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Christian Woodcock

  • Age: 44 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Australia
  • How long have you been riding? 0
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    10 reasons to be a Tour de France spectator

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Bored of sitting in front of the TV for three weeks during a grand tour? Why not make the pilgrimage and see the race in person. We promise you won't be disappointed!

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    What the Pros eat in a day on Tour

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Ever wondered how professional cyclists fuel three hard weeks in the saddle? We give an insight into a 6000 calorie day!

  • Sunny group ride

    What to wear for a summer of cycling

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Summer cycle clothing is typically minimal and designed to remain dry even on the sweatiest days out in the saddle.

  • How to deal with cycling related knee pain

    How to deal with cycling related knee pain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Knee pain is a relatively common complaint among cyclists.This is why it happens and what you can do about it.

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    Paris-Roubaix - The Race

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    A quick primer on the toughest one-day race in the world. It's also known as 'The Queen of the Classics' and 'The Hell of the North.' The guys who ride it are the "hard-men" of cycling.

  • What is a womens specific bike

    What is a Women's-Specific Bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Bicycles specifically for women aren't just smaller and pink variations of men's bikes, they're designed for women's sizes, proportions, and shapes for better comfort and efficiency.

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    5 important questions when buying a road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Making your first road bike purchase? Use these simple questions to make sure you get the most out of the transaction and roll away happy.

  • Eat drink be merry 24 hour race

    Eat, Drink and be Merry: 5 tips to success at a 24 hour race

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    It is a tough discipline, but there are ways through the haze and fog of pain and exhaustion when you set out to tackle a 24 hour race. Here's how.

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    7 things to look for when buying a carbon road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Before spending thousands of dollars on any carbon road bike, check out these tips. They'll help you fine tune your decision to get the bike that you not only want, but also that suits.

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    Why buy local? Supporting your local bike shop

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Online shopping is here to stay, but there's more to the buying experience than just clicking deals. Give your local bike shop a visit, pick up a spare tube, and come away with more.

  • Big box bikes fail safety checks

    Big box store bought bikes fail basic safety checks

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Where are you buying your new bike this Christmas? If it is from a big box or supermarket retailer, take care! The quality of build may be poor and potentially quite dangerous.

  • Cycling dressing for the winter chill

    Dressing for the winter chill

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    8 must-have items for your winter cycling wardrobe. Get this gear to keep warm and keep pedaling through the cold, the wet, and the snow of winter weather.

  • Swooping magpie

    10 ways to survive magpie season in Australia

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Why does nearly every animal in Australia try to maim or kill you? To cyclists, the spring magpie season is no joking matter. Here's how to survive.

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    How to choose the best tires for mountain biking

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    There are many factors to be aware of when choosing the best tires for your mountain bike. We help make the decision easier with these explanations and simple tips.

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    Sick of Counting Bricks? Here are tips to get you through your indoor training sessions

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    Great tips on setting up and completing indoor cycling training sessions. Alleviate the boredom and enjoy your workout, especially when the weather keeps your from riding outside.

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    Puncture proof my road bike tire

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    You're lucky if you can wear through a tire's life without getting a puncture or having it prematurely killed by road debris. Try these tips for puncture proofing and longevity.

  • Cyclist falling

    Arrive Alive in 5 Steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Being alert, aware and present are the most important skills to have whilst riding on the road. Keep road cycling fun and stay safer by using these pointers.

  • Mtb handle bars

    10 reasons to invest $1000 on your first mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    In the market for your first serious mountain bike? Pay heed to this guide and avoid disappointment.

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    Carbon vs Alloy road wheels: Are they worth the upgrade?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 3 years ago

    We look at the benefits of carbon road bike wheels for the average cyclist and if you should pay to upgrade from your alloy wheelset.

  • Article 5 best entry level cyclocross bikes

    5 Best entry level cyclocross bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Cyclocross is a rapidly gaining popularity outside its traditional European stomping ground. Here are 5 bikes that could get you started into this exciting and fun discipline.

  • Bunny hop

    Improve your bike skills in just 5 minutes a day!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 3 years ago

    Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you see somebody with awesome bike skills? Take a few moments out from your regular ride to practice these skills and become a stronger, more confi...

  • Bike wheel qr and thru axle

    Pros and cons of the bike QR and thru axle

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    What are the benefits of a thru axle when compared to the standard bicycle wheel quick release? Is it worth the upgrade? We check it out.

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    JUMP!: Improve your explosive power in just 5 minutes a day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    We look at ways to become more explosive and how we can ensure this power translates into our pedals.

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    Spin gym vs open road cycling: The benefits and beginnings of a road cycling life

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    We revisit the spin class vs road cycling conundrum and discuss the steps you can take to convert those hairy gym legs into smooth roadie pistons!

  • Muscle benefits of cycling

    Bubble Butt - Power up your glutes in 5 minutes a day!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 3 years ago

    As cyclists we're often proud of our massive quads and sculpted calves, but there's another muscle group that's bigger, stronger and more powerful, but is often overlooked. That's right...

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    Cyclocross - What makes it so awesome?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 3 years ago

    Cyclocross - the eclectic mix of criterium race, steeplechase, mudbath and cross-country run. But why has it suddenly become so popular?

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    New technology makes the hardtail vs dual suspension decision harder than ever

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Recent improvements in 29er and 27.5 hardtails has made the mountain bike buying decision more difficult than ever. We show why there has never been a better time to buy a hardtail.

  • Cross train

    The 5 Best off-season cross-training ideas

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Training and racing our bikes is what makes us tick, but can we get too much of a good thing? Here are 5 ways to maintain general fitness that will translate directly over to the bike, ...

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    TASCO – Lifestyle Apparel for the MTBer

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    You may have seen the somewhat adorable “My Dad stole your Dad’s KOM” onesies doing the rounds on Facebook - but it’s not all they do.

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    Eurobike Gold Awards 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Over 500 entries in this year’s Trade Show saw 2 days of extensive analysis, evaluation and discussion by expert panels and judges to win one of 12 coveted awards.

  • Best new bike accessories for 2015

    Best new bike accessories for 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    2015 has been all about two things in particular: bike safety and training efficiency.

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    Budget bike lighting: These 4 tail lights blend extreme visibility, usability and affordability!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Probably the most important nighttime safety device is a good tail light. Check out these great options.

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    Aero helmets - What do I need to know?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Aero helmets are nothing new these days, but what should I be looking for when investing in some aero advantage? We look at what's on offer.

  • Most innovative new bike components 2015

    Most Innovative New Bike Components of 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Check out these six new components and decide which you think is the “most innovative”. Are there any true game changers here?

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    Conversation with Michael Hall - Advanced development engineer at Zipp Speed Weaponry

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    In the competitive world of carbon bicycle component development Michael Hall has a job to do: Stay ahead of the bunch by continually addressing the question "how do we make sure we're ...

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    The Pro and his Bike - Joe Cooper and the Avanti Corsa SL

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Kiwi Joe Cooper is as tough as they come. Check out the bike and kit which help this hard-man of the peloton drive from the front.

  • Garmin varia systems

    New tech: Garmin Varia integrated bike radar and light system

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    The new Garmin Varia bike radar and light system will be available soon. Here's a look at what to expect.

  • Spin class

    Spin class is a start - now get outside and ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Are you a Spin class tragic? An Indoor cycling legend in your own lunchtime? Curious about all this outside riding nonsense? Here are five things to get you thinking and maybe even ou...

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    Cycling Smart: Beat the Heat

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Summer riding is a joy: no booties or base layers to worry about. But when the mercury really climbs care must be taken to stay healthy and ride well. These tips will keep you moving in...

  • Wouter wippert pro cyclist

    The Pro and his Bike - Drapac's Wouter Wippert

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Drapac’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ Wouter Wippert is standing tall aboard his Swift Ultravox TI and the ProTour had better take notice…

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    Kettlebell Cure? Get Stronger In 5 Minutes A Day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    The most simple piece of gym equipment available can offer real benefits to a cyclist. Get stronger, more stable and flexible and reduce or prevent injury with these easy 5 minute workouts.

