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In the market for your first serious mountain bike? Pay heed to this guide and avoid disappointment.
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.
It is common knowledge that cyclists shave. Yes, men and women. Legs and sometimes arms. But why is it so?
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.
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!
Ever wondered how professional cyclists fuel three hard weeks in the saddle? We give an insight into a 6000 calorie day!
Summer cycle clothing is typically minimal and designed to remain dry even on the sweatiest days out in the saddle.
Knee pain is a relatively common complaint among cyclists.This is why it happens and what you can do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
We look at ways to become more explosive and how we can ensure this power translates into our pedals.
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!
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...
Cyclocross - the eclectic mix of criterium race, steeplechase, mudbath and cross-country run. But why has it suddenly become so popular?
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
2015 has been all about two things in particular: bike safety and training efficiency.
Probably the most important nighttime safety device is a good tail light. Check out these great options.
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.
Check out these six new components and decide which you think is the “most innovative”. Are there any true game changers here?
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 ...
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.
The new Garmin Varia bike radar and light system will be available soon. Here's a look at what to expect.
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...
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...
Drapac’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ Wouter Wippert is standing tall aboard his Swift Ultravox TI and the ProTour had better take notice…
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.
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.
A bold claim perhaps, but there are plenty of examples to prove that cyclists are harder than the average person on the street.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We talk to Christy about the breakfast that made her famous!
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.
The Belgian cycling idol and classics specialist shares his favorite workout. Be warned though - this one is gonna hurt!
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.
An urban mountain bike park with wooden bridges, berms, jumps and drop offs - everything one could want outside of the forest or singletrack.
We demonstrate six foam roller exercises that every cyclist will benefit from.
The UCI takes steps to evolve use of on-board bike cameras, passes new restrictions regarding mounting applications…
Save weight on your road bike with these simple tips. You'll never have to miss a meal again!
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!
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.
Cyclocross is at the pointy end of a boom in cycling Down Under. National CX Champion, Lisa Jacobs, gives us the dirt.
There are some crazy rules out there regarding proper use of a bicycle. Check out some of our favourites!
New cyclists may find picking the correct size tube a little daunting - there are so many options! We make it easy.
These lights represent the some of the best available in terms of output, size and battery life.
Tubeless technology has been around for many years. We discuss why it may be the best upgrade for your MTB!
We check out SRAM's new single chainring road groupsets to find out how they roll.
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.
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.
Are cyclists deliberately attempting to antagonize motorists or just trying to stay alive?
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.
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.
29er mountain bikes are commonplace nowadays, but are they a good fit for the shorter people among us?
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...
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...
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.
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.
When the weather becomes warmer and clearer it's time to get the bike out of storage and get ready for spring cycling!
Make sure you have all your equipment sorted before the big day
It's a bold claim but follow these simple tips and you will be able to ride long miles with no twinges!
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.
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
Contributing writer Joey Esterhuyzen races the Buller 22km and 50km XC events with top results (and little training)
Enduro bikes have to be ridden hard downhill, but you also need to ride between stages...these bikes can do it all...
Ever even bothered checking what width tires you're running? We show why you would be crazy to run skinny, hard tires anymore.
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
We had a chat with Jackson and his family to find out what is going on behind all the hype.
These $3000-$4000 bikes are suitable, with minor modifications, for both sexes and offer big wheels and plenty of trail munching (100-130mm) travel.
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.
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!
Great bikes at low cost! These five commuters pay for themselves. Ditch the car today!
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.
When a sunny day turns into a small flood, it's those who are organised who flourish in the mud!
SRAM is set to introduce a new shifter actuation with the new Red wireless electronic group called eTap
The hardtail didn't die, it just got better! Don your best trail shorts we're comparing 5 29ers up to $3500
Fear not rigid rear end lovers, the hardtail is not dead - it just got better! Check out these two wheeled pieces of purest awesomeness.
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.
Much celebrated and only 11 years old, Jackson Goldstone is a fearless mountain biking phenomenon.
How do I ride safely in the wet? We provide some skills and equipment to make wet riding safer
We are not against online shopping, but there are a few bike parts you should avoid buying by internet.
What is the Hour Record all about and why suddenly so many challengers for the title?
Looking for a new bike but confused by groupset options? We give a quick rundown of SRAM's line-up for road bikes.
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.
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!
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.
Australian track star Jack Bobridge is the latest cyclist to attempt to break the Hour Record.
What are the advantages of an electronic groupset? We look at some key features and compare with mechanical gearing.
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.
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!
Make plans and pack your bags - we are checking out four of the best climbs of the contiguous United States.
These affordable bikes can climb, descend, trail ride all day long and then have a hit-out XC racing!
