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What to Wear for Cold Weather Cycling

fat bike tire

I’ve done my share of cold weather rides, be it pure winter rides on a fat bike or those fall or spring rides when it looks warmer than it really is. I’ve learned it is a delicate balance of being cold or overdressing, neither of which are good. The art and science involved in dressing … Read more

Schrader Valves vs. Presta Valves

presta vs. schrader

I’ve seen it a few times. I get someone setup on their beginner road bike, their first one ever. They start looking over the bike, and get to the wheels, look at the valve, and ask “what’s this?!” There are two main types of bike wheel valves: The Schrader valve and the Presta valve. Both … Read more

Cold Weather Running Gear

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Runners who live in colder climates or climates with the possibility of a couple colds snaps a year undoubtedly face a common question: Should I run outside, run inside on a treadmill, or temporarily stop my training until it gets warmer?  Being a Minnesota-based organization, we know a thing or two about cold weather running.  We … Read more

Best E-Bike Tires

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E-bikes have exploded in popularity. As e-bikes get used more and more, their tires can wear, which requires some knowledge of which are the best e-bike tires to use as replacements. Selecting the right e-bike tire depends heavily on your riding type and the terrain the bike is used on. Urban riders might prioritize smooth … Read more

Thule T2 and T2 Pro XT Bike Rack Review

As far as hitch-based bike racks go, the Thule T2 lineup (classic and Pro XT) are sturdy, durable, and will get the job done for a long, long time.  While the price is a little higher than we would prefer, if you have the ability to extend your budget to this price point, you won’t … Read more

Should You Buy a Used Bike?

Should You Buy Used Bike: A Guide to Used Cycle Shopping When I first started cycling more seriously I (like many of you) had some sticker shock at the price of new bikes. Unless you are a high-earner getting into cycling after making a few bucks, it can seem crazy to spend as much on … Read more

Core Exercises for Cyclists

best core exercises cyclist

Cyclists assume that they need to have strong legs to improve their riding speed and distance. That’s true, but many overlook the core. A strong core is a key part of any cyclist’s conditioning. A strong core is surprisingly critical to cycling. Why Strengthen Your Core? Improved Stability Strong core muscles help to stabilize the … Read more