This post compares 7 of the best bike lights for night riding and bike commuting. Use our chart to compare these 7 bike lights, and decide which one is right for your cycling needs. Includes best super bright helmet light, best all round commuter bike light, best bargain bike light, best taillight, best bargain combo bike light set, and best super bright handlebar lights.
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With the debut of the new Garmin Edge 1040, a lot of people are wondering what’s new about the 1040. Is the upgrade to the 1040 worth it? This post sums up what is new about the Garmin Edge 1040 vs 1030 Plus, so you can make up your own mind if the upgrade is useful for you.
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 vs 1040. The Garmin Edge 1040 offers some exciting new features, including a solar option. But the Edge 1030 Plus, 830 and Edge 530 also 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 four bike computers. Then I discuss the differences between the four bike computers. Finally, I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge GPS bike computer to buy, based on your needs and preferences.
Cycling is a sport that has been around for more than two thousand years. It was initially used as a method of transportation, but today it is also used for exercise, recreation, and competition. There are many different types of cycling, but one thing that they all have in common is that they require the […]
This is our review of the Xnito Old School Cycling Helmet, a bike helmet that integrates safety lights into a good looking helmet. We like that it is easy to wear, easy to operate, and looks good too.
This in-depth post with videos gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 530 vs 830 vs 1030 vs 1040. 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 the four premium bike computers. Finally, I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences.
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 vs Garmin Edge 1040. 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 and comparative chart we compare some of the best headphones for safe cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. The safest leave your ears completely open. And you might even want to consider a smart helmet with integrated stereo speakers! Use this post to figure out which headphones would be the best and safest for your needs.
Here’s our review of Haylou PurFree Bone Conduction Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. These provide an option for cyclists to listen to music or podcasts, while still being totally aware of our surroundings. Bone-conduction technology has now developed to the point where I forget that I am not wearing regular headphones. At the same time, I remain […]
This is our review of Shokz OpenRun Mini headphones, which we believe are ideal headphones for cycling safely while still enjoying your favorite music or podcasts. They are easy to wear, and the smaller size means they fit comfortably under a cycling helmet.
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.
The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
In this post, we offer 7 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.
Here’s a cheap, elegant, and easy solution to the problem of how to carry a water bottle on any bike. Are you having a problem figuring out how to carry a water bottle on your bike? This problem is caused by the geometry of certain bikes, for example, ebikes. Unusual frames, or the need to accommodate a motor and a battery, often mean there is no space left for a water bottle cage. We have a solution for you.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The LuminTrail headlight is a super bright bike headlight – and yet it costs under $40. It can be mounted on your handlebars or on your helmet. For safer cycling, and to see where you are going, no matter how dark it is – the LuminTrail bike headlight is highly recommended.
The global organization World Bicycle Relief partnered with pro cyclist Lachlan Morton, his team EF Education-EasyPost, Rapha and Cannondale to deliver 156 bicycles to a rural community in Cordoba, Colombia. Funds to pay for the bicycles were raised through Lachlan’s on-going fundraising campaign known as the “Alt Tour”.
Garmin International, Inc., has just announced the Garmin Varia™ RCT715 rearview radar with camera and tail light. Designed to provide cyclists with peace of mind during any ride, day or night, the Varia RCT715 continuously captures sharp, clear video during a ride while still providing state-of-the-art radar technology.
Here is how to clean your bike chain the easy way! Bike chains need to be kept clean and lubed to keep your gears working smoothly. But the good news is that regular light maintenance will keep your bike in great shape. This post with videos shows the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, and keep it lubed too.
Here’s a great post, with a video, about how to fix a flat bike tire, with very few tools. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to fix a flat bike tire, this post plus video should make it a snap.
Bike commuting is a great way to keep fit year round – but to succeed you have to be organized and have a great game plan. Here are my top 11 tips for successful bike commuting. These are the 11 most important things I have learned about bike commuting during decades of experience.
Have you ever thought about ditching your car and riding a bike to work? It’s a great idea! Not only does it keep you healthy, but it will also cut down on your carbon footprint. And cut your stress too. In this post, we have 7 helpful tips for new bike commuters that will make it easier for you to get on your bike and get going.
The Serfas Thunderbolt Tail Light offers a quick, easy and affordable way to stay safe on your bike by making you clearly visible from behind. It is one of the brightest bike tail lights available, yet costs less than $40. The rubber stays make it easy to install on any bike in seconds, so it is ideal for those with more than two bikes. Or those who need to park their bike in public spaces.
Here’s a complete guide to getting the best bike lights. Learn about the most important aspects of bike lights, how bike light power is measured, and which are the best kinds of batteries. Learn all about the best lights for road bikes and for mountain bikes. And benefit from our pro buying tips too!
Here are five essential ways to stay visible in traffic when cycling. These tips will help you to keep yourself safe as you enjoy your favorite activity, cycling.
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 post presents photos and videos to document key developments in the amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Not anymore! This post showcases the key developments in the evolution of Vancouver into a cycling-friendly city.