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There are some pretty scary things people do on their bikes! We put together this list of the 13 scariest along with videos to share the fright.
29er downhill bikes are beginning to top podiums in World Cup DH races. BikeRoar ponders if 29in DH bikes are necessary and considers benefits and disadvantages of going big wheeled.
A good cycling coach can make you a better cyclist, but how do you pick the right one? We tell you the things to look for and explain how they matter to finding the best coach for you.
Cycling isn't an easy sport and you may have contemplated giving up, but there are plenty of rewarding reasons to stay in the saddle of your road bike. Here's why you won't quit.
Riding trail ruts can be a big challenge, as one wrong move can lead to a bad crash. BikeRoar is here with some great tips to help you confidently and properly ride a variety of ruts.
Whether you plan to ride all year through the cold, or give the bike a break as the temperatures dip, use this information to prepare your bicycle's suspension for the winter season.
Jacket quality affects ride quality, whether you set out in rain or simply get caught out in some. BikeRoar helps you understand what makes a good jacket and how to choose one.
More and more mountain bikers are considering foam tire inserts. We test and compare different types to find out if they deliver on tire, rim, and flat protection.
Riders often debate the necessity of clips versus the utility of flats for mountain biking. BikeRoar breaks down the benefits to help you decide how you'll connect and pedal your MTB.
A hard day on the bike can leave you sore and tired. Feel better and ready to roll again with these tips and strategies for refreshing your legs and body.
This school shopping guide helps students get the gear they need to ride their bikes to classes safely, comfortably, and looking smart.
Marin's budget Hawk Hill is a welcome contrast to bikes costing more and more. We put it through its paces and see how this low-cost trail bike delivers against its modest price.
Time spent on riding on the road can be difficult, but almost always rewarding. Here are five lessons I learned from road riding that go beyond cycling and apply broadly to life.
One of the most intimidating features of any trail is a nasty section of off-camber, slippery roots. Bike Roar is here to calm your fears and walk you through riding them confidently.
Aussie pro team adds bike sponsor Scott to title name and joins other partners to build for 2017 success. BikeRoar gathers more about the team's gear and ambitions at Australia Road Nat...
Terenzo Bozzone may be one of the most dominant triathlon competitors in recent history. BikeRoar sits down with the 5-time world and Ironman 70.3 champ to discuss his Argon 18 E-119 Tri+.
If you're looking to improve your cycling this year, try focusing on your diet and nutrition first. BikeRoar brings you a guide to bicycling nutrition for the new year.
Christmas is almost here and we got everything the cycling lady in your life needs! From undies, to full carbon bikes, BikeRoar has a comprehensive list of gift ideas for women.
Industry newcomer Bond Bikes is determined to make aluminum relevant again by offering full custom geometry and top tier construction. They may just pull it off.
Out of ideas, but still have a stocking to fill? BikeRoar is here with a list of some great stocking-sized gifts that are perfect for any cyclist in the family.
Your kids deserve the best gifts money can buy. We at BikeRoar put together our buyer's guide for the little riders in your family.
The new year brings new mountain bike tires from new companies as well as freshened up favorites. Here's BikeRoar's list of hot MTB rubber for the 2017 season.
Before jumping at the newest trends in sales tactics, you should be refining a more classic approach. Meet Larry, the old school merchant who teaches us all a lesson or two in the art o...
Electric bikes aren't new, but escalating popularity and ability has rules and regulations rapidly changing in response. It pays to do research before you buy and BikeRoar is here to help.
Gloves are an important part of any rider's kit. BikeRoar shows you what to look for when purchasing a new set of MTB gloves.
A grueling race tackled only by the world's best climbers, BikeRoar was on hand at Taiwan KOM Challenge for a close look at the bikes that helped conquer.
Christmas is just around the corner and BikeRoar has you covered! Take a look at these great holiday gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.
Are your handlebars over crowded with lights, computers, shifters and seat post switches? If so, you need the Duo Mount from Cycliq. BikeRoar spends some time using the Duo Mount and se...
Taiwan is widely known as the global manufacturing hub for the bike industry, but did you know it is a first-class riding destination as well? BikeRoar introduces you to cycling destina...
For most bike shops, Christmas is one of the year's biggest selling seasons and has great profitability. Make the most of this year's holiday opportunities with these three wise campaig...
If something breaks or doesn't work like it should, a manufacturer's warranty usually has you covered, but making a claim can be daunting. Here is advice on what to do if your bike or a...
