Buying Guide

99% Of NEW Bikes Need These 5 Maintenance Tricks For Your Safety

SickBiker is one of my favorite YouTube cyclists - and his tips do not disapoint. It's alarming to think that a new bike isn't up to par with what we need to cycle on a regular basis.https://youtu.be/pMrOs3P9nn8

The Best Sports Drinks On The Market

Water only goes so far, right? Sometimes you need a sports drink. But, with so many on the market, how do you know what is best and what is simply sugar-water? It's tough, but below are the best rated sports drinks on the market right now.Reliant Recovery WaterWith added minerals and electrolytes, this line...

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 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...

Natchez Trace Hit-and-Run Won’t Deter Injured Rider

“This is one of the most fun things I’ve ever done,” Tyler Noe giddily told his riding partner nearly two hours into his first bike ride since he was a kid. The weather was perfect, the scenery beautiful, the traffic thin. The two heard a honk, then an engine revving. Moments later, a black Volvo slammed...

6 Easy Steps to Start Bike Touring

The real beauty of bicycling is that it can take you to all kinds of spectacular places, and there is absolutely no better way to see a place than from the saddle of a bike. It’s faster than walking, so you can cover dozens of miles, yet you’re still immersed in the elements, so...

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...

15 Awesome Cycling Products You Can Get on Amazon

Today, Amazon is offering $8.62 off almost any $50 purchase (shipped and sold by Amazon.com) with promo code BIGTHANKS. The deal has a few restrictions—no digital content, video games, or Amazon gift cards—but there's plenty of great cycling gear that qualifies.CLIF BAR COOL MINT CHOCOLATE1/15 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF AMAZONClif Bar Cool Mint ChocolateI need...

HERE’S PROOF THAT COMMUTER BIKES DON’T HAVE TO SUCK

The perfect city bike would be comfy and safe to ride, and it would look sharp. Bonus points if it’s super-low-maintenance and doesn’t require you to constantly fiddle with the chain and the shifters. Such bikes exist, but not if you’re on a budget. Bikes quickly get pricey once you start adding features that make...

Freewheeling: Bicycling and the art of being broke free

More and more of us have less and less money these days.Fortunately, there are a lot of things you don’t need money to do, and bicycling is one of them.When you’re broke, a bicycle can help a lot. Financially, for starters. Cars are expensive beasts. If you make less than $70,000 a year, you...
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