BICYCLE CRANKSET – BUYERS GUIDE

Looking at a crankset upgrade? Maybe your chainrings have worn out. Whatever it may be, we’ve got you covered. Cranksets are often thought of as overly complicated components that are of various types, which further adds to the complication. Things can seem complicated at first which is why we’re here to simplify things. WHAT IS […]

FRONT/REAR DERAILLEUR – BUYERS GUIDE

Derailleurs – a piece of componentry that’s essential to our bike’s shifting, yet we know so little about it. Is it time for you to change/replace your derailleur? Have you stayed up all night thinking about which one you need? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place – we’re going to tell you all […]

BRAKE PADS – BUYERS GUIDE

It should go without saying that being able to stop effectively is one of the most important considerations on a bicycle. Brakes are fairly simple devices, they stop you – This is possible thanks to friction. Modern innovation has led to the invention of different types of braking systems on the bicycle. Interestingly enough, all […]

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BOTTOM BRACKETS

The bottom bracket or “BB” is a very important component on the bike frame. It’s found in-between the frames seat tube and bottom tube in a hollow opening called a “BB shell” which consists of two bearings, one on either side. The Bottom Bracket essentially connects the crankset to the bicycle and allows it to rotate […]

CHOOSING A CUSTOM HAND BUILT WHEEL FOR YOUR BIKE

As riders, we’re always on the lookout to ride faster and reach our destination faster – the destination could be a daily commute from work back home in the evening or the finish line of a hard bicycle race. A wheel upgrade is one of the simplest and most value-for-money upgrades you can make in […]

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES –ABC QUICK CHECK

It’s important to keep your bike in tip-top working order, not only from a mechanical standpoint but also from a safety standpoint. Before each ride, make sure you conduct a quick series of checks to ensure your bike is ready and safe to ride. Use the “ABC Quick Check” to remind yourself of this inspection […]

TOP 5 DIY HOME MECHANIC SKILLS TO LEARN

As bike owners, we need to learn to take care of our bikes. That doesn’t simply mean taking your bike to the local bike shop for every issue you face. It’s better to have the basic know-how to work on your bike by yourself. We’re going to take you through what we think are the […]

HOW TO CHOOSE HANDLEBAR TAPE – BUYERS GUIDE

Comfort is key, and as cyclists, we know that all too well. On your bike, you have three primary touchpoints, the saddle, handlebar, and the pedals. Handlebar tape serves as the interface for a critical contact point on the bike, yet it is often overlooked. Too often riders can be seen with dirty, half-torn, improperly […]

HOW TO FIX PUNCTURES

One of the many skills you develop as a cyclist is the ability to fix punctures. Ask any experienced cyclist and they’ll tell you that punctures are only a minor inconvenience faced by riders. Punctures are inevitable, and are bound to take place at some point in time. Puncture fixing as a skill seems intimidating […]

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES – AIR FORK SETUP

MTBs are probably the most fun bikes to ride around trails or even in urban environments. If you’ve got an MTB with an air fork then you need to know how to set it up and take care of it. Air forks especially, require a certain level of knowledge on how to set up and […]