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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Recent articles

Today's question is about getting a cycling-specific top (jersey) or just wearing a running top...

Today's question, a very common one, is about getting started in road biking and looking for a new bike...

What is the best road bike tire? That's a popular question, with no clear answer. But here are some suggestions...

Today's question is about finding some tough, flat-resistant tires that can be used for racing and training...

Everyone is talking about base layers. But what exactly is a base layer? And when do you wear one? Find out here...

Not sure how to shift the Shimano STI integrated brake and shift levers on your road bike? No problem. It looks complicated, but once you

Today's question is about your legs getting tired after a rest stop...

Do you ever dread group rides because you know at least one person is going to stink? Or worse - do you ever dread putting

Today's question is about putting skinnier road tires on a hybrid bicycle in order to go faster and keep up with the road bikers...

Today's question is about flat backs and road bike riding position...

You may have spent $200 or more on your sunglasses, so you probably want to keep them clean. Here's how to clean your sunglasses properly...

Today's question is about how you could get shin splints from cycling rather than the more common culprit, running...