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joshpalmer

  • Age: 35 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Canada
  • How long have you been riding? 31 years
  • Bikes Owned it's a revolving door
  • Favorite Bikes: Trek Slash 29

Articles / Tips

  • 13 scariest things to do on a bike

    13 of the scariest things to do on your bike

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    Opinion: Do we really need 29-inch DH bikes?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

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    How to pick a cycling coach

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

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    Don't give up on your road bike

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

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    How to ride rutted out trails

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

  • Winter biking snow explosion

    How to prepare your bike suspension for winter

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

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    What makes a good cycling jacket?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

  • Foam tire inserts

    Foam tire inserts and the future of MTB wheels

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 1 year ago

    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.

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    Clipless vs. flat pedals and shoes for MTB

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    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.

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    How to recover faster and better from hard rides

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    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.

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    Student bicycle gear shopping guide

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    This school shopping guide helps students get the gear they need to ride their bikes to classes safely, comfortably, and looking smart.

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    Ridden and Reviewed: Marin Hawk Hill

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    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.

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    5 life lessons I learned from riding road

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    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.

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    How to ride slippery roots

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 1 year ago

    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.

  • Big changes in 2017 for orica scott cycling team

    Big Changes in 2017 for Orica-Scott Cycling Team

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 2 years ago

    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...

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    Pro & Bike: World and Ironman Champion Terenzo Bozzone and the Argon 18 E-119 Tri+

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 2 years ago

    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+.

  • New year cycling nutrition

    Cycling nutrition for the new year

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 2 years ago

    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 cycling gifts for her

    Christmas Cycling Gifts for Her

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    Bond Bikes: The re-birth of high-end aluminum frames

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Cyclist stocking stuffer guide

    Cyclist stocking stuffer guide

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    Kids cycling gift guide

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Hottest new mtb tires for 2017

    Hottest new MTB tires for 2017

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Lessons from larry the old school merchant

    Lessons from Larry, the Old School Merchant

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    E-bikes: What there is to know before you buy

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    What to look for in mountain bike gloves

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    Climbing bikes that beat the Taiwan KOM Challenge

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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 gifts for cyclists 2016

    Christmas Gifts for Cyclists 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

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    Ridden and Reviewed: Cycliq Duo Mount

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    Cycling Destination: Taiwan

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    The '3 Wise Campaigns' for your Bike Shop Marketing this Christmas Season

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    What to do if you have a warranty issue?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    Ridden and Reviewed: Cycliq Fly12 - HD Bike Camera and Front Bicycle Light Combo

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Bikeroar best bikes shops 2016

    BikeRoar Best Bike Shops for 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    We talk with our Best Bike Shop 2016 winners to understand how they got to be customer favorites and successful businesses.

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    How to choose a safe cycling route

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • 6 tips for clean cycling training

    6 tips for clean training

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    With the recent leak of athletes using banned substances, we at BikeRoar though you could use some great tips on how to train clean.

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    Fancy Bears blows the lid off of who's been using banned substances in professional sports

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    Fall is the best time to build trails and here's why

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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...

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    Interbike 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • 5 best trail hardtail 1500 3000

    5 Best Trail Hardtails $1500 - $3000

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about about 2 years ago

    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.

  • How to get faster and better service at a bike shop

    How to get faster and better service at a bike shop

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    It's okay to buy a hardtail (and you probably should)

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Eurobike Gold Awards 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

  • Best new bike accessories for 2016

    Best new bike accessories for 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    5 Great Fatbikes for 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    Looking for some extra grip to rip? BikeRoar brings you our top choices and editor's pick of fatbikes for 2016.

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    Email Marketing: A Deep Dive Into Email Analytics, Tracking and Statistics for Bike Retailers

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Home storage ideas for your bike

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Save money by setting up your own home bike workshop

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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 ...

  • Most innovative bike components 2016

    Most Innovative Bike Components of 2016

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    What to do if your bike gets stolen

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Australian Father's Day Gift Guide

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    Father's Day is coming up, Australia. Here are some great gift suggestions to celebrate your cycling Aussie dad.

