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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:13:05 +0000

 



How to Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Finally - a Clear Guide to Bike Sizing

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



How to Make Sure You Get the Right Size Road Bike

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



How to Lose Weight by Simply Riding Your Bike

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time



10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Winterize Your Bike - Prepare It for Storage

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Best Accessories for Bike Commuters

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.






The First Bike to Take the Outdoors Inside

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



The 8 Best Indoor Exercise Bikes

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




Great Gifts for Cyclists Under \$25

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



How to Prevent Foggy Glasses in Cold Weather...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Buying the Right Bicycle for You

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



5 Reasons You Should Ride a Bicycle

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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






Trek Soho Commuter/City Bicycle Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



The 11 Best Cycling Pedals

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Julbo Explorer Sunglasses: Mountain Climber...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Power Grips Pedal Straps Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 Avoid Chafing When Wearing Bike Shorts

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Broken Bicycle Spokes and How to Replace Them

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



2014 Bike Riders Gift Guide

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Specialized Source 11 Bike Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 Patch an Inner Tube of a Flat Bike Tire

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 Gifts for Bike Riders - Best Holiday Gifts...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Best Websites for Selling Bikes and Bike Parts

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Reviews of Bike Gloves

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Dressing in Layers for Cool Weather Bicycling -...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Melon Helmet Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Review: Basil Urban Fold Bike Bag

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




Bike Spoke Maintenance

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Heart Rate Training and Indoor Cycling - a...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.






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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Improve Your Cycling Fitness With Interval...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Nutrition Tips for Cyclists

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




All About CO2 Cartridges and Inflators for Bike...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Review: Mobius Energized Breakfast Drink

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



How to Care for Your Bicycling Clothes

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

Caring for Your Bike Clothes



Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?



Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Tifosi Sunglasses Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses



Bike Racing at the College and University Level

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists - Best...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



How to Change a Bicycle Pedal

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




Getting the Stink Out of Bike Gloves

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Review of Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Lights on Your Bike - How to See and Be Seen

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 8 Best Bike Locks

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Grease Monkey Wipes - Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

One little foil pouch produces a hanky-sized wipe that takes the grease right off your hands. And it's just the right size for your bike bag.



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



Arkel TailRider Trunk Bag Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




The 8 Best Car Bike Racks

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



What Does Cadence Mean When it Comes to...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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Review: DZR H20 Waterproof Leather Urban...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

Review: DZR H20 Waterproof Leather Urban Cycling Shoes. Get the scoop on these urban cycling shoes with the hidden SPD-compatible cleats in the sole.



Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Squat

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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.



Bicycle Commuter Benefit Act - all about the...

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

What is the bicycle commuter benefit act? How can you save money through it? Find out more here.



Arkel Dolphin 48 Pannier Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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



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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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 11 Best Bike Helmets

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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






Slime Tube Sealant Review

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z




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

2017-01-20T11:13:05Z

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