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This in-depth post with videos gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 530 vs 830 vs 1030. The flagship Garmin Edge 1030 now faces keen competition from the upgraded Edge 830 and Edge 530. First I have a chart that compares the most important features of these three bike computers. Then I discuss the differences between the three bike computers. Finally, I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences.
This in-depth post with videos compares 7 of the best women’s cycling jackets, including windproof and waterproof cycling jackets. Includes a detailed table comparing the jackets, and explains the difference between windproof vs waterproof jackets. Whether you are looking for a waterproof cycling jacket, a windproof cycling jacket, or both – something in this post should do the trick!
This is a post and video about the remarkable role that bicycles have played in military history. It’s important to stop for a moment on important public holidays such as Memorial Day and think about the meaning of the day. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives for their country in military service. But did you know that bikes have played an important role in military history? We are publishing this post to honor Memorial Day.
In this post, we showcase 10 family-friendly rides across the USA that are perfect for family bike rides. As far as family activities go, nothing gets everyone involved quite like cycling. Whether it’s a day trip, short outing, or a multi-day adventure, cycling gives families a safe and fun opportunity to share wonderful experiences together.
Many people set out to do bike commuting – and give up because it just does not work out. That’s not because they can’t do it – it’s just because they make some beginner mistakes. Here are the top 7 most common mistakes that people make when they try to become bike commuters.
This is a complete guide to how to buy and sell bikes on Craigslist, or any other online market place. Whether you are looking to buy a bike at a bargain price, or trying to sell your own bike for a fair price, this post has all the information you need. This post includes a video showing you how to check a used bike, a list of reputable bike brands, and a Contents List to help you find the information you need. We hope this huge post will help you to buy a bargain priced bike online, or help you to sell your own bike for a fair price that makes you happy.
This beginner guide for cyclists will help you to choose the right type of bike for the cycling you want to do. These descriptions of the various types of bikes will help you narrow down how to choose the right type of bike for you – whether that is a cruiser bike, a road bike, a hybrid, a mountain bike, a touring bike, an electric bike, a cyclo-cross bike, or a bike for heavier riders.
Are you planning to buy a used or a new bike, and confused by all the bike terminology? Do you want to make sure you know what the ads mean, or what the sales people are talking about? Here’s a quick guide to bike terms to empower you when you are shopping for a new or used bike.
This post and video address the concerns that many male cyclists have about penis numbness, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer. We think you will find this post reassuring. We also offer suggestions to avoid penis numbness and related problems, in the section called What Male Cyclists Can Do to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction.
Here are the Top 10 Bike Your Way Lean Eating rules! Following these rules will help you lose weight while eating healthy, natural foods. Author and cyclist Selene Yeager has written what many people believe is the definitive book on how to lose weight with cycling. It includes 10 simple rules that will help most people lose some weight as they bike their way lean! Yeager’s book is called Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike. It has tons of good stuff in it, including cycling drills and exercises to make your entire body lean. In this post, for your convenience, I’ve highlighted just the top 10 bike your way lean eating rules.
This post with videos compares 7 of the best bike locks, and shows you the Independent Security Ratings of the strongest, most secure bike locks on the market. All but one of these locks are rated as Gold Standard by Sold Secure. The unrated one is our super budget bike lock option, which is only suitable for limited circumstances.
This post has a ton of information to help you understand how to choose the best bike saddle. A comfortable bike saddle will enable you to enjoy cycling, while an uncomfortable one could cause you to give up cycling in painful despair. This post walks you through the process of making sure you get the right saddle for your own specific cycling needs.
This post is about the problems that women cyclists sometimes experience with our “lady parts,” due to saddle soreness. It includes an explanation of what causes the problems; descriptions of the various problems; advice on how to treat them and when to seek medical help; and advice on how to avoid all of these problems in the first place. The issues I have focused on are vaginitis (yeast infections); urinary tract infections; saddle soreness (includes chafing, folliculitis, saddle sores, and boils); genital numbness; and labial hypertrophy (swollen labia).
Did you know that e-bikes can make it possible for couples to cycle together – sometimes for the first time ever? There are many couples who would love to go for a bike ride together, but their cycling abilities are so different that it just doesn’t work. This post contains a video that shows how an e-bike solved this problem for our friends, Amanda and Wayne Smith. It also contains three case studies that show how e-bikes can help couples to ride bikes together.
