Road cycling involves riding a road bike on paved streets. Road bikes typically have smooth, narrow tires for increased speed and comfort, and drop handlebars which allow for multiple hand positions on long rides (plus the ability to get low and aerodynamic.)

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Road Cycling Basic Skills

These articles cover basic biking skills, such as riding technique and how to shift gears, and also things everyone needs to know, like what chamois cream is.

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Bike and Gear Buying Advice

These articles cover purchasing a bike, making sure you choose the right bike, and useful parts upgrades. Whether you want the best gear or the best value for your money, you’ll find the answers you need here.

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Road Cycling Advice About Every Possible Topic

Here is some miscellaneous advice for all road cyclists – we’re talking important debates like regular or bib shorts, important tips like how to keep clean and comfortable, and important maneuvers like getting a dropped chain back onto the chainrings without stopping.

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Dealing With the Weather

Even on smooth pavement, you’re bound to get caught in some nasty weather at some point. You might even want to go out in the snow for fun. Here’s how to handle these cold and wet weather conditions.

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Road Racing

Advice for those of you entering road bike races.

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Leg Shaving – Yeah, Men Shave!

Here’s everything you need to know about shaving your legs, including the what, why, how, when, and where.

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Could You Get Stronger By Training With Your Saddle Too Low?
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How I Use Strava On My BlackBerry (No Separate GPS Unit Required)
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Ask Levi: How Do I Pick the Right Tire Pressure?
Today’s question is about deciding on the correct tire pressure for road bike tires… Hi, Wha’st the correct tire pressure for your road bike tires? Read more.

Why You Should Ride a Slow, Heavy Bike in the Winter
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Ask Levi: Waterproof and Visible Garments for Evening Rides?
Today's question is about waterproof garments for riding and commuting in bad weather, especially at this time of year when darkness falls early... Read more.

Which Is Better: A New Road Bike, Or a Lotus Excelle from 1986?
Today's question is about the downsides of sticking with a classic bike like a 1986 Lotus Excelle when getting into faster group rides that involve Read more.

Ask Levi: What Is The Easiest Pedal To Disengage From?
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Here’s What To Do About Achilles Tendonitis (A Guide for Cyclists)
Today's question is about a tendonitis issue from cycling and what could be causing it... Read more.

Ask Levi: Can I Jump Up To a 45 Mile Ride?
Today's question is about jumping up from a 15 mile to a 45 mile ride, with a week's notice, and no time to work your Read more.