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Getting Started in Racing

Getting Started in Racing

June 29, 2017

There are so many beautiful things about the community of cyclists we support at Pactimo. We are lucky to have so many customers that share a passion and enthusiasm for cycling, a breadth of experience and accomplishment, and a personal tangible, often-times measurable commitment to riding bikes.

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Tips to Make Commuting a Reality

Tips to Make Commuting a Reality

April 27, 2017

As a long-time commuter, I want to assure you of this first – it gets easier with time. I’m writing this on a day that I knew would bring a high chance for wet weather in the afternoon. That promise is being fulfilled and I’m excited!  I’m looking forward to the ride home mostly because I’m prepared for it, not just in my choice of attire, but also in the knowledge that the route is relatively safe (there are just a couple spots that you’ve really got to watch). It also means I don’t have to water the garden when I get home. Despite the love I have for the ride, I’m still lazy about housework.

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Affordable Upgrades and Seasonal Maintenance for Your Bike

Affordable Upgrades and Seasonal Maintenance for Your Bike

April 17, 2017

Spring has Sprung! If the bike is seeing a bit more attention than it has in the last few months, or maybe it has taken a bit of a beating with some winter riding, here are a few important and affordable things to upgrade your bike. Guaranteed to make an immediate and positive impact!

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Vest Stands for Versatility! Five Reasons You Deserve One

Vest Stands for Versatility! Five Reasons You Deserve One

April 13, 2017

Whether you’re a year-round commuter, fair weather fan with an annual event, or a seasoned racer, the humble vest is a key component to any kit. Here’s why:

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Tips for Riding in a Pack

Tips for Riding in a Pack

April 11, 2017

Riding in a pack can be intimidating, and even dangerous at times, but it’s an essential skill for racing and participating in large rides and events. There are good reasons for cyclists to ride in a peloton – efficiency chief among them. And if you’re racing, it’s a skill that is simply not optional.

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Tips for Choosing a Cycling Jersey

Tips for Choosing a Cycling Jersey

August 31, 2016

If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we’d like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and […]

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When to Wear Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

When to Wear Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

August 31, 2016

Warmers are a great choice for any cyclist because they are compact and lightweight, making them easy to pack and carry, while also being extremely effective against chill. They are generally made of Lycra, and in some case may include […]

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Things to Consider when Buying Cycling Shorts

Things to Consider when Buying Cycling Shorts

August 29, 2016

The primary purpose of cycling shorts is to provide comfort. Designed specifically for men and women, cycling shorts make sure that padding is in the right places and seams are strategically placed to reduce chaffing […]

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All About Base Layers

All About Base Layers

August 08, 2016 1 Comment

Base layers are one of those items you seen on cycling apparel sites, but you’ve probably never thought about buying one since you weren’t sure exactly when to use it or why. Hopefully, this article will […]

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Glossary of Cycling Terminology

Glossary of Cycling Terminology

July 26, 2016

Cyclists have their own lingo and language. Hopefully this list will help make sense of  it all. A aero: Slang for aerodynamic or streamlined. Anything that helps a cyclist combat wind. Aero devices include handlebars, bullet-shaped […]

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Bike Handling Tips for Wet Conditions

Bike Handling Tips for Wet Conditions

May 31, 2016

Summer usually means afternoon showers, and with that comes slick roads and sometimes dicey conditions. Wet roads present a whole host of possible dangers for cyclists. If you watched the Tour de France this year you’d have seen even the best bike handlers in the world crashing out in the rain. While it is impossible […]

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10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

May 01, 2016

Cyclists seem to always be fretting about their weight… Maybe it’s the skin tight clothing. Or, maybe it’s watching as a rider half your size bombs past on an intense mountain climb–as if you were standing still. Either way, if you’re reading this article you must be at least mildly interested in shedding a few […]

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5 Ways to Get a Friend into Cycling

5 Ways to Get a Friend into Cycling

March 01, 2016

[This article originally appeared on bicyclecolorado.org] None of us were born bicyclists. Well maybe you were if you are Taylor Phinney and both your parents were professional cyclists. But the rest of us had to get our start somewhere else. In my last post, I mentioned how a friend helped me get into bicycle racing. […]

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Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own

Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own

September 24, 2015

What tools belong in every bike owner’s garage? Here’s a good starting list. Doing your own bike maintenance is a great way to save a bit of cash. You’ll have to spend a bit first to get set up though, so Global Cycling Network put together this list of the ten tools they think every […]

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7 Tips for Riding a Road Bike on Dirt

7 Tips for Riding a Road Bike on Dirt

September 01, 2015 1 Comment

No need to stop having fun when the pavement ends! Many riders, especially those who are new to cycling, have a misconception that road bikes should only be ridden on pavement. But the truth is, road bikes can be safely ridden on all kinds of road surfaces, including cobblestone, dirt and gravel. Plus…not only is […]

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Cycling and Hydration

Cycling and Hydration

July 09, 2015

Water is crucial to the function of your body, especially when participating in strenuous sport activities such as cycling. Water not only carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles through your bloodstream, but it also helps pull waste away from your muscles as well. Additionally, water is expelled in the form of perspiration as your […]

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

April 14, 2015

Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first addresses your ability as a cyclist to become as […]

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Bike Handling Skills and Drills

Bike Handling Skills and Drills

June 26, 2012 1 Comment

Many people think that the pros don’t work on their handling skills but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most professionals routinely do handling drills to keep their skills at the highest level.  Being comfortable and competent on your bicycle allows you to focus on making gains in training and in competition. Knowing how […]

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