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Cycling Articles(107 results)

  1. Expert Advice
  1. Skills

    Bike Touring Training Tips and Exercises

    Get cardio training tips and strength exercises to help you prepare for a bike touring trip.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 12 reviews
  2. Skills

    27.5” vs. 29er: Which Mountain Bike is Right for Me?

    This article explains the pros and cons of mountain bikes with 27.5 in. or 29 in. wheels, highlighting the handling characteristics of each.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 370 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    29er Mountain Bike Basics

    Is a 29er mountain bike for you? Learn the pros and cons of a bigger wheel size and how it will fit you.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 31 reviews
  4. Checklists

    Basic Cycling Checklist

    Our basic cycling checklist will help you remember to bring important gear for a ride; includes pre-ride inspection points for safety, too.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 195 reviews
  5. Skills

    Basic Mountain Biking Techniques

    Learn the basics of biking off pavement. Our tips cover riding position, shifting, braking, where to look and trail etiquette.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 96 reviews
  6. Checklists

    Bicycle Day Touring Checklist

    Ready for a day of cycling? Use our comprehensive gear list so you don't forget anything important.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  7. Skills

    Bicycling for Beginners

    This overview article covers everything a new bike rider might possibly want to know about cycling.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 34 reviews
  8. Care & Repair

    Bike Chain Cleaning and Maintenance

    Learn the importance of regular chain maintenance. We'll teach you about on-bike and off-bike cleanings, lubricants, chain tools and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 234 reviews
  9. Checklists

    Bike Commuting/Urban Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for bike commuters includes riding essentials, repair-kit items, clothing, storage gear and personal items.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 29 reviews
  10. Skills

    Bike Fitting Basics

    Learn how to size a bike for a great fit. We’ll explain how to check standover height, seat position, upper body position and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 140 reviews
  11. Skills

    Bike Gear Essentials

    Learn about basic bike gear, like a repair kit, fenders, computer, water bottles and rack, that can make your ride more comfortable and fun.

    rated 3 out of 5 with 14 reviews
  12. Skills

    Bike Gears and Shifting Basics

    Learning about bike gears and shifting will help you understand how your bike works and what changes you can make for more enjoyable riding.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 99 reviews
  13. Care & Repair

    Bike Maintenance Basics

    Learn how to do a pre-ride inspection and learn the basics of bike maintenance, including how to clean and maintain your drivetrain.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 144 reviews
  14. Checklists

    Bike Multiday Touring Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for multiday bike touring includes gear and storage options, accessories, repair items, clothing and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 123 reviews
  15. Checklists

    Bike Repair Kit Checklist

    Use our checklist to be sure you're prepared to deal with flat tires or other maintenance issues on your next bike ride.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 20 reviews
  16. Buying Guides

    Bike Storage Solutions

    Learn about storage options for your bike, including how to store your bike at home and while you’re traveling.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 21 reviews
  17. Skills

    Bike Suspension Basics

    Learn how mountain bike suspension works and about the benefits of full and front suspension bikes. Includes setup and maintenance info.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 187 reviews
  18. Buying Guides

    Bike Tool Essentials

    Get advice on the tools you need to properly maintain your bike. We'll cover basic tools, plus a wide variety of specialized repair tools.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 33 reviews
  19. Checklists

    Bikepacking Checklist

    This comprehensive bikepacking checklist will help keep you from forgetting something important.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 43 reviews
  20. Skills

    Clearing Obstacles on a Mountain Bike

    Learn how to clear trail obstacles, like rocks and roots, on a mountain bike. Technique tips include pedal and body position, plus braking.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 22 reviews
  21. Care & Repair

    Crankset Care

    Learn how to keep your bike's crankset clean and working properly to ensure maximum power transfer while riding.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 19 reviews
  22. Skills

    Cycling More Comfortably

    Is riding your bike uncomfortable? Learn how frame shape and size, tires, seats and seatposts, handlebars and clothing can affect comfort.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 9 reviews
  23. Skills

    Cycling with Young Kids

    Learn about child bike seats, bike trailers, balance bikes and more, and watch a video on how to teach a child to ride a bike.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 44 reviews
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    Drivetrain Maintenance

    This series explains how to maintain and replace parts of your bike’s drivetrain, including the chain, derailleur, chainrings, cassette and crankset.

  25. Skills

    How to Bike in the City

    Urban biking is a fun, healthy way to get around town. Learn the basics about bikes, gear, accessories and maintenance.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 17 reviews
  26. Skills

    How to Bike Ride as a Family

    Bike riding as a family is a fun, healthy activity. Learn how to prep for a ride and get tips for riding on a trail and in traffic.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 7 reviews
  27. Skills

    How to Build a Bike Tool Kit

    Learn what tools and supplies to carry on your next bike ride so you can get rolling quickly again if you run into trouble.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 3 reviews
  28. Skills

    How to Bunny Hop on a Mountain Bike

    Learning to bunny hop is a key mountain biking skill for getting over rocks and roots in the trail while still maintaining your speed.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 35 reviews
  29. Care & Repair

    How to Change a Bike Cassette

    Learn how to inspect, remove and replace your bike cassette to keep your bike running smoothly.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 14 reviews
  30. Care & Repair

    How to Change or Repair a Bike Chain

    Learn how to inspect, remove and replace your bike chain to keep your bike running smoothly.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 10 reviews