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Choosing Cycling Shoes For Wide Feet (Buying Guide + Top Picks)

The best cycling shoes for wide feet create that aaaahh moment when you finally slip into something that fits. And when you lay down serious pedal power, they cradle your feet with full support. No squeezing, no pressure points, no nerve pain. The trick is to find shoes that use a genuinely wide last. Many… Continue reading Choosing Cycling Shoes For Wide Feet (Buying Guide + Top Picks)

Cruiser Bikes Vs. Hybrids: What’s Right For You?

Cruiser Bikes Vs. Hybrids: What’s Right For You?

Hybrids and cruisers are the go-to options for fun and fitness, but they cater to drastically different preferences. From commuting and errands to riverwalk rambling to occasional trails, I’ve put both styles through the paces over a lifetime of cycling. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right style for your real-life riding.… Continue reading Cruiser Bikes Vs. Hybrids: What’s Right For You?

The Best Bike Helmets For Big Heads (Top Picks + Full List)

The Best Bike Helmets For Big Heads (Top Picks + Full List)

Fit equals protection, but tracking down the best bike helmets for big heads can be an exercise in frustration.  One brand’s XL is too snug…another’s L is somehow bigger…and yet another brand isn’t even in the ballpark.  If you’re struggling to find a helmet that’s bearable to wear—let alone a great fit—then you’re in the… Continue reading The Best Bike Helmets For Big Heads (Top Picks + Full List)

The Complete Guide To Bicycle Handlebars

The Complete Guide To Bicycle Handlebars

Last updated: January 2nd, 2023Bicycle handlebars have an enormous impact on your riding experience. The right ones solve posture and handling problems; the wrong ones worsen them. But why are there so many designs, what’s with all the terminology, and which bars should you actually consider? Why are there so many types of handlebars for… Continue reading The Complete Guide To Bicycle Handlebars

The Best Bikes For Heavy Riders: What (And Why) To Buy / Avoid In 2023

The Best Bikes For Heavy Riders: What (And Why) To Buy / Avoid In 2023

Last updated: January 2nd, 2023As a heavier rider, it can be tough to find a bicycle that gives you confidence. Maybe the salesperson at your local bike shop gets a little awkward when you ask for recommendations, as if they’d never seen bigger folks ride before. Maybe you’re getting frustrated with wading through questionable “reviews”… Continue reading The Best Bikes For Heavy Riders: What (And Why) To Buy / Avoid In 2023

Choosing Grips For Flat-Bar, Hybrid & Commuter  Bikes

Choosing Grips For Flat-Bar, Hybrid & Commuter Bikes

Last updated: November 26th, 2022Grips are hardly the most exciting part of a bike, but they’re perhaps the most overlooked source of (dis)comfort. The best grips will: The more weight your hands support, the more grip design will matter. Everyone will benefit from the right pair, but you’ll notice a bigger difference on forward-leaning hybrid… Continue reading Choosing Grips For Flat-Bar, Hybrid & Commuter Bikes