POV cameras are immensely popular for documenting rides - for fun and safety. BikeRoar tests and reports on the Fly12, a smarter, integrated HD action video camera and headlight from Cycliq.
We talk with our Best Bike Shop 2016 winners to understand how they got to be customer favorites and successful businesses.
Cycling around your city or town can be dangerous, but you can manage a lot of the risk. BikeRoar gives you the information you need to choose a safe cycling route.
With the recent leak of athletes using banned substances, we at BikeRoar though you could use some great tips on how to train clean.
An internation hacker collective call Fancy Bears have recently been releasing information on the allowed use of banned substances by many professional athletes. BikeRoar brings you the...
With the leaves turning and the days getting shorter, it's time to start thinking about building and repairing your local trails. Fall is the best time to be out building and we at Bike...
Interbike is upon us once again and the BikeRoar team is on the floor checking out all the newest products. Here's a look at some of the great things we're seeing at the show.
Mountain bikes are getting increasingly expensive and complex, but hardtails are where the performance value is at. We've picked the best ones priced from a modest $1500 up to $3000 USD.
Need your bike serviced ASAP? Or wondering if you can get a better price on that new saddle? BikeRoar has some great advice on how to get faster and better service at your local bike shop.
Hardtails have come a long way in recent years, and with the price of more complex mountain bikes rising, we think you should buy one. It's O.K., we promise.
Eurobike is where manufacturers showcase their newest cycling related products to the world. A panel of judges bestows a Gold Award to a select few for their innovation and ingenuity. H...
We've seen the release of some truly advanced bike accessories this year, and now we share our list of the ones we think are best.
Looking for some extra grip to rip? BikeRoar brings you our top choices and editor's pick of fatbikes for 2016.
Ok, you're convinced that email is worth it, but wondering if you can track where your money is going. In part 2 of our 'Email Marketing' series BikeRoar shows you how to track your ema...
Struggling with how to store your bike? BikeRoar has some ideas on how you can set up good looking, space saving bike storage wherever you live.
Are minor bicycle repairs starting to drain your bank account? It may be time to get yourself some tools and set up a home shop. BikeRoar has some great ideas on how you can save money ...
2016 has been a year of giant leaps for the bike industry. 1x12 drivetrains, smart bikes, and wireless devices have re-shapped the way we think about bikes. Check out BikeRoar's list of...
Having your bike stolen is one of the worst experiences in life. BikeRoar is here to help you with some advice on what to do if your prize ride does go missing.
Father's Day is coming up, Australia. Here are some great gift suggestions to celebrate your cycling Aussie dad.
Seems many cyclists enjoy alcoholic beverages, but are those drinks, be they beer or wine or spirits, hurting your race day performance? BikeRoar gets to the bottom of how and when alco...
Modern all mountain bikes have been making the most out of the newest technology; adjustable geometry, wheel size options, and frame materials are allowing all AM bike to truly be the o...
Slopestyle season is in full swing and if you enjoy watching the contests, but don't quite understand what makes a winning run, BikeRoar is here to help with this advice.
Kids are getting back to school and biking there is better for you and them in many ways. Here are the reasons and tips to help you and your child pedal to class.
Descending on your road bike is fun and it can make or break a race. Here are ten key tips for descending faster.
The appeal of a fatbike is simple, but go to buy one and get swarmed by a variety of rim widths, hub dimensions, and tire sizes. BikeRoar is here to break down all these specs and sizes...
School time is just around the corner and we have a list of must-have items for the cycling-student in every family, from elementary learners to college scholars.
Email marketing isn't new, but it may be under utilized. BikeRoar gives you a comprehensive list on why email marketing should be your go-to when reaching out to your customer base to r...
We preview the cycling events of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and predict who will stand atop the podium in some of the most scenic and exciting games to date.
Legendary trials rider Ryan Leech offers an online video coaching program he guarantees will help develop your bike skills. We ask him, how effective is it and why?
KHS surprised the market with an early release 2017 full carbon version of the SixFifty with a top of the line build kit. We put some time in the saddle of the new SixFifty 6700 and see...
Neck braces for mountain biking have been available for 10 years now, so why aren't more riders wearing them? With a lack of independent studies done on their effectiveness, BikeRoar ex...
Are there real cycling benefits to compression socks? BikeRoar quizzes popular manufacturers Swiftwick and Dissent Labs to see if performance socks really do belong in your kit.
