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How to Make Sure You Get the Right Size Road Bike
A chart that shows what size road bicycle to buy based on your height an inseam measurement.
How to Choose the Right Size Bike for Your Kid
Wondering about bike sizing for kid's bikes? Here's how to tell the right size kids bike you need.
Buying the Right Bicycle for You
How to buy a bike - what kind of bicycle is right for you
What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for You?
Wondering about sizing for mountain bikes, and what proper fit is on a mountain bicycle for your height? Sizing on mountain bikes can be a bit erratic, to say the least, so here's a helpful guide to tell on how to tell what the right size mountain bike is for you.
How to Find the Right Size Bike for You
Bike sizing can be tricky - here's how to figure out what size bicycle is best for your and how to make it fit you right
Determining the Right Size Bicycle for You
Here's how to size a bike - what you need to know to fit yourself to the proper size bicycle
What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Spin Class
Group indoor cycling classes have grown in popularity in recent years both among general fitness enthusiasts and with cyclists as a way to keep in shape among the off-season. Here's a description of what you'll find in an indoor cycling class.
What is a Hybrid Bicycle and Why Would You Want...
A hybrid bike combines the best features of both road bikes and mountain bikes to produce a bicycle that is both fast and sturdy. Here's more about hybrid bikes and what makes them unique.
How to Shift Gears on Your Bicycle
Want to know the basics of shifting from one gear to another when riding your bicycle? Here's how to change gears on your bike.
How to Lose Weight by Simply Riding Your Bike
Bicycling is a great way to make yourself look and feel better. Learn how riding your bike can help you lose weight, build muscle mass, and help your posture and stamina.
Find the Right Size Hybrid Bicycle for You
Wondering about sizing for hybrid bikes, and what proper fit is on a hybrid bicycle for your height? Sizing on hybrid bikes is more like a mountain bike than a road bike, so here's a helpful guide to tell on how to tell what the right size hybrid bike is for you.
6 Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists
Want to know the six best websites for mapping your bike routes? This article reviews six of the most-widely used tools available and gives pros and cons of each.
5 Things to Consider When Buying Bicycle Tires
Buying a bike tire shouldn't be too complicated. But there are lots of variables. Width, tread, diameter, material, etc., are all factors that affect performance and durability. Here's what you need to know when buying bikes tires.
What is a Century Race in Cycling and How do...
A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. Here's a training plan that will help you prepare to reach that goal of riding your bike a hundred miles in one day.
The First Bike to Take the Outdoors Inside
Thinking about getting the ProForm Le Tour de France Bike Generation 2? Read our review first and find out expert opinion and insight on the ProForm Tour De France Bike Generation 2 indoor cycle.
10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding
Best Bike Quotes - Best Quotes About Bike Riding
4 Easy Bicycle Tune-Up Tasks You Can Do Yourself
Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest effect. Here are easy things you can do to tune-up your bike and improve performance - all without advanced knowledge or complicated tools.
How to Avoid Chafing When Wearing Bike Shorts
Chafing and rash caused by bike shorts is a common problem for cyclists. Here are ways you can avoid rashes and chafing on your next ride.
What to Look For in a Stationary Indoor...
Buying a spinning bike for home use can be a great addition to your physical fitness regiment.
10 Jokes About Bikes and Cyclists
The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time
How to Lubricat Your Bicycle and Which Parts...
Your bike needs regular maintenance to keep functioning properly. Find out here what moving parts you should be lubricating to keep them moving right.
Need to Lose a Few Pounds? Try Biking for...
So, you’re thinking that it’s time to lose a few pounds. How about dusting off that bike in the garage and taking it out for a spin? Bicycling is ideal for weight loss because it burns a lot of calories.
7 Essential Items to Take With You on a Bicycle...
There are seven essential items to carry in your saddlebag for emergencies and repairs. Find out more about the seven most important things to carry when riding.
