TOP FIVE THINGS TO CARRY WHILE ROAD BIKING

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Whenever you’re out on a ride you never know what you’re going to encounter. You can run into a series of issues. Regardless of issues, its a good idea to carry a few things that can be considered “essentials”. Here’s a list of 5 things that we think you should always carry with you no matter how long or short …

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES – DRIVETRAIN MAINTENANCE

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Your bike’s drivetrain is made of a bunch of moving parts all working in harmony to provide you with smooth gear shifts and reliable performance. All these drivetrain components, especially the chain, are made to super-high tolerances – any changes in these tolerances can cause shifting issues. Having a clean drivetrain keeps your bike in good working order. A poorly maintained drivetrain …

BIKE CLEANING (EQUIPMENT GUIDE)

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Riding your bike whenever you get a chance is always an enjoyable experience. But you know what’s even better? Riding a nice, clean and shiny bike. Cleaning your bike on a regular basis will keep it performing well and is an effective way of ensuring it works safely and looks good. It’s a well known fact that clean components wear out less …

HOW TO CHOOSE ROAD BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

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Bicycle tires are often an underrated component. Not surprisingly so, but if you think about (especially with a road bike), there’s only about an inch or so of rubber that keeps you grounded. That inch of rubber is expected to give you grip, puncture protection, comfort – all this and more, at car-like speeds. That’s why it’s important to have …

CASSETTE VS FREEWHEEL

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You’ve probably asked yourself. Does my bike have a cassette or a freewheel? It’s something our inner mechanic has always wanted to know. Both perform a very similar function, but there are a few fundamental changes to know about. Read on to geek out over the fundamental differences between cassettes and freewheels. The rear cogs on bicycles are attached to …