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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:57:17 +0000

 



What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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 Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Find the Right Size Hybrid Bicycle for You

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



How to Lose Weight by Simply Riding Your Bike

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Find the Right Size Bike for You

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



The 8 Best Indoor Exercise Bikes

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Crazy Bike Rides You Don’t Want To Miss

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bike rides with a twist. Sure, the weekend club rides are great. But for a truly memorable time, don’t miss these crazy bike rides. Midnight rides, Critical Mass, naked rides and more.



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time



What Does Cadence Mean When it Comes to...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



The 11 Best Cycling Pedals

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Update your rig with these top-of-the-line pedals from RockBros, Shimano, Venzo, Crankbrothers, Garmin and more.



Tips for Surviving a 100-Mile Bicycle Ride

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Buying the Right Bicycle for You

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Install Clipless Pedals

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Mindfulness in Cycling

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Mindfulness is full concentration on the activity at hand. Here's how applying mindfulness can help you become a better cyclist and enjoy your ride more.



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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 Road Bike? Sizing Guide and Selection...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



5 Reasons You Should Ride a Bicycle

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



The 13 Best Cycling Shoes

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Make sure you have the appropriate footwear when riding your bike with these best cycling shoes from Shimano, Giro, Northwave Venzo and more.



Broken Bicycle Spokes and How to Replace Them

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



What is an Alley-Cat Race in Cycling?

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

What is an alley-cat race? You might have heard of an alley-cat bike race and wondered what it is. This article gives the definition of an alley-cat race.



Fun Events and Activities to use at a Bike...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bike rodeo activities - Games and activities that can be used in a bike rodeo



Guide to Watching Bike Races

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Knowing how to go about watching a bike race in person can be difficult if you've never been. Here are tips and insights that will help make your experience watching a bike race a great time.



How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Reviews of Bike Gloves

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Lights on Your Bike - How to See and Be Seen

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



The 11 Best Bike Lights, Reflectors and Safety...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Stay safe while bicycling on the road in low-lighting conditions with these best bike lights, helmet lights, turn signals, reflective clothing and more.



Post-Ride Refueling - Best Way to Refuel After...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Simple is best, and what your body most wants after any sort of extended ride is two things – sugars/carbs and proteins.



How to Care for Your Bicycling Clothes

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Caring for Your Bike Clothes



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



All About CO2 Cartridges and Inflators for Bike...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Winterize Your Bike - Prepare It for Storage

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Bike Jerseys - here's a review collection of...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bike Jersey Reviews - a list of reviews of various cycling jerseys



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Trek Soho Commuter/City Bicycle Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Specialized Source 11 Bike Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Review: CycleRest Bike Transport System

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Here's a review of the CycleRest Bike Transport System, a device that allows you to haul your bike upride inside just about every van, SUV and hatchback/wagon.



Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



The Best Bike Shorts, Bibs, Pants, and Bottoms

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bike shorts reviews - here are reviews of bike shorts, bibs, pants and bottoms



How to Avoid Chafing When Wearing Bike Shorts

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Best Accessories for Bike Commuters

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Kona Delivers with the Major Jake

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Here's a review of the Major Jake cyclocross bike by Kona. The Major Jake is one of the top cyclocross bikes on the market, and this review gives you our feedback and rating on the Kona Major Jake.



Cycling Debacles and Mishaps

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

When you've been a bike rider for any length of time, you can almost certainly count on doing something dumb or unlucky. These aren't the kinds of things that cause physical harm to you or others, rather just the silly infuriating things that (hopefully) you can laugh at later. Here are just a few examples.



The 11 Best Bike Helmets

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Heart Rate Training and Indoor Cycling - a...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Melon Helmet Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Best Websites for Selling Bikes and Bike Parts

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



The 8 Best Bike Locks

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



How to Work With a Bike Shop - and Have Them...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bike shops can be wonderful places full of friendly staff who love helping people with their bikes. Or they can be intimidating places with expensive stuff and arrogant, egotistical workers. Here's how to tell the difference, and how to be a good customer, helping them work better with you.



Review of Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Olympic Track Bike Racing - What is Olympic...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Track bike racing offers tremendous Olympic excitement. Find out more here about the riders, rules and events that will be featured in track bicycle racing at the 2008 Olympics.



Power Grips Pedal Straps Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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 Run a Bike Rodeo

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

A bike rodeo is a great way to teach kids bike basics and many bike safety skills. This article will show you how to run a bike rodeo.



2014 Bike Riders Gift Guide

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Tour de France FAQs: everything you don't know...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

How can I tell who is winning in the Tour de France? Why do people make sure a big deal about the mountain stages? How are climbs categorized in the Tour de France? Here's an explanation of all these and more.



Review: Soma Raindog Fenders

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Here's a review of the rugged Soma Rain Dog fenders.



What is a Bike Frame? A Definition.

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Bicycle frame definition - What is a bike frame



Tifosi Sunglasses Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses



Getting Dirty in Houston: Mountain Biking in...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Houston's Memorial Park is a large urban park that holds a lovely secret: a whole bunch of awesome mountain bike trails.



Biking in Boston

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Boston is a great city, just perfect for getting around on a bike. Here's some tips and insight on what you can expect and some suggestions for great routes to take you around the city



5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Black Eye Pistola - a Review of the Black Eye...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Black Eye Pistola BMX bike - Here's a review of the Black Eye Pistola BMX bike.



How to Get Your Kids to Love Biking

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

How to get your kids to love biking - here's how to teach your kids to enjoy bike riding.



Topeak's MTX Beam Rack for Your Bike (Review)

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

This is a review of the Topeak MTX Beam Rack. Check out this unique rack that fastens to the seat post (only) for quick on/off your bike.



The 8 Best Car Bike Racks

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Make sure your bike is secure when driving on the road with these best car bike racks from top companies such as Thule, Allen Sports, Yakima and more.



Slime Tube Sealant Review

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Slime Tube Sealant Review - this a review of the Slime Tube Sealant



Definition: Front Derailleur

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

What is a derailleur? Find out here what a derailleur is and what it does.



How to Patch a Bike Tire Inner Tube

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

How to patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire - This article tells how to patch an inner tube.



How to Patch an Inner Tube of a Flat Bike Tire

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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.



Review - Ryders Eyewear: check out these...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

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



Review - Performance Century Bike Shorts

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Here's a review of the Century bike shorts by Performance Bike, an entry level pair of bicycle shorts offered by Performance Bicycle.



Joneswares Wool Pants - Review of Trek and...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Joneswares Wool Pants - Review of Trek and Urban Wool Pants by Joneswares



Olympic Road Racing Medal Winners - Men's Time...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

Olympic Cycling Results - Here is a list of Olympic medal winners in the men's time trial event for road bike racing.



Time Trial Medalists - Men's Olympic Track Bike...

2017-03-13T11:57:17Z

A list of Olympic cycling medalists in the men's track bike racing time trial event - Olympic cycling champions.