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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:51 +0000

 



How to Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid

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Buying the correct size bike for you child is important. But how do you know what size to get? Here's how to tell the right size kid's bike you need.



Finally - a Clear Guide to Bike Sizing

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Finally, a clear explanation of bike sizing. Mystery solved!



What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Wondering about sizing for mountain bikes, and what proper fit is on a mountain bicycle for your height? This guide can help.



How to Make Sure You Get the Right Size Road Bike

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Shopping for a bike and need to know what size to get? Here's a chart that shows what size road bicycle to buy based on your height an inseam measurement.



How to Find the Right Size Bike for You

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike sizing can be tricky - here's how to figure out what size bicycle is best for your and how to make it fit you right



Getting Started in Biking

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Getting Started in Biking - Thinking about taking up bicycling? Whether for fun, fitness or transportation, riding a bike is a great way to get around. Here are the basic things to think about if you're getting started in biking.



What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Group indoor cycling classes have grown in popularity in recent years. Here's a description of what you'll find in an indoor cycling class.



How to Lose Weight by Simply Riding Your Bike

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bicycling is a great way to make yourself look and feel better. Learn how riding your bike can help you lose weight, build muscle mass, and more.



What is a Hybrid Bicycle and Why Would You Want...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

A hybrid bike features the best of both road bikes and mountain bikes. They are fast, sturdy and comfortable.



Find the Right Size Hybrid Bicycle for You

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Sizing chart for finding the right sized hybrid bike. Knowing your height and inseams, you should be able to tell what size frame will be most comfortable.



Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's how to size a bike - what you need to know to fit yourself to the proper size bicycle



5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Buying a bike tire shouldn't be too complicated. But there are lots of variables. Width, tread, diameter, material, etc., are all factors that affect performance and durability. Here's what you need to know when buying bikes tires.



What Makes a Bike a Mountain Bike and Do You...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

What is a mountain bike? Here's a description of what makes mountain bikes different, and what you want to look for when considering a mountain bike.



10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time



Need to Lose a Few Pounds? Try Biking for...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Time to lose a few pounds? Riding a bike is ideal for weight loss because it burns a lot of calories.



What is a Road Bike? Sizing Guide and Selection...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

What is a road bike? This article will tell you all about road bicycles and what to look for in them.



10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Best Bike Quotes - Here are some of the best quotes about bike riding.



4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest effect. Here are easy things you can do to tune-up your bike and improve performance - all without advanced knowledge or complicated tools.



What to Look For in a Stationary Indoor...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Buying a spinning bike for home use can be a great addition to your workout. Here is a buying guide and tips on what to look for when purchasing a spin bike.



Buying the Right Bicycle for You

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

How to buy a bike - what kind of bicycle is right for you



What to know before you go into your first...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Thinking about trying a spinning indoor class? Or maybe taking on a blended class that combines a spin workout (group exercise bikes) with either abs/core, yoga or strength workouts? Here's what you should know going into it in order to feel prepared.



5 Reasons You Should Ride a Bicycle

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Riding a bike is fun, sure. But it has many great benefits for you and others that go beyond the sheer joy of the experience.



What Kind of Bike Pedals Should You Use?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bikes use several different types of pedals. This article tells you which is which and helps you answer the question: What kind of bike pedals should I use?



7 Essential Items to Take With You on a Bicycle...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

There are seven essential items to carry in your saddlebag for emergencies and repairs. Find out more about the seven most important things to carry when riding.



How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Buy better tires, watch out for the shiny stuff, check your tires after rides, and other steps to prevent flats on your bike.



Be a Better Biker - Without Even Getting on the...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bicycling is a great activity with many benefits. A regular routine of cycling will help you increase your fitness level, decrease your stress level and maybe even help you avoid depression. Here's how to make your cycling routines even more effective.



Winterize Your Bike - Prepare It for Storage

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Winterize your bike - how to store your bicycle for the winter.



How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Your bike needs regular maintenance to keep functioning properly. Find out what moving parts you should be lubricating to keep them moving right.



The First Bike to Take the Outdoors Inside

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

With the improvements over the first version of this bike, the Generation 1, I thought it was time to take a serious look. Learn what I found.



How to Clean You Bike's Chain Step-By-Step

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Keeping your bike chain clean is critical to maintaining its performance. You can either do a full, thorough cleaning that requires you to remove your chain from the bike and will take 30 minutes or more, or go for the quick and easy approach that you can do between deep cleaning to help your bike maintain peak operation. This article demonstrates the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, a technique that will give you a clean bike chain in five minutes or less.



How to Avoid Chafing When Wearing Bike Shorts

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Chafing and rash caused by bike shorts is a common problem for cyclists. Here are ways you can avoid rashes and chafing on your next ride.



Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Handlebars too low? Too far out in front of you? Using an adjustable stem could be the answer to solving a couple different problem fit areas on your bike.