  • Bikes that crossover from trail to road

    Bikes that crossover from trail to road/commute

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Which bikes are best for mountain biking, but also double up as great road commuters? We try to find one bike to rule them all.

  • Splinter

    Are cyclists the world's toughest athletes?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    A bold claim perhaps, but there are plenty of examples to prove that cyclists are harder than the average person on the street.

  • Pilates for cycling

    Pilates for Cycling - An awesome core in 5 minutes a day!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    We look at some exercises that can improve your core strength and posture in just 5 minutes a day - and we also tell you why it's important!

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    Shimano's New Deore XT M8000 Groupset

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Shimano’s original MTB groupset, XT, has undergone a complete overhaul for the 2016 model year. Check out why this could be the new benchmark mtb groupset.

  • Best all round road tires for 2015

    5 of the best all-round road tires for 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    Looking for a new pair of shoes for your road bike and can't decide what to get? Check out our pick of the best all-rounders for riding, training and even racing.

  • Diy smartphone bike mount

    Best phone mounts for your bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 3 years ago

    No information age cyclist is complete without a massive smart phone attached to the handlebars of their bike. We check out 4 of the best phone mounts available now.

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    Breakfast on Rollers - Meet Christy "Red Rocket" Keely

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We talk to Christy about the breakfast that made her famous!

  • Pedaling

    5 minute drills to make you fast: Pedaling technique

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We look at some ways to improve the efficiency of your pedal movement. These drills are easy and quick to do and can be incorporated into your normal riding or spin class.

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    Pro workouts you can do too - Tom Boonen

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    The Belgian cycling idol and classics specialist shares his favorite workout. Be warned though - this one is gonna hurt!

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    5 Tips to make mountain biking more fun!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Mountain biking is the most fun you can have on two wheels, but can be a little tough when starting out. These tips will help newbies get their confidence on the trails.

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    Peppermint Bike Park - Mountain biking in the heart of Bangkok!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    An urban mountain bike park with wooden bridges, berms, jumps and drop offs - everything one could want outside of the forest or singletrack.

  • Foam rollers

    The Foam Roller - Awesome recovery in 5 minutes a day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We demonstrate six foam roller exercises that every cyclist will benefit from.

  • Onboard bike camera shimano team novo nordisk

    On-board bike cameras on track to capture a new world of cycling

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    The UCI takes steps to evolve use of on-board bike cameras, passes new restrictions regarding mounting applications…

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    Easy weight saving modifications for your road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Save weight on your road bike with these simple tips. You'll never have to miss a meal again!

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    Pro Workouts (that you can do, too) - Nicholas Roche

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Nicolas Roche shares one of his favorite workouts with us. It's simple enough and will fast track your fitness. Give it a go this week!

  • Ryders eyewear review

    Ryders Eyewear Review: Caliber and Thorn photochromic

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We have been using the Ryders Caliber and Thorn on the bike for a couple of weeks. Check out our review of this cutting edge eyewear.

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    Girls in the Dirt - The rise and rise of cyclocross in Australia

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Cyclocross is at the pointy end of a boom in cycling Down Under. National CX Champion, Lisa Jacobs, gives us the dirt.

  • Odd bike laws

    Odd Bike Laws

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    There are some crazy rules out there regarding proper use of a bicycle. Check out some of our favourites!

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    Choosing the correct bicycle tube

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    New cyclists may find picking the correct size tube a little daunting - there are so many options! We make it easy.

  • 5 top bike lights for road or trail

    5 top bike lights for road and trail

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    These lights represent the some of the best available in terms of output, size and battery life.

  • Going ghetto tubeless

    Going Tubeless on your MTB? What you need to consider

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Tubeless technology has been around for many years. We discuss why it may be the best upgrade for your MTB!

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    1 for the road. SRAM Rival 1 and Force 1 groupsets

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We check out SRAM's new single chainring road groupsets to find out how they roll.

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    How to clean and inspect your bike helmet

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    A neglected part of routine maintenance is the helmet. Regular cleaning not only improves comfort, it is the best time to inspect for damage or age.

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    Gran Fondo Success: 8 Tips to enjoy and finish the ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Remember, a Gran Fondo is not necessarily a race – it is generally a mass participation ride over a long distance where the aim is often to simply finish or finish within a certain time.

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    Do cyclists ride in the middle of the road simply to annoy motorists?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Are cyclists deliberately attempting to antagonize motorists or just trying to stay alive?

  • Cyclocrossing cx in mud

    Cyclocross 101 - A beginner's guide

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Cyclocross is a great way to mix things up on 2 wheels and about as much mayhem and fun that you can have on a bike.

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    THUGLIFE: Crit racing on a leopard-print Stingray

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Charles “Chuck” Dykes raced the Criterium on the final day of the Redlands Classic stage race on the now-famous leopard Stingray cruiser bike and became an instant crowd favourite.

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    Shorties on big wheels: Is a 29er practical for the vertically challenged?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    29er mountain bikes are commonplace nowadays, but are they a good fit for the shorter people among us?

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    Gran Fondo Success: Key tips for training and preparation

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Planning is the key to successful ultra rides. it will increase your chances of having a stress-free day and will also add to your overall sense of satisfaction once you have rolled pas...

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    7 reasons why cycling is so much better than running

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Throw away your running shoes and go buy a bike. There are many reasons why cycling is better than running and not just because it is generally more fun...

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    5 Best mods to turn your road bike into a TT machine

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Looking to get into time trial or triathlon and unsure whether to do it on your road bike or to fork out money for a real TT bike? Here is the answer.

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    2015 Trek Fuel EX 9 29 ridden and reviewed

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Our XC race whippet and previous hardtail lover has been riding the new Fuel for a few weeks now. Here is what he has to say.

  • Hooray for spring cycling

    Spring clean your bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    When the weather becomes warmer and clearer it's time to get the bike out of storage and get ready for spring cycling!

  • Gran fondo time

    Gran Fondo Preparation - The key to long distance success

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Make sure you have all your equipment sorted before the big day

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    How to never get a cramp ever again

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    It's a bold claim but follow these simple tips and you will be able to ride long miles with no twinges!

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    Looking for a road bike upgrade? 5 reasons why disc brakes should be on the list

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Disc brakes on road bikes is THE hot topic at the moment, and it seems as though there are as many opinions circulating as there are Speedplays in a cafe on Sunday morning.

  • 5 top gravel grinders

    Choose your own back country adventure: 5 top gravel grinders

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    The gravel grinder is more than just a road bike with wide tires and disc brakes...check out these 5 bikes for your next back country adventure

  • Buller

    How to win a short track XC mountain bike race on minimal training!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Contributing writer Joey Esterhuyzen races the Buller 22km and 50km XC events with top results (and little training)

  • Enduro weapons 5 popular picks

    Looking for an Enduro weapon? These 5 bikes can descend (and climb) with the flick of a lever

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Enduro bikes have to be ridden hard downhill, but you also need to ride between stages...these bikes can do it all...

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    Why you must run wider tires on your road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Ever even bothered checking what width tires you're running? We show why you would be crazy to run skinny, hard tires anymore.

  • How to become a better sprinter

    How to become a better sprinter: Tactics and techniques

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Most sprinting success comes from timing, experience, and lots of trial and error, but there are a few simple things you can do to speed up the learning curve

  • Jackson goldstone jumper

    Jackson Goldstone interview: Wild child, marketing genius, or just an awesome little dude?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We had a chat with Jackson and his family to find out what is going on behind all the hype.

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    5 Top Trail dual suspension 29ers for the girls and the boys

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    These $3000-$4000 bikes are suitable, with minor modifications, for both sexes and offer big wheels and plenty of trail munching (100-130mm) travel.

  • Sprint training like you stole it

    Sprint like you stole it: How to master sprint training

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Following are some sprint workouts designed to increase your absolute top speed, and to provide valuable practice time riding your bike and developing your skills while riding flat out.

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    To saddle bag or not. Is this the best way to carry gear on my bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    They are handy for on the bike storage, but if done incorrectly can ruin your form. Just avoid the rattle and the even more dreaded dangle!

