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10-point maintenance check for your road bike

Despite road bikes being a relatively simple mechanical device, many cyclists focus on just one or two areas when it comes to maintenance. They might …

Five Easy, Essential DIY Winter Tuneups

These quick maintenance jobs will keep your bike running smoothly in 2015<p>For cyclists, winter is a time to restore and recharge. But as much as your body needs some TLC, so does your bike. That doesn’t have to mean an exhaustive overhaul. These five quick maintenance jobs are easy enough for any …

Midfoot Bicycle Cleat Position

Introduction: Midfoot Bicycle Cleat Position<p>Bike-specific shoes have been around for a long time. Basically, the cleats on your shoes clip into your …

Cyclist's Guide to Finding the Perfect Chain Lube

A few drops of chain lube will keep your cranks spinning smoothly, as long you choose the right type<p><b>Consider the Weather</b> <br>If you ride on wet roads or muddy trails, you should opt for a wet chain lube, which has a thicker consistency so it won't wash away in a downpour. For more arid conditions, try …

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Bicycle Cycling Shoe Cleat Positioning Alignment and Adjustment by Jim Langley

by Jim Langley<p><b>Please note</b>: This article is about positioning bicycle cleats on cycling shoes. If you are looking for information on how to install …

Avoid Airline Bike Fees

Here's how to pack your bike as safely and cheaply as possible<p>Flying with your bike can set you back up to $200—more if the bike-and-case combo is heavier than the airlines' typical 50-pound limit. And with many hardshell containers weighing 30 pounds empty, it's easy to hit that ceiling. "Avoiding …

Cycling

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Know Your Drivetrain

Our guide to gears will help you choose the best ratio for you<p><b>Gear ratios, Explained</b><br>Gear ratio—or "gearing"—is determined by which chainring (in front) and which cog of the cassette (in back) the chain is on. Chainrings on road bikes usually come in a "standard" pairing of 53 teeth and 39 teeth …

Road Bikes

3 Easy Tricks to Better Mountain Bike Tires

Remove your tires, find the right pressure with ease, and more<p><b>One Simple Tire Trick That Will Change Your Life</b><br>Before you attempt to pull the tire off the wheel, work your way around the tire, pinching the sidewalls together as you go. This allows the bead to fall into the center of the rim where …

Mountain Biking

The Beginner’s Guide to Riding With Power

You don't have to be a supergeek to ride with power—learn these five basic stats to get started<p>Power meters spit out a lot of numbers: current power, average power, max power, and all manner of derivatives. But what matters more, says Joe Friel, longtime coach and author of <i>The Power Meter Handbook</i>, …

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The Better BMC

We like the $12,000 BMC teammachine SLR01—but we love the $2,300 SLR03 version<p>On the last day of <i>Bicycling's</i> Editors' Choice testing this year, I embarked on a long ride that took me into the curving mountain roads of North Carolina. The bike I rode was one of the year's top models, but it left an …

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