Economic uncertainty and not enough alone time can trouble even the strongest minds, and have you seen the price of gasoline lately? How often does a person get into an automobile to drive just a few blocks or a few miles? I say, ride a bicycle for...
Having a flat tire on your bike can ruin a day's fun. Here are some solutions that have worked for us.
Can you build your leg muscles through biking and does cycling up hills add thigh and calf bulk? Will it also make your body seem less feminine?
The "human engine" is more efficient than you think. Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) have taken on many forms and they are testing the ingenuity and physical prowess of their engines.
The top 5 mountain bike platform pedals under $100, with consistent criteria and and detailed discussion of each pedal.
If you currently own a fixed gear, also known as a "fixie", then you know that it can be a money pit if you are always wanting to upgrade it.
Safety first is a good rule, but why should style come second? I say safety and style should ride hand in hand, and thankfully, today's bicycle helmet designers agree. Let's have a look at the most stylish street bike helmets on the market!
A guide to adapting a cyclocross bike for touring use. Improving riding comfort, gearing requirements for cyclocross touring, fitting fenders and pannier racks, and tire requirements.
A review of platform pedals under $50. A list of the top five pedals and explanations of their ratings.
The best singletrack, cross country and downhill mountain biking trails. The best enduro training spots as well as family friendly off road cycling routes in Sherwood Forest.
Trying to choose the top fixed gear wheelset for your bike build? This article will take a look at four of the best options on the market, and offer a few helpful hints, tips and product reviews.
Looking for a bicycle for riding in the city? This article reviews a handful of the best urban bikes for riding in cosmopolitan environments. We'll offer some tips and suggestions too!
So really...why are men’s and women’s bikes shaped differently? The answer has to do with outdated fashion rules that women no longer have to follow...so why does the difference persist?
A review of the Bryton Rider 530 cycling computer: analysing GPS connectivity, power functions and how to create a route track from external websites.
How to treat skin problems caused by cycling, and how to prevent saddle sores for a more comfortable cycling experience.
A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs and routes on Lanzarote. Tabayesco, the longest climb on the island, and a selection of other climbs to really challenge your riding.
My friend and I cycled through over 300 miles of some of England's most beautiful landscapes. It was hard work, stressful, and lonely at times, but most of all it was unforgettable.
Featuring three cheap road bike tires for performance and value, from Vittoria, Schwalbe, and Hutchinson.
A detailed review of the challenge grifo pro clincher cyclocross tire and what is it's performance like for mud and all condition riding.
A review of the Planet X Uncle John cyclocross frameset. How does it ride and could you use it as a winter or commuter bicycle?
A review of the Planet X RT-57 carbon fibre road cycling frameset and Planet X Sram Red Road Bike. Featuring BB30 and ready for racing or sportives.
My friend Daniel wanted to convert his 1971 Raleigh International to a Randonneur-style commuter. Read on to see the conversion.
A guide to the cycling roller workouts you can use to improve your muscular endurance. Featuring detailed instructions and examples of muscular endurance workouts for cycling whether you're looking for sportive performance, a faster time trial or hoping to lap the field in your next cyclocross event.
Hunting around for the top, affordable fixed gear wheelsets on the market? This article takes a look at five great, inexpensive options, reviewing each one so you'll have an idea what's out there.
How to use MTB disc brakes with road style brifters (shifter/brake combo levers) without the mushy feel or long lever travel.
A guide to some of the road cycling climbs within the Lake District area in Cumbria, UK, including Hardknott, Wrynose and Kirkstone Pass.
Most of us are well aware of the negative consequences of alcohol, and yet the post-race ritual will often involve a drink or two, either in celebration or perhaps - in commiseration.
A cycling anatomy analysis of the leg muscles used during cycling, as well as information on the bicycling pedal stroke including the power and recovery phases.
If you regularly do routine bicycle repairs, a work stand can really make your life a lot easier. There are a ton of duds on the market, so this article presents a few of the best choices to consider.
A review of the Michelin Mud 2 cyclocross racing tire, an awesome clincher CX tire designed, as the name suggests, for muddy conditions
A guide to the best all round cyclocross racing tires for every budget. Whether you're riding clinchers or tubular cyclocross bicycle tires. There are traditional options, mountain bike cyclocross tires, and tubeless UST options for all to help your race performance.
Looking to ride a fixed gear bike on the cheap? This piece takes a look at five viable fixie options for less than $300. Hopefully you'll find the best option for riding bliss
A guide to choosing the best cyclocross wheels. Whether tubular wheels or clincher wheelsets are better for cyclocross racing, and which are the key components of a CX wheelset.
Buying a road bicycle can be daunting for beginners. This article will take a look at five of the best, affordable entry level road style bikes you might like, offering a brief review of each one.
