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Longboarding: Tight Trucks vs Loose Trucks

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Nearly every longboarder will agree that overly tight trucks just aren’t a whole lot of fun. And worse, they can be down right dangerous. Longboarding is all about freedom on an oversized skateboard. Tight or winding turns through town and giant carves down a freshly paved country downhill are signature maneuvers on a longboard –…

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How to Adjust Bike Brakes

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  While bicycle brakes offer excellent stopping power, there are a few reasons why the brakes might not be working properly. Over time the cables may stretch, the brake pads can wear out, a pad might drag on the rim or the brakes just might not be tight enough. Because your safety depends on optimum braking,…

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Tips for First Time Fat Bike Riders

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Fat biking has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing trends in cycling. With tires as wide as 4.7 inches (nearly double the width of mountain bike tires), fat bikes allow riders to not only tackle snowy singletrack, extending the cycling season into winter, but also float over fair-weather terrain that would otherwise be impassable…

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Bike Safety Tips for Commuters

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  Communities across the country are are thinking differently when it comes to the infrastructure of our roads. Towns and cities are making massive improvements to make our roads safe for bike commuters of all ages and abilities. Bike commuters can find bike lanes or shared bike lanes (where a car and a bike share the same…

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How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

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While they can be frustrating, fixing a flat tire isn’t terribly difficult. When riding, be sure to have a patch kit and bicycle tire release lever. These simple instructions can get you back on your bike quickly. Release the Brake – Before fixing the flat, you’ll need release the brake so that the wheel can…

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How to Slide on a Longboard

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The first slide to master is the 180 Coleman slide. From there, you can add your own style and tweak it to make it your own. Before attempting slides, get comfortable carving on hills with some decent speed. You’ll need enough speed to get the board around 180 degrees. Check out all the tools you’ll…

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How to Pick a Bike Helmet

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A bike helmet should be a no brainer. Once you get used to wearing one, it almost feels weird if you don’t wear one! While all helmets will protect your head, some are designed with aerodynamics in mind, some are exceptionally lightweight and others provide maximum ventilation at high speeds. As price increases, helmets are typically lighter…

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Easy Longboard Tricks

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You’re feeling pretty comfortable on the board. Cruising around, turning, gaining speed and making sharper turns are like second nature. It’s time for some basic longboard tricks to keep the progression going. Check out our top 5 favorite easy longboard tricks… Cross-Stepping – A iconic trick in longboarding (as in surfing), mastering cross-stepping will lock…

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Men’s Hiking Style Guide

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– Function and fashion are important.  When exploring the world function is the most important.  If someone says that fashion doesn’t matter, it can be assumed they probably wears crocs to weddings and have no real say on the topic.  Get outside and look good exploring this beautiful world of ours. – Arc’teryx Cerium SL Jacket Perfect…

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Oakley Tour De France Eyeshade Sunglasses

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— — Oakley is proud to stand above the title of being the first optics company to create the world’s first sport performance specific sunglasses.  31 years ago Oakley introduced the Eyeshades Sunglasses and invented a category that brought to fruition a global market for sporting enthusiasts.  Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary from their 1984 release…

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