How to Clean You Bike's Chain Step-By-Step
Keeping your bike chain clean is critical to maintaining its performance. You can either do a full, thorough cleaning that requires you to remove your chain from the bike and will take 30 minutes or more, or go for the quick and easy approach that you can do between deep cleaning to help your bike maintain peak operation. This article demonstrates the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, a technique that will give you a clean bike chain in five minutes or less.
5 Reasons You Should Start Riding a Bicycle
Reasons to Ride a Bike - Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Ride a Bike
What You Need to Know About Road Bikes Before...
What is a road bike? This article will tell you all about road bicycles and what to look for in them.
What Kind of Bike Pedals Should You Use?
Bikes use several different types of pedals. This article tells you which is which and helps you answer the question: What kind of bike pedals should I use?
How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle
Buy better tires, watch out for the shiny stuff, check your tires after rides, and other steps to prevent flats on your bike.
5 Tips for Finding the Right Bicycle for Your Kid
It can be hard to find a decent bike for a kid. You don't want to drop hundreds of dollars on something they'll outgrow, but you also don't want to saddle your child with a crappy piece of junk. So what to do? Here are some options for finding that perfect kid's bike.
How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle
The first and most basic bicycle repair is how to fix a flat tire. Sooner or later, you will get a flat when out riding. It’s as certain as death and taxes. The directions in this article show you how to fix a flat and avoid a nice long walk back home.
How to Eat Right for Betting Biking
Riding a bike means you should eat differently than if you were just sitting on the couch. Find out about the nutrition you need to keep going on those longer rides.
The 7 Ways Bike Gloves Help Your Riding
Bike gloves - why cyclists wear bike gloves. What bike gloves are for.
Common Bike Spoke Problems
Bike spokes are pretty simple, and there's not much that can go wrong with them. But you can still have problems from time to time if you aren't watching.
Tips for Surviving a 100-Mile Bicycle Ride
A century ride (100 miles) is a major accomplishment for a cyclist. You've trained for it and now it is time to ride. Here are tips to ensure you reach that goal of riding your bike a hundred miles in one day.
Equipment and Gear All Bike Commuters Should Have
Bike commuting is its own special type of riding. Here is a list of the gear and accessories you can't do without as a bike commuter to make your ride safe and comfortable.
Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs
Why do some cyclists shave their legs? That's a good question. But here are just some of the reasons why you'll find riders with the razor and cream before they get on their bike.
What Makes a Bike a Mountain Bike and Do You...
What is a mountain bike? Here's a description of what makes mountain bikes different, and what you want to look for when considering a mountain bike
Solve Your Bike Handlebar Issues With an...
Handlebars too low? Too far out in front of you? Using an adjustable stem could be the answer to solving a couple different problem fit areas on your bike.
Finally - a Clear Guide to Bike Sizing
Finally, a clear explanation of bike sizing. Mystery solved!
Trek Soho Review
Trek's Soho bikes are a commuter's dream. Read about the bike's components, maintenance, and other things you'll love.
Getting Started in Biking
Getting Started in Biking - Thinking about taking up bicycling? Whether for fun, fitness or transportation, riding a bike is a great way to get around. Here are the basic things to think about if you're getting started in biking.
The Best Bike Shorts, Bibs, Pants, and Bottoms
Bike shorts reviews - here are reviews of bike shorts, bibs, pants and bottoms
5 Things to Inspect Every Time You Ride a Bike
There are 5 simple maintenance inspections you can do to ensure your safety by having a bike in good working order whenever you take it out. Find out what they are.
Patch a Tube
Boo - you've got a flat. But don't despair. We can get you back on the road quick (plus save you money not having to buy a new tube) with this article that shows you how to patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire.
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review - a Review of the Power Grips Pedal Straps.
