This in-depth post with videos gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 530 vs 830 vs 1030 Plus. The brand new Garmin Edge 1030 Plus now offers some exciting new features, including masses of free maps. But the upgraded Edge 830 and Edge 530 offer a lot of premium features for less money. So, how to decide? We hope that this very in-depth post will help you with this choice. 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 GPS bike computer to buy, based on your needs and preferences.
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This post (with videos) compares the Garmin Edge 530 vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt in detail. The Garmin Edge 530 and the Wahoo ELEMNT are two of the best premium GPS bike computers in the world. This post compares their features to help you decide which of these premium bike computers would be best for you. Our comparative chart helps you to make a quick, complete comparison.
Since early on 23 July, Garmin Connect has been down. This post explains how to continue to upload your bike rides to Strava while Garmin Connect is not working.
This post offers options for setting up a Zwift indoor training system on various budgets, from extremely cheap to extremely high end (where money-is-no-object)! The post includes a video that shows the various options. And at the end of the post is a video that gives you an in-depth introduction to Zwift.
Vancouver cycling is wonderfully diverse. In this post we showcase some of our most popular posts about great bike rides in and around Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver cycling offers a range of options, from adventurous and athletic to easy and family friendly. Includes great bike rides in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, and Vancouver Island.
Here are quick and easy links to our best lose weight with cycling posts! Cycling is one of the best ways to dramatically increase your calorie expenditure, so as to help you to lose weight in a healthy and fun way. We have published a lot of posts to help you with that!
Wondering what you can do on July 18th? How about joining thousands of people from around the world who are going to contribute to a worthy cause – from the safety of your own home? NYC’s LGBT Center presents an inclusive event, the 275 Challenge. Take 275 minutes from your day to get involved, raise funds, and have some fun. Plus, you don’t even need a bike!
This post lists all of the upgrades to be found in the new Garmin Edge 1030 Plus vs the GPS bike computer it replaces, the Garmin Edge 1030. At the end of the post we include a video that showcases the new features.
One of the many benefits of cycling is that it helps you to sleep better. If you find it hard to sleep, cycling could be just the thing you need, as we will show you in this post. And the important thing is this: getting enough sleep is crucial for every aspect of good health, notably brain health and heart health.
This post with videos offers 5 quick and easy tips to help you lose weight cycling. Most of these tips require only minor tweaks to what you are already doing. One of them even encourages you to eat more! Watch the video, and then review the quick and easy cheat sheet that follows. Post includes an inspirational video showing how one young woman lost weight cycling.
Research has shown yet another benefit of cardio exercise like cycling. Cardio exercise can induce an increase in the number of your muscle stem cells! This is a promising finding for those of us who are ageing (that is, all of us). In ways as yet not fully understood, it can help to maintain your muscle strength, and increase activity levels.
During the coronavirus lockdown, cities around the world discovered the wonders of clean air, responding with literally “concrete” measures to encourage more citizens to bicycle. This post reports on some of the global changes to cycling that we are seeing due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19).
The Thule Helium Pro Bike Rack is an excellent, robust bike rack that enable your to transport up to three bikes safely over the roughest of roads. It’s a cinch to install, and easy to use. Plus, it is lightweight, making it easy to handle.
This post is about some of the main benefits of separated bike lanes for cyclists. Benefit #4 will surprise you!
Introducing Duer’s Cycling Commuter Collection – with 10% off for AJC Readers! We recently discovered Duer’s Cycling Commuter Collection! Duer offers performance cycling wear that is comfortable to wear and looks great, both on and off the bike. Check out our favorite Duer picks here.
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.