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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Your Own Energy Gels Cheaply & Easily

23 June, 2016

For me, there’s nothing like Salted Caramel Gu. I love the stuff, and I’m usually willing to fork over the cash when buying in bulk. But when my training days get longer, and I need to spend my money on things like my mortgage, I turn to this recipe to […]

How Often Should I Replace My Bike Tires?

Ask Alpha Ninja
12 February, 2015
Jared: “I’ve never changed the tires on my bike, and I’ve had it for two years. How do I know when I need new ones?” Jared: Back in college, I had a teammate on the [...]
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