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Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …


5 Naturally Warm Socks

Comfortable wool socks to insulate you from the cold.<i>—Andrew J. Bernstein</i>


Need new prescription riding glasses? Here are five things to consider

Whether you are a newly minted “four-eyed freak” or just due to replace some well-worn riding shades, cycling-specific prescription eyewear can …

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …


Build a Better Core to Align Your Spine

Build a stronger core muscle platform to bike farther and faster.<p>Your aching back may be the result of weak abdominal muscles, says Shannon Sovndal, MD, author of Cycling Anatomy and owner of Thrive Health and Fitness Medicine (thrivehfm.com), in Boulder, Colorado.<p>"When you hunch over in the saddle …


Your Whole Body Tune-Up

Keep these 5 supporting muscles toned for a pain and fatigue-free ride<p>If you're like most cyclists, your legs aren't the first part of your body to call it quits on a long ride. Chances are it's your back, your neck, or even your arms. Use these moves to tune up the supporting muscles, and they …

Know Your Rubber: A Quick-Start Guide to Mountain Bike Tire Design

The ins and outs of tire technology—and how to choose the best setup for how and where you ride<p>No performance-enhancing component is more overlooked than the tire. But this is literally where the rubber meets the dirt. Every aspect of overall bike control depends on the inherent properties of those …

Mountain Biking

New Drift Ghost-S Aims to Scare Action Camera Competition with Longest Battery Life Available

Want to capture all of your bicycle exploits in glorious HD, but are tired of running out of battery <i>just</i> before things start to get good? If that’s …

5 Tips for Faster, Stronger Hill Climbing

These climbing secrets will have you soaring in 30 days<p>This climbing regimen, from Carmichael Training Systems coach Andy Applegate, will put so much power into your pedals, your buddies will swear they see wings as you leave them in your wake. Start today and you'll see results by the end of the …


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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Five Tips for Great Recovery Food at Home

Garmin-Sharp team chef Barb Grealish dishes on pro-quality nutrition—and shares five recipes for refueling right.<p>For years, pro cycling teams refueled largely at the mercy of whatever the hotel kitchen dished out. But in the past decade, nutrition became a central focus, as teams (and even whole …