BikeRoar takes two sets of Knog's hi-powered front and rear bike lights on the road and commute for a long term review of their function and help with visibility safety.
BikeRoar takes the KHS Grit 440 off roading to see what this full carbon gravel bike is capable of.
With a successful Kickstarter campaign, SpeedX offers a fully integrated smart bike for a budget price. BikeRoar asks: How is this possible? and should you rush out to buy one?
Easily the biggest mountain bike event in the world, BikeRoar gives you insider's information on how to make the most of your Crankworx Whistler, BC Canada experience.
We test Fox's highest end downhill MTB helmet, now with MIPS, to see how it fits and performs out in the real world.
Although it can seem safe, cycling almost always poses some level of risk and danger. If you are new to cycling, or need a brush-up, this article contains some great information on how ...
The Fox Metah is an elite level trail helmet. With Varizorb EPS impact foam, extended coverage and a large fixed visor it is one of the safest helmets on the market, but is it worth the...
The 103rd annual Tour de France is set to begin Saturday July 2nd and should be an exciting 3 weeks. BikeRoar brings you our preview and predictions for the 2016 Tour de France.
There are more MIPS equipped helmets on the market than ever before, so BikeRoar takes a look at how they work and if you should be riding with one.
BikeRoar takes a close look at carbon bars for your mountain bike to find out if they're worth the money. You may be surprised with these reasons.
Balance bikes revolutionized the children's bike market. BikeRoar shares exactly what they are and why they are so effective in helping your child learn to ride a bike.
Downhill season is upon us and BikeRoar brings you the 6 best DH bikes from $2500-$5000
BikeRoar tests the MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Trail 16L backpack to see how it performs as both an adventure camera bag and a cycling hydration bag.
The word at the front of the peloton is that Peter Sagan will be moving from Tinkoff to Astana in the 2017 season, bringing with him some familiar faces and bikes.
Many new carbon wheel manufactures are popping up on the market causing prices to come down significantly - almost par with higher-end alloy wheels. But is the jump to carbon worth it?
With cycling numbers on the rise in both Australia and the United States, why are race license numbers on the decline? Are cycling governing bodies doing enough to support their members?
The recent ban of disc brakes in the pro peloton has all levels of bike shoppers wondering if it's wise to buy a bike with disc brakes? We examine where consumers and manufacturers go f...
Having a button on your handlebars that allows you to control your saddle height has revolutionized the way we ride bikes. Take a look as BikeRoar breaks down how dropper posts work and...
Hit the gym during race season? BikeRoar speaks with top level pros and finds out why you should keep your gym training going all year round.
With bikes evolving as fast as they can be made, a gearbox bike for the average consumer may finally be here from Zerode Bikes out of New Zealand.
Women are a valuable resource that often gets overlooked in the bicycle retail world. BikeRoar brings you some great tips on how involving more women in your shop could increase sales a...
With Plus sized wheels showing up in every manufacturer's line of bikes, we at BikeRoar suggest the first 4 the you should get out and ride.
There is no better way to see exotic countries then from the seat of your bike. BikeRoar gives you some inside tips on how you can properly plan for the trip of your life.
Australia is home to some of the world's most unique – and deadly animals. Here is some information on how to handle an encounter with the biggest animal threats to cyclists in Oz.
Crankworx Rotorua has quickly grown into a global marquee mountain bike event. You'll want to go and BikeRoar gives you some tips on how to make the most of your trip.
Liv started as a female-specific brand under Giant Bicycles. BikeRoar takes a look into the success and independence of Liv and it's impact on women's cycling.
Disc brakes made their controversial debut of the Paris-Roubaix road race and were suspended after a rider injury. BikeRoar investigates whether their performance is worth the risk.
Women handle stress better, are more organized, and take fewer risks, making them better bikers then men. Don't believe us? BikeRoar has the science to prove it.
BikeRoar brings you 6 top performing XC full suspension mountain bikes that won't break the bank.
Having a family than doesn't enjoy cycling can be tough. BikeRoar gives you some great ideas on how to help your family share your love of cycling.
With a recent ban of disc brake use in competitive cycling by the UCI some, retailers are wondering how this may affect the sales of performance road bike moving forward.
A series of week-long sportives, the Haute Route takes you through some of Europe's most epic mountain ranges. BikeRoar shares the experience: what it's like to suffer, and ultimately s...
Ryders Seventh riding glasses seamlessly combine tech features with true value. BikeRoar tested the Seventh glasses on both the road and the trails to see how good these glasses truly are.
