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Black Friday ROAD BIKE Deals

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Black Friday MOUNTAIN BIKE Deals

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CYBER MONDAY Cycling Deals

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Gravel vs. Cyclocross Bikes: Are They Really Different?

Gravel vs. Cyclocross Bikes: Are They Really Different?How different cyclocross and gravel bikes really are? They seem to have so much in common, so do you really need both? We get these questions a lot, so here are our two cents. Learn about the similarities and differences between the two types. Both gravel and cyclocross bicycles are built to go off-road. Both... Read More »

Best Bikes For Heavy People [2020]

Best Bikes For Heavy People [2020]You weigh more than the average Joe and want to start cycling (again)? Good, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll see the best bikes for heavy riders. I receive so many questions from readers that begin as follows: “Hi Jeff, I weigh 200/300/400lb, what’s the best bike for me?” I’ve suggested various bikes but... Read More »

Review of Nutcase Helmets

Review of Nutcase HelmetsNutcase helmets are bold, funky, colorful, and a bit nutty. These USA-made skater-style helmets are a piece of art intended for kids and adults, that will protect your head and make you stand out wherever you go.  One of the main reasons people avoid wearing helmets is that they believe they look dorky when they... Read More »

18 Best Cycling Apps for Android & iOS

18 Best Cycling Apps for Android & iOSCycling apps are a phenomenal way to track your rides, analyze your progress, motivate yourself to ride harder, and compete with friends and strangers. We round up the best ones you should install! Long gone are the days when you had to keep track of your training metrics and ride info by writing it all... Read More »

Review of Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 Fat Bike

Review of Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 Fat BikeThe Co-op Cycles’ DRT series has received a brand-new update — the DRT 4.1 fat bike. Ride longer, harder, and get out there all year round with this capable yet affordable fat-tire bike. The DRT series is a selection of budget mountain bikes made by Co-op Cycles, a cycling brand founded by REI. It consists... Read More »

Review of IXS Trigger AM Helmet

Review of IXS Trigger AM HelmetThe IXS Trigger AM helmet is specifically aimed at the All Mountain (as per the AM denotation) area of mountain biking. After using this helmet for all my cycling over the last six months,  I’m happy to say its main use of protecting my head in crashes hasn’t been called into question, but let’s look... Read More »

Best Cycling Sunglasses

Best Cycling SunglassesCycling sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, debris, and the wind, and they also make you look good. But choosing the best cycling sunglasses is harder than you think.  Cycling sunglasses seem like a trivial matter that should not get as much attention as it gets. If you think that way as well,... Read More »