Trek FX hybrid bike

7 Best Hybrid Bikes Under $500

These 10 do-it-all bikes can be had for a pretty reasonable price, which is crazy when you consider that owning a hybrid is almost like having two bikes in one.

Complete guide to bike touring

Complete Guide to Bike Touring

Everything you need to know about bike touring: How to prepare physically and mentally, how to pack, and the best places to tour around.

A bike helmet with a very clean strap spread out on a table

How to Clean Bike Helmet Straps

We do a lot of sweating when we’re on our bikes, which creates a need to clean the helmet from time to time. The straps are the part of the helmet that probably soaks up the most sweat.

Closeup of an e-bike battery on the frame of a bike

E-bike Battery Storage Options: Explored

Knowing how to store an ebike battery that you won’t use for a while is an essential part of its care. After all, a replacement cell costs more than it would for your laptop or smartphone.

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How to Lock a Bike Without a Lock

We have some ideas for how to secure your bike without a lock. Some methods aim to deter a thief from targeting it altogether, while others are designed to slow thieves down.

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Can You Get a DUI Riding a Bike?

It’s never a good idea to get on your bike or behind the wheel of your car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, the consequences vary depending on which state you live in.

Sticker on a bike frame that says My Bike is Faster Than Your Bike

How to Remove Stickers from Bike Frames

They aren’t quite tattoos, but bike stickers can cause regret. Whether they’re your own or inherited with a used bike, here’s how you can safely remove stickers from a bike frame.

A row of bicycle frames hanging from the wall of a shop

Bike Frame Materials and What to Expect From Them

Bike frames are typically made from one of four materials: steel, aluminum, titanium, or carbon. Each option has unique characteristics that impact the quality and comfort of your ride.

A woman wearing a backpack rides a bike comfortably in the street

Bike Ergonomics: The Key to Comfortable, Injury-Free Riding

You’ve probably heard the term ‘ergonomics’ used in reference to office chairs and computer desks, but it’s equally relevant to bicycles. It shouldn’t hurt to ride and it certainly shouldn’t cause injury. Getting ergonomics right can prevent these things.

Flat pedal for road bike

4 Best Road Bike Flat Pedals: Compared

Flat pedals don’t lock your foot into place. They’re generally for mountain bikes, but you can use them on a road cycle. Here are four great options.

A bike with paint partially stripped from its aluminum top tube

How to Strip Paint from a Bike Frame

Whether you’re looking to re-paint or simply love the look of bare aluminum, we’ll show you the best ways to strip the paint of your aluminum bike frame.

beach cruiser on a boardwalk near the beach

Cruiser vs Hybrid Bike: How Do You Decide?

Cruiser bikes and hybrid bikes are more laid back than bikes built for long roads and mountain descents, but they aren’t the same. We explain the differences.

Cyclist holding his knee

How to Strengthen Your Knees While Cycling

Cycling with proper form can strengthen the muscles around your knees, but if you experience knee pain while cycling and choose to ignore it, that can lead to injury and long-term damage.

View from a ride on the world's tallest bike

Is Your Bike Frame Too Big?

If your back, shoulders, or wrists ache after a ride, that could be a sign that your bicycle frame is too big.

Woman pumping a bike tire in a bike shop

How To Pump a Bike Tire

Pumping up your tires is relatively easy, and can make your bike rides more enjoyable and efficient. If you ride with incorrect pressure, it’s can be uncomfortable and a little unsafe.

Closeup of a bicycle's gears and drivetrain

How Bike Gears Work: Explained

If you’re new to cycling, bike gears can be intimidating. Once you have a little background knowledge, though, understanding how bike gears work can make your cycling experience much more enjoyable. Here’s an explainer.

One of the best bike trailers for groceries

Best Bike Trailer for Groceries

Tired of carrying your own groceries on a bike? These are the BEST bike trailers for groceries out there right now.

Closeup of a bicycle chain cutting diagonally across the frame

What is the Best Oil for Bike Chains?

If you run out of chain lube, can you use a different oil? Before grabbing the WD40 or cooking oil, take a closer look at the types of oil you can use on a bike chain.

Large group of cyclists racing down road after training for a Gran Fondo or sportive

Gran Fondo Training Plan: How to Prepare

Endurance rides should make up about 80% of your Gran Fondo training, with incremental distance increases on your long rides each week. Here’s a training program you can use.