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.
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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!
Are you planning to set up a commuter bike? This post has all the information you need to set up a commuter bike to meet your needs, including how to choose a suitable bike, and how to equip it with essential accessories for safe and comfortable bike commuting.
How to Become a Bike Commuter – 7 Tips to plan for Success, especially for women bike commuters. Experience-based tips to ensure you succeed as a bike commuter!
Every cyclist needs a complete guide to stretching, to prevent cycling knee and hip pain, and injuries in general. This post explains why cyclists need to stretch, describes the focus areas that cyclists need to prioritize, and introduces you to the most important stretches you need to do to prevent pain. Cycling knee and hip pain in particular is a major concern for many cyclists. The stretches in this post are an easy way to prevent cycling knee pain and hip pain. We also include some basic exercises, if you want to be even more proactive! This post also includes two videos to show you how easy these moves actually are.
This is a complete bike training plan that is suitable for new cyclists who want to get fit, build muscle, and burn calories. It is based on principles of rest, moderation, consistency – and progressive overload and interval training. Following this bike training plan will enable you to dramatically increase your fitness level, strength, and cardiovascular health.
Here is news of a great new KickStarter run by the inventor of a new cycling flask for cyclists. And it’s available for a limited time on KickStarter at a reduced price. Let’s help make this invention a reality by helping the inventor reach his goal.
This post plus video explain the differences between aerobic, anaerobic and HIIT cycling training. We also suggest how much of each kind of training you should be doing to achieve your own specific cycling training goals.
Mark Cramer presents 7 tips to go car-free. These sensible tips will take you a long way towards the dream of being car-free.
Mark Cramer presents 4 reasons to go car-free – see if you agree! The reasons focus on time, health, cost, and net time wasted commuting.
Here are my top ten tips to keep your bike from being stolen, because nobody wants the trauma of losing their beloved bike. Follow these tips to keep your beloved bike safe!
This post with videos compares 7 of the best bike computers available in 2021, 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 highlights and compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets for men and women for cycling in rainy weather. A premium waterproof cycling jackets keeps rainwater out, while letting your sweat and body heat escape, so that you can stay dry, while also maintaining a comfortable core temperature as you cycle. Check out these 7 excellent cycling jackets, and decide which one is right for you.
This post aims to help you to train your dog to safely run next to you when you are riding your bike. Also, we feature some gadgets to keep you both safe. Bicycling with your dog is an excellent opportunity for high-energy, generally younger to middle-aged dogs who love to run to get some great exercise. Cycling with your dog can be a great bonding exercise and reinforce your dog’s training compliance, too. And it can be great fun for both of you.
This post with video reviews showcases the best BUDGET e-bikes under $1000 you can currently buy on Amazon. A really great e-bike can cost a lot of money – but the good news is that if you want to try electric bikes for the first time, you can buy decent quality e-bikes for less than $1000 on Amazon. In this post, we show you the best budget e-bikes we could find. Pick one, try it out, and experience the joy of electric biking!
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 compares the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Bryton Rider 15 Neo – the entry-level bike computers offered by two of the giants of the industry, Garmin and Bryton Rider. Do you want to take your cycling to the next level, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars? This post presents two awesome solutions for you. Bryton is an up and coming bike computer developer that is becoming a very serious competitor with Garmin – at much lower price points. Use our comparative chart to see if the much cheaper bike computer would work for you!
This post compares the entire Garmin Edge range – the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Garmin Edge Explore vs Garmin Edge 530 vs Garmin Edge 830 vs Garmin Edge 1030 Plus. This will help you choose the best Garmin Edge bike computer for you. Our huge comparative chart, summaries and videos will save you hours of research time! We believe this post will help you to quickly choose the best Garmin Edge bike computer to suit your own personal needs.
In this post we use a handy comparative chart and reviews to present and compare 7 of the best budget bike computers. These bike computers range from super budget bare bones, to a highly recommended, powerful bike computer that offers 77 data fields and navigation via a choice of 5 different satellite systems – at a price much lower than you would pay for a comparable Garmin or Wahoo. We even feature a high-tech bike computer for less than $100.
7 of the best carriers for dogs on bikes compared, including several of the best dog bike baskets, plus a dog backpack, and a sturdy trailer. Almost of these pet carriers are multi-functional, for use on and off the bike. Check out our handy comparative chart and videos to help you quickly choose the best carrier for your dog! Post includes useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; videos; and reviews of each of the top rated carriers.
7 of the Best Cycling Jerseys explains all about how technical cycling jerseys work, and offers you a comparative choice of 7 of the very best. Cycling jerseys are technical garments that use lightweight, sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable while cycling. This post has a chart comparing 7 of the best cycling jerseys, plus reviews to help you choose the best cycling jersey for your needs.
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.
