The Best Cycling Rollers for 2019: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

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If you’ve ever struggled to ride in a straight line or nearly swerved off the road reaching into your jersey pocket, then cycling rollers could improve your balance and coordination. Any pro rider will tell you that it’s not necessarily the size of the engine that matters most, but how efficiently you use it. Developing a smooth, efficient pedal stroke will not only teach you how to ride more economically, it’ll also improve your balance and core stability. Not all rollers are created equal. Here’s our roundup of the best cycling rollers to fit the needs of recreational riders and racers.  

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How to Choose the Best Bike Trainer: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide 2019

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Updated 2/18/18

If you want to turn cycling into a year-round activity, but don’t live in a warm locale, chances are you’ll need an indoor bike trainer. For years cyclists equated training indoors with a cycling death sentence, but then apps like TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and Zwift transformed these mind numbing indoor miles into an opportunity to ride the world’s best courses and compete against our virtual and real-life cycling friends.

With so many apps and trainers flooding the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. What trainers are compatible with which apps and do you need a smart trainer to use Zwift? And what exactly is a smart trainer? From magnetic to direct drive, here’s everything you need to know to get started with an indoor bike trainer.

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Best Cyclocross Bikes Under $1,500

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Can’t decide between a road bike and a mountain bike? Or maybe you love the idea of riding on dirt roads and gravel, but don’t feel comfortable riding them on a road bike.

Enter the cyclocross bike. In a nutshell, it’s a little rougher and tougher than a road bike, but faster and more fun to ride on the road than a mountain bike. It’s also the perfect commuter.

If you’re looking for the best cyclocross bike under $1,500, here are some of my favorites, including our number one pick, the value-packed Women’s specific Raleigh RXW here.

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The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Bike Deals 2019


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Nothing is sweeter than unwrapping some carbon swag for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favorite cycling fanatic or upgrading your own gear by taking advantage of some massive price drops, we’ve compiled the best discounts and coupon codes into one handy guide. The best Black Friday Bike Deals have already started. Many are time-limited, so we’re monitoring them every hour. Keep checking back for the best cycling deals.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best Cycling Deals Now

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Beginning Tuesday July 16 at 3pm and running through Wednesday July 17th, 2018 is Amazon’s 3rd annual Amazon Prime Day, a two-day event where Amazon is offering some of the lowest prices of the year, even lower than on Black Friday!

We’ve rounded up the best deals on Prime Day for cyclists, along with a few other deals worth sharing.

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Start Cycling Now: The Best Beginner Road Bikes of 2019

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I can give you my reviews, but buying a road bike is ultimately a personal decision. To find the best beginner road bike, it’s important to consider more than just the cost. Choose a bike that fits you well, is a joy to ride and best applies modern technology at that price.

Sounds a little intimidating, right? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

I’ve included easy-to-navigate guides to help you understand the difference between component groups and frame materials and to answer questions such as”do I really need disc brakes on a road bike?”

Then I rounded up the best bikes for your budget and riding style.

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The Best Aero Road Helmet? Longterm Rudy Boost 01 Review

Versatility isn’t a word commonly associated with triathlon gear. So we’re particularly excited to see a helmet that not only excels in aerobars but also offers roadies a real slipstream advantage. Rudy Project claims its Boost 01 aero road helmet reduces aerodynamic drag by 12% compared to traditional road helmets. 

While it took longer for the Italian company to enter the aero road market, they finally have a dog in the fight. Aerodynamically engineered by wind tunnel master John Cobb, the Boost 01 marries the ventilation and comfort of an aero road helmet with the aerodynamic time trial design that’s set Rudy Project apart as the most worn helmet at the IronMan World Championships.

Having tested other aero road helmets, we strapped on the Rudy Project and put it to the test.

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Hybrid Bike Sales

Breezer Liberty 5S LE City Bike – 2017 – 22% off at Performance Bike 

Fuji Traverse 1.8 LE Sport Hybrid Bike — 2017 – 20% off at Performance Bike 

Marin San Rafael DS4 Dual Sport Bike – 2017 – 14% off at Performance Bike

Women’s Hybrid Bike Sale

Diamondback Calico Sport Women’s Flat Bar Road Bike – 2016 – 26% off at Performance Bike 

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The Best Mountain Bike Sales Now

Looking to rip up some singletrack? From beginners to singlespeeders and fat bike enthusiasts will all find something in our weekly roundup of the best mountain bike sales on the internet.

Keep checking back and be sure to post up any sweet deals below.

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The Best Direct-Drive Trainer? Elite Drivo Long-Term Review

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When you think of high end, direct drive trainers, two names instantly come to mind: Tacx Neo and Wahoo KICKR. As a record number of riders do battle on Zwift, the big players in the smart trainer market have finally stepped up to answer the call with some heavy hitters.

While Tacx touted their near-silent Neo and Wahoo claimed a true-to-life ride experience, Elite released the Drivo, a behemoth — built like a tank — with near perfect power accuracy. But is the Elite Drivo a third party contender or a worthy candidate for the best direct drive trainer?

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