Buying Guide

Opening a bike shop: Advice, common pitfalls and money saving tips from those who have done it

Opening a local bike shop for selling, building and repairing bicycles can be a rewarding experience, if you are willing to put in the initial work and capital.There have been better times to set up a bike shop, that’s for certain. The industry faces an array of unprecedented challenges as the digital age evolves...

How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Bike

Peter Vermeren, owner of the bike shop Coco’s Variety in Los Angeles, estimates that he’s bought more than 6,000 used bikes over the past decade. Here’s his advice on scoring a great deal on a pre-owned ride.Look everywhere.  In addition to yard sales, pawn shops, and thrift stores, Vermeren also scours bike shops for old...

The Cyclist’s Guide to Amazon

The beauty of shopping at Amazon, the world’s largest online megastore, is the convenience. It’s one-stop shopping anytime, from anywhere with internet, which is great news for cyclists trying to balance work, families and training. Plus, once you’ve picked the tires, tubes, patch kits and lube you need, you can add noise-cancelling headphones, an...

How to Buy a Waterproof Cycling Jacket

When it comes to cycling rain gear, not all waterproof jackets are created equal. You'll need something to keep moisture out while still allowing your under-layers to ventilate properly. And like any other cycling jacket, it should also be reflective, and give you some storage options for your keys, gels, cell phone, etc.Here's a...

The “How To” Repairs Guide For Cyclists

  How to Adjust Gears & Derailleurs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHaTWk6uqd8  How to Adjust a Poorly-Shifting Bike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx6y8BS_D4s  How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzrpC7jrz8U  4 Worst Mistakes In BICYCLE CHAIN Maintenance. How NOT to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hodXyOkyP94

Canyon’s Newest Road Models Are Designed Entirely for Women

As Canyon nears its North American debut in August, the consumer direct German brand gives riders something to look forward to—an all-new women’s line of road bikes. After studying the differences between men and women, Canyon came up with completely new women’s specific frame geometry, frame design, and componentry for its WMN Road line.There...

Trailcraft Broadens Line of Kids’ Bikes

Even a few years ago, the options for quality performance bikes for kids was limited. But thanks to brands like Trailcraft and Cleary, that’s changing rapidly. Trailcraft’s family just grew by a few new members, including a lightweight full-suspension model and a Plus hardtail with a dropper post that’s made for play.The Maxwell full-suspension...

9 Fitness Trends We Need To Ditch, Stat!

Health and fitness trend Nowadays, people start to follow something just because it got viral on social media. There are many viral videos, which became a fitness trend just because it was tried by a celebrity. Well, I cannot say all fitness trends are bad. However, the question is how to find out which one...

It’s official: disc brake guards are happening

German lightweight specialist Tune has released details of its own take on a disc brake guard for road bikes. Photographed here in prototype form, the Disc Sheath is a bolt-on solution that works together with Shimano’s Flat Mount standard to shield a majority of the rotor’s edge.Chosen to work with 160mm rotors, the guards...

Move over Facebook, Strava adds athlete posts

In addition to adding rides, photos and comments, Strava users will soon be able to post content on the social fitness media site much like Facebook. The so-called athlete posts kick off today from 36 people and include stories, photos, questions, gear tips, race reports, recommendations and workouts. Later this summer the feature will...
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