In this post plus video we share the top 10 tips on how to avoid a sore butt when cycling. Saddle soreness can be excruciating. And long-term problems can arise if you are not careful to avoid excessive pressure on the nerves in your most sensitive areas. These tips will help you avoid getting a sore butt when you ride your bike!
This video-packed post compares 9 of the best road bike saddles, helping you to choose which road bike saddle would be the best for you. Includes a chart that enables you to quickly compare features and decide which bike saddle would suit your cycling needs best. Brands include Fizik, Brooks, Selle, and Fabric. We feature saddles for men and women. Also included are video reviews, and videos showing how the best road bike saddles are made.
Myelin is a vital part of healthy bodily function – and like all aspects of health, exercise such as cycling will help to keep myelin healthy. But what is myelin? We’re glad you asked! This post presents an in-depth look at myelin.
This post plus video offers advice on how to choose a folding e-bike. Folding e-bikes have the advantage that they are easy to transport and store.
This post with videos compares 7 of the best bike computers available in 2020, ranging from budget to premium. There are so many great bike computers that choosing one can be overwhelming. This post about 7 of the best bike computers will help you figure out what works for your needs. It includes a handy comparison chart of the features of each bike computer. These bike computers made the list for one of two reasons: either because they are really cheap yet can do the essential functions; or because they offer an impressive range of features.
This post with videos explain what the Garmin Varia Vision and Garmin Rear Light Radar do. The Garmin Varia Vision is a very slick, well-designed Heads Up Device that enables you to read the data on your Garmin Edge bike computer without having to take your eyes off the road. It fits easily to your cycling glasses, and is light weight. And the Garmin Rear Light Radar makes you more visible to motorists, and also alerts you to vehicles approaching from behind. The aim is safety, of course. But many people wonder if these high tech gadgets are worth their high price? Well, right now they are on sale, so it’s a good time to evaluate them and decide if they are luxuries, or if they are something you need.
Reviews, comparative chart, and videos to tell you all about 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon, including Cruisers, Mountain bikes, Hybrid bikes, Road Bikes, and Comfort Bikes. Take advantage of Amazon’s excellent delivery and return policies to buy a cheap bike without anxiety. Plus, some reputable brand name bikes are now available on Amazon, so there are some great options available. Post includes Pro Tips on how to buy bikes from Amazon.
This post presents a chart, reviews, and videos to help you compare 5 of the Best Smart Turbo Indoor Trainers. One of these trainers could be your key to taking your cycling speed and fitness to new levels, indoors.
Are you thinking about doing some indoor bike training, but confused about all the different options? This post aims to explain what turbo trainers are, and what smart indoor trainers are. We aim to give you enough information to make a smart decision!
Have you ever wondered whether riding an ebike burns a significant amount of calories? Anyone who has tackled tough commutes on an electric bike knows that it is a real workout. But you might think that because of the electric assist, you won’t be burning too many calories. Well, here is the good news! This post shows the surprising number of calories you can burn on an electric bike.
Did you know that you can use an electric bike to get fit? This post describes 3 different ways that you can use an ebike to get fit and healthy. Turns out, an ebike provides excellent ways for you to get fit.
5 of the best pet bike baskets compared, with a comparative chart and videos to help! It’s always great fun to take your dog along for some outdoor fun, but it is important to find the best basket for your dog. This post will help, by comparing 5 of the best dog bike baskets. Includes a chart comparing the best dog bike baskets; useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; videos; and reviews of each of the top rated baskets.
This post with videos compares 5 of the best budget indoor bike trainers, ranging in price from less than $100, to around $500. These indoor trainers include Turbo, Fluid, Magnetic, Electronic and Air resistance trainers. An indoor bike trainer is a great way to maintain and even build your cycling fitness when bad weather makes it hard or impossible to go outside. Simply set up your regular bike on an indoor bike trainer and pedal away. In this post we describe the different types of indoor bike trainers available, and list 5 of the best budget indoor bike trainers. We also recommend a couple of essential accessories to make your indoor bike training experience more comfortable.
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.
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.
7 of the Best and Safest Baby and Child Bike Seats, with Reviews and Videos – 2020. Includes a quick comparison chart to help you to choose the best option for your family’s needs.
In this post, we offer 5 useful tips for parents to help keep their kids safe when they are riding their bikes. The best part is that most of our tips involve spending time with your kids, whether it be cycling, or fixing bikes. These activities could end up being some of your child’s most cherished memories of their childhood.