This list covers everything you need to start road cycling from your bike to your socks!
This step by step approach will help you dial in your mountain bike position and improve control, confidence and comfort.
The 2015 Shimano road groupset range explained. What do you need on your new steed?
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.
These are the options for comfortable cycling, but which would you choose?
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.
We think these are very important points to consider prior to dropping the cash on a new bike.
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.
We clear up what to look for when buying a bike for commuting in 10 easy steps
Regardless of the time of year nothing dampens a ride more than the rain! Check out our survival guide to wet weather riding.
3 simple steps to help with the clipping in learning curve. Give it a go, it will transform your riding!
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.
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.
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.
These five 2015 road bikes are affordable and offer a range of capabilities. Which model suits your style?
The bike market is changing. What should you be aware of before making that purchase online? Have you ever considered the consequences?
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.
Quit flogging yourself in a hard gear and learn to spin. More speed, more sustained power and less effort.
It's cold somewhere in the world. Layering is the answer to handling riding in the cold. Here's how!
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
It doesn't matter how good you are on a bike - these skills should be a requirement for every off-road outing.
Check out these tips to increase your braking efficiency and confidence while railing corners on a mountain bike!
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.
With so much choice where does a buyer start? We help begin your search for that perfect trail machine.
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!
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!
There's a reason Peter Sagan is known as one of the best bike handlers in the peloton; he was mountain biker!
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!
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?
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!
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!
What actually goes on during a standard bike shop service? We discuss the inner workings of a typical service.
It is a cyclist's worst enemy. Here are 5 tips on how to survive even the most vicious headwind!
Cycling is often about power to weight ratio. You've tried the diet and failed so why not attack your bike?
Aerodynamic road wheels come in all shapes and sizes depending on their purpose. Follow this guide before laying down your cash!
Bored and jaded? Why not go down to your local and get the cycling bug reactivated!
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.
We describe the two key road bike types to help with the decision "which is best for me?"
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!
Love cycling but tired of the same old routine every day? Try these 5 things to spice up your cycling year!
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.
Here are five key pointers for approaching the dreaded singletrack for the first time
Carbon is THE material of choice these days. We explain why you're better off with steel or titanium.
Don't be caught out breaking these important rules of cycling
Footage of the speed record on a stock mountain bike
How do I get the best mountain bike on a budget? Follow these tips and pop down to the local bike shop.
Trail heaven on the Pivot Mach 6
Any road bike can be used in a criterium. Here are a few points to be aware of and some new bike options.
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.
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!
Is the Cayo truly a "do it all" road race/fondo bike? We ride and rate.
Few upgrades can transform a bike like a new set of wheels. Check out these performance, yet affordable, options.
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!
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
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!
5 more dirty racing tips for all you mountain bikers without any honor!
"The ultimate dual between dirt and pavement"
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.
Want to get the pro cyclist look? Check out this list of gear to get decked out like Garmin Sharp's main man!
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...
Check out the reality of criterium racing at a Pro amateur level. Be warned though: Don't try this at home!
We continue our exploration into the beauty of cycling with Rapha Continental. This time we go back to the beginning in the US
No discussion about cycling advocacy would be complete without mentioning the big daddy of them all: The International Mountain Bicycling Association or IMBA
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"
The hybrid haters are out there. We attempt to even the balance by explaining why the hybrid SHOULD be your next new bike.
Ten tips to choosing the best road or mountain bike shoes.
There are many ways to fuel your body, but also many ways Not to. Here is what to avoid.
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 racing is fast paced frantic fun! It also requires skills, fitness and brains. Follow these tips to improve your success when racing.
Shimano has finally unveiled its mountain bike electronic groupset: XTR M9050 Di2
Experience singletrack goodness! We look at and compare four of the best mid range 29" trail bikes you can buy.
There are so many great bikes out there so why would you want to buy a hybrid? We tell you why you shouldn't...
To continue our theme of showing the beauty of cycling we present Rapha Continental: The satchel ride, Australia
Looking for an overseas mountain biking destination? Give New Zealand some serious thought for a once in a life time trail riding adventure.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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?
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!
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.
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.
Its a big claim, but we think this is the best rounded collection of climbs for road cyclists from every corner of the world.
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!
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.
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.
Here are some key qualities to look for when trying to find the perfect saddle
We've handpicked five of our favorite touring bikes to get you onto the open road, breathing in some fresh air and enjoying life.
Tate Roskelley redefines what makes a great BMX video with his "out of the box" style and creativity.
These apps don't only map your route and show your performance, they are also a coach, a mechanic and a training motivator!
