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How To Adjust Mechanical Disc Brakes

Updated: 11/20/14 Format: Video
How To Adjust Mechanical Disc Brakes

Learn the fundamentals of adjusting mechanical disc brakes. Most brands adjust the same so the next time your pads wear, cable stretches or your rotor is out of alignment you will be able to fix the issue yourself.


How To Bleed Shimano Deore XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Updated: 11/10/14 Format: Video
How To Bleed Shimano Deore XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Learn how to Bleed Shimano Deore XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Next time you need to do annual maintenance, shorten or replace the hose, this video will give you the confidence and know how to do it yourself.


How To Assemble A New Path and Pavement Bike From PerformanceBike.com

Updated: 9/22/14 Format: Article
How To Assemble A New Path and Pavement Bike From PerformanceBike.com

Congratulations on getting your new bike. You’re probably pretty excited to get out and ride, so to help you put your new bike together, we’ve created this step-by-step instruction guide so you can do that as quickly as possible. Putting a mountain bike together is relatively straight forward, and you should be on the trails in no time.


How To Care For Lycra Cycling Clothing

Updated: 7/7/14 Format: Article
How To Care For Lycra Cycling Clothing

Before you just throw those new bib shorts and that new jersey into the washing machine, stop and think about what you’re about to do. Lycra clothing, especially some of the newer, meshier stuff, is fairly delicate, and it can be easily damaged in the wash. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll save some time and get more life out of your new investment.


PacificHealth: Sugar Is The Best Fuel

Updated: 7/1/14 Format: Article
PacificHealth: Sugar Is The Best Fuel

It’s true that sugar consumption is unhealthy in most contexts. But the exercise context is a major exception. Our muscles are highly sophisticated energy-producing factories that evolved over a million years or so. Apparently, the muscles haven’t gotten the memo that sugar is bad, because their preferred source of energy is simple sugars. There is no question that complex carbs provide many health benefits when we are not exercising. However, during exercise the preferred and, in fact, only fuel used by muscles is simple sugars.