In this post we make it easy for you to decide between the new Garmin Edge 540 vs 840 vs 1040. Which of these premium GPS bike computers would best suit your unique needs? Use our handy, in-depth chart to quickly figure out which of these upgraded units is best for you.
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My new favorite cycling jersey is from adidas. It’s stylish, fits well, feels comfy, and moves well with me. It breathes extremely well, so that I don’t get an urge to rip it off half way through a ride. Which is a good thing. With some notable exceptions (such as Henry Cavill), the world does […]
This post, with videos and a features chart, is an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt is more expensive than the Garmin Edge 130 Plus. And the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is hailed by many as one of the best bang-for-your-bucks bike computers you could possibly find. For example, Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” So, it might seem to be a no-brainer to buy the Edge 130 Plus. But first, spend a few minutes checking out what the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt offers for the extra dollars. This post will help you to decide which is better – the Garmin Edge 130 Plus or the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.
This post highlights and compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets for men and women for cycling in rainy weather. We present a handy chart to make your choice quick and easy. A premium waterproof cycling jackets keeps rainwater out, while letting your sweat and body heat escape, so that you can stay dry and maintain a comfortable core temperature as you cycle. Check out these 7 excellent cycling jackets, and decide which one is right for you.
Tips for dressing for winter cycling. This post explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling. We also recommend tried-and-trusted products that will make winter cycling more comfortable. Plus a free tip to keep your feet dry.
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. The post includes tips on some nifty gear that will help to keep your feet warm and dry. We also recommend FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
Cyclists and motorists often find themselves in a dance of uncertainty when it comes to sharing the road. This post will help you to clear up that uncertainty, and to understand how the laws apply to cyclists and motorists. We also explain what to do in the event of an accident.
This is my review of the KOM Cycling Desk, which I use to keep my remotes, phone, snacks, water and towel handy when I am doing indoor cycling on my smart trainer. This cycling desk is one of the cheapest available on the market, and my hope was that it would meet my needs, despite the fact that it is much cheaper than the competition. This review provides details of how well this cycling desk works.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, and take advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
Post and video to help you buy a bike online without getting ripped off. Thinking of buying a used bike on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC, or any other Online Market Place? Here’s a guide to help you find a good quality, bargain-priced used bike. This guide will show you what research you should do, what to watch out for, and which brands can be trusted when you set out to buy a used bike. Includes a step-by-step video showing all you should check for when assessing a used bike.
7 of the Best Waterproof Bike Panniers compared, including panniers for commuting and touring. We include a comparative chart, videos, and reviews, to help you choose a pannier for bike touring or commuting that will keep your stuff organized and dry. It’s vitally important for most bike commuters and all people doing cycle tours to have great bike panniers. We have put together this list of 7 of the best waterproof bike panniers, based on our decades of experience.
Have you been thinking about doing Zwift workouts, but worried that they might be too tough? In this post I want to share the fun and excitement I had doing my very first structured workout on Zwift. I was afraid to attempt a structured workout. But when I finally did it, I was pleasantly surprised. This post explains exactly how Zwift workouts work, and why you don’t need to be afraid of trying them.
In this post we present a video that deals very firmly with the question – is e-biking real exercise? Or as people say more rudely, isn’t e-biking cheating?
This post describes 7 steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
Cycling is a sport that knows no age limits, and many riders continue to enjoy the thrill of the open road well into their golden years. As we age, however, maintaining peak performance can become more challenging. In this post, we’ll explore the ways in which aging can impact your cycling abilities and provide valuable […]
In our review of the Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, we answer the key questions for you: Is it accurate, reliable and easy to wear? Will it connect easily to all of my apps and gadgets? Should I spend a bit extra and get the upgrade? We answer the last question with a complete comparison of the Wahoo TICKR vs Wahoo TICKR X.