Bike Spoke Maintenance
Bike spokes typically don't require a lot of maintenance. But here's what to look for in regular inspections of your wheels to make sure your spokes are in proper working order and your wheels are true
Where to Go Bike Riding in Destin, Florida
If you're going to the Destin or Fort Walton Beach areas of the Florida panhandle and want to either rent or take your bike, here is a guide to riding in the area. There are great places to ride, and others where you're taking your life in your hands, so give this a look before you head out.
Different Kinds of Bikes: Pedaling to the Beat...
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes.
Are Eggbeater Pedals Worth Buying for Your...
Eggbeater Pedals Review - Here's a review of the Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Bros.
Install Clipless Pedals
A photo illustration of how to loosen a bike pedal from the crank arm to which it is mounted.
Dogs and Bikes
Dogs and Bikes - How to Respond When Man's Best Friend Isn't So Friendly
Virtual Pedaling: The Best Free Online Bike Games
Best free bike games on the web - here's your list of of the top free online bicycle games on the internet. Mountain bike, BMX, road bike racing and more.
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Before You Use CO2 Cartridges
CO2 cartridges - what are CO2 cartridges and inflators and why would I want to use them
What to Pack for Bike Tour
Going on a bike tour? Here's a helpful list of basic items that you'll find useful and necessary on a bike tour of any distance.
Review: Lazer O2 bike helmet
This is a review of the O2 helmet by Lazer.`
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for...
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for selling bikes and bike parts
6 Types of Bicycle Tires and When to Use Them
This is a collection of bike tire photos - from racing tires to tires for mountain bikes, cruisers and everything else.
Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Spokes
Bike spokes are the quiet parts of your bike. They don't move or draw much attention, but they're very important to your ride being safe and comfortable. Find out all about your bike spokes here.
Tifosi Sunglasses Review
Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses
Getting Dirty in Houston: Mountain Biking in...
Houston's Memorial Park is a large urban park that holds a lovely secret: a whole bunch of awesome mountain bike trails.
Cycling Gloves to Go For (and to Stay Away From!)
A list of reviews of all the cycling gloves to go for - and those to stay away from - and tips on what to look for in a gloves' performance.
Tandem Bikes - Twice the Pleasure
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes. Page 2.
College Cycling Teams - Bike Racing at the...
Here's a list of the U.S. colleges and universities that offer full-blown, university sponsored (not club) cycling teams.
Top Accessories for Bike Commuters
Being a bicycle commuter can be a lot of fun. You're getting exercise, fresh air and saving on gas and the environment at the same time. Fortunately too, there are lots of nifty gadgets and gear to help your ride and make your commute all that more pleasant.
Staying Cool in Hot Weather Riding
Hot weather can make normally pleasant rides more difficult, and really scorching weather can make you want to stay off the bike altogether. But that's not necessary when you use these simple ways to keep cool on your bike.
A Guide to Lights on Your Bike - How to See and...
If you are going to ride during the hours of darkness, for your safety it is important that you and your bike are well-lit, both front and back. This article tells you how.
Bike Rodeo Events
Bike rodeo activities - Games and activities that can be used in a bike rodeo
How Does Cross Training Improve Your Cycling?
Use Cross-Training to Enhance Your Cycling - how cross training can improve your bike riding
Review: Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers
Here is a review of the Candy Pedals by Crank Brothers. Read about the changes they have made in their Eggbeater pedals and if you should buy one.
Laptop Love - Bags, Packs and Racks For...
What are the best bike laptop carriers? Here are your top choices in best bags and racks for carrying your laptop computer on your bike.
How to Sell Bikes or Bike Parts on the Internet...
How to Sell Your Bike or Bike Parts on the Internet: Tips for Getting Top Dollar
Reuse and Recycle: Possibilities for Your Old...
Hate to just pitch your old tubes and tires in the trash? Here are the best options for reuse and recycling of bike tubes and tires.
How to Patch The Inner Tube on a Bicycle Tire
Patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire - This article tells how to patch an inner tube.
