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Strava vs. MapMyRun (or ride) vs. Runtastic vs. Runkeeper

Running and cycling apps take workout precision to a whole new level, while adding the element of community.   Gone are the days when you would put on your Garmin watch and just track your mileage and speed.  Granted, that was a huge leap forward ...

Fat Bike Buying Guide (and Best Entry-Level models)

Fat biking (or fat tire biking) was invented, you could say, in Alaska back in the late 1900s, but it really started to become popular in the early 2000s.  Since then, the number of fat bikes you see on the trails, even when the weather is just ...

Triathlon Shorts Buying Guide

De Soto's Forza shorts Triathlon shorts are perhaps one of the most versatile and core pieces of a triathlon clothing wardrobe for any serious or beginning triathlete.  Because it is the one piece of gear that you wear for each leg -- the swim, ...

Mavic Ksyrium Road Bike Wheelset Review

Mavic's Ksyrium road bike wheelset (Here on Amazon) is positioned as a significant upgrade for enhancing the performance of most triathlon or road bikes. The Ksyrium range has been extremely popular for many years because it delivers high ...

Clincher vs. Tubular Bike Tires

Clincher or Tubular?  When it comes to bike tires, those are your choices.  It is a common question among cyclists, triathletes, and recreational bikers.  Why are there even two types of bike tires?  Each evolved with its own set of reasons and ...

7 Best Cycling Shorts

Outside of your bike and its key components, and of course your helmet to protect your head, cycling shorts might be most important bike gear purchase you make. We always suggest prioritizing "contact points" when thinking about upgrading your ...

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Bike?

For bike buyers, sellers, online retailers, and cyclists who may want to bring their bike to a destination race or vacation, it's important knowing how to ship a bike, and how much it might cost. In the realm of online buying and selling, or ...

Best Road Bike Upgrades

Many cyclists add upgrades to their bikes -- usually in the form of higher-quality parts than what came stock with the original bike.  Some of these upgrades are well worth it, while others are just a smokescreen and a way to get you to spend money ...

Triathlon Bags Buying Guide and Recommendations

Triathlon bags, or transition packs as they are sometimes known, are a piece of triathlon gear that is not necessarily essential but can make life much easier if you begin to get somewhat serious about doing more triathlons. Triathlon bags are ...

Best Energy Gels and Gel Packs

If you’re a triathlete, cyclist, or marathon or 10K runner, you’ve most likely used energy gels before. It’s no secret that energy gel packs such as the Clif Shot or GU are commonly used during both training and racing, and can give you a little ...