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    Does drinking alcohol impact your cycling performance?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Why an all mountain bike should be your next purchase

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    A viewer's guide to slopestyle contests

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

  • Bike to school 705

    Your kid should bike to school - here's why and how

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Top 10 tips for faster descending

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    Descending on your road bike is fun and it can make or break a race. Here are ten key tips for descending faster.

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    MY BIG FAT BIKE DILEMMA: The evolving specs and geometry of fatbikes

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Back to School: Bike gear shopping list

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Email Marketing: A Powerful Sales Weapon is Right at Your Fingertips!

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    #Rio2016 - Olympic Cycling at its best

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Learn mountain bike skills by video? Ryan Leech guarantees it!

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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?

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    Ridden and Reviewed: 2017 KHS SixFifty 6700

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Neck Braces: Should you be wearing one?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

  • Compression socks science

    Compression Socks: Science or science fiction?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Knog Lights Ridden & Reviewed: Blinder MOB The Face and Blinder Road

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Ridden and Reviewed: KHS Grit 440

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    BikeRoar takes the KHS Grit 440 off roading to see what this full carbon gravel bike is capable of.

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    SpeedX: Is a smart bike a smart buy?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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?

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    Crankworx Whistler: An insider's guide to the biggest event of the year

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Ridden and Reviewed: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon MIPS Helmet

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    We test Fox's highest end downhill MTB helmet, now with MIPS, to see how it fits and performs out in the real world.

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    Safe Cycling Tips

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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 ...

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    Ridden and Reviewed: Fox Metah Helmet

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Tour de France 2016: Preview & Predictions

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    MIPS Helmets: How do they work? Should you use one?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Carbon Handlebars: Why your MTB needs a set

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Balance Bikes: What are they? Which ones are best for your kids?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Downhill MTB: Best bikes for $2500-$5000

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    Downhill season is upon us and BikeRoar brings you the 6 best DH bikes from $2500-$5000

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    Ridden and Reviewed: MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Trail 16L camera and gear bag

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Sagan is Special(ized)

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Carbon MTB Wheels: Benefits and Breakdown

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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?

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    Road Realizations: Are cycling's governing bodies failing their members?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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?

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    Racer or not, is it safe to buy a road bike with disc brakes?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Dropper Posts: How do they work and do I need one?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Don't quit the gym during your cycling season - strength and conditioning

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Zerode: An interview about the future of gearbox bikes

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Why Women Could Save Your Bike Shop

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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...

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    Plus Bikes: 4 bikes you need to ride

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Adventure Riding: How-to ride in exotic countries

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Surviving a wild animal encounter while biking (Pt. 2) - Danger Down Under

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Crankworx Rotorua: a how-to guide for visitors

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Liv Giant boosts support for women in cycling

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Are road disc brakes a menace or a blessing?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Why women are better cyclists than men

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Best XC Full Suspension Bikes for $1500-$3000

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    BikeRoar brings you 6 top performing XC full suspension mountain bikes that won't break the bank.

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    Helping your family enjoy cycling

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Should Bike Shops be Worried by a UCI ban on Road Disc Brakes?

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    The Haute Route: A firsthand experience of what it takes to tackle the world's toughest ride

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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 eyewear seventh review

    Ryders Seventh Review: Where function meets value

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    AM, XC, PLUS - What am I? A beginner's guide to who you are and what MTB to buy

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Hey Bike Shop Owner - Let’s Go for a Walk

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 3 years ago

    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.

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    6 Road Tires Worth Paying More For

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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.

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    Succeed in cycling goals when you have kids

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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 ...

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    SRAM MTB 2016 Lineup: A quick round up and comparison

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 3 years ago

    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.

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    SRAM Eagle 1x12 Takes Flight

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about over 2 years ago

    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?'

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    Max's Bike Wash: Junior bike washer's tips and tools

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 3 years ago

    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 ...

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    Spring Clean: things to remember when caring for your bike

    Posted by Josh Palmer | about almost 3 years ago

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