How To Warm Up For Your Next Cyclocross Race

21 November, 2017 Curt Denham

I suppose “warming up” for a cyclocross race is an oxymoron huh? Oxymoron it may be, but it is important if you want to get the most out of your racing ability. Now, I’m not going to throw a bunch of statistics and research at you. I am of the […]

6 Bike Maintenance Tools Every Cyclist Needs to Own

13 November, 2017 Amanda Wilks

Maintaining a bike isn’t always fun. Let’s face it, the real fun comes from wheeling down the highway soaking in the local sights and getting away from a desk for a while. Routine maintenance can feel more like brushing your teeth in that it is terribly important yet ultimately not […]

How To Make Your Cycling Cleats Last Longer

23 October, 2017 SLO Cyclist

THE PROPER CARE OF CLEATS Sick of spending money on cleats only to have them dinged up, dirty, and ready for the dustbin? Thanks to our great friends over at Bike Fit, we’ve got expert tips for you to not only increase the lifespan of your cleats, but to help […]

How Fast Can You Climb On A Heavy Bike?

5 September, 2017 Shane

In this day of lighter and lighter components, tiny gains in aerodynamics, and the race to toss extra poundage from our bikes (this flat-fixing kit is just SO HEAVY), what part does the bike’s engine play in a cyclist’s ability to go fast? Well, Castelli, Obra, and Biketown got together […]

Tips to Build Mental Toughness on The Bike

22 August, 2016 Ellie

Cycling, as a sport of the racing variety, requires a certain degree of mental toughness from the rider. Conquering a big climb; keeping up with the faster riders in a group; a bunch sprint at the end of a race; all require mental toughness. Riding in poor weather, or getting […]

How Often Do I Need to Grease Speedplay Pedals?

10 August, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Stephen: I have a pair of Speedplay Zero pedals, and I heard from a friend that I should put grease in them. How do I grease them? How often do I need to grease them? Oh, and what type of grease should I use? Hey Stephen. You’ve remind me of an […]

What I Learned From My First Bike Crash

2 August, 2016 Ellie

I knew that crashing one day was an inevitability. It was a Friday, so a few members of my team and myself set out on our usual Friday Ride. It’s a mostly casual scenic route with four sprint sections to keep things interesting. Before long we came upon the first: a […]

How to Get in Shape for Your First Bike Race

19 July, 2016 Ellie

Updated: 7-23-16 It was 3 weeks before my first road race when I decided the minimum fitness I had been maintaining wasn’t going to cut it. I had been working out anywhere from 2 to 4 times per week without any semblance of a plan. I needed to come up […]

What to Do When Your Bike Gets Stolen

10 June, 2016 Bek

How to Recover Your Stolen Bike Six am marathon starts. There’s nothing quite so horrible as the smell of early morning air and peppy people passing around wishes for a happy day. OK, there is something worse. Hurriedly locking up my beloved road bike (named Blue Moon) to the bike […]

Commuting Tips & Gear Recommendations for a Safe Bike Month

10 May, 2016 Bek

Are you stoked? You should be. It’s National Bike Month! And, yes, we know it’s actually week 2 of Bike Month, but our enthusiasm hasn’t slowed down much (of course, it might be the extra sugar we’re eating to keep us logging those miles). So, with the help of PeopleForBikes and […]

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