How to Clean White or Light Handlebar Tape with Toothpaste

11 August, 2014

So you’ve found the sparkly, white handlebar tape that mesmerized you while you were winding it onto your bars has grown dingy and lackluster. Bike snobs everywhere might tell you, “Throw it in the trash can and buy a real color!” Don’t listen to them! If you love white handlebar tape as […]

Budget Recipes: Chocolate Sunbutter Granola Energy Bars

3 October, 2016

A spin on a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, I came up with this recipe by combining my favorite ingredients with the most delicious-looking recipes I could find. And then I put a unique spin on it by using sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. I was introduced […]

Best Online Black Friday Deals from Wiggle Cycling

3 November, 2017

OK. It’s official. Shopping season has arrived, and Christmas has encroached. But, hey, we’re done complaining about it–cuz there are some sweet Black Friday deals coming out from Wiggle. Including a Garmin Edge 100 for $275 So we’re starting off the Holidays with Wiggle Cycling’s online weekly deals leading up […]

How to Clean & Disinfect Used Cycling Shoes – Budget Cycling

30 June, 2016

There’s a specific term of endearment that my in-laws have labeled me with: Cheapskate. On a recent trip to my LBS, my husband laughed when he saw me attempting to squeeze my size-8 foot into a size 7.5 carbon Pearl Izumi shoe. It had a supple upper, super stiffness, and a […]

How to Really Build a Budget Bike Repair Toolkit

17 June, 2015

Over the years, I’ve come across plenty of articles that claim to tell you how to build up your cycling toolkit for cheap. Somehow the word “cheap” stops recurring in the long list of “essential” bike repair bits and pieces. The truth is, there is no real way to build […]

Ask Alpha Ninja – Cycling Questions Submissions

Ask Alpha Ninja
10 November, 2014
Heck, there’s a lot to know about this sport! Tire widths, standard versus compact, seat post setbacks, and the all-important question that everyone asks at some point: what do I wear under my bib shorts? [...]

What Are Tubeless Road Tires?

Ask Alpha Ninja
13 January, 2015
Ryan: “I was riding with my buddy, and he said he doesn’t use tubes in his wheels. So what the heck is a tubeless tire, and why doesn’t he need tubes?” Great question, Ryan. Lately, [...]
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