How-To: Road Cycling

Mechanic Scott Haupert shows you what to pack before you hit the black top on your racer.

» Learn How to Pack for the Road
(Andy Bardon)

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

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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

In April 2011 on the last day of a monthlong  Wellburn photographed mountain  of Nelson British Columbia riding off a 30-foot-tall mesa   says Wellburn, of Williams Lak
(John Wellburn)


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

(Dinno Kovic)


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

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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

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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

Dan Winters strava tom vanderbilt cycling biking
(Dan Winters)


Adjust Your Rear Brakes

Tips on adjusting your rear road brakes.

» Learn How to Adjust Your Rear Brakes

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Adjust Your Rear Derailleur

Bike Mechanic Frank Sotomayor dishes out rear derailleur tips.

» Learn How to Adjust Your Rear Derailleur

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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

(Maxim Petrichuck)

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