How-To: Road Cycling
Pack for the Road
Mechanic Scott Haupert shows you what to pack before you hit the black top on your racer.
» Learn How to Pack for the Road
Repair a Tear in Your Cycling Shorts
A nail recently tore a one-inch hole in my nice new Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor bib shorts. The tear is just to the right of center; not on a seam.
» Learn How to Repair a Tear in Your Cycling Shorts
Lose Weight While Cycling
Spinning those pedals provides a fat-scorching workout that’s gentle on the joints, and actually fun to do, no matter how much you weigh.
» Learn How to Lose Weight While Cycling
Deck Out Your Bike for a Cross-Country Trip
I am considering a serious cycling trip across Europe, and I’m set on getting a road bike for it. But I’m having an equipment quandary. I won’t need much, but how do I carry things like a sleeping bag?
» Learn How to Deck Out Your Bike for a Cross-Country Trip
Protect Yourself When Cycling in Traffic
I know it’s impossible to steer clear of all possible dangers, but what are some ways I can stay safe while sharing the road with cars?
» Learn How to Protect Yourself When Cycling in Traffic
Relieve Pressure on Your Back and Neck
I have always enjoyed a quick, responsive bike, but I'm now experiencing arthritis and neck pain with the current, fairly extreme, bike configurations. I guess I need a new bike
» Learn How to Relieve Pressure on Your Back and Neck While Biking
Get the Most Out of Fitness Tools
Three top trainers share their advice on taking advantage of tools like Strava and Nike+. Take their advice
» Learn How to Get the Most Out of Fitness Tools
Adjust Your Rear Brakes
Tips on adjusting your rear road brakes.
» Learn How to Adjust Your Rear Brakes
Adjust Your Rear Derailleur
Bike Mechanic Frank Sotomayor dishes out rear derailleur tips.
» Learn How to Adjust Your Rear Derailleur
Know When to Replace Your Bike Helmet
I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? Is there something I can do to extend its life?
» Learn How to Know When to Replace Your Bike Helmet