Buying Guide

Preventing Freezing Feet in the Winter

Winter riding can be hell on your tootsies, but it doesn't have to be. With a little bit of preparation, you really can be comfortable—from head to toe—in any conditions.Take it from Tom Babin, the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling. Over the years, he’s ridden in temps as...

9 Bike Maintenance Mistakes All Cyclists Have Made

Don't feel deflated, don't skin your knuckles and don't round bolts. Here are some bike maintenance mistakes we've all made, and how to avoid making them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M_obzrBlnM

Schwinn tries to recapture Baby Boomers with electric bike line

The Schwinn bicycles of the past were Cadillacs with names like Phantom, Tiger and Hornet.The Sting-Ray, "the bike with the sports car look," was coveted for its banana seat, high-traction studded balloon rear tire, butterfly handlebars and colors. Meanwhile Schwinn's Varsity and Continental introduced affordable 10 speeds sold at Schwinn stores around the country.Baby...

How to Buy a Bike Online

Step 1: Identify the type of bike that fits your needs. There are tons of different bikes meant for a variety of activities—cruisers, commuters, hybrids, and road and mountain bikes. Having a clear understanding of how you want to use your bike will help immediately narrow your search and provide you with a happier outcome,...

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...

Bicycle Storage Solutions

Anyone who owns a bike will at some point need to think about bicycle storage. As much as we’d love to, we unfortunately can’t be riding our bikes every minute of the day, so where do we put them when we’re not using them?With dirty wheels, wide handlebars, and the seemingly unpreventable tendency to...

DeFeet Bespoke Creates Crowdfunded Cycling Gear

DeFeet is responding to the ever-changing retail business with a crowdfunded business model called Bespoke. The concept is unique, but simple: Each product comes with a consumer goal and a deadline, and it will only be created if there are enough customers backing it when the deadline arrives. Rather than mass producing gear like cycling...

Can You Adapt A Cyclocross Bikes For Touring?

The best touring bike may be the one that's already in your garage. Cyclocross bikes follow the design of a traditional road racing bike, but stronger materials designed for off-roading and a higher tire clearance make them uniquely suited for conversion into a touring bike. As long as you're willing to keep your touring...

How To Winterize Your Favorite Juice

Oh juice, how we love thee. Your rainbow of colors and your treasure trove of nutrients make our hearts skip a beat. But when the air starts to chill, our tastes shift. Not sure what to do with your cold-pressed during a cold front? Never fear, your faithful juice can have a place in...

Best sunglasses for cycling

The best cycling sunglasses are a smart buy, whether you ride on the road or the trail. The clarity of vision the lenses provide and the protection they afford make them an essential purchase.Hazards such as grit, insects and overhanging branches can seriously damage your eyes when you’re hurtling along at 25mph or more,...
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