The Pros and Cons of Stationary Trainers and Rollers

Most cyclists enjoy riding their bikes, so they like to ride year-round. But sometimes that is not feasible unless you ride inside. If that is the case, there are two popular options for indoor cycling – the stationary trainer, and rollers. Here are the pros and cons of each choice…

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Chamois Butter Exposed! Common Myths, Folk Lore, and Reality

Almost as mysterious and magical as shaved legs is this substance known as chamois butter, or chamois cream. From the name you can figure out it’s a cream that goes on your chamois. But why? And does it really go on the chamois? Do we even use chamois today? But we still need chamois cream? It’s time to answer these questions and more!

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How To Carry Food And Water With You On Your Runs: 6 Ways That Work

Whenever I first started running more than a couple miles at a time, the question of “how do I carry food and water with me?” really boggled my mind. I no longer had the luxury of a cycling jersey with pockets in the back, a backpack would be way too big, and I sure didn’t want to carry water bottles in my hands! But I didn’t want to die of dehydration, either…

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How to Select The Proper Sunglass Lens Color for Your Riding Conditions

When it comes to sunglasses for cycling, you have a seemingly endless array of options. Sunglass frames in colors to match your bike, lenses for every possible lighting situation, and some even have a built-in MP3 player! But what matters is lens color… Here’s a guide covering what lens to use for the conditions in which you ride.

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