Nothing can change how your mountain bike performs more than a wheel upgrade. Here are some things to look for when shopping around.
Interval training can be tailored to suit different requirements in your riding. We outline the different energy systems and how to improve them.
Mountain biking continues to throw up new disciplines and race formats. One of the more recent creations is known as enduro.
Combine one fearless downhill mountain biker, a crazy urban run and a cutting edge helmet cam. The result? 4 minutes of jaw dropping insanity!
How many ways to skin a cat? Probably about the same as there are ways to set your saddle height correctly.
Wheel upgrades can make a huge difference to how your bike rides. These wheels can improve comfort, stiffness and weight without breaking the bank.
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?
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.
It is a simple task to convert that old mountain bike into one which is perfect for city riding, fitness or even commuting.
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.
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.
Which wheel size is the best choice for an endurance or marathon mountain bike race? 29er or 27.5?
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.
A behind the scenes look at the cycling calendar's toughest one-day race: Paris-Roubaix
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.
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.
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?
Time trial/triathon bikes can be an expensive purchase. We show what to look for, and some affordable alternatives.
Have a look at these inexpensive entry level bikes as a great place to begin your road cycling career!
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...
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.
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.
Which type of pedal is best for mountain biking: clipless or flat? We answer this question with advice for your next purchase.
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.
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.
Cold weather is a challenge for the year round cyclist. These accessories are essential to staying comfortable while commuting in cold and wet conditions.
Danny's latest film leaves the typical trials environment and explores a fantasy landscape
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!
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.
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 ...
Explores the traffic nightmare in modern cities and the brave people who ride their bikes through the gridlock.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Setting up your mountain bike suspension is easy, just follow these simple steps.
Girls on bikes on trails....what's not to like?
Mountain bike buyers guide: XC vs trail, short vs mid-travel and 29" vs 27.5" wheels. Sound confusing? We can help!
Try these simple road bike training tips to increase strength, speed and acceleration. With a little work perhaps one day you could beat Mario!
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.
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.
Flatland and street riding from a BMX innovator.
How do you choose a budget commuting bike that ticks all the boxes? Follow this guide and better yet, visit your local bike shop.
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...
Stuck between a hard or soft tail mountain bike in the short travel category? Check out some features and benefits of both platforms.
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.
Bunch riding is about working together towards a common goal, but what about when the cohesion is torn by an ego on legs?
When one wheel is hardly a handicap. Check out the unicycle bandits ripping it up
Climbing is a love or hate thing. With some work we can all become better climbers and perhaps even enjoy the challenge.
A speedy view of some trail bike goodness. This time it's three top end 29er trail bikes for the girls and boys.
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!
Whether road or mountain bike, understanding tire pressure is necessary if you want to get the most performance and pleasure out of your cycling.
What is possible on a carbon road bike? Martyn and his mates take it to the limit.
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.
Beginner rider with aspirations for racing? Check out these five budget to intermediate road bikes.
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?
We compare some fundamentals of mountain bike groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. What level do you need?
We take a look at three different road bikes from one of the industry's biggest and find out which is best for you.
You've put in the hard yards leading up to the race...be prepared for the big day by following these 5 simple tips.
Ever considered purchasing an aerodynamic bike but got stuck between TT and aero road? Find out which is most suitable for you.
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...
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.
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!
A humorous look at the obstacles encountered every day by urban cyclists.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyclists are always on the lookout for new technology. Here a 5 new products and trends available now!
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.
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!
Upgrading your forks? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of buying an air or coil MTB fork.
Air travel with a bike can be painful. We look at your options and review one of the best from Scicon.
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...
Mountain bike handlebars are getting crowded these days. What do you carry up front?
Looking for a new set of pedals? How much real world difference is there between the entry level and top shelf?
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.
Mountain biking is the world's most expensive sport! Here are some options for the beginner that won't break the bank.
Dark winter days are approaching for many. Have you got your lights sorted? If not, check out these great options.
Is it cool to bling my bike and what are the options? We take a look at ways to get more hip while cycling.
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!
Electronic suspension is well and truly with us. Is this just hype or are there real benefits for the average mountain biker?
Understanding some key concepts relating to mountain bike suspension is a crucial step to getting more from your ride.
Follow these tips and get the most out of a massive day riding on the road.
A brief guide to the most popular suspension designs currently available
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?
Aerodynamics is the latest and greatest trend in road cycling. But is it for you? We take a look.
Get the right fit first time! Here are 5 tips when purchasing shoes from your local bike shop.
As manufacturers look for the perfect bottom bracket design, we mortal consumers get confused and wonder why?
Looking to upgrade your road tires for racing or commuting? There is a dizzying array of sizes and specifications available.