  • Flatbar commuter bikes 5 under 1k

    Flatbar Commuter Bikes – Our top 5 picks under $1000

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Great bikes at low cost! These five commuters pay for themselves. Ditch the car today!

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    5 of the best TT, Triathlon or Ironman bikes for racers on a budget

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    These 5 wind cheating weapons of self-inflicted pain and Strava destruction are a racer's pick when the drafting rules send you into the wind, alone.

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    How to survive a muddy mountain bike race

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    When a sunny day turns into a small flood, it's those who are organised who flourish in the mud!

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    To tap or not to tap? SRAM’S electronic wireless shifters

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    SRAM is set to introduce a new shifter actuation with the new Red wireless electronic group called eTap

  • 5 29ers up to 3.5k

    The hardtail didn't die, it just got better! Don your best trail shorts we're comparing 5 29ers up to $3500

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Fear not rigid rear end lovers, the hardtail is not dead - it just got better! Check out these two wheeled pieces of purest awesomeness.

  • Rohan dennis on his way to hour record

    Rohan Dennis snatches the Hour Record

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    BMC Racing Team’s Rohan Dennis has successfully smashed the UCI Hour Record, obliterating the previous record of Matthias Brandle by almost 600 metres on Sunday Feb 8th.

  • Jackson goldstone future of mtb

    "When I was a kid I...." A brief history of Jackson Goldstone, the future of mountain biking

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Much celebrated and only 11 years old, Jackson Goldstone is a fearless mountain biking phenomenon.

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    How can I stay safe cycling in the wet?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    How do I ride safely in the wet? We provide some skills and equipment to make wet riding safer

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    What NOT to buy online

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We are not against online shopping, but there are a few bike parts you should avoid buying by internet.

  • 60 minutes of pain and glory hour record

    Sixty minutes of pain and glory: Why suddenly so many challengers for the Hour Record?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    What is the Hour Record all about and why suddenly so many challengers for the title?

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    SRAM road groupset roundup 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Looking for a new bike but confused by groupset options? We give a quick rundown of SRAM's line-up for road bikes.

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    10 ways to spoil yourself at a local bike shop

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Bike shops are a haven of wonderful products we all want to buy and equip our bikes with. Here are 10 of the best things you can get at your local.

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    Great cycling climbs of the world - Australia

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We check out some iconic climbs across Australia, home to some of the most beautiful cycling roads in the world. Why not book a holiday today and don't forget to pack your bike!

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    Hanseeno Shoes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    One of the genuine hard men of the pro peloton, Adam Hansen has expanded his horizons his duties as a super-domestique to create his own brand of high-end bespoke cycling shoes.

  • Jack bobridge hour record attempt

    The Hour: Brave effort but no World Record cigar for Bobridge

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Australian track star Jack Bobridge is the latest cyclist to attempt to break the Hour Record.

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    Electronic vs. Mechanical - What you need to know

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    What are the advantages of an electronic groupset? We look at some key features and compare with mechanical gearing.

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    5 things you must do after riding your road bike in the rain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    A little rain never hurt anyone, maybe, but is your bike really so tough? These simple steps are crucial in looking after your road bike.

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    Bikes at the Tour Down Under - Pro kit for 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    We give a snap shot of a few cool steeds for the new year. Find one you like and get it at your local bike shop!

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    Great cycling climbs of the world - USA

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Make plans and pack your bags - we are checking out four of the best climbs of the contiguous United States.

  • 4 top 29er duallies under 3k 2015

    Affordable efficiency: 4 Top 29er duallies under $3000 for 2015

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    These affordable bikes can climb, descend, trail ride all day long and then have a hit-out XC racing!

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    The Ultimate road cycling shopping list

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    This list covers everything you need to start road cycling from your bike to your socks!

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    Setting up a mountain bike cockpit in 6 steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    This step by step approach will help you dial in your mountain bike position and improve control, confidence and comfort.

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    What to look for when buying a new road bike: 2015 Shimano groupset guide

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    The 2015 Shimano road groupset range explained. What do you need on your new steed?

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    New bike setup: 7 steps to ensure your bike is ready to ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    Got a new steed for Christmas? Get into the habit of checking your bike before every ride and stay safe out on the road or mountain.

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    Knicks, Bibs, or Baggies?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    These are the options for comfortable cycling, but which would you choose?

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    Caleb Ewan: Great Expectations

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 3 years ago

    He is one of the World Tours hottest prospects and he is only 20 years old. Caleb Ewan is already showing the world his massive potential.

  • Fred bikes 64k

    The 3 most important things to know when buying your first serious bike!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    We think these are very important points to consider prior to dropping the cash on a new bike.

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    Meals on wheels: Realistic nutrition tips for cyclists

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    With increased physical activity it is best to alter your nutrition for optimal performance and health. These tips are realistic practices to incorporate into your cycling life.

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    10 tips when buying a commuter

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    We clear up what to look for when buying a bike for commuting in 10 easy steps

  • Riding in the rain

    Wet weather survival guide

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Regardless of the time of year nothing dampens a ride more than the rain! Check out our survival guide to wet weather riding.

  • Cleats

    Clipping in: Easy as 1, 2, 3

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    3 simple steps to help with the clipping in learning curve. Give it a go, it will transform your riding!

  • Abr trails feature

    5 tips to endurance cycling success

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Long hours in the saddle is hard work no matter what level you ride at. These tips will help you achieve your best in a long format bike race.

  • Mountain bike single track

    Conquer your singletrack fear!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Many beginner mountain bikers avoid singletrack. With a few simple techniques and a small dose of courage, anyone can get out riding the narrow trails.

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    5 questions to ask when dropping your bike off for a service

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Bike workshops are busy places. Avoid any unfortunate surprises regarding time or money with these simple questions to ask when you drop your bike off.

  • Trek domane 2.3 2015

    Five of the best 2015 road bikes under $3000

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    These five 2015 road bikes are affordable and offer a range of capabilities. Which model suits your style?

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    What to be aware of when buying online

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    The bike market is changing. What should you be aware of before making that purchase online? Have you ever considered the consequences?

  • Angel  s camp muddy bike by nickrak

    How to clean your bike post mud ride!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Riding in mud can result in all sorts of wear and maintenance issues with your bike. Here is the best way to clean your bike after a muddy ride.

  • The ant bike speedcadence sensor everything you ever wanted to know 33

    Cadence 101: Nail your ideal pedaling speed

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 4 years ago

    Quit flogging yourself in a hard gear and learn to spin. More speed, more sustained power and less effort.

  • Dario cataldo watson

    5 steps to layering for winter cycling and surviving the cold days ahead

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    It's cold somewhere in the world. Layering is the answer to handling riding in the cold. Here's how!

  • Steepclimbbicycle

    How to become a better climber

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Climbing is one of the great challenges to becoming a strong all-round cyclist. This is the quickest and simplest way to improving your climbing ability

  • 130724highlands islands peak trail2921 950w

    5 skills every mountain biker should have

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    It doesn't matter how good you are on a bike - these skills should be a requirement for every off-road outing.

  • Catharine pendrel olympics day 15 cycling jb8omrohigol

    Mountain bike braking 101

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Check out these tips to increase your braking efficiency and confidence while railing corners on a mountain bike!

  • Tyres

    The short and long term costs of running a performance bicycle

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    There are many costs involved in the upkeep of a quality enthusiast bicycle - especially if you ride often. We break down some basic running costs.

  • Trail riding on a dual suspension

    10 tips to buying a dual suspension mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    With so much choice where does a buyer start? We help begin your search for that perfect trail machine.

  • Wide handlebars

    The cheapest and easiest way to transform how your mountain bike handles singletrack

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    You can spend a heap of money upgrading your mountain bike to get it to feel just right. Forget all that and find out here how to transform a bike with minimal cost and effort!

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    5 reasons you need Shimano XTR Di2

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Electronic shifting has made it to mountain bikes. The future is total integration so now is the best time to check it out and jump on-board!

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    Video of the Week: Peter Sagan carves it up

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    There's a reason Peter Sagan is known as one of the best bike handlers in the peloton; he was mountain biker!

