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Category: Tips

mountain bike tire pressure

5 Tips to Dial in the Perfect Mountain Bike Tire Pressure

Finding the perfect tire pressure for your mountain bike is more art than science.  The perfect MTB tire pressure is dependent on rider weight, tire volume, terrain, trail conditions, personal preference, and more. Despite all these factors, finding the right tire pressure is worth the effort.  A properly inflated tire will increase speed, improve traction,

3 Simple Steps to Understanding Women’s Bike Sizing

You’re ready to buy a bike, but intimidated by all the numbers and specs? One of the first steps is knowing which size bike you need. There are a couple of different ways women’s bikes are measured and sized, and we’re going to walk you through all of it. And there’s no need to feel

Bike Kit

13 Things that You Should Take on Every Backcountry Ride

We all know there are things we should bring on EVERY ride–a pump, a spare tube, etc–but when we venture further from easy rescue, there are additional items we should carry to survive in the backcountry. In fact, it seems the further that one gets from a paved road, the more likely something is to

Spin Class - Indoor Cycling

7 Tips to Prepare for Your First Spin Class

There’s nothing like hitting the open road on two wheels, BUT hitting the road on two wheels isn’t always possible.  Sometimes you just need to squeeze in a quick workout on your lunch break.  Or maybe there are four feet of snow outside.  Whatever your reason for cycling indoors, spinning can be a great way

commuter bike upgrades

7 Upgrades to Convert any Bicycle to a Commuter Bike

The best commuter bike is often the bike you already have. Maybe it’s an old mountain bike with flat tires sitting in the back of the garage. Or it might be a road bike that gets more use around town than it does on the race course. Whatever kind of bike it is, you can

rear bicycle gears

A Guide to Bicycle Gears: How to Shift Bike Gears and Do it Smoothly

Nothing can frustrate new riders quite like bicycle gears.  Unfortunately, shifting bike gears isn’t a terribly intuitive thing.  It takes a bit of time and thought to learn how to shift properly and efficiently.  The good news is once you get a bit of practice, shifting becomes second-nature–something you don’t have to think about at all.  In order to help hasten

Women's Group RIde

5 Tips for Your First Group Ride

Photo Credit: Hutchs Bicycles Going on your first group ride is a right of passage in your life as a cyclist. It can also be a little bit scary, especially if you don’t have anybody to show you the ropes. Here are some tips on how to find the right group ride, what to do

Bicycle Commuting

The Ultimate Guide to Bike Commuting (for Women)

Biking to work is one of the most enjoyable and environmentally responsible decisions you can make.  It also provides good exercise, and helps busy women fit in a workout into their already jam-packed days.  Whether you’re already riding a bike to work, or you want to try it for the first time — here are

recovery smoothie

3 Delicious Post-Ride Recovery Smoothies

If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to do immediately after a hard effort is eat a big meal.  In fact, when you do a high-intensity ride, your body borrows blood from your gut and sends it to your big muscle groups.  This results in sluggish digestion and a lack of appetite.