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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:42:53 +0000

 



What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Finally - a Clear Guide to Bike Sizing

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



How to Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Tips for Surviving a 100-Mile Bicycle Ride

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



How to Find the Right Size Bike for You

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Find the Right Size Hybrid Bicycle for You

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The 8 Best Indoor Exercise Bikes

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Buying the Right Bicycle for You

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time



How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



How Does Cross Training Improve Your Cycling?

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



5 Reasons You Should Ride a Bicycle

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Broken Bicycle Spokes and How to Replace Them

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The 11 Best Cycling Pedals

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



How to Patch an Inner Tube of a Flat Bike Tire

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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 Care for Your Bicycling Clothes

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Caring for Your Bike Clothes



The First Bike to Take the Outdoors Inside

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Reviews of Bike Gloves

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



The 11 Best Bike Helmets

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Bike Spoke Maintenance

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The Best Bike Shorts, Bibs, Pants, and Bottoms

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Power Grips Pedal Straps Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Best Websites for Selling Bikes and Bike Parts

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The 8 Best Bike Locks

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Winterize Your Bike - Prepare It for Storage

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Specialized Source 11 Bike Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



A Review on the Springer: A Dog Leash for your...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Here's a review of the Springer, a device that lets your dog run alongside you when you're riding your bike.



Trek Soho Commuter/City Bicycle Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Review: Basil Urban Fold Bike Bag

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Dutch bike bag maker Basil puts out a line of bags for practical urban cyclists. But does their Urban Fold bags meet expectations? Read our review of the Urban Fold Double Bag.



Crazy Bike Rides You Don’t Want To Miss

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



What is an Alley-Cat Race in Cycling?

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



How to Install Clipless Pedals

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



All About CO2 Cartridges and Inflators for Bike...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Heart Rate Training and Indoor Cycling - a...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Lights on Your Bike - How to See and Be Seen

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Review: Cold Weather Fusion 3-in-1 Gloves by...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

This is a review of the Louis Garneau Fusion 3-in-1 Gloves.



Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Recycling Bike Tubes and Tires - Best Options

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Hate to just pitch your old tubes and tires in the trash? Here are the best options for reuse and recycling of bike tubes and tires.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



2014 Bike Riders Gift Guide

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Improve Your Cycling Fitness With Interval...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



What Does Cadence Mean When it Comes to...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Virtual Pedaling: The Best Free Online Bike Games

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Best free bike games on the web - here's your list of of the top free online bicycle games on the internet. Mountain bike, BMX, road bike racing and more.



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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 Sell Your Bike and/or Bike Parts Online

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

How to Sell Your Bike or Bike Parts on the Internet: Tips for Getting Top Dollar



Getting the Stink Out of Bike Gloves

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Tifosi Sunglasses Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses



How to Run a Bike Rodeo

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Review: Bike-O-Vision Series of Virtual Reality...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Bike-O-Vision DVDs aim to give you the feeling of riding outside as you pedal a trainer bike. Here's a review of the Bike-O-Vision series of videos.



Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Squat

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?



Slime Tube Sealant Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Water Bottles vs Hydration Packs

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Wondering whether water bottles or a hydration pack is the right choice for your ride? Here are the pros and cons of each, and when to choose one or the other.



Melon Helmet Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



The 8 Best Car Bike Racks

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



The 13 Best Cycling Shoes

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



Review of Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.



Arkel TailRider Trunk Bag Review

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Arkel TailRider Trunk Bag Review - here's a review of the TrailRider Trunk Bag by Arkel.



Review - Ryders Eyewear: check out these...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



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

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



What is your rear derailleur and what does it do?

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

Here is a definition and description of what a rear derailleur is and what it does. Plus tips on maintenance and lubrication.



Bike Racing at the College and University Level

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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



2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists - Best...

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

For the bike rider on your list, there are many good gift giving options. Here are some of the very best products that we reviewed in the past year that are sure to make your cyclist smile when they find these under the tree.



Best Accessories for Bike Commuters

2017-02-24T11:42:53Z

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.