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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

Best Cycling Gloves

There are many reasons cyclists wear gloves when riding.  They can help cushion your hands and prevent callouses. Sometimes a glove is enough shock absorber to make your elbows and shoulders feel better on a ride. Some cycling gloves are designed to keep your hands warm. Other gloves can give you protection against a spill … 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

Best Triathlon Watches

Garmin Epix Pro

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, today’s best triathlon watches are quite advanced in their offering and can help any athlete train with more precision. … Read more

Bike Fitting: Cost and What to Exect

bike fitting

Bike fitting is an underrated service, and honestly one that more cyclists should get. In this article, I’ll give you an idea of what a bike fitting should cost, and what you can expect from the fitting session. I know lots of cyclists who have cycled for years without a real bike fitting, and when … Read more

Best Fat Bike Tire Guide

fat bike tire

Cycling can be a notorious rabbit hole for those easily taken with marketing claims.  Admittedly, it is a past time that attracts gear junkies.  The vast options for fat bike tires is no exception. The newest bikes, parts, and accessories offer competitive cyclists a leg up, and even tempt recreational riders with promises of a … Read more

Best E-Bike Tires

e-bike tire continental

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