Best Cycling Advice I Ever Got

We asked some of the world's savviest pro racers for the single piece of wisdom they received during their careers that made the biggest difference in their riding.<p><b>Andy Hampsten, 1988 Giro d'Italia Winner</b><br>"Wrap your thumbs around your bar. Even some pros just lay their thumbs next to their fingers …

Cycling

25 Cycling Upgrades for $25 or Less!

If you're Bradley Wiggins, you need those $4,000 wheels. The rest of us should first consider these clever, intuitive, and eminently affordable bike improvements.

Bradley Wiggins

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Cycling

The True 36

The Great Wheel Size Debate continues to revolve. Once we finalize whether the ideal diameter is 26″, 29er, 650b or, more recently, 36er, will we find ourselves back at the same place we started out from? It’s funny how life moves in cycles. This is The True 36, a small studio in Slovakia with an …

Slovakia

Trek Remedy and Slash To Roll on 27.5 Wheels

The flagship carbon Remedy 9.9 27.5 is outfitted with a SRAM XX1 drivetrain and Fox Factory Series Float Kashima-coated suspension with Trek’s DRVC …

Review: Bell’s Radical New Super Enduro Helmet

Over the past few years, the industry has seen a major shift towards the all capable trail bike. The mythical 5″ or 6″ travel quiver killer that gets …

Your Chamois: A User's Guide

In which we clear up a few of the misunderstood elements of padded cycling shorts<p><b>Myth</b> A chamois is little more than extra cushioning between you and your saddle. <b><br>Reality</b> Assuming you wear it correctly—i.e., without underwear—a chamois pad not only supports your sit bones, but also prevents chafing …

Cycling

Build a Better Diet

Ride stronger with meals from the Mediterranean<p>In the region where olives flourish, people flourish, too. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even Alzheimer's are far less common in Mediterranean countries, such as Greece, Italy, France and Spain. Perhaps this explains why many of the world's best …

Nutrition

Giant goes all-in with 27.5-inch wheels in 2014 off-road line

PARK CITY, Utah (VN) — With the announcement of its 2014 product line, Giant has placed its vote in the on-going wheel-size debate firmly in favor of …