  • Db mechanic 0

    Why right NOW is the best time to get to know your local bike shop

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    We tell you why there has never been a better time to get to know your local bike shop. There are just some things money can't buy!

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    5 reasons to buy a 650b

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    What was new is now the standard. 650b has all but replaced 26" wheels as the "norm". Why should I buy this magic new hoop?

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    The 5 most important nutrients for every cyclist

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Check out these 5 nutrients and see whether you are getting enough of the good stuff to fuel your cycling body and remain fit and strong!

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    10 Tips to buying a hardtail mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Hardtail mountain bikes are fun, fast, simple and just a great way to enjoy riding trails. Keep these tips in mind when looking for a new ride!

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    What is a bike service all about?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    What actually goes on during a standard bike shop service? We discuss the inner workings of a typical service.

  • Pace line

    5 ways to survive riding into a headwind

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    It is a cyclist's worst enemy. Here are 5 tips on how to survive even the most vicious headwind!

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    The 4 best ways to make your bike lighter

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Cycling is often about power to weight ratio. You've tried the diet and failed so why not attack your bike?

  • Tubular comparison

    Going AERO! 5 things you should know before buying aero road wheels

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Aerodynamic road wheels come in all shapes and sizes depending on their purpose. Follow this guide before laying down your cash!

  • Meet a friend

    10 reasons to visit your Local Bike Shop today!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Bored and jaded? Why not go down to your local and get the cycling bug reactivated!

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    How NOT to change a tube in 6 easy steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    A simple exercise but there is a good and a bad way to doing it. Here is what NOT to do when you get a flat.

  • Header

    What is the difference between a road race and endurance/gran fondo bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    We describe the two key road bike types to help with the decision "which is best for me?"

  • Indoorcycling 760x300

    5 ways riding a bike can help you lose weight

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    There are thousands of weight loss techniques available. The good thing about a bike is that it can become part of your lifestyle and is great fun too!

  • Bicycletravel

    5 things you must do on a bike this year

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Love cycling but tired of the same old routine every day? Try these 5 things to spice up your cycling year!

  • Roadhydrolicdisc

    Road bike disc brakes: The new standard

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    In the market for a new road bike? Disc brakes will no longer be an option, but the norm. Check out these new road bikes with disc brakes as standard equipment.

  • Happy rider

    5 tips for singletrack first timers

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Here are five key pointers for approaching the dreaded singletrack for the first time

  • Merlinblackbird05

    Why steel and titanium are better than carbon fiber

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Carbon is THE material of choice these days. We explain why you're better off with steel or titanium.

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    10 things you should NEVER do on a bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Don't be caught out breaking these important rules of cycling

  • Mountain bike speed record

    Video of the Week: Mountain bike speed record

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Footage of the speed record on a stock mountain bike

  • Hardtail trail

    What to look for in a mountain bike under $1000

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    How do I get the best mountain bike on a budget? Follow these tips and pop down to the local bike shop.

  • Pivot mach6 stealth

    Review: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Trail heaven on the Pivot Mach 6

  • Criteriumrace

    5 Tips for buying a criterium road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Any road bike can be used in a criterium. Here are a few points to be aware of and some new bike options.

  • Ridetowork

    How To: Quick and effective training around a busy work schedule

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Stuck in the office with no bike time? Mates dropping you on the first climb? Check out how to get bike fit in and around work hours.

  • Worst riding buddy

    9 ways to become the world's worst riding buddy

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    We look at 9 ways to really annoy your riding mates in a road bunch or on the trail. Be the worst you can be!

  • Focus cayo evo 1.0 2014

    Full Review: 2014 Focus Cayo EVO 1.0

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Is the Cayo truly a "do it all" road race/fondo bike? We ride and rate.

  • Wheel upgrade

    5 performance road wheel upgrades under $1000

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Few upgrades can transform a bike like a new set of wheels. Check out these performance, yet affordable, options.

  • Bike fitting2

    5 ways to increase power and eliminate pain!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    Are you in pain when cycling? Is your saddle at the correct height? Follow these tips to get your position right and drop all your mates with MAXIMUM POWER!

  • Old

    Video of the week: Downhill Wurbauerkogel 1992-94

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Remember the old days, when downhill was hardly the discipline we are familiar with today? The bikes may have changed but the screw loose riders remain the same

  • Header image

    7 steps to effective selling (Part 1)

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 4 years ago

    These 7 simple steps are crucial to a successful sales outcome. Firstly we cover greeting and approach before getting into the real guts of the sales process!

  • Feedzoneelbow

    5 Dirty racing tactics: Mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    5 more dirty racing tips for all you mountain bikers without any honor!

  • Rapbattle

    Video of the week: Road vs Mountain bike Rap Battle

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    "The ultimate dual between dirt and pavement"

  • Ukradeni tocaci

    5 reasons it's cheaper to buy new than second-hand

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    It may seem like a bargain but what are you really paying for? We explain why second-hand bikes often end up more expensive, and troublesome, than buying new.

  • Ryderstyling

    Kit like a Pro: Ryder Hesjedal

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Want to get the pro cyclist look? Check out this list of gear to get decked out like Garmin Sharp's main man!

  • Bikes and bridesmaids

    Ski lift trails for everyone!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Downhill trail riding isn't only for the extreme among us. More and more winter ski resorts are building trails and opening for business in the summer months. Never been a better time t...

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    10 Dirty Racing tactics: Road criteriums

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Check out the reality of criterium racing at a Pro amateur level. Be warned though: Don't try this at home!

  • Rapha continental the movie

    Video of the Week: Rapha Continental, USA

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We continue our exploration into the beauty of cycling with Rapha Continental. This time we go back to the beginning in the US

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    Mountain biking advocacy: The IMBA

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    No discussion about cycling advocacy would be complete without mentioning the big daddy of them all: The International Mountain Bicycling Association or IMBA

  • Bikesocialmedia

    What's your "Call to Action"?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Social media marketing is all about engaging potential customers in as wide a spread possible. A key to this is creating a "call to action"

  • Hybrids are awesome

    Introducing the Hybrid: The most versatile bike On Earth!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The hybrid haters are out there. We attempt to even the balance by explaining why the hybrid SHOULD be your next new bike.

  • Cycling shoes

    10 tips to choosing the right cycling shoes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Ten tips to choosing the best road or mountain bike shoes.

  • Pasta big

    What NOT to eat when cycling

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    There are many ways to fuel your body, but also many ways Not to. Here is what to avoid.

  • Midarrticleimpressions

    Helping people find you: The importance of online impressions in your marketing mix

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    There is a lot more to marketing online than just creating a website and hoping people will find you. We show you how to improve online impressions for your bikeshop.

  • Criterium corner

    Top ten tips for criterium first timers

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Criterium racing is fast paced frantic fun! It also requires skills, fitness and brains. Follow these tips to improve your success when racing.

  • Shimano xtr di2 2

    New mountain bike tech: Shimano XTR Di2 electronic shifting

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Shimano has finally unveiled its mountain bike electronic groupset: XTR M9050 Di2

  • Niner

    Bike comparison: 4 of the best 29" trail bikes available

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Experience singletrack goodness! We look at and compare four of the best mid range 29" trail bikes you can buy.

  • Hybrid

    Why you SHOULDN'T buy a hybrid!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    There are so many great bikes out there so why would you want to buy a hybrid? We tell you why you shouldn't...

  • Satchel ride

    Video of the week: Rapha Continental: The Satchel Ride, Australia

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    To continue our theme of showing the beauty of cycling we present Rapha Continental: The satchel ride, Australia

  • Rotorua  nz

    Video of the week: Be Rude Not To - mountain biking in Rotorua, New Zealand

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Looking for an overseas mountain biking destination? Give New Zealand some serious thought for a once in a life time trail riding adventure.

  • Bring everything

    What to pack: Mountain bike race weekend

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A weekend away racing a multi-stage or endurance mountain bike event requires a good amount of planning and packing. Here is what you will need to cover every eventuality.

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    The do's and don'ts of Social Media for your bike shop

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Social media has become a key tool for increasing the customer base of a retail bike shop. We look at some key ways to begin expanding your reach online, and also what to avoid.

