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11 Genius Ways To Stand Up a Bike Without a Kickstand

Many serious bike enthusiasts are not keen on having a kickstand built onto their bike. It adds extra weight, manages to catch dirt, and will generally get in the way. So, some riders will even remove a kickstand if their bike comes with one. When that’s the case, you need to know about the other …

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Carbon Forks On Steel Frame – The Complete Guide

Some people prefer a complete steel frame, whereas others like a complete carbon fiber frame. Carbon fiber in general is lighter and more comfortable to ride than steel.  It’s also possible for some parts of a bike to be steel and for others to be carbon. In this article, I will explain everything you need …

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Touring Bike Tire Pressure – (Explained!)

There used to be a time when you’d just pump the tires of your touring bike, and that was all. But, with modern advancements, newer discoveries into the subject of tire pressures have been made. Now, in general, the single most impactful improvement you could make to a bike is its tire pressure. What’s The …

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Convert A Mountain Bike Into A Hybrid (In 9 Easy Steps)

It’s actually pretty simple to convert a mountain bike into a hybrid, and in this post, I’ll look at exactly how to do it. There are nine simple steps to follow which are: Step Action Technical difficulty Step 1 Adjust the suspensions Medium difficulty Step 2 Install new tires and wheels Medium difficulty Step 3 …

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Carbon Fork vs. Aluminum Fork – 11 Differences

Carbon forks and aluminum forks have many key differences. To put it the most simply: Carbon forks are lighter than their aluminum fork counterparts, but the latter is more durable, allowing