Dogs and Bikes

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Dogs and Bikes - How to Respond When Man's Best Friend Isn't So Friendly



Great Gifts for Cyclists Under \$25

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a list of the best gifts under $25 for that special bike rider in your life. Make your favorite cyclist smile at Christmas with this list of best bike gifts.



Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike commuting is its own special type of riding. Here is a list of the gear and accessories you can't do without as a bike commuter to make your ride safe and comfortable.



2014 Bike Riders Gift Guide

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Best gift ideas for bikers. Need a gift-giving guide for the cyclist in your life? Here's a list of the best presents for bike riders.



5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

There are 5 simple maintenance inspections you can do to ensure your safety by having a bike in good working order whenever you take it out. Find out what they are.



Best Accessories for Bike Commuters

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Being a bicycle commuter can be a lot of fun, especially with these nifty gadgets and gear to help make your commute even more pleasant.



5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

It can be hard to find a decent bike for a kid. You don't want to drop hundreds of dollars on something they'll outgrow, but you also don't want to saddle your child with a crappy piece of junk. So what to do? Here are some options for finding that perfect kid's bike.



Broken Bicycle Spokes and How to Replace Them

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike spokes are pretty simple, and there's not much that can go wrong with them. But you can still have problems from time to time if you aren't watching.



How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Want to know the basics of shifting from one gear to another when riding your bicycle? Here's how to change gears on your bike.



How to Avoid Numbness and Tingling in Your...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Tingling and numbness in the hands while riding can be a problem for many cyclists. Here are six possible solutions to the problem if it is something you face.



How to Care for Your Bicycling Clothes

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Caring for Your Bike Clothes



Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Want to know the six best websites for mapping your bike routes? This article reviews six of the most-widely used tools available and gives pros and cons of each.



What is a Century Race in Cycling and How do...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. Here's a training plan that will help you prepare to reach that goal.



6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

This is a collection of bike tire photos - from racing bike tires to tires for mountain bikes, cruisers and everything else.



How to Patch an Inner Tube of a Flat Bike Tire

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Boo - you've got a flat. But don't despair. We can get you back on the road quick, plus save you money not having to buy a new tube.



Best Websites for Selling Bikes and Bike Parts

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Where to sell your stuff - best websites for selling bikes and bike parts



How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bike

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

The first and most basic bicycle repair is how to fix a flat tire. Sooner or later, you will get a flat when out riding. It’s as certain as death and taxes. The directions in this article show you how to fix a flat and avoid a nice long walk back home.



What is a Pinch Flat? And how do I avoid them?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Pinch flat - What is a pinch flat? Here's the definition of a pinch flat.



Trek Soho Commuter/City Bicycle Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Trek's Soho bikes are a commuter's dream. Read about the bike's components, maintenance, and other things you'll love.



Tips for Surviving a 100-Mile Bicycle Ride

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. You've trained for it and now it is time to ride. Here are tips to ensure you reach that goal of riding your bike a hundred miles in one day.



Reviews of Bike Gloves

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

A list of reviews of all the cycling gloves to go for - and those to stay away from - and tips on what to look for in a gloves' performance.



Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Brothers

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Eggbeater Pedals Review - Here's a review of the Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Bros.



How to Prevent Foggy Glasses in Cold Weather...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Fight Foggy Glasses - What to Do When Your Glasses Steam Up in Cold Weather Riding



Power Grips Pedal Straps Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Power Grips Pedal Straps Review. Do you want the advantages of being clipped in to your pedals, but don't like either the special shoes or being too tightly fastened? Power Grips Pedal Straps may be a good alternative. Here's our review.



How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Getting a split the sidewall of your mountain bike tire is a common problem when a sharp rock edge rips into it, causing a gash or tear. But fixing it it is easy, allowing you to keep your tire and saving you money not having to buy a new one. Here's how.



All About CO2 Cartridges and Inflators for Bike...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

CO2 cartridges - what are CO2 cartridges and inflators and why would I want to use them



How to Eat Right for Betting Biking

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Riding a bike means you should eat differently than if you were just sitting on the couch. Find out about the nutrition you need to keep going on those longer rides.



Heart Rate Training and Indoor Cycling - a...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

This article describes how you can develop your cardiovascular endurance through indoor cycling (also known as “Spinning”) sessions, which allows you to very specifically and intentionally utilize heart rate training under controlled circumstances.



Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike spokes are the quiet parts of your bike. They don't move or draw much attention, but they're very important to your ride being safe and comfortable. Find out all about your bike spokes here.



Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

If you're a cyclist traveling to Destin or Fort Walton Beach in the Florida panhandle, here is a guide to riding in the area.



Specialized Source 11 Bike Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a review of the Specialized Source 11 which just might be the perfect commuter bike. It features a belt drive, internal-geared hub, fenders, rack and a permanently mounted headlight/taillight combo.



An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bicycles have been around for nearly 230 years. Here is a history of bikes with photographs and illustrations of bikes from then and now.