  • Bikegolfcaddy

    Cycling: The new golf

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The evidence is in: Cycling is now the new golf! So if you want to get ahead in the corporate world buy a bike and join a bunch!

  • Jpg

    6 of the world's most epic mountain bike climbs

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Looking to test your climbing ability, or just searching for an international mountain bike adventure? These trails are all set among mountainous terrain that will test the limits of yo...

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    Disc brakes: 2 simple repairs when on the trail or at home

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Many brake problems are best fixed by your local bike shop mechanic. But what about if you're already out riding or haven't time to get it fixed before going out?

  • Race 2

    The Kona Hidden Vale 24hr solo race report

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    BikeRoar contributing writer, Andrew Handyside, recently raced the Kona 24hr solo. With the chance of a podium spot see how he fared in this gruelling challenge!

  • Trek session 9.9 2014

    The 5 most awesome Downhill bikes available today!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    It's a big call, but true or not you can't argue these rides are all jaw-droppingly unreal and represent the pinnacle of what is currently possible in downhill mountain biking.

  • Jared graves

    Interview with Jared Graves

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A household name in the mountain bike world, Jared Graves is a versatile rider capable of competing at World Cup level in 4x, BMX, XC, downhill and now enduro.

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    The 6 best road climbs on earth

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Its a big claim, but we think this is the best rounded collection of climbs for road cyclists from every corner of the world.

  • Esprit gran fondo 27

    Support your safe cycling advocate!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Advocacy groups in cycling promote and support a wide range of programs designed to make bicycling safer, easier to approach and more fun for everybody. Get involved!

  • Bike race preperation

    Mountain bike race day: What to carry

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    If you are committed to an XC or endurance mountain bike race check out our list of the essentials to carry, and how to carry them.

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    Video of the Week: From the Netherlands to America

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A collection of cycling advocates, city planners and traffic engineers from the US go to the Netherlands to check out how to build bicycle infrastructure...coming to a road near you.

  • Gel saddle

    What to look for when purchasing a new saddle

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Here are some key qualities to look for when trying to find the perfect saddle

  • Kona honky tonk 2014

    5 top touring bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We've handpicked five of our favorite touring bikes to get you onto the open road, breathing in some fresh air and enjoying life.

  • Bmx tricks

    Video of the week: Tate Roskelley - the most creative BMX rider on earth

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Tate Roskelley redefines what makes a great BMX video with his "out of the box" style and creativity.

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    5 of the very best cycling apps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    These apps don't only map your route and show your performance, they are also a coach, a mechanic and a training motivator!

  • Upgrade mountain bike wheels

    5 things to look for when upgrading mountain bike wheels

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Nothing can change how your mountain bike performs more than a wheel upgrade. Here are some things to look for when shopping around.

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    Interval training part 2: The 3 energy systems and how to train them

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Interval training can be tailored to suit different requirements in your riding. We outline the different energy systems and how to improve them.

  • Enduro bike riding

    What on earth is Enduro?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Mountain biking continues to throw up new disciplines and race formats. One of the more recent creations is known as enduro.

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    Video of the Week: Filip Polc's Taxco Downhill run in 2013

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Combine one fearless downhill mountain biker, a crazy urban run and a cutting edge helmet cam. The result? 4 minutes of jaw dropping insanity!

  • 440 detail

    Bike Fit: Getting saddle height right

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    How many ways to skin a cat? Probably about the same as there are ways to set your saddle height correctly.

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    Road bike upgrade: 5 mid-level wheels sets which could transform your ride!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Wheel upgrades can make a huge difference to how your bike rides. These wheels can improve comfort, stiffness and weight without breaking the bank.

  • Bike interval training

    A beginner's guide to interval training

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Intervals done properly will increase your strength, speed and fitness. So what are they and how can I adapt my regular ride in a simple way?

  • Local ride group

    Stay Fresh: Road cycling tricks

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Keeping fresh on the road can be a challenge especially when you are at your limit in a bunch. We share some tricks to saving energy on a long road ride or race.

  • Commuter bike

    Converting a mountain bike for the road

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    It is a simple task to convert that old mountain bike into one which is perfect for city riding, fitness or even commuting.

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    Video of the Week: Cairns Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup 1996

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The Mountain Bike World Cup has just finished in Cairns, Australia for the first time since 1996. We go back in time and check it out.

  • Chuck 24hour race

    24hr solo race preparation

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    What does it take to get to the start line of a 24hr race ready to go? We asked our expert and this is what he had to say.

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    What is the best wheel size for marathon or endurance mountain biking?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Which wheel size is the best choice for an endurance or marathon mountain bike race? 29er or 27.5?

  • Ha

    5 tips to staying motivated and on the bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We all love to ride, why then is it so hard at times to find the motivation to get out there on our bikes? These five tips offer a slightly different take on remaining motivated.

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    Video of the week: 2014 Paris-Roubaix with Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A behind the scenes look at the cycling calendar's toughest one-day race: Paris-Roubaix

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    5 top mountain bike pedals

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    There are a heap of options available when upgrading your MTB pedals. Here are five of the most popular models to check out at upgrade time.

  • Mountain bike skills

    How to save energy while mountain biking

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    In mountain biking there are plenty of opportunities to waste energy and wear yourself down. Our mountain bike expert sheds some light on ways to minimize energy loss and ride efficiently.

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    An introduction to 24hr solo mountain bike racing

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    It requires discipline, dedication and a fair amount of pain, but what is it that gets people on a mountain bike for 24hrs? How do I get involved?

  • Imgres

    Buying an affordable Time trial bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Time trial/triathon bikes can be an expensive purchase. We show what to look for, and some affordable alternatives.

  • Lapierre audacio 200 lady 2014

    5 Budget busting road bikes for the girls

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Have a look at these inexpensive entry level bikes as a great place to begin your road cycling career!

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    Bike safety checklist: Important checks to make before you ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Routine pre-ride checks are an important part of your bicycle maintenance routine. They not only ensure that your ride goes smoothly and free from disastrous mechanical failure, but are...

  • Tour de france crash

    Video of the week: Tour de Fail compilation

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The Tour de France is the toughest sporting event of the year. It isn't the three weeks of racing that is the only difficulty, as you can see from this collection of epic moments.

  • Cyclisteating

    Cycling and food: When to eat and what to eat

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Some say that the best thing about cycling is that you can eat whatever you want. But is this actually true? We look at what to eat and, equally importantly - when.

  • Clipless pedal

    Clipless or flat? Pedal decision made easier

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Which type of pedal is best for mountain biking: clipless or flat? We answer this question with advice for your next purchase.

  • Beginnerroadcyclist

    Road cycling checklist for beginners

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Rocking on up to your local bike shop for the first time with a pocket full of money and absolutely no idea? Cover the basics with this checklist for beginner road cyclists.

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    Talkin' cranksets: size, length and osymetry!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The crankset is the beating heart of your bike's drivetrain. Learn more about what makes it tick with a brief look at its qualities.

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    10 must have accessories for cold weather commuting

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Cold weather is a challenge for the year round cyclist. These accessories are essential to staying comfortable while commuting in cold and wet conditions.

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    Video of the week: Danny MacAskill's Imaginate

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Danny's latest film leaves the typical trials environment and explores a fantasy landscape

  • Weatherproof hydration packs 5

    Upgrade your MTB kit: 4 handy hydration packs

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    How do you hydrate? When, Why, and with what? You might think there are a million answers to your million questions, but there's actually only one answer: Hydration Pack!

  • Pure fix bourbon 2014

    Are these 5 bikes really all commuters?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    How will you get to work today? There's more than one way to skin a cat, likewise riding to work on a bike. We check the credentials of five very different bikes.

  • Spring classic bike race

    A short guide to the Spring Classics

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    For a small group of professional cyclists in Europe, spring isn't all flowers and new life - it marks the season of the Classics: the most torturous, dangerous and downright tough one ...

  • Brusselsexpressfilm

    Brussels Express: Bike Messengers

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Explores the traffic nightmare in modern cities and the brave people who ride their bikes through the gridlock.

