COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHIMANO ROAD & MOUNTAIN GROUPSETS

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You’ve probably heard of Shimano at some point in your life. Originally established as “Shimano Iron Works“, Shozaburo Shimano began manufacturing bicycle freewheels – over the decades laid the foundation for a company now that is the largest bicycle component manufacturer in the world. Shimano is now known for its bicycle drivetrains and groupsets. A majority of the bicycles produced …

Essentials to Carry on every Bike Ride | BUMSONTHESADDLE Expert Advice

ESSENTIALS YOU NEED TO CARRY ON EVERY BIKE RIDE

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Any ride can be challenging if you’re not well prepared. Most seasoned riders have a small list of essentials that routinely carry on every bike ride to ensure they rock each ride, are uber comfortable on the ride and have safety as their highest priority. Here’s our list of the top 10 essentials for every ride 1. Helmet is the …

HOW TO FIX A BICYCLE PUNCTURE

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Knowing how to fix a puncture (also called a flat) is an essential skill. Especially important if you like riding longer distances. It’s all about being independent, self-sufficient and learning how to handle basic DIY maintenance on your bicycle. Being able to handle punctures is even more important on long rides and if you’re into the wonderful world of bicycle …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A 100K BIKE RIDE

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Thinking about attempting your first 100k (plug in any number that looks daunting to you) is probably an exciting but scary thought. The first ride is always challenging but becomes not that big of a deal a few rides later once you’ve learned the art of riding longer distances. To help you accelerate this journey, here are a few things …

Top 5 Hydration Nutrition tips for Beginner Cyclists

TOP 5 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION TIPS FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

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We all love to ride our bikes right! If a 5km ride was so much much, a 50km ride must be ten times as much fun – that’s only if we get our fueling right. Hydration and Nutrition are two important things that we need to take care of to ensure we enjoy our riding. Here are 5 of our …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE PANNIERS – BUYERS GUIDE

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Why do cyclists prefer pannier bags when they can carry a backpack to lug things around? We asked a few riders who regularly commute to work on their bicycles and they gave us a few reasons why they prefer pannier bags vs a backpack Comfort was the most important. Everyone hates a sweaty back because of a heavy backpack on …

ABOUT SUSPENSION LOCKOUTS

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Suspension systems on bicycles have become highly advanced in recent times with suspensions getting smarter with every passing day. However, most of these highly evolved technologies seem to be available only on premium bikes. Bummer! Luckily, Compression Lockouts feature on most forks, entry-level ones too. It’s identified by a blue dial located on top of the suspension fork. Usually on …

ASS SAVERS – CLEVER MINIMALISTIC BICYCLE MUDGUARDS

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For those of you who have been commuting on their bikes regularly, riding in the rain can be a really fun and fulfilling experience. But one thing that tends to be a bit of a bummer (pardon the pun), is having a wet backside at the end of it all. I mean, imagine heading out to meet your friends for …