Lights on Your Bike - How to See and Be Seen

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

If you are going to ride during the hours of darkness, for your safety it is important that you and your bike are well-lit, both front and back. This article tells you how.



Tips for Cyclists: How to Keep Those Feet Warm...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Riding your bike in the winter can be fun - as long as you can keep your feet warm. There are lots of tips and tricks people try to keep their feet warm. Here are some of the things that work best for riders.



The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike gloves - why cyclists wear bike gloves. What bike gloves are for.



The 11 Best Bike Helmets

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Make sure to keep your head protected with these top bike helmets for commuters, toddlers, beginners, women and more.



Review: Magellan Cyclo 505 GPS device for...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a review of the Magellan 505 Cyclo GPS device with an expert look at all its features plus results of an extensive road test.



Review: Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gel Bike Gloves XR

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Review - the Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gel XR Bike Gloves - This is a review of the XR Ergo Air Gel Bike Gloves by Louis Garneau



Dressing in Layers for Cool Weather Bicycling -...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Stay warm when riding in cooler weather by dressing in layers. Here are the right clothes for staying warm on the bike even when it gets cold.



Julbo Explorer Sunglasses: Mountain Climber...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Fight foggy glasses and watery eyes in cold weather riding with mountain climber sunglasses like the Julbo Explorer.



Bike Racing at the College and University Level

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a list of the U.S. colleges and universities that offer full-blown, university sponsored (not club) cycling teams.



Do I Need Shocks and Suspension on My Mountain...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Do you need shocks on your mountain bike? Find out here about soft tails and hard tails and what is right for you.



Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?



Track Cycling Team Events in the Olympics - a...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Team track bike racing is some of the most excitement you'll find in Olympic cycling. Find out more here about the team events that make up track bicycle racing at the 2008 Olympics.



Review of Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here is a review of the Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers. Read about how they are different from Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals and if you should buy a set.



Best Gifts for Bike Riders - Best Holiday Gifts...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Gifts for bike riders - looking for holiday presents for the bike rider in your life? Here are some great ideas of gifts for bicyclists.



Review: Mobius Energized Breakfast Drink

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Review: We tried out the Mobius breakfast drink. How does it perform?



How Does Cross Training Improve Your Cycling?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Use Cross-Training to Enhance Your Cycling - how cross training can improve your bike riding



Improve Your Cycling Fitness With Interval...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Interval training in spin bike workouts can benefit cyclists of all levels and make you stronger. Find out more here.



How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

The first and most basic bicycle repair is how to fix a flat tire. This articles show you how to fix a flat and avoid a nice long walk back home.



Melon Helmet Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Melon helmet review. Here's a review of the Melon Urban Active line of helmets for cyclists and skateboarders.



How to Install Clipless Pedals

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Instructions on How to Install Clipless Pedals on a Bicycle -- Step-by-Step with Photos



Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review -- a review of the Dolphin 48 saddlebags by Arkel



Getting the Stink Out of Bike Gloves

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Getting the Stink Out of Bike Gloves - Your bike gloves can start to smell in a hurry if you don't take care of them. Here's what to do to keep your gloves from smelling



5 Tips for Staying Motivated while Exercising...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here are Five Great Tips for Staying Motivated while Exercising Indoors



Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Squat

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the squat, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.



Workout Wow! Hybrid Stationary Bike Classes...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Carry your conditioning to the next level by taking the incredibly effective interval workout of a cycling class and stir in a little extra dose of yoga, strength or ab focus to create a killer total body workout.



Bike Spoke Maintenance

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Bike spokes typically don't require a lot of maintenance. But here's what to look for in regular inspections of your wheels to make sure your spokes are in proper working order and your wheels are true



Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a review and description of the Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitor.



Ride Guide: West Orange Bike Trail, Orlando,...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Headed to Orlando and looking for a place to ride? Here's a review and description of the West Orange Bike Trail in Orlando, Florida



What is a "Crankset"? What does that mean?

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

What is a crank set on a bicycle? Here's the definition of a crank set and some explanation about what the drive train does and how your pedals and chain all work together to move you forward.



Tifosi Sunglasses Review

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses



The 8 Best Indoor Exercise Bikes

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Stay in shape year-round with these top upright spin exercise bikes from Schwinn, Ironman, Phoenix, Sunny Health & Fitness and more.



What Does Cadence Mean When it Comes to...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

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Revive Solar ReStore XL + Battery and Solar...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Interested in solar-powered battery chargers that are suitable for a bike tour or long ride? Here's a review of the Revive Solar ReStore XL + solar charger by Accessory Power.



Review - Ryders Eyewear: check out these...

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Here's a review of cycling eyewear by Ryders Eyewear, including the new Intersect Interchangeable and Slipstream sunglasses



The 8 Best Bike Locks

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

Make sure your bike doesn't get stolen with these top locks from Kryptonite, Master Lock, Hiplok, OnGuard and more.



Review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes

2016-12-02T11:12:51Z

This is a review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes, bike tubes treated with a special sealant to fix punctures and keep you going.