Weight Room Workouts to Improve Your Sprinting
Strong sprinting ability is key to winning many bike races. Learn how putting in time at the weight room can provide big improvements in your sprinting.
Crankset - Definition
What is a crankset on a bicycle? Here's the definition of a crankset.
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
Definition: cadence
: Ever hear anybody talk about their "cadence" when they ride? Cadence refers to the speed at which a
A Cyclist's Guide to Losing Weight by Eating...
Whole foods are ideal for weight loss. Learn how eating whole foods can help you lose weight.
Pinch Flat
Pinch flat - What is a pinch flat? Here's the definition of a pinch flat.
Tricycles - Three Wheels of Fun
Some bikes just don't fit the mold. This article looks at recumbents, tandems and tricycles and talks about how they may be useful for people with different needs or preferences than offered by the most common types of bikes. Page 3.
Bikes - An Illustrated History
Many historians credit either French father and son Pierre and Ernest Michaux or their employee Pierre Lallement with inventing the precursor to the modern bike in the 1860s.
Slime Tube Sealant Review
Slime Tube Sealant Review - this a review of the Slime Tube Sealant
What is a Bike Chain Master Link - and What...
What is a master link for a bike chain? Do all bike chains have them? Find out this and more in this definition of a master link.
Kona Delivers with the Major Jake
Here's a review of the Major Jake cyclocross bike by Kona. The Major Jake is one of the top cyclocross bikes on the market, and this review gives you our feedback and rating on the Kona Major Jake.
Review: GoPro HD Hero camera
This is a review of the nifty GoPro HD Hero helmetcam
Great Gifts for Cyclists That Cost Less Than \$25
Here's a list of the best gifts under $25 for that special bike rider in your life. Make your favorite cyclist smile at Christmas with this list of best bike gifts.
Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Squat
Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the squat, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.
Heart Rate Training and Spinning® / Indoor...
This article describes how you can develop your cardiovascular endurance through indoor cycling (also known as “Spinning”) sessions, which allows you to very specifically and intentionally utilize heart rate training under controlled circumstances.
Cassette: What is the Cassette on my Bicycle?
What is a cassette on a bicycle? Ever wonder that? It's not something that plays music. Learn where yours is and what it does.
Individual Events in Olympic Track Bicycle Racing
Track bike racing offers tremendous Olympic excitement. Find out more here about the seven men's and three women's events that will be featured in track bicycle racing at the 2008 Olympics.
Book Review: Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi...
A book review of Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail: A Complete Route Guide Along the Mississippi River, written by Bob Robinson.
Do I Need Shocks and Suspension on My Mountain...
Do you need shocks on your mountain bike? Find out here about soft tails and hard tails and what is right for you.
Post-Ride Refueling - Best Way to Refuel After...
Simple is best, and what your body most wants after any sort of extended ride is two things – sugars/carbs and proteins.
Tips for Cyclists: How to Keep Those Feet Warm...
Riding your bike in the winter can be fun - as long as you can keep your feet warm. There are lots of tips and tricks people try to keep their feet warm. Here are some of the things that work best for riders.
Springer: Dog Leash for your Bike - a review
Here's a review of the Springer, a device that lets your dog run alongside you when you're riding your bike.
How to Run a Bike Rodeo
How to Run a Bike Rodeo. Bicycling.
What is a Criterium? Learn the definition of a...
What is a Criterium? Also known as a crit, a criterium is a type of bicycle race. Read the full definition in this article
What to Do About Drugs and Doping in Profession...
Blood doping and performance enhancing drugs have been a problem for professional cycling. Learn more here about cheating in bike racing.
Pilates for Cyclists
Here are recommended Pilates exercises for cyclists - Pilates exercises that can make you stronger on the bike
Old Raleigh 12-Speed Transformed into a Fixed...
Here's a photo gallery of a before and after shots of a conversion project that transformed an old Raleigh 12-speed into first a single speed commuter bike then ultimately a fixie - or fixed gear bike.
