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    6 ways to make road cycling more fun

    Posted by Shoshauna Routley

    Bicycling is fun! Use these six tips to make it funner and better, especially if you need a little help getting your cyclist joy compass or thrill ...

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    Student bicycle gear shopping guide

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    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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    Compare: Shimano 105 v. SRAM Rival 22 v. Campagnolo Centaur

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    A look at Campy's 11-speed updated entry-level Centaur groupset and how it stacks up to Shimano's 105 and SRAM Rival 22 road bike groups for overal...

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    Puncture proof my road bike tire

    Posted by Christian Woodcock

    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 pu...

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    How to ride slippery roots

    Posted by Josh Palmer

    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 ...

  • Do you even need shimano xtr

    Bro, do you really need XTR?

    Posted by Josh Palmer

    XTR is the pinnacle of Shimano's mountain bike groupsets, but is it the best for you? We look at why and when a top-end grouppo might be right, or ...

  • Clunk grind creak bike noise

    Clunk! Grind! Creak! Why is my bike making a noise?

    Posted by Terence Giesbrecht

    A noise from your bicycle can be annoying and a potential safety issue. Here is a guide to identifying and resolving bike clicks, clunks, and other...

  • Zwift and compatible indoor trainers

    Zwift and Compatible Indoor Trainers

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    Zwift is a popular turbo trainer game / world that enhances indoor riding. Here's our guide to Zwift and compatible trainers and smart trainers, an...

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    Don't give up on your mountain bike!

    Posted by Josh Palmer

    Does a bad experience or crash have you feeling like quitting your MTB? Here's advice to help you address your issues and overcome the temptation t...

  • 8 favorite commuter bikes

    8 Favorite Commuter Bikes

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    Whether it's Bike Month, avoiding traffic, the desire to exercise, or simply to get out that inspires you, we have the bicycles you should look at ...

  • Summer cycling gear guide

    Summer Cycling Gear Guide

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    When the season turns hot, it's time to get the gear that keeps you cool, comfortable, and protected on the road and trail. Here's what we recommen...

  • Kids bikes for all ages sizes and disciplines

    How to choose a kid's bike

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    We give you the key aspects to consider when shopping for kids' bicycles and give you some of our picks for various riding styles, from BMX to MTB,...

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    11 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Cycling Moms

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    It's time to love, honor, and gift the cycling moms in your life. Check our these gift ideas we've compiled for Mother's Day covering a range taste...

  • Top bicycle pumps for bigger faster air

    Top bicycle pumps for bigger, faster air

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    You need to get your bike tires filled with air to get riding. A good pump makes it that much easier, so we look at some that do it well by giving ...

  • 10 tax refund cycling splurges

    10 Tax Refund Cycling Splurges

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    If you've got a tax refund coming (and we hope you do!), what better way to spend it than on some new bike gear? Here are some essential, practical...

  • 7 best wide road tires

    7 Best Wide Road Tires

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    There are several benefits to running wider road tires including better traction and comfort. Here's more information about going bigger and some o...

  • Better breathing techniques for cyclists

    Better breathing techniques for cyclists

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    You're breathing, of course, but are you breathing the best way for bicycling? We examine nose and mouth breathing and techniques bicyclists can us...

  • Womens bike types and picks for 2017

    Women's Bike Types and Picks for 2017

    Posted by Jayne Rutter

    Good bikes for women are tailored to female bodies and needs. We look at what's different and give you our picks of women's bikes to suit many ridi...

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    10 reasons to invest $1000 on your first mountain bike

    Posted by Christian Woodcock

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

  • Bicycle spring cleaning guide

    Bicycle Spring Cleaning Guide

    Posted by Marcus Speed

    Prepare your bike for the riding season with some spring cleaning and care. BikeRoar has a list of products and ideas to help you wash, clean, lube...

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