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How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less

What to look for when you're shopping for a great bargain<p>Though cycling elitists consider $1,000 to be bargain-basement territory for road and mountain bikes, many ­models at that price will provide you with years of happy riding. If you’re in the market for a city bike, you can land even more …

Cycling Tips With Rapid Returns

We all want to get better, faster, and leaner, but the work involved can seem overwhelming—unless you take it one step at a time. Here are small changes that add up to big results.<p><b>Strike Oil</b> <br>Oiling your chain at least once a week (at minimum, every 100 miles) will not only make you faster due to …

Biking Tips for Any Terrain

<b>....a sharp turn</b><br>Get to a controllable speed and brake lightly before the turn. "Then extend your outside leg, pushing on the outer pedal while leaning your bike into the turn," says Dunlap. (Don't lean your body into the turn, though. Keep your shoulders parallel to the ground.) And look where you …

Faster Fitness

Nine short workouts that deliver big results.<p>The average pro cyclist trains 20 to 30 hours a week and logs 20,000 to 25,000 miles each year—farther than the average American drives in that time. Too many of us mere mortals mistakenly believe we need to approach that sort of volume to reach our …

How To Fix a Flat Tire On Your Bike

1) Flip your bike upside down and remove the wheel by releasing the lever—called the "quick release"—on the outside of the wheel. If you have a 2012 mountain bike or newer and a flat on your rear wheel, you may have a clutch, a small lever on your derailleur. Open it. On any bike, unscrew the …

Mountain Biking

Best Breakfast for Your Ride

What you eat when you wake will make or break the rest of your day<p>Of all the day's meals, breakfast is the most predictable. Pick up a menu at almost any diner and the choices are pretty much the same. At home, we sit down to the same bowl of cereal or pop another bagel into the toaster. Yet …

Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

Short & Sweet Bike Workouts

Get fit for fall—no big miles required<p>If you've been riding all summer, you can ramp up for a fall crit series, century, or other event with a few short, intense workouts each week, such as the two interval sets at right. Use the off-bike core exercises below to stave off fatigue on long rides and …

16 Essential Bike Tools

You don't need a lot of bike tools—you just need the right tools. If you have these 16 bicycle tools in your home shop, you'll be able to fix anything.<p>Arm yourself with these essential bike tools, and you can get most every bike maintenance job done at home—for less cash, and more street cred. (Use …

How to Stay Alive in Traffic

Pro Alex Stieda's tips and techniques will help you thrive on any road<p>Most of us invariably need to ride close to vehicles on the road. It's a trite analogy, but I always keep it in mind when I'm riding in traffic: two tons of metal versus about 200 pounds of bike, bone and muscle—who's going to …

Ask Mike: Inflating Tubes, Hauling Groceries, and Multitools

Our resident wrench answers your repair questions<p><b>Why does my chain skip when I'm pedaling, but work fine in my workstand?</b><br>It shifts normally in the stand because there’s no load on the drivetrain as there is when you’re riding the bike. The likely ­reason it’s skipping is because it has stretched …

How to Recover From Hard Rides

Before you wrap yourself in compression wear and guzzle chocolate milk after every ride, make sure your effort warrants it<p>If you’ve hit it really hard, the next few hours are the optimal window for helping your body get the most from your effort, says exercise physiologist Stacy Sims, PhD. The good …

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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Thieves, Beware: There Is Now A National Registry Of Stolen Bikes

The Bike Index wants to make local information about stolen bikes available across the country, so you can track your stolen ride wherever it ends up.<p>When a bike goes missing, an owner’s first reaction is to call the police. But in urban areas, police typically can’t offer much help chasing down …

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 …

Stay Safe All Fall

Stay upright through hidden hazards with these 5 tactics.<p>It happens every autumn in most places. Just when the trails hit their peak—dry, fast and packed from a season's use—leaves drop, obscuring obstacles, hiding mudholes and making corners slick. Improve your ability to shred through lurking …

Slow and Sweet

The quickest way to start having more fun, eliminate aches and pains, and see more of the world around you: Ease up, back off, and chill out<p>Back in the days when to me good meant fast—and vice versa—I sometimes rode laps around a lake near my house. I would start out at a brisk pace and steadily …

First Ride: Van Dessel Aloominator

Van Dessel introduces its new disc-brake cyclocross bike at Interbike<p>Van Dessel’s Aloominator marks a new direction for the niche brand based in New Jersey. While aluminum cyclocross frames are nothing new for the company, this is the first model handmade in the US. Van Dessel founder Edwin Bull …

How to Maintain Rim Brakes on a Bicycle

Four simple solutions to fix your bike's rim brakes.<p>If your rim brakes squealed on your past few rides, one (or all) of these four simple procedures should return you to silent slowing:<p><b>1. Clean the brake pads and rims with an alcohol-based product.</b><p>•Use a scrub pad or file to clear the brake pad of …

Know Your Rear Derailleur

Get acquainted with your derailleur for easier repairs and smoother shifts.<p>Few of us really appreciate how hardworking and integral the rear derailleur is until it stops functioning perfectly. Then you’re stuck with, at best, an imprecise and clattery ride. So the next time you climb with …

The Subtle Art of Wheel Truing

Jude Kirstein has trued thousands of wheels since she started wrenching in 2004. The Portland, Oregon-based wheel builder admits it's a tricky process that requires finesse and endless patience. (Workshops at her studio on mastering the craft typically run two days.) Go ahead and set up your wheel …