We break down mountain bike genres (sport/rec, AM, XC, PLUS) to help you understand them, your riding preferences, and the right bike for you and the ride.
Hey shop owners, BikeRoar bring you some straight forward advice on your shop thats guaranteed to help you create a better buying experience for your customers.
There are many good options when it comes to replacing the tires on your road bike. BikeRoar makes it easier with this list of 6 top-end road bike tires for 2016.
Starting a family is one of life's biggest joys, but how do you fit in the time to ride with the demands of a busy family? BikeRoar has some great tips on how to maintain your training ...
With the addition of Eagle and NX to SRAM's already comprehensive collection of mountain bike componentry groups, here's a run-down of SRAM's offerings to date for the 2016 season.
Recently announced 1x12 XX1 and X01 drive trains from SRAM are due this June and people are wondering, 'Is this the end of the front derailleur?'
Starting his own bike washing business so he can raise enough money to get to the Australian nationals, young Max is as industrious as he is determined. Bikeroar talks with this junior ...
Spring is in the air for the northern hemisphere, so BikeRoar gives you some great tips on how to get your bike and bike habits ready for the upcoming season.
World Cycling League is about to launch velodrome racing with superstar riders and spectator friendly rules. BikeRoar digs deeper to see if track cycling can win the hearts of the masse...
Cycling is often a team sport, but are growing teams providing proper development or simply squashing competition?
Get to know one of Australia's top XC racers and his bike of choice - the Specialized S-Works Epic of Andrew Blair.
The introduction of PLUS sized bikes mean yet another new industry standard. BikeRoar gives you the scoop on what PLUS is and why you will want to upgrade.
Automatic electronic shifting technology (ProShift and Shimano Di2) helps James DuBose compete with his handcycle and gives regular cyclists a glimpse of the future.
SRAM introduces a budget 1x11 drivetrain to the market. With most 1x11 builds costing too much for the average rider, the inexpensive NX system could be the answer many people have been...
Turning a profit is the single most important goal for retail shops. BikeRoar gives you some great insight into how you can increase your profitability over the 2016 season.
Moving forward into 2016 BikeRoar brings you their choices for the best MTB tires for this season. There are some familiar faces in this list and some brand new tires that are sure to k...
Increased fines and mandatory licensing laws menace cyclists in New South Wales, Australia, and threaten cycling as a personal freedom.
It sounds like a sales pitch, but there's truth to saving when you spend more. We explain the importance of paying more for your bike.
BikeRoar asks award winning bike shops about what separates them from the rest. Use their tips and advice to build on your store's success for 2016 and beyond.
Winners were crowned at the public gran fondo recently held along with Australia road nationals. Should gran fondos be sanctioned races? With champions?
Handy and unusual preparation tips for DH racing that only a seasoned racer would know.
Wild animal encounters can be unnerving and dangerous. Use this advice to deal with some of the most common animals found on the trails.
DRAPAC team mechanic Andrew Ward tells BikeRoar what it takes to wrench in the pros and offers tips for home bike mechanics.
With St. Valentine's Day right around the corner, BikeRoar has you covered with great gift ideas sure to capture the heart of your special cycling someone.
64 year old woman found guilty of sabotaging iconic North Vancouver bike trails, but was it a win for the MTB community?
McCarthy gives BikeRoar a rundown of his winning equipment and race at the 2016 TDU.
Shopping for a new bike shop can be difficult. BikeRoar has a few good pointers on how to make shopping for a new bike shop as easy as possible!
Earle swaps his Pinarello F8 for a SwiftCarbon UltravoxTI. He gives BikeRoar a look at his new team bike.
Graeme Brown (Drapac) unveiled his brand new gold Swift HyperVox aero bike at this year's Tour Down Under. Bike Roar was there to get the inside scoop on this beautiful machine.
Injured while cycling? Use these tips to keep fit or come back better than before.
Look at the relationship and roles of cyclists and local bike shops in today's world of shopping and service.
Jack Bobridge, Amanda Spratt, and Jenelle Crooks each claim Australian road race titles in closing championship events.
Do your bike clothes and gear stink? Here's how to get the odor out and what might be causing it to smell.
Cycling is a great way to lose weight and you don’t have to wear Spandex to make it happen. Here is some advice for success.
BikeRoar takes a look at six road bikes that are big on performance, not on price…
BikeRoar talks to the world’s best bike gurus to tap into the truth on the importance of frame size when it comes to individual fit.