Ride Guide: West Orange Bike Trail, Orlando,...
Here's a review and description of the West Orange Bike Trail in Orlando, Florida
Topeak MTX Beam Rack Review
This is a review of the Topeak MTX Beam Rack.
Dress Right for Cool Weather Riding
Cooler temperatures mean terrific riding conditions. But knowing how to dress for it means the difference between comfortable riding and being too cold or too hot. Learn here how to dress right for cool weather riding
How to Shave Your Legs
Never shaved your legs before? This step-by-step guide with photos will give you the help you need.
Review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes
This is a review of the Slime Flat Resistant Tubes, bike tubes treated with a special sealant to fix punctures and keep you going.
Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Here are photographs of the Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Review - Revive Solar ReStore XL + solar charger
Interested in solar-powered battery chargers? Here's a review of the Revive Solar ReStore XL + solar charger by Accessory Power.
Everything Else You Need on a Bike Ride
In addition to the basics -- tire tools, patch kit, etc., -- there are a number of nifty little things you might want to take on your bike ride to keep you safe and comfortable. Find out here what experienced riders carry that you might never expect to see in their pack.
Eliminate Roadblocks to Weight Loss
No matter how good our intentions, there are some common pitfalls that can sink our journey to weightloss. Here's how to eliminate those dietary dangers to help you lose weight as you cycle your way to create a leaner body.
Improve Your Cycling Fitness with Interval...
Interval training can benefit cyclists of all levels. Find out more here about how you can do interval workouts in Spinning® or other indoor cycling classes that'll really benefit you and make you stronger.
Winterize Your Bike
Winterize your bike - how to store your bicycle for the winter.
Review - Topeak MTX TrunkBag
This is a review of Topeak's MTX TrunkBag DX.
What Does Blood Doping Mean and Why Would...
Blood doping has been a problem for professional cycling. Learn more here about blood doping in bike racing.
How to Get Your Kids to Love Biking
How to get your kids to love biking - here's how to teach your kids to enjoy bike riding.
Arkansas Mountain Biking Report: Cedar Glades...
Cedar Glades Mountain Biking Trail: a report on the trails at Cedar Glades Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Fight Foggy Glasses
Fight Foggy Glasses - What to Do When Your Glasses Steam Up in Cold Weather Riding
Bell Deluxe Patch it Bicycle Tube Repair Kit
Review of the Bell Deluxe Patch it Bicycle Tube Repair Kit - the Bell Deluxe Patch it Bicycle Tube Repair Kit Reviewed
When Your Bike Helmet Needs To Be Replaced
When You Should Replace Your Bike Helmet. Damage to Your Bike Helmet - Is it Still Safe? Bicycle Helmet Damage - Can I Still Use It?
Review: Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock with Cable
Worried about somebody stealing your bike? Kyptonite Evolution U-Lock with cable offers theft deterrent. But is it strong enough? Read our review.
Bike Riding in Washington, D.C.
Bike riding - in Washington, D.C. - For many reasons, Washington, D.C. is the ideal place to ride a bike. For a tourist or a visitor, a bicycle offers an easy way to cover lots of ground, yet still see things up close and in person. Here's a guide to bike riding in Washington, D.C.
Is Otterbox's Commuter Model iPhone Case Good...
Otterbox makes cases for iPhones. This is a review of the Otterbox Commuter case for the iPhone 4
Cycling Sunglasses by Ryders Eyewear
Here's a review of cycling eyewear by Ryders Eyewear, including the new Intersect Interchangeable and Slipstream sunglasses
Slime Skabs Tire Patch Review
Slime Skabs tire patch review -- This is a review of the Slime Skabs tire patch kit.
Thule Announces Recall of Several Rack Models
Thule has announced the recall of several models of its bike rack. Find out all the details here on the recall announcement from Thule.
