Three Basic Bike Maintenance Tips You Can Do Yourself

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    Three Basic Bike Maintenance Tips You Can Do Yourself

    If you have read any of my other articles you would know I am pretty adamant about bikes being a utilitarian machine. The reason I say that so much and why I believe is because I believe anyone is capable of maintaining their own bicycles and I am going to give you a few tips […]

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    Bikepacking Bikes And Gear List (What You Must Know Before You Pack Your Bags)

    Bikepacking is a relatively new thing on the scene. Although touring and other forms of bike travel have been around for quite some time, it really hasn’t been until now that folks are starting to make gear and bikes specific to bikepacking. Obviously we can’t explore everything but what I can do is give you […]

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    How To Choose The Best Bike Rack For Your Car

    There are so many bike rack options out there that I put together this quick guide to understanding your needs and to inform you about some of your best options on the market today. But before we get into the nitty gritty let’s talk about why you might need a bike rack. Why don’t you […]

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    Toddler And Youth Bike Helmets – 12 Things You Need To Know

    If you are a parent and you are worried about finding the best bike helmets for your toddler or young kid, this comprehensive guide contains all the necessary information you need before making that sensitive decision concerning which helmet to buy. These twelve attributes of good helmets for kids are essential and they must be […]

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    The Best Way to Lock Your Bike (And The Top 10 Best Bike Locks)

    Bikes are simultaneously the coolest thing about being human and at times the most frustrating. Did you remember your lock, your lights…your rain gear? These are things cyclists are constantly forgetting or worrying about. In this article I am going to give you the best ideas for protecting your bike from all the would be […]

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    How to Choose the Best Road Bike Tires and Rims

    If you want to enjoy riding your road bikes and derive maximum comfort doing so, the first important thing you must do is to choose the most appropriate tires and rims. You may want to concentrate on some great features like the tires’ rolling resistance, aerodynamics, widths (inch widths), types, whether they should be tubeless […]

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    The 21 Mountain Biking Gear and Clothes You Really Need

    To successfully enjoy biking, you need to equip yourself with at least some of the following items. A lot of bikers make it compulsory for themselves to carry most of these items while enjoying their local rides. You should do the same if you want to enjoy similar experiences. If you are missing some of […]

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    Do You Need A Bicycle Odometer? 9 Questions To Help You Decide

    This is a world of fast cars and loud motorbikes. Nobody has time for the good old bicycle anymore. That reliable alloy steed has all but died out in this new Age. However, one cannot deny that the bicycle is the greenest mode of transportation out there. It requires nothing but old fashioned elbow grease […]

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    How To Find The Most Comfortable Bike Seat In the World Ever

    The beauty of the age of consumerism is that there are so many options and styles and materials for saddles these days that finding the most comfortable saddle in the world ever isn’t as hard as it used to be. Finding the most comfortable saddle today is about knowing your anatomy, your limitations, and ultimately […]

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    Why Tubeless Bike Tires Are The Future For Your Road Bike

    Tubeless bike tires have come to stay, but the questions most cyclists are asking: will the tubeless bike tires become the norm for future bikers? It is fair to state that the tubeless technology is still in its infancy, there are plenty of updates and innovation tire makers can make on the existing types. With […]

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    Why Spinning Shoes Are The Best Choice For Indoor Cycling

    Indoor Cycling or Spinning has been around for a long time now and it looks like it is going to be here for a lot longer. It is a good low impact way to raise your heart rate, burn some calories and increase your lung capacity. So if you haven’t given it a try yet, […]

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    20 Cool Bike Accessories That Will Make Other Cyclist Envious

    Bikes: You see one you like, you buy it you ride it Maybe after a while, you add a water bottle holder. A little while after that, you buy a bell from the local store, and you add that too. You go back out, you ride, you like it, but you look just like everyone […]

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    Winter Cycling in Ottawa, Canada – How to Commute All Year Round

    Winter cycling offers the opportunity to retain, and even enhance, your cycling skills over the whole year. There are very few days during the winter in which cycling becomes impossible. If your able to cross-country ski, then your ready to cycle. The secret to successful winter cycling is when your able to stay warm and […]

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    Pam Blalock’s 5 Best Tips to Winter Cycling

    A lot of people have ask me how I can possibly ride through a New England winter. Dressing properly for the weather certainly has a great deal to do with my enjoyment of it, but I have to admit that I also really get a kick out of the looks on people’s faces when I […]

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    The Ultimate Guide to Winter Bike Tires and Studded Tires

    Off road tires In many instances normal mountain bike tires work fairly well for winter riding. Trail riding (often following snowmobile tracks) can be done with normal tires if you let some air out so that you are running at the lowest pressure you can get by with. For normal tires, this might be pressures […]

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    Find the Best Bike Lights, Batteries and Reflectors

    Lights aren’t really a winter cycling issue, but since it is dark longer in winter, you tend to need bicycle lights in the winter. You want to be sure that your choice works in the cold. Remember, that if you ride the roads, you need brighter lights than on the trail, because roads tend to […]

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    Winterizing Your Freehubs for Winter and Ice Biking

    Winterizing a freehub is simply overhauling it with the right lubricant. This piece should help you decide whether you need to winterize your freehub and get you through the procedure if you decide to try. Manufacturers assemble freehubs with varying amounts of fairly thick grease in the bearings and pawls. At temperatures below about 20 […]

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    Fenders for Ice and Rain Biking (Mudguards)

    Many icebikers end up being rain bikers or snow-melt bikers or in some other way attract a lot of dirty water to the backside of their biking togs. Sooner or later the original idea of fenders dawns on the soggy rider and then the search is on of a good pair, which weighs nothing, looks […]

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    What You Need to Know About Cycling Mirrors

    Cycling mirrors are one of those subjects that bring on arguments almost as intense as the “Helmet Wars” found on any cycling discussion on the Internet. They come around once every 6 months or so, and usually leave a lot of acrimony hanging in the ether. Roadies think they are too sexy to use mirrors, […]

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    Cycle Computers for Winter and Ice Cycling

    In winter everything becomes problematic. Even the simple bike computer. The problem is not the computers themselves, but trying to use them can be maddening when you have winter gloves, or worse, lobster claws or mittens on, and your fingers are an inch wide. Those little buttons are often hard to push. Since much winter […]

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    The Ultimate Winter Cycling Gear Guide

    Here we cover the type of equipment you can use for icebiking. You will find a wide variety of opinions on the topic of equipment. So diverse, that you eventually come to the conclusion that they can’t all be wrong. There must be multiple “right” solutions. I rather suspect that, in the end, almost any […]