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Build a Better, Stronger Butt

Do this move to ride longer, more powerfully, and with less pain<p>For many cyclists, pedaling a bike is all about the quads with woefully little input from the glutes, especially the outer glutes, which stabilize you on the saddle. A weak caboose not only makes you fatigue faster, but also opens the …

Bodyweight Exercise

Fix Muscle Imbalances

Build strength to run your best and stay injury-free.<p>Long runs, hill repeats, and intervals make a runner's body strong. But to propel you forward, your body relies heavily on a few specific muscles that can become so mighty that they overpower lesser-worked areas like your glutes, back, and …


Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

Bodyweight Exercise

Ask Mike: Pressure Washers, Bottom Bracket Creak

Our resident wrench answers your repair questions<p><b>I thought that using a pressure washer is supposed to be bad for your bike, so why do I always see pro mechanics using them on team rigs?</b> Let’s get one thing straight. When it comes to bicycle care, pro mechanics do a lot of things differently than …


50 Rides of a Lifetime

We asked readers and staff to name their all-time favorite places to pedal. The result (in no particular order): classic destinations, must-do events, and two-wheeled adventures that should be on every cyclist's bucket list.<p><b>1. The Cobbles of Belgium.</b><br>Cyclists like to suffer, and the mystical mecca …