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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.
How to Make Sure You Get the Right Size Road Bike
Wondering about sizing for road bikes, and what proper fit is on a road bicycle for your height? Here's how to tell what the right size road bike is 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
Buying the Right Bicycle for You
How to buy a bike - what kind of bicycle is right for you
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to Look For in a Stationary Indoor...
Buying a spinning bike for home use can be a great addition to your physical fitness regiment.
6 Route Mapping Websites for Bicyclists
Want to know the six best websites for mapping your bike routes? This article reviews five of the most-widely used tools available and gives pros and cons of each.
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.
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.
10 Memorable Quotes About Bike Riding
Best Bike Quotes - Best Quotes About Bike Riding
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.
Best Options for Finding a Decent Kid's Bike
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.
Top 7 Essential Items to Have Along on a Ride
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 Avoid Chafing and Rash Caused by Your...
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.
All About Road Bikes
What is a road bike? This article will tell you all about road bicycles and what to look for in them.
Simple Steps to Avoiding Flat Tires
Avoiding flat tires on your bicycle is one of the main concern riders have. Learn here how you can do simple things to prevent flat tires on your bike.
Cleaning Your Bike Chain - Quick and Easy...
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.
The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time
The Ten Best Bicycle Jokes of All Time
How to Change a Flat Tire
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.
Where to Lubricate Your Bike - What Parts Need...
Your bike needs regular maintenance to keep functioning properly. Find out here what moving parts you should be lubricating to keep them moving right.
5 Reasons You Should Start Riding a Bicycle
Reasons to Ride a Bike - Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Ride a Bike
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?
Basic Nutrition for Better Bike Riding
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
What is a Mountain Bike?
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
Solving 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.
Whole Foods for Weight Loss
Whole foods are ideal for weight loss. Learn how eating whole foods can help you lose weight.
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. Find out all about potential problems with your bike spokes here.
Essential Bike Commuter Gear
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.
5 Things to Check Every Time You Ride
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.
Bike Shorts Reviews
Bike shorts reviews - here are reviews of bike shorts, bibs, pants and bottoms
Best 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.
Tifosi Sunglasses Review
Tifosi Sunglasses Review - a Review of Tifosi Sunglasses
Install Clipless Pedals
A photo illustration of how to loosen a bike pedal from the crank arm to which it is mounted. Page 4.
Bike Tour Packing List
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.
What Bike Gloves Are For
Bike gloves - why cyclists wear bike gloves. What bike gloves are for.
Survive and Thrive on a Century 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.
Review: Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Brothers
Eggbeater Pedals Review - Here's a review of the Eggbeater Pedals by Crank Bros.
Review: ProForm Le Tour de France Bike...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Trek Soho Review
Trek Soho Review - Here's a Review of the Trek Soho bicycle
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.
Before You Use CO2 Cartridges
CO2 cartridges - what are CO2 cartridges and inflators and why would I want to use them
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review
Power Grips Pedal Straps Review - a Review of the Power Grips Pedal Straps
Pilates for Cyclists
Here are recommended Pilates exercises for cyclists - Pilates exercises that can make you stronger on the bike
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Review: Electric Bike - A2B Metro by Ultra Motor
Cross Training to Enhance Your Cycling
Use Cross-Training to Enhance Your Cycling - how cross training can improve your bike riding
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.
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
Presta Valve - What is a Presta Valve?
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.
Bike Spokes - An Important Part of Your Wheels
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.
Bike Tire Guide
This is a collection of bike tire photos - from racing tires to tires for mountain bikes, cruisers and everything else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Schrader Valve - What is a Schrader Valve?
Bike Rodeo Events
Bike rodeo activities - Games and activities that can be used in a bike rodeo
Dogs and Bikes
Dogs and Bikes - How to Respond When Man's Best Friend Isn't So Friendly
Cycling Gloves to Go For (and to Stay Away From!)
Bike Gloves Reviews - What bike gloves do for you and some good gloves out there worth looking at
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
Caring for Your Bike Clothes
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.
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.
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.
Best Gifts Under \$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Patch an Inner Tube
Patch an inner tube from a bicycle tire - This article tells how to patch an inner tube. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for...
Where to sell your stuff - best websites for selling bikes and bike parts
Review: Rokform iPhone bike phone mount
Rokform's iPhone case and mount bills itself as a sleek, durable holder that puts your iPhone right on your handlebars. But does it live up to its promise?
Review: Lazer O2 bike helmet
This is a review of the O2 helmet by Lazer.`
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.
Definition: cadence
: Ever hear anybody talk about their "cadence" when they ride? Cadence refers to the speed at which a
Crankset - Definition
What is a crankset on a bicycle? Here's the definition of a crankset.
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.
Review: Otterbox's Commuter Model iPhone Case
Otterbox makes cases for iPhones. This is a review of the Otterbox Commuter case for the iPhone 4
Topeak MTX Beam Rack Review
This is a review of the Topeak MTX Beam Rack.
Post-Ride Refueling - Best Way to Refuel After...
Post-Ride Refueling - Best Foods to Eat After a Ride
Pinch Flat
Pinch flat - What is a pinch flat? Here's the definition of a pinch flat.
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.
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.
Slime Tube Sealant Review
Slime Tube Sealant Review - this a review of the Slime Tube Sealant
Bikes - An Illustrated History
Bicycles in one form or another have been around for nearly 220 years. Find out more about their interesting history and see photographs and illustrations of bikes from then and now.
