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Amanda Whittington

Amanda has been a cycling enthusiast for the last few years. She alternates between indoor cycling activities and classes, to getting out on the roads and hills on a range of bikes. Amanda writes about all things cycling for our site. You can find out more about Amanda at bicycle2work.com/about-amanda-whittington/

1x Hybrid Bikes. Pros V Cons Of Getting One

Hybrid bikes make riding easy and fun. There are many options, too, from handlebars to geometry and even the drivetrain. But how do you know which drivetrain is best for your hybrid bike?  For hybrids, a 1x drivetrain makes your bike lighter and easier to shift. It will also reduce the chance of dropping your …

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1x Gravel Bike: Pros Vs. Cons of Getting One

Oh yeah, gravel is where it’s at! Gravel biking gives you that sense of adventure, tough workout and tests your skills. Bike manufacturers are quickly hopping on the bandwagon with all kinds of fresh new gravel bikes, including bikes with gravel-specific drivetrains.  Mountain bikes have long touted the benefits of a 1x drivetrain, but now …

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1x Road Bikes. Pros V Cons Of Getting One

The trend of 1x drivetrains started with mountain bikes and then slowly oozed into the Cyclocross world. Now, roadies are beginning to discover the benefits – and drawbacks – of using a 1x drive train on their road bikes, as well. While it is an excellent option for many circumstances, is this type of drive …

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Touring Bikes Versus Mountain Bikes – 13 Differences

You love adventure, and you love finding new experiences on your bicycle. But how do you know which bike is the right type for you? What is the difference between mountain bikes and touring bikes?  Touring bikes are designed for those traveling by bike over multiple days. Touring bikes are meant to carry lots of …

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9 Reasons Why Cycling Is Low-Intensity

Low-intensity workouts are an important part of every cyclist’s training plan. Our bodies simply weren’t made to sustain a high volume of high-intensity work all of the time. But what makes cycling low intensity and why is it worthwhile? Cycling is low-intensity when you are riding at an easy, relaxed pace. A low-intensity cycling workout …

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