Bottom Bracket Defined
What is a bottom bracket? Ever heard somebody talk about a bottom bracket and wonder what it is? Here is the definition of a bottom bracket.
Front Derailleur
What is a derailleur? Find out here what a derailleur is and what it does.
What is Track Bike Racing in the Olympics?
Track bike racing offers tremendous Olympic excitement. Find out more here about the riders, rules and events that will be featured in track bicycle racing at the 2008 Olympics.
Raleigh Sports 3-speed bicycle
Raleigh side. Bicycling.
Out-of-the-Norm Rides
Bike rides with a twist. Sure, the weekend club rides are great. But for a truly memorable time, don’t miss these crazy bike rides. Midnight rides, Critical Mass, naked rides and more.
Review: Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch with...
Here's a review and description of the Timex Ironman Run Trainer Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitor.
Review: Bike-O-Vision Series of Virtual Reality...
Bike-O-Vision DVDs aim to give you the feeling of riding outside as you pedal a trainer bike. Here's a review of the Bike-O-Vision series of videos.
BMX Protective Gear
What kind of protective gear do you need when riding BMX? Here's a discussion of the types of protective gear you need when riding BMX.
Specialized Source 11 Bike Review
Here's a review of the Specialized Source 11 which just might be the perfect commuter bike. It features a belt drive, internal-geared hub, fenders, rack and a permanently mounted headlight/taillight combo.
Here's the definition of a pannier as it...
Want to know what a bike pannier is? Here's the definition of a pannier as it applies to a bicycle.
What to know before you go into your first...
Thinking about trying a spinning indoor class? Or maybe taking on a blended class that combines a spin workout (group exercise bikes) with either abs/core, yoga or strength workouts? Here's what you should know going into it in order to feel prepared.
Review: Redline Metro Disc Commuter Hybrid Bike
This is a review of the Redline Metro Disc bike. We've rated the Redline Metro Disc bicycle, a hybrid commuter type bike and you can read our review to see what we think
Bike Jersey Reviews
Bike Jersey Reviews - a list of reviews of various cycling jerseys
Dynamo Lights Mean No More Batteries
Commuter and all-weather riders should consider giving dynamo-powered lights a try. Here's why ditching batteries for your bike lights in exchange for a little generator mounted in the hub that you power when the wheels go around might be a good idea.
How to Repair a Sidewall Gash in a Bike Tire
Getting a split the sidewall of your mountain bike tire is a common problem when a sharp rock edge rips into it, causing a gash or tear. But fixing it it is easy, allowing you to keep your tire and saving you money not having to buy a new one. Here's how.
Mashing the Pedals: a definition
Are you a masher? Find out what it means to mash the pedals, and if this is a good thing or not.
Review of the Cat Eye Strada Cyclocomputer
A product review of the Strada Cyclocomputer (CC RD-100) made by Cat Eye, a quality bike computer at a great price.
Craft Elite Bib Short Review
Craft Elite Bib Short Review - here's a review of the Elite cycling bib shorts by Craft
Primal Wear Rock Jerseys - Review
Primal Wear makes some distinctive cycling jerseys, and their line of rock jerseys are no exception. Read a review of Primal Wear's line of cycling jerseys featuring some of the kings of rock & roll.
Avoiding Overheating - Regulating Your Body...
It's easy to overheat, even riding in colder weather. Avoid getting too hot with this easy tips on regulating your body temperature.
Weightlifting to Improve Your Cycling: The Leg...
Having strong and powerful legs drives sprinting ability and improves your cycling overall. This article shows you how to do the leg press, one of the best exercises for strengthening your legs, giving you even more speed and power on the bike.
Raleigh 12-speed: Diamond in the Rough
Raleigh 12-speed. Bicycling.
Review - Performance Century Bike Shorts
Here's a review of the Century bike shorts by Performance Bike, an entry level pair of bicycle shorts offered by Performance Bicycle.
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