To say that cycling isn’t a hobby or a type of recreation, but rather a lifestyle, is both true and admittedly a little bit annoying. Cyclists build their weekends around the group ride, they shave their legs, and they stream obscure European races while sipping espresso or drinking craft beer. They use shrouded jargon like “vertical compliance” and make a reference to “UCI regulations” in everyday conversation. They tend to own at least three bikes, somtimes many more. If you’re already a cyclist, you’ll enjoy these stories. If not, welcome to the club.

The Gear and Glory of Cycling

Bikes, Kits and Cheating

Need a Road Bike? Ride Aluminum

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You should ditch your carbon steed in favor of an aluminum bike. Here’s why.

The Best Road Bikes of 2016

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On these bikes, the coffee shop will no longer be the most exciting part of your ride.

Ian Boswell is Kicking Ass in Europe

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Ian Boswell is a rising star on Team Sky. We interviewed him at training camp in Mallorca. Read the Story

8 Absolutely Killer Cycling Jerseys and Bibs

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Stylish choices from Rapha, Castelli, Café du Cycliste, Velocio and more.

Cheating is on the Rise in Cycling

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A joint investigation by an Italian newspaper and a French television station shows that mechanical doping in cycling may be widespread.

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Cycling Culture and Interviews

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Andy Hampsten is still the only American to have won the Giro d’Italia. Learn More: Here

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Photos from America’s version of L’Eroica, the classic bike race on the dirt roads of Tuscany. Learn More: Here

e-bike-crit-gear-patrol-LEAD-FEATURED The E-Bike Criterium

The 2015 E-Bike Criterium was one of the most important electric bike races in the history of the sport. Learn More: Here

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