HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE CHAINS – BUYERS GUIDE

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The bicycle chain is probably one of the simplest yet most important components of your drivetrain. Your drivetrain consists of the cassette, chain, front chain wheel, rear derailleur, front derailleur, and shifter. The chain links the front of the drive train to the rear wheel to transmit power. It transmits the power created by you via your pedals to the …

PRODUCT REVIEW – FINISH LINE STANCHION FLUORO OIL

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Bicycle maintenance is a topic of keen interest these days with more DIY videos coming out showing you how to tidy your ride. Maintaining your bike and keeping it feeling new is a considerable challenge and it’s a basic DIY skill every rider should hone. The basics include cleaning your drivetrain and keeping it lubricated. But there’s more to a …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE CASSETTES – BUYERS GUIDE

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The cogs at on the rear wheel of your bike together form the cassette. The cassette is an important part of the drivetrain that is responsible for rear-wheel drive. A cassette typically has multiple sprockets, each having teeth which mesh with the bicycle chain. Cassettes vary in size and the number of sprockets they have – sprockets also have a …

CARBON VS ALUMINUM BICYCLES (FRAMES)

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A bicycle’s heart and soul is its frame. It holds everything together and also defines a bike’s character and ride dynamics. To sum it all up, the frame is the most important thing to consider when buying a new bike with multiple options to choose from – designs, geometries, and frame materials. Most bikes are made of Steel, Aluminum, Carbon …

PRODUCT REVIEW – MUC-OFF HIGH-PERFORMANCE WATERLESS WASH

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A long trail ride or rainy ride later, you’ll have yourself a properly dirty bike. It not only looks unappealing but probably won’t function to its optimal efficiency when ridden next. So what you’ll do next is rinse it down with a hose and mess up your clothes, the bike, and its surroundings. After that, you have to scrub the …

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HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE PEDALS – BUYERS GUIDE

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Ever thought about how crucial bicycle pedals really are? They’re a critical part of a drivetrain that most people tend to overlook. Pedals are the platforms that screw onto your crank arms and help you put down power through the chain and to the rear wheel. Properly suited pedals will help you generate maximum power in the most efficient manner …