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.
LeBron James - NBA superstar and a hero cyclist...
LeBron James is known for his prowess on the basketball court. But did you know he also loves bikes? And especially as they can be used as a tool and motivator to reaching kids in the same sorts of inner-city communities as LeBron grew up in.
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.
Fight Foggy Glasses
Fight Foggy Glasses - What to Do When Your Glasses Steam Up in Cold Weather Riding
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.
Review - Topeak MTX TrunkBag
This is a review of Topeak's MTX TrunkBag DX.
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.
Ride Guide: West Orange Bike Trail, Orlando,...
Here's a review and description of the West Orange Bike Trail in Orlando, Florida
Review: GoPro HD Hero camera
This is a review of the nifty GoPro HD Hero helmetcam
Oakley Jawbone sunglasses
Oakley Jawbone sunglasses review. The Jawbone sunglasses by Oakley feature interchangable lenses with an anti-streak coating and high definintion optics. Read a full review of this performance eyewear here.
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.
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.
Review: Premium Speed and Cadence Bike Sensor...
Want to know how fast you're going, and how quick you're spinning the pedals? Here's a review of the Premium Speed and Cadence Bike Sensor by Wahoo Fitness that'll tell you just that.
Best Ways to Keep Your 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.
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
How to Shave Your Legs
Never shaved your legs before? This step-by-step guide with photos will give you the help you need.
Craft Elite Bib Short Review
Craft Elite Bib Short Review - here's a review of the Elite cycling bib shorts by Craft
Cycling's Spring Classics
Each spring a series of one-day historic bike races help shape the field and define the leaders for the coming season of professional cycling. Learn more about the Spring Classics -- legendary races that have been run in some cases a hundred years or more.
Review: Soma Raindog Fenders
Here's a review of the rugged Soma Rain Dog fenders.
How to Work With a Bike Shop
Bike shops can be wonderful places full of friendly staff who love helping people with their bikes. Or they can be intimidating places with expensive stuff and arrogant, egotistical workers. Here's how to tell the difference, and how to be a good customer, helping them work better with you.
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.
Review of the Cat Eye Strada Cyclocomputer
This is a review of the Strada Cyclocomputer made by Cat Eye. A product guide to the Cat Eye Strada Bike computer.
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
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.
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.
Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Here are photographs of the Raleigh Sports English 3-speed Bicycle
Wahoo Fitness Fisica Heart Rate Sensor Review
Wahoo Fitness offers the Fisica Heart Rate Monitor for use with its Ant+ sensor. Here's a review of its performance.
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
Raleigh Sports 3-speed bicycle
Raleigh side. Bicycling.
Review: Chrome Messenger Bag
Review - Chrome Messenger Bag - the Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag Reviewed
Cycling Sunglasses by Ryders Eyewear
Here's a review of cycling eyewear by Ryders Eyewear, including the new Intersect Interchangeable and Slipstream sunglasses
Review of the Motobecane Outcast 29er Mountain...
Review of the Motobecane Outcast 29er mountain bike - Motobecane Outcast 29er mountain bike review
How to Run a Bike Rodeo
How to Run a Bike Rodeo. Bicycling.
Winterize Your Bike
Winterize your bike - how to store your bicycle for the winter
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.
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?
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.
Books About Lance Armstrong
Here's a list of books by and about American cycling legend Lance Armstrong, seven time winner of the Tour de France.
Dressing in Layers
To stay warm when riding in cooler weather, it's important to dress in layers. But what exactly does that mean? Find out here how to dress in layers so you can say warm on the bike when it gets cold.
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is one of the best bicycle racers of all time. Find out more here about Lance Armstrong.
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.
Riding Away From Home - How to Find the Right...
Travel with your bike. It's fun to ride when you're away from home, but getting your bike to a new city or finding a suitable bike to ride while you're there can be a challenge. Check out these options for travelling with your bike.
Slime Skabs Tire Patch Review
Slime Skabs tire patch review -- This is a review of the Slime Skabs tire patch kit.
Riding Safely in Traffic
The key to bicycling safely in traffic is to be visible, ride predictably and to choose appropriate routes. This article tells you how to be seen by motorists, how to ride so that they can anticipate your moves as well as how to identify ideal places to ride when you take to the streets.
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.
Review: Word-Lock Bike Lock
Wordlock Bike Lock Review - here's a review of the Word-lock bike lock. Word Lock uses letters instead of numbers as the lock combination, making it easy to remember.
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 or exercise bike. Here's a review of the Bike-O-Vision series of videos.
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.
Be a Better Biker - Without Even Getting on the...
Bicycling is a great activity with many benefits. A regular routine of cycling will help you increase your fitness level, decrease your stress level and maybe even help you avoid depression. Here's how to make your cycling routines even more effective.
Review of the Ozon Bib Cycling Shorts by GORE...
Want to know what we think of the Ozon bib shorts by Gore Bike Wear? Check out our review of the Ozon bib cycling shorts by Gore Bike Wear.
Drugs and Doping in Professional Cycling
Blood doping and performance enhancing drugs have been a problem for professional cycling. Learn more here about cheating in bike racing.
Ride review: Guide to Biking in Sonoma/Napa...
Want to know where the locals go? Check out our ride review: Guide to Biking in Sonoma/Napa Valley, California.
Rear Derailleur
Rear Derailleur Raleigh 12-speed Suntour. Page 3.

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