  • Manaul mountain bike

    Mountain bike skills: Hop, manual and uphill pop!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Mountain biking involves clambering over a huge array of obstacles both man-made and natural. With the correct arsenal of skills you can turn your clambering into gliding as you seamles...

  • Mountain bike tires

    Choosing mountain bike tires for XC, enduro and downhill

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    How do I choose a new set of tires? Follow these general guide lines when shopping around for a new pair of shoes for your mountain bike.

  • All mountain bike

    The search continues: 5 all-mountain, all-round trail bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Finding an all-round mountain bike has never been easier. These are 5 of the most capable and versatile mid-travel, all-mountain machines available.

  • Roadbikegrouppeleton

    The benefits of cycling together or alone

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    There are many benefits to riding as part of a group or "bunch", but did you know the same applies to a solo outing? Here are some benefits of both types of riding.

  • Mtb suspension

    Setting up mountain bike suspension

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Setting up your mountain bike suspension is easy, just follow these simple steps.

  • Anka martin

    Video of the Week: Anka Martin's New Zealand Adventure

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Girls on bikes on trails....what's not to like?

  • Giant trance 27.5 1 2014

    Choosing an all-round mountain bike: XC or Trail?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Mountain bike buyers guide: XC vs trail, short vs mid-travel and 29" vs 27.5" wheels. Sound confusing? We can help!

  • Road bike sprint finish

    Training for strength, speed and the sprint

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Try these simple road bike training tips to increase strength, speed and acceleration. With a little work perhaps one day you could beat Mario!

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    Bike Setup: The benefit of a professional "shop fit" and some DIY alternatives

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Correct bike fitting is an essential part of cycling. The best fit is done by the professionals, but there are some do it yourself techniques that can also have good results.

  • Sram 22csst 2

    Road bike buying guide: Road gearing compared

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A groupset is an accurate way of discerning the purpose of any road bike between entry level, intermediate and advanced or race. This guide explains what's what.

  • Timknolltricks

    Tim Knoll: Viral video of the week

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Flatland and street riding from a BMX innovator.

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    Choosing a commuting bike on a budget

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    How do you choose a budget commuting bike that ticks all the boxes? Follow this guide and better yet, visit your local bike shop.

  • Mountainbikeskills

    5 Basic mountain bike skills every beginner should learn

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Your mountain biking skills constantly develop and improve every time you get on the bike. Here are some areas that may require special attention, but will also transform your abilities...

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    Mountain bike buying guide: Hardtail vs XC Dual Suspension 29ers

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Stuck between a hard or soft tail mountain bike in the short travel category? Check out some features and benefits of both platforms.

  • Saddle weight

    5 Saddles for the weight weenies

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A superleggera (super light) saddle is a quick and easy way to drop weight from your bike. Check out these five beauties for some minimalist saddle action.

  • Bernard hinault

    Bunch Riding: Respecting the Patron

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Bunch riding is about working together towards a common goal, but what about when the cohesion is torn by an ego on legs?

  • Unicyclefreestyle 1

    Unicycle Freestyle: Viral Video of the Week

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    When one wheel is hardly a handicap. Check out the unicycle bandits ripping it up

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    Become a stronger, faster climber

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Climbing is a love or hate thing. With some work we can all become better climbers and perhaps even enjoy the challenge.

  • Riding 29er mountain bike on trail

    Quick Look: 3 top 29er mountain bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A speedy view of some trail bike goodness. This time it's three top end 29er trail bikes for the girls and boys.

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    Dream Kit: Top of the range road bikes, no expense spared

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Got a spare $10,000 to deposit on your new road bike? You're going to need every cent if you want to ride away on any of these dream road bikes!

  • Check your bike tire pressure

    Understanding bicycle tire pressure

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Whether road or mountain bike, understanding tire pressure is necessary if you want to get the most performance and pleasure out of your cycling.

  • Martyn ashton road bike party 2

    Martyn Ashton, Road Bike Party 2 - Viral Video of the Week

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    What is possible on a carbon road bike? Martyn and his mates take it to the limit.

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    How to stay hydrated while cycling

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Maintaining your hydration during exercise is absolutely critical to maximising performance and sometimes even just surviving a ride! We share some expert tips to keeping hydrated.

  • Entry level road racing

    5 entry-level road bikes to get you riding and racing

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Beginner rider with aspirations for racing? Check out these five budget to intermediate road bikes.

  • Household chores behind failed marriages

    5 bikes to take your mind off relationship issues

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We all have to deal with relationship stress at some stage in our lives, but did you know there is a bike out there to help in these unfortunate situations?

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    Mountain bike groupset comparison: Shimano vs. SRAM

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We compare some fundamentals of mountain bike groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. What level do you need?

  • Aero road bikes specialized mclaren venge

    Which bike? Specialized Venge, Tarmac or Roubaix?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We take a look at three different road bikes from one of the industry's biggest and find out which is best for you.

  • Cycling santos tour down under

    5 tips to being prepared on Race Day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    You've put in the hard yards leading up to the race...be prepared for the big day by following these 5 simple tips.

  • Norbertbike1

    Aero road bike or TT bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Ever considered purchasing an aerodynamic bike but got stuck between TT and aero road? Find out which is most suitable for you.

  • Giant escape rx composite 2014

    3 Top-of-the-range 2014 flat-bar road bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Looking for a quality, high performance commuting bike but don't want to settle for the basic recreational level? These 3 flat-bars bikes would not look out of place in even the most se...

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    Are you a Cyclist or a Bike Rider?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Everybody owns or rides a bike but a real cyclist is a rarer breed. Check this list to see if you have made it to the world of real cycling yet.

  • Kask infinity aero bike helmet

    6 Must-have cycling accessories for 2014

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    The Festive Season has come and gone, but it doesn't mean you have to forget yourself after spoiling everybody else. Check out these must-have accessories to enhance your cycling pleasure!

  • Riding in bike lanes new york city

    "Bike Lanes" - Viral video of the week

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    A humorous look at the obstacles encountered every day by urban cyclists.

  • Mountain bike roll down drop

    Mountain bike skills: Choosing a line, handling gravel and drop-offs

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Do you dread the weekend trail ride because of the inevitable descents with gravelly corners and that 1 foot drop that freaks you out every time? Learn the skills necessary to tackle ev...

  • Gran fondo

    What is a Gran Fondo or Endurance Road Bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Want to join the road bunch but concerned about the realities of perching on an uncompromising race machine? Look no further than the every-man's road bike: The Gran Fondo.

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    5 of the Best: Intermediate ($2000-$2500) Hardtails

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Looking for a quality hardtail that ticks all the boxes but won't break the bank? Here are five great bikes that are ride-able, race-able and perfect for some all-round trail action.

  • Bush mechanic using tree for bicycle repair

    Bush Mechanics: How to fix a bike without tools

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Ever been on the trails far from home with a broken bike and insufficient tools? It's time for ingenuity, creativity and a sense of humor to save the day.

  • Bianchi strellson cycle suits

    10 tips to fit cycling training around life

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    We all want to ride more and become better cyclists, but how often does life seem to get in the way? Make the most of your time with some simple tips to fit cycling into your busy life.

  • Bicycle gears shifting

    How to shift gears correctly on your bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Gear shifting is an assumed skill, but how well do you do it really? Here some tips for new and experienced cyclists to help hone those skills.

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    Five quality road bikes on a budget

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    You don't have to pay many thousands of dollars to get into road cycling. Here are some budget options that don't skimp on performance.

  • Torque wrench

    10 tips for the home bike mechanic

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Being able to work on your own bike is great fun and leads to more confidence on the bike as well. Here are 10 skills to start you on the way.

  • Aero helmets

    New bike tech coming to a bunch near you in 2014

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Cyclists are always on the lookout for new technology. Here a 5 new products and trends available now!

  • Boy riding trek moutnain bike

    5 steps to transitioning your kids onto a geared, v-brake bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 4 years ago

    Stepping up to a geared bike with v-brakes can be quite a jump for some kids. Here are some tricks to making the transition fun and easy.

