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How to Wash Your Bike Like a Pro

The Wash Remove your wheels and insert a dummy axle, or a chain keeper. “I like to insert a chain keeper [a guide for your chain when the cassette is removed] to keep tension on the drivetrain,” Mike says. It’s fine to skip this step if you don’t want to spring for the tool, but using […]Read more
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3 Useful Facts About Your Bike Chain

The chain is one of the most important parts of a bicycle, but it’s often overlooked. When it’s working properly, you don’t even realize it’s there—but when it’s not, it’s probably the only thing you think about. How you ride affects the life of your chain. Riding at a high cadence is typically not only more […]Read more
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How to Ride When It’s Windy

Mind Your Traction A crosswind applies lateral force to tires, and along with braking and turning, these forces add up and can make you lose traction. For example, if a crosswind blows from the left and you also lean left in a turn, the airflow is more likely to kick your wheels to the right […]Read more
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Stay Dry When You Wear the Showers Pass Transit Waterproof Backpack

For those who ride every day, in any weather, the Showers Pass Transit Waterproof Backpack keeps your stuff dry with durable, waterproof material; welded seams; and an overhanging top that channels water away from the zippered opening of the ginormous (42-liter) main compartment. An impressive number of pockets keeps it all organized. There are separate […]Read more
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What to Look for in a Pair of Cycling Sunglasses

Cycling sunglasses are a crucial tool to ensuring you experience a seamless ride. When looking for the best pair of cycling sunglasses for you, it’s not always easy knowing where to start. The high volume of designs, shapes, styles and features out there can be overwhelming when figuring out what works best for you. But worry no […]Read more
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What to Eat Before a Long Ride

A pre-ride meal tops off liver and muscle glycogen stores. At any training intensity, muscle glycogen is an important piece of the fuel pie, with a larger slice needed for harder training intensities. In contrast, smaller but essential amounts of liver glycogen maintain blood glucose levels. Blood glucose keeps muscles pumping when muscle glycogen runs […]Read more
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8 Tips For Beginning Cyclists

Ready to start riding? Here’s a 12-step action plan to get you started. 1. Wear a helmet: This should be a no-brainer (literally, if a cyclist crashes without one). Not all states require cyclists to wear a helmet but it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep the noggin safe. 2. Get […]Read more

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