When the cold winter and dark nights set in, many cyclists turn to indoor cycling training options. This article details the benefits of using a set of bicycle rollers and shows how to use them.
Got a track bike build project in mind? Start with a solid foundation: the frame. This article reviews some of the best, cheap fixed gear frames around, looking at strength, looks and value.
A guide to the best clincher cyclocross tires for racing and training in dry conditions, from the likes of Continental, Kenda, Maxxis, Michelin and Ritchey.
Cycling has increased in popularity in recent years, due to the many benefits, which include health, affordability, environmental, and speedy travel around cities. This article looks at the main 12 advantages of riding a bike.
What are the key benefits of training on cycling rollers? How can they improve pedalling efficiency, technique and balance on your bike?
A guide to preventing chafing and saddle rash while cycling. With focus on skin preparation, reducing friction and using chamois creams for comfort
A guide to the best bicycle pedals for cyclocross racing and competition, for beginners to elite riders.
Finding a good value mountain bike at a good price can be very tricky, and information isn't always forthcoming. This article looks at three of the top good, cheap mountain bikes available today.
A guide to the best cyclocross tires for a mountain bike for winter racing. Featuring narrow MTB tires and options to cut through the mud.
Where can you find cheap used bikes? How can you bargain to get the best price on a used bike? How should you prepare your bike if you need to leave it outside all season?
Picking a good bicycle for exercise and fitness depends entirely on how you ride. Here are a few examples of a few different styles of bikes that are great for working out in various settings.
Would you like to be able to test your anaerobic threshold without the need for a laboratory to do so? Knowing lactate threshold heart rate means you can tailor your training for optimal bicycling race performance. The conconi test can be done at home with a turbo trainer, cycle computer that reads information from your rear wheel, a heart rate monitor and a willing assistant or partner.
A guide to Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass. The hardest cycling climbs in the Lake District and England.
The best five mountain bike backpacks. Your mountain bike backpack is one of the most important accessories you can take when biking because you can always keep your essential biking equipment with it.
Bar ends are one of the best accessories you can add to your bike. Here are reviews plus a video on how to install them onto your bike.
A selection of the best cyclocross tires for mud conditions. Muddy races mean specific cx tyre needs. Our choice from Challenge, Clement and Michelin
Is your bike starting to rust? Here are a few easy, affordable ways to remove that oxidization at home.
A guide to cycling training in Majorca, featuring some of the best cycling climbs on the island: Sa Colobra, San Salvador, and the fabled Coll de Soller, and a strava leaderboard.
If you're hunting for the best BMX bike for $300 or under, you'll have a tough go. This article is written to help you identify a few budget options that are well built, fun to ride and easy to get.
If you're searching for the top hybrid bikes for women, this article reviews a couple of the premier options at an affordable price tag. We'll be looking at ride quality, components and aesthetic.
Indianapolis has a number of trails, but the Monon is the longest and best known. Learn more about it here.
I just upgraded my mountain bike from a 2x10 to a 1x12 with a 34T Chain-Ring. Is this worth the investment?
Cycling for health and sport. The irony of the modern cyclist. Trying to safely cycle in a world of 2000 pound metal monsters piloted by morons. Dedicated to Mike Hall.
What you need to know about sore testicles from cycling to ensure a trouble- and pain-free bicycle ride and guard against potential health problems.
Building a fixed gear bike on a budget? Upgrading? This article reviews a selection of the best single speed cranksets around, looking at build quality and durability, as well as performance.
Repairing a bicycle puncture is relatively simple, requiring few tools. It should be possible to perform a repair in about 30 to 40 minutes. This pictorial guide shows you how to remove a wheel and tyre, locate the hole in the tube, patch it and put everything back together.
A guide to some of the best cycling trade team jerseys and kits from the history of the Tour De France. From Cipollini's red Saeco team to La Vie Claire's Mondrian inspired designs
You've made a great decision in deciding to wear a helmet while cycling. Now, fitting it properly is the next step to really gaining the intended safety attributes.
There are many ways to enjoy bicycling in New York City. It is a wonderful way to explore the area and get a little exercise at the same time. Consider a ride from Harlem to Governor's Island!
Riding a bike offers many advantages, including health benefits, affordable travel, and swift travel through heavy traffic. This article looks at the downsides, however, listing 10 disadvantages of cycling.
Finding a great quality, affordable urban city commuter bicycle is difficult. This article shows off five of the better options on the market today, and offers some tips for what to look for.
Are you looking for a bigger behind like Kim's or Beyonce's? Could cycling help you to get a bigger butt? Or what gym exercises could you use to enhance your booty?
Too many cyclists think they own the road and the pavement and that rules just don't apply to them. I disagree.
So what's the best, affordable road bike wheelset? This article is written to review some of the top wheels for road bicycles today, with the caveat that they must be inexpensive. Curious? Read on!