Yet another study has shown the extraordinary benefits of interval training (also known as HIIT) to fight aging. Specifically, it showed the most impressive anti-aging results in older people who did high intensity interval training on stationary bikes. Aging is inevitable, but you can start using interval training on a stationary bike today to fight aging!
Here is everything you need to know about how to choose the best cycling balaclava for winter cycling. To save you tons of research time, we have a chart that carefully compares 7 of the best cycling balaclavas. Then, we have more details about each of these 7 balaclavas, including videos.
Here’s some research that proves that cycling does help to fight aging. Older cyclists were given a barrage of tests. Even the oldest test subjects had the balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability of young adults – Clear evidence that cycling fights aging.
This is our review of the Shokz OpenFit Headphones, which we think could be the right choice for some of our readers who are looking for safe headphones to wear while riding their bike – without sacrificing premium audio. Or for those who just want to spoil themselves with some premium audio, wherever they happen […]
Flashing lights and bikes are strongly associated together, but flashing bike lights can actually cause problems at times. When should you use flashing bike lights, and when is it not a good idea? Here’s a guide to when to use your bike lights in flashing mode. Post also includes guidance on how to use your bike lights during the day and the night.
This complete bike frame size guide will show you how to figure out the correct bike frame size for adults and kids. This post includes all you need to know about bike frame measurement, and includes handy bike frame size charts for adult bikes and kid’s bikes. The adult charts include sizes for hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes. This guide also includes advice on whether to choose a women-specific bike. And it also shows you how to figure out whether you have a good Ape Index! The guide wraps it all up with a definitive video that will show you exactly how to measure for correct bike frame size.
This in-depth post with videos gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 1040 vs 1030 vs 830 vs 530. The flagship Garmin Edge 1030 now faces keen competition from the upgraded Edge 830 and Edge 530. It also faces serious competition from the NEW flagship, the Garmin Edge 1040. This one has a solar option (not cheap). First I have a chart that compares the most important features of these four bike computers. Then I discuss the differences between these four premium bike computers. Finally, I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences.
Are you trying to return to cycling after knee replacement surgery? If so, our post can help. Riding a bike is a great form of physical therapy following knee replacement surgery. In this post Dr. Nakul Karkare offers tips for safely returning to riding your bike after knee replacement surgery.
We compare 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants for men and women. This post has everything you need to know to choose the best cycling pants. Includes a chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants; reviews and videos; plus information about how to choose the best cycling pants, explaining the technology that produces pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
Long bike rides can be a soul-refreshing activity, giving you a chance to disconnect from the chaos of life and reconnect with nature. However, there may be stretches when the ride becomes monotonous and even boring. At such times, silence can be your worst enemy, pushing you into a pit of boredom or worse, demotivation. […]
This post is packed with tips to help you successfully embark on your first big cycling tour. Check out our 12 tips, and be prepared to enjoy your first great cycling adventure.
I have found my new favorite bike to work pants – the adidas Ultimate 365 Golf Pants, which are of course actually golf pants, not cycling pants. I bought them for golf, and they are perfect for that. But I was delighted to find that they triple up as dress pants and cycling pants. Perfect […]
This is our review of the Mojawa Run Plus Bone Conduction Headphones – which are ideal for safe cycling, running, hiking – and also for swimming. These are the only headphones we have found that incorporate both Bluetooth bone conduction and MP3 waterproof bone conduction technology.
This post will help you to choose between the Garmin Edge 540 vs 840. These are two recent, major upgrades to the Garmin lineup. This post sums up what is new about both the Garmin Edge 540 and the 840. And it clearly highlights the differences between the two, so you can make up your own mind which one would be better value for you. We offer an in-depth comparative chart that will show you at a glance all the new features that you can expect from both units, and also the key differences between the Garmin Edge 540 vs 840.
In this post we compare traditional, pedal-powered bicycles to e-bikes, so that you can determine which is the right ride for you. Check out our comparison of the pros and cons of both types of bikes, so you can make an informed decision.