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?
The 2013 World Championships are over. We check out the winners and the steeds they rode to victory.
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.
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.
What setup do you need for your next bicycle tour? Check out of list of facts about both styles of cargo-carrying bicycle accessories.
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.
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.
So, is carbon fiber a good idea when making a mountain bike? It could crack, right?
Knowing how to confidently take on different terrain and obstacles is key to becoming a good mountain bike climber.
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...
Keeping your MTB suspension forks clean, grit free and lubed is vitally important in prolonging the life of these essential components.
Bikes can be a logistical nightmare. So what is the best way to move my precious cargo around?
We look at what 5 manufacturers have done to make their women's bikes a perfect fit for the female anatomy.
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.
Getting your position right is the first step to mastery, add a healthy attitude and you're on your way!
In case you didn't know....
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.
Carbon fiber and aluminium are the two most used materials in bicycle frame and component manufacturing. Here's a rundown on both.
Tires are the consumable we go through most when riding regularly. Stay safe by keeping an eye on the warning signs.
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.
In Part 2 we break down the MTB and BMX components of the cycling ecosystem.
BMX or geared MTB? What's the best choice when kitting out the family?
The 2013 Tour did not disappoint. We chose ten moments to savor in the aftermath of the biggest cycling event of the year.
Three wheel sizes in MTB now, but is there room? We check it out.
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.
A quick look at what makes road bikes great and why you should buy one and jump onto the nearest bunch!
No bite from noisy brakes? We explain why you might need to change the type of pad you're using.
Cycling is a collection of vastly different people all participating in a similar activity. Here we look at the road riding cyclists in particular.
New to cycling? Ask these questions at your local bike shop to ensure you get the bike you really want!
Front derailleurs can be frustrating. This guide should help.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event on the planet. Check out some interesting facts about this iconic race.
Adjusting a rear derailleur is an important skill to master. With a bit of practice you can tune your own derailleur with confidence.
Check out these must have cycling products to help keep cool in the hot summer weather.
In the market for a general purpose city bike? The flat bar is one of the most versatile bicycles available.
A common sense guide to knowing when it's time to change the bar wrap on your road bike.
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!
Power transfer, weight, security...these are just some of the advantages available when upgrading pedals.
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.
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.
The Critérium du Dauphiné, raced in the French Alps, is an important warm-up for the Tour. Here are some bikes.
Is your drivetrain running a bit rough? Having trouble hitting that gear? You may need to replace your chain...Here's why.
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.
5 reasons to make suspension forks your next mountain bike upgrade.
Saddle related pain is no fun. Here are five steps to saddle heaven.
Avoid the dreaded bonk. Follow these steps and keep riding all day long.
Wheels are fundamental to bike performance. Here is why you should upgrade today!
Some tips for the bike rider looking for a heart rate monitor
Steel, alloy, carbon: An easy guide to bicycle frame materials.
Upgrade to the most appropriate tire for your riding conditions and style.
5 great gift ideas for the cycling mums out there!
A 5 step helmet fitting guide and your legal obligations to wear one.
What are the ingredients that make your LBS stand apart?
An interview with Reid Anderton on his record breaking 14,178km ride around Australia.
An easy guide to understanding mountain bike categories, suspension travel and purpose.
Clipless pedals enhance your riding in many ways. Read about the benefits.
Bicycle computers have come a long way. Armed with GPS, HRM and cadence, they are a cyclist's best friend.
Let's check out some of the equipment designed for the year's toughest one-day spectacle.
Confused about hybrids, flat bar road and road bikes..? So was my partner. I hope this helps.
Get back to basics...the simplicity, the weight savings, and the coolness factor. Ditch the front derailleur and go single chainring!
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...
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...
To bike commute or not bike commute, that is the question, and only you can answer. Decide for yourself and reap the benefits!
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.
An Interview with Daniel Crisp, Professional Mountain Biker and BikeRoar's new writer.
An overview of the Bikes that the Pro's will be riding in 2013.
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.
BikeRoar's guide to what you need to carry with you on the road.
BikeRoar's guide to purchasing the right saddle for your riding style so you can ride pain free.
When mountain biking, it's important to make sure you've got the correct gear with you out on the trail.
What Groupset is right for me?
BikeRoar's Editor give us a wrap up of the Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo bike ride
A comprehensive guide on the different types of children's bikes and what is most suitable for your child.
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.
An overview of different lights for bikes and what lights are suitable for different styles of riding.
BikeRoar's editor journey into mountain biking, Starting from a Hardtail to upgrading to dual suspension bike.
Eating and Drinking properly to get through the long rides. How nutrition effect your performance while cycling.