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Gravel Bike Buying Guide and 3 Best Models

If you are not yet into gravel biking, there is a good chance that you soon will be. Of all cycling categories (road, mountain, time trial, etc), one of the only that has been showing strong year-over-year growth is gravel biking.  Even before ...

Saris H3 Smart Trainer Review

When it comes to smart trainers, there are really three that we consider top contenders.  The Saris H3 just might be our favorite of the bunch right now, especially when factoring-in the price tag. A few big changes have happened at CycleOps over ...

Best Bike and Cycling Computers

A good bike computer can be a great way for you to improve your training. Competitive cyclists, triathletes, weekend athletes, and bike commuters alike are continuously looking for getting more out of their rides, adding to the training quality ...

Cycling Cleats and Pedal Basics: SPD vs. Look vs. Speedplay vs. SPD-SL

Cycling enthusiasts have a way of making things a little overcomplicated, and you have a look no further than the pedal and cleat systems for a case-in-point.  Most cyclists (including us) are gear junkies and will tell you that each cleat and pedal ...

Tubeless Bike Tires

Tubeless bike tires (or ‘tyres’ for our friends in the UK) first hit the road bike scene in 2006, when Shimano and Hutchinson both created a market for them, but they had been around for a few years before that in some niche mountain bike circles. ...

Is Peloton Worth It? What are the Alternatives?

Peloton is the popular in-home, connected workout service that has grown like crazy in the past year.  It is not inexpensive, though, so can be a major investment. One of the questions we get most often is “is Peloton worth it?” That is a ...

Best Cycling Gloves

There are many reasons cyclists might wear gloves.  They can help cushion your hands and prevent callouses.  Some gloves can keep your hands warm. Other gloves can give you protection against a spill. Finding the right glove depends partly on the ...

How to Remove Rust From a Bike

If you’ve ever owned a bike before, you’ll know how sad it can be to see your once-gorgeous looking bike turn into something rusty and old looking.  Even a little patch of rust can randomly show up, creating some cause for concern. Rust on bikes ...

Bike Chain Lube Basics

Bike chain lube is a vital part of cycling.  If there are only two things you do regularly, you need to oil the chain and keep your tires inflated.  Those two things will solve a large chunk of possible cycling maintenance issues.   The good news ...

Floor Bike Tire Pump Buying Guide

After dropping 3-or-4 figures on a nice new road bike or time trial bike, you might think an accessory like a bike tire pump is an afterthought.  Don't. The ability to pump your bike's tires quickly and accurately should be a staple of your ...