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    Best bike upgrades for under $100

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Cycling is an expensive sport, but you can radically alter how your bike rides with an inexpensive and simple component upgrade...and just in time for Christmas!

  • Fox 2014 dh

    Coil vs Air MTB forks

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Upgrading your forks? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of buying an air or coil MTB fork.

  • Scicon aerocomfort 2 tsa bike bag 3

    Travelling with bikes: Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA Review

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Air travel with a bike can be painful. We look at your options and review one of the best from Scicon.

  • Group of experienced mountain bike riders

    5 common mistakes when starting out mountain biking

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Mountain biking is a challenging and fun activity. There are, however, a few pitfalls many stumble into when just starting out. Here are a couple of the most obvious errors beginner rid...

  • Mtb bar2

    What's on your mountain bike handlebars?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Mountain bike handlebars are getting crowded these days. What do you carry up front?

  • Time atac xs titan carbon pedal

    What's the difference between a $50 and $300 bike pedal?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Looking for a new set of pedals? How much real world difference is there between the entry level and top shelf?

  • Haibike xduro fs pro

    Electric mountain bikes: The next generation

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Lithium batteries and Bosch motors have transformed what is possible with electric bikes. But are these good off-road trail bikes? We ride and rate.

  • Beginner mountain biking

    Mountain bikes on a budget

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Mountain biking is the world's most expensive sport! Here are some options for the beginner that won't break the bank.

  • Mountain bike bicycle lighting

    Road Cycling: 5 top commuting lights

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Dark winter days are approaching for many. Have you got your lights sorted? If not, check out these great options.

  • Wheels bling

    To bling or not to bling?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Is it cool to bling my bike and what are the options? We take a look at ways to get more hip while cycling.

  • Thomson dropper seat post

    Upgrade time: Dropper seatposts

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    A dropper seatpost could be the best component upgrade you ever do to your bike and will enhance your riding no end...as long as it doesn't break!

  • Ei electronic suspension head unit

    Electronic suspension: Groundbreaking or gimmick?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Electronic suspension is well and truly with us. Is this just hype or are there real benefits for the average mountain biker?

  • Suspension

    Guide to mountain bike suspension: An explanation of terms

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Understanding some key concepts relating to mountain bike suspension is a crucial step to getting more from your ride.

  • Road cycling conditions

    9 steps to enjoying a big day in the saddle

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Follow these tips and get the most out of a massive day riding on the road.

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    A beginner's guide to mountain bike suspension design

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    A brief guide to the most popular suspension designs currently available

  • Sram x01

    1x11 Groupsets - What's the deal?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    It doesn't seem that long ago that 9 speed became 10 speed...we check out the new SRAM 1x11 groupset. Is it for you?

  • Wind tunnel testing scott foil

    Road Bikes: Should I go Aero?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Aerodynamics is the latest and greatest trend in road cycling. But is it for you? We take a look.

  • Cyclist legs

    Why do cyclists shave their legs?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    It is common knowledge that cyclists shave. But why is it so?

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    5 tips when purchasing cycling shoes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Get the right fit first time! Here are 5 tips when purchasing shoes from your local bike shop.

  • Bb30

    Which BB? A beginner's guide to Bottom Brackets

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    As manufacturers look for the perfect bottom bracket design, we mortal consumers get confused and wonder why?

  • Slick tires for mtb commuting

    Which slick? 4 tire upgrades for your road or mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Looking to upgrade your road tires for racing or commuting? There is a dizzying array of sizes and specifications available.

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    What is a Cyclocross Bike?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    Cyclocross, once synonymous with the European winter, is now growing massively in the US and other parts of the world. So what makes a cyclocross bike and why?

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    2013 Road Worlds. The Champions and their Bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    The 2013 World Championships are over. We check out the winners and the steeds they rode to victory.

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    New Tech: Hydraulic brakes for road bikes. Are they necessary?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 5 years ago

    2013 has seen the introduction of hydraulic brakes to the road and cyclocross market. We have a look at the benefits and drawbacks to this technology.

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    What to look for in a $3000 mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Not everybody is training for the cross country or Downhill World Cup, but we all still deserve a decent bike with which to hit the trails. Here are some things to look for in a trail rig.

  • Panniers and trailer touring

    Panniers or Trailer?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    What setup do you need for your next bicycle tour? Check out of list of facts about both styles of cargo-carrying bicycle accessories.

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    Chain stretch: Knowing when to get a new chain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Checking your chain for wear is a much neglected part of regular bike maintenance. In fact, many people are unaware that a bicycle chain is a consumable part like tires or brake pads.

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    Local Bike Shop vs Supermarket vs Online Store

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Buying a new bike can turn into Local Bike Shop vs. Big Box Super(cycle)market. It’s a fight where both contestants have their strengths and weaknesses.

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    Carbon mountain bikes - are they a good idea?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    So, is carbon fiber a good idea when making a mountain bike? It could crack, right?

  • Mountain bike climbing

    Perfect your MTB Climbing Part 2: Tackling Terrain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Knowing how to confidently take on different terrain and obstacles is key to becoming a good mountain bike climber.

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    Why we love La Vuelta

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    The La Vuelta Espana has always been the forgotten Grand Tour, usually eclipsed by the Giro and of course, the Tour de France. This is a shame because the year's best racing can often b...

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    Cleaning and lubricating your MTB fork

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Keeping your MTB suspension forks clean, grit free and lubed is vitally important in prolonging the life of these essential components.

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    Roof racks and bike carriers - Which is best?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Bikes can be a logistical nightmare. So what is the best way to move my precious cargo around?

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    5 Women's Specific Bikes - What makes them Women's Specific?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    We look at what 5 manufacturers have done to make their women's bikes a perfect fit for the female anatomy.

  • Road drop bars

    Upgrading your Road Bars

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Handlebar upgrades can dramatically change the way your road bike feels, can alleviate comfort or body position issues and ultimately make spending time in the saddle more enjoyable.

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    5 steps to better MTB climbing (Part 1): Position and attitude

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Getting your position right is the first step to mastery, add a healthy attitude and you're on your way!

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    Knowing when to wash and replace your bib shorts

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    In case you didn't know....

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    8 Mini tool must haves

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    On the road or in the bush, carrying the proper tools is vital. Fortunately it is possible to get nearly everything you need in one tool.

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    Carbon and Alloy components. What's the story?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Carbon fiber and aluminium are the two most used materials in bicycle frame and component manufacturing. Here's a rundown on both.

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    6 signs to replace your tires

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Tires are the consumable we go through most when riding regularly. Stay safe by keeping an eye on the warning signs.

  • Bunch cycling

    Your local Bunch: How to find and what to ask

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Tagging onto a bunch is one of the first steps when becoming a true road cyclist. Here's some tips to make the transition easier.

  • Mtb community

    Where do you fit in the cycling ecosystem? (Part 2)

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    In Part 2 we break down the MTB and BMX components of the cycling ecosystem.

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    BMX or geared MTB? Pros and cons...

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    BMX or geared MTB? What's the best choice when kitting out the family?

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    2013 Tour de France. 10 memorable moments

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    The 2013 Tour did not disappoint. We chose ten moments to savor in the aftermath of the biggest cycling event of the year.

  • Giant 650b 27 5 prototype dt swiss

    26" vs 27.5" vs 29" wheel tech and knock-on effects

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Three wheel sizes in MTB now, but is there room? We check it out.

  • Froome attack

    2013 Tour de France Crystal Ball: The last four days

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    The final TT is done and now a horrendous three days in the Alps looms. Here are our predictions for the podium and the jerseys in Paris.

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    5 reasons to buy a road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    A quick look at what makes road bikes great and why you should buy one and jump onto the nearest bunch!

  • Hayes brake pads

    Choosing the best MTB disc brake pads

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    No bite from noisy brakes? We explain why you might need to change the type of pad you're using.

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    Where do you fit into the cycling ecosystem? (Part 1)

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Cycling is a collection of vastly different people all participating in a similar activity. Here we look at the road riding cyclists in particular.

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    10 Questions to ask your LBS when buying a bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    New to cycling? Ask these questions at your local bike shop to ensure you get the bike you really want!

