Beginner's Guide to Bike Gear

So you want to be a cyclist but you don't know where to start. From buying a bike to stocking your saddle bag this guide will get you on your way.

8 Answers to Common Bike Clothing Questions

8 Answers to Common Bike Clothing Questions

Since the invention of the bicycle, a cyclist's wardrobe has struggled to be both fashionable and practical. Here's how to get the best of both worlds.

Guide to Buying a Bike

Guide to Buying a Bike

New to cycling and unsure whether a road bike, mountain bike or something in between is best? Here's a quick guide to the basics of bike buying.

What Is the Most Comfortable Frame Material?

What Is the Most Comfortable Frame Material?

With so many choices of frame material available, which one will make for the most comfortable ride?

The Frame Debate: Steel vs. Carbon Fiber

The Frame Debate: Steel vs. Carbon Fiber

How does steel stack up against the trendier carbon fiber as a bicycle frame material? And how should a consumer choose between the two?

What Frame Material Is Best for Larger Riders?

What Frame Material Is Best for Larger Riders?

The average cyclist is a bit bigger than some of the wisps of men who ride in the pro ranks. Here are some tips on choosing a bike that won't snap under pressure.

Ready for the Rough: Handlebar Gels and Tapes

Ready for the Rough: Handlebar Gels and Tapes

Whether you're preparing to ride the cobblestones of Europe or navigate the potholes down the street, save your hands with these handlebar additions.

Why Cyclists Should Wear Sunglasses

Why Cyclists Should Wear Sunglasses

It used to be rare for a professional cyclist to race with sunglasses. Now, it's commonplace. Here's why donning shades do more than just make you look cool.
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Don't Be That Guy

Don't Be That Guy

In every group ride or competitive peloton, there's often someone pulling a bonehead move. Here's how to make sure it's not you.

5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Its Best

5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Its Best

A little at-home maintenance can make your components last longer, your bike run smoother and your ride more enjoyable.

Toolin' Around: 12 Essential Tools for Your Home Shop

Toolin' Around: 12 Essential Tools for Your Home Shop

Keep your pedals turning and cut down on maintenance costs with a little knowledge and a few essential tools. Here's what to stock your home shop with.



Video Tips


What to Bring on a Bike Ride
Active Expert Gale Bernhardt runs down the list of things you should pack in your bike's seat bag the next time you hit the road or trail.

How to Change a Flat Tire
Everybody gets a flat tire at some point. Here are tips from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt on how to change your tube and get back on the road as quickly as possible.

CO2 Cartridge Tips for Cyclists
Tired of using tire pumps? Learn how use a CO? cartridge to inflate your tire with these tips from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt.


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