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First Look: RockyMounts releases BrassKnuckles bike carrier

RockyMounts has a new upright roof rack, BrassKnuckles, that utilizes a unique, user-friendly, and minimalist attachment system.<p>The Boulder, Colorado …

Replace Derailleur Cables and Housing

Housing

Six Steps to Achieve Your Cycling Goals

Whether you want to keep up with a faster group, finish your first century, or stand at the top of a podium, it all starts with a goal and a plan<p>When you’re new to cycling, the secret to improvement is simple: Ride your bike…a lot. Then rest, and do it again and again. If you have friends who ride, …

Cycling

Ask a Mechanic: When to replace a chain

SRAM Recall Tech Updates, Product News & Other Answers

As updates trickle out, there’ve been more questions popping up, so we rang SRAM Road PR manager Michael Zellman to get a few answers. He’s checking …

Found: Thirty48 Cycling Socks & Compression Sleeves

Started in winter 2013, Thirty48 is a new technical sock manufacturer with eyes on cyclists. Or their lower extremities anyway.<p>Using left/right …

Found: Horizontal or Vertical Bicycle Storage with The Cactus Tongue Bike Shelf

There are seemingly no shortage of wall mounted bicycle storage options on the market. All are trying to solve the problem of keeping your bike …

Test Your Fix-It IQ

Up your game with this bike-tuning and maintenance quiz<p>Do you think you’re a master mechanic? Use this quiz to find out just where you rank in the world of wrenches. Even better, challenge your know-it-all friends to a quiz-off and find out who really knows their stuff.

Quizzes

Burn More Fat

These cycling workouts will help you lose those last five pounds.<p>This training plan is designed for cyclists who have been riding consistently but still feel like they have five to 15 pounds to lose. Your short-term goal should be to drop 0.5 to 1.5 pounds weekly. Shedding that stubborn spare tire …

Fitness

Smash Lab: Bike Locks Broken

We busted some locks to find out which ones you can trust<p>Which locks best frustrate a thief? We decided to find out by asking an expert, Hal Ruzal, a longtime mechanic at Bicycle Habitat in New York City, to hack through a batch. To make the test realistic, we requested that he use only the tools …

New York City

Get to Know Your Saddle's Anatomy

You're in contact with your bicycle saddle for the majority of your ride. Learn the ins and outs of saddle anatomy to find one that works best for you.<p>Bicycle saddles take the brunt of complaints from uncomfortable riders—and of more than half a cyclist's weight. They also rank as a high-wear …

Carbon Fiber