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Best Bike Locks

A bike lock might be the only thing that stands in between having a bike or not. According to the National Bike Registry, 1.5 million bikes are stolen a year! Bikes can be stolen from outside homes, restaurants, the back of cars, nearly ...

Best Bike Rack or Carrier Options

Cycling is a sport we have become addicted to, and part of the fun is exploring.  In many cases, we can piece together great rides from our front door.  At other times, we want to go somewhere else to start the ride. When we want to transport our ...

Buying an Entry Level Triathlon Bike

Buying your first entry level triathlon bike can be a daunting task. Of all the investments you will make in the sport of triathlon, no single one has the potential to carry the cost of your tri bike. While any given race will see its share of ...

Best Triathlon Watches

There was a time when running or sports watches could only offer time and heart rate, and offered little additional value.  Thankfully, those times are long gone.  With the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices and better waterproofing, modern ...

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 ...

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 ...