This post compares 7 of the best budget indoor bike trainers, ranging in price from less than $100, to around $560. These indoor trainers include Turbo, Fluid, Magnetic, Electronic and Air resistance trainers. We even feature an affordable smart trainer. An indoor bike trainer is a great way to build your cycling fitness when circumstances make it hard 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 7 of the best budget indoor bike trainers. We also recommend a couple of essential accessories to make your indoor bike training experience more comfortable.
This post, with videos and a features chart, is an in-depth comparison of the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt vs Garmin Edge 130 Plus. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt is more expensive than the brand new Garmin Edge 130 Plus. And the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is hailed by many as one of the best possible 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 minute checking out what the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt offers for a few extra dollars. We hope this post will help you to make the best decision for your own personal cycling needs!
This in-depth post with video reviews aims to give you all the information you need to choose between the two newest Garmin Edge bike computers – the 1030 Plus vs 130 Plus. The Edge 1030 Plus costs one-third of what the 1030 Plus costs. And yet, Cycling News has this to say about this budget choice: “The feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” This makes it very fair for you to ask the question: will the new Edge 130 Plus be enough to meet my bike computing needs, so that I don’t have to spend nearly as much money? We hope this post will make it easy for you to answer this question for yourself.
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.
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.
Bike theft in Vancouver is often carried out by organized crime rings. As a result, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers recently (22 June) called for tips to help defeat these crime rings. This post includes two tips for you to help end organized bike theft crime, and also protect your own bike.
If you are an online shopper, take note that the Amazon Prime Day Sale is HERE! It’s always the biggest online sale of the year, so it’s well worth checking out. And we will be watching closely for great cycling deals, and updating this post to let you know about them.
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.
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.
There are some who say that the combination of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and intermittent fasting caused the “weight to just fall off.” Others say it is an inherently dangerous and even crazy combination. We know for sure that intermittent fasting is a research-proven way to reduce your insulin and glucose levels, and as a result, increase the weight you can lose by exercising. But how would it work with bike training? Would it help you to lose weight, or would it make it impossible for you to crank your pedals efficiently? This post, plus video, will help you decide if you want to give it a try.
Garmin has a brand new smartwatch, the Garmin Enduro, and it has a very impressive secret weapon. The question is: Is the Garmin Enduro a good choice for cyclists? The answer is nuanced – it really depends what kind of cyclist you are, and what you need your smart watch to do. This post will help you figure out if this new fitness watch is for you. Watch the video review, check out our list of Pros and Cons of the Garmin Enduro, and decide for yourself!
Kashius Weme rides the trails better than most adults in the word. This two-year-old hails from Nanaimo, BC, Canada. His third word was “bike” (after the usual two first words). His mom Kimeesha See says that he has “loved bikes since before he could walk.” Watch this video to see how amazing this tiny cyclist […]
The video below was made by eBikes USA. It shows the ridiculous lengths would-be thieves went to, in order to try to steal ebikes. They failed to get any bikes, but they did damage thousands of dollars worth of beautiful bikes. If you want to learn about the RIGHT way to get a new ebike, […]
Cycling is a low impact, effective form of exercise that can provide you with many physical, emotional and mental health benefits. This post contains the top five reasons why you should include cycling into your healthy lifestyle routine.
Here is a guest post by Mark Cramer, author of the acclaimed Old Man on a Green Bike: Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist. Cramer writes about his experiences of bike commuting in Paris, where he has experienced cycling against traffic on one-way streets. He also lets us know how cycling in Paris has changed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have recently discovered a new source of budget workout clothing, Baleaf Sports Gear. The company states that it is committed to making good quality workout gear at affordable prices. They offer a wide range of products for cycling, running, yoga, swimming, and many other sports. Baleaf Sports offers a wide variety of products, fabrics, and SPF 50 clothing. We have tested four different products and have been delighted with all of them. We are always on the lookout for affordable and comfortable sports gear. If they turn out to be stylish as well, we are delighted!
If you are having comfort problems with your bike saddle, this post about the Zacro Gel Seat Cover has a budget solution.
Specialized has just unveiled the new Specialized Como SL (Super Light), an electric pedal assist Class 3 ebike designed for anyone and everyone. Building on Specialized’s decades of industry knowledge, the everyday commuter can now benefit from the same Super Light technologies that go into Specialized performance models like the Vado SL, the Creo SL and the Levo SL. SL e-bikes are approximately 40% lighter than traditional e-bikes, and yet will still assist you up to 28mph.
Electric bikes are expensive and many of us simply cannot afford to buy a new one. Buying a used e-bike can save you a lot of money, and is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly option. However, you need to be careful about certain things to make a smarter choice. For example, you need to make sure […]
Cross training offers many benefits for cyclists, and this post focuses on five of those benefits. Did you know that one of the best ways to become a better cyclist actually involves getting off the bike? In fact, we’re talking specifically about cross training. Cross training has long been praised for its positive effects on cyclists and many other endurance athletes.
Stile Products is teaming up with ALPEN Capsules to provide a secure parking solution for cyclists.