  • Front derailleur overview

    How to adjust your Front Derailleur in 5 easy steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Front derailleurs can be frustrating. This guide should help.

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    The Mountains of le Tour de France

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Climbs are part of the legend of the Tour. We take a look at the KOM classification and some of the Tour's iconic mountain passes.

  • Mtb wheel size comparison

    An introduction to 650b (27.5") wheels

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    A new wheel size is starting to hit the MTB market. Is it just marketing and hype? What are the advantages of a 27.5" wheel?

  • Mtb xc rider olympics

    MTB Genres. What's the right one for you?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    MTB categories can be confusing, and as even more new models come out for more and more specific purposes it ain't getting any easier to choose a new bike.

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    Tour de France: 100 years of Winners and Sinners

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    Drugs, doping and performance enhancers have a history as long as the Tour's 100 years. Here's a look at the past and what it means for riders aiming at the podium.

  • Old bike handlebars

    Upgrade your MTB bars. Here's why

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about about 5 years ago

    MTB handlebars may seem a fairly innocuous component to upgrade, but sometimes a change to the cockpit can alter the way your bike rides for the better.

  • Tour de france route map

    An introduction to the 2013 Tour de France

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    The Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event on the planet. Check out some interesting facts about this iconic race.

  • Derailleur parts outline

    How to adjust your rear derailleur in 5 easy steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Adjusting a rear derailleur is an important skill to master. With a bit of practice you can tune your own derailleur with confidence.

  • Hot summer cycling weather

    Survive the summer heat with these 7 must haves

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Check out these must have cycling products to help keep cool in the hot summer weather.

  • Flat bar road bike mountain ride

    5 reasons to buy a Flat Bar road bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    In the market for a general purpose city bike? The flat bar is one of the most versatile bicycles available.

  • Worn road bike bar tape

    Knowing when to replace your bar tape

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    A common sense guide to knowing when it's time to change the bar wrap on your road bike.

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    How to select teammates for a 12 or 24hr MTB enduro

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    An MTB enduro or 24 hour is probably the most fun to be had on a bike with mates. Here's how to choose them!

  • Toe clip and strap road pedals

    10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Road Pedals

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Power transfer, weight, security...these are just some of the advantages available when upgrading pedals.

  • High power bicycle led light on mountain bike

    Bike Lights: 5 Things to look for in your next purchase

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    One of the most effective ways to stay safe while on a bike is to invest in good lights. Here is what to look for.

  • Clean jockey wheel with small tool

    How to clean and lube your chain in 5 steps

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Most of us can't often be bothered cleaning and lubing our bike chain, yet by following these 5 simple steps the job can be done quickly and easily.

  • Pinarello dogma 65.1 think 2

    Critérium du Dauphiné: Wrap up and Pro bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    The Critérium du Dauphiné, raced in the French Alps, is an important warm-up for the Tour. Here are some bikes.

  • Bike chain

    5 reasons to check and replace your chain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Is your drivetrain running a bit rough? Having trouble hitting that gear? You may need to replace your chain...Here's why.

  • Granfondostart

    How to prepare for a 100 mile Gran Fondo or charity ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Gran fondo, charity ride, mass participation event...whatever it's called you will need to prepare. Here are 5 simple tips to be on top of your game.

  • Fork

    Upgrading mountain bike forks? 5 things to consider...

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    5 reasons to make suspension forks your next mountain bike upgrade.

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    Coping with Saddle Pain

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Saddle related pain is no fun. Here are five steps to saddle heaven.

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    10 ways to keep fed and hydrated on a bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Avoid the dreaded bonk. Follow these steps and keep riding all day long.

  • Lightweight

    6 reasons to Upgrade my Road Wheels

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Wheels are fundamental to bike performance. Here is why you should upgrade today!

  • Bar mount

    5 things to look for when buying a heart rate monitor

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Some tips for the bike rider looking for a heart rate monitor

  • Carbon frame

    Frame Materials and What to Buy

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Steel, alloy, carbon: An easy guide to bicycle frame materials.

  • Furious fred

    Get a Grip! Top 5 Mountain Bike Tires

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Upgrade to the most appropriate tire for your riding conditions and style.

  • Hincapie petaluma

    5 Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    5 great gift ideas for the cycling mums out there!

  • Helmet on backwards

    Fitting a Lid and the Law

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    A 5 step helmet fitting guide and your legal obligations to wear one.

  • Shop

    What really makes a "good" Local Bike Shop?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    What are the ingredients that make your LBS stand apart?

  • Reid2

    Finish the Day

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    An interview with Reid Anderton on his record breaking 14,178km ride around Australia.

  • Bikeshop

    A Quick Guide to Mountain Bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    An easy guide to understanding mountain bike categories, suspension travel and purpose.

  • Mtbpedal

    Clipping In

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Clipless pedals enhance your riding in many ways. Read about the benefits.

  • Cycle sun

    Measuring the Ride

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Bicycle computers have come a long way. Armed with GPS, HRM and cadence, they are a cyclist's best friend.

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    Paris-Roubaix - The Bikes

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Let's check out some of the equipment designed for the year's toughest one-day spectacle.

  • Hybrid cart

    Hybrid - Flat Bar - Road Bikes... Help!

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Confused about hybrids, flat bar road and road bikes..? So was my partner. I hope this helps.

  • 1x10

    Setting Up a Single Chainring

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Get back to basics...the simplicity, the weight savings, and the coolness factor. Ditch the front derailleur and go single chainring!

  • Mtb spill

    Cycling - How Do I Get Started?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    I first contracted the cycling bug riding a borrowed bike on a short and very frightening mountain bike ride in the 90's with a mate who was into the sport at the time. I fell in love w...

  • What's in the box

    What's in the Workshop Box?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    Every serious cyclist has a place where the flotsam and jetsam of years of riding bikes washes up. After removing the dust and dirt I had a look at what was left, and was amazed to find...

  • Amsterdam bicycles photo

    The Commuting Debate: A Different Take.

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    To bike commute or not bike commute, that is the question, and only you can answer. Decide for yourself and reap the benefits!

  • Dirty road bike cycling   google search

    Keeping it Clean

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    How do I clean my new, shiny, beautiful bike? It's a worthy question - road bikes should ALWAYS be kept in perfect showroom condition; as clean as your jersey fresh from a bucket of Napisan.

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    An Interview with Daniel Crisp

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    An Interview with Daniel Crisp, Professional Mountain Biker and BikeRoar's new writer.

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    UCI Pro Tour team bikes 2013

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    An overview of the Bikes that the Pro's will be riding in 2013.

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    26" v 29er - Which is the best?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    The debate on wheel size continues. Which wheel size is the best for you - 26" or 29"? BikeRoar breaks down the facts to help you come to the best choice for your riding style.

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    What's in the Jersey?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    BikeRoar's guide to what you need to carry with you on the road.

  • Assometer

    Sore Bums Suck - Get the right saddle and ride pain free.

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    BikeRoar's guide to purchasing the right saddle for your riding style so you can ride pain free.

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    What's In the Bag?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about over 5 years ago

    When mountain biking, it's important to make sure you've got the correct gear with you out on the trail.

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    Groupsets. What's the deal?

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    What Groupset is right for me?

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    Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo. The Aftermath

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    BikeRoar's Editor give us a wrap up of the Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo bike ride

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    BikeRoar's Guide to Buying Children's Bikes for Christmas

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    A comprehensive guide on the different types of children's bikes and what is most suitable for your child.

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    Bikeroar's Top 10 Best Pressies for the Bike Nut

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    BikeRoar's top 10 Christmas gifts for cyclists. Bicyclists are not hard to shop for, here are 10 quick and easy presents you can get for your stocking.

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    Come out from the dark

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    An overview of different lights for bikes and what lights are suitable for different styles of riding.

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    Dual suspension story by a try hard whippet

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    BikeRoar's editor journey into mountain biking, Starting from a Hardtail to upgrading to dual suspension bike.

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    Eat Well, Drink Well, Ride Well

    Posted by Christian Woodcock | about almost 6 years ago

    Eating and Drinking properly to get through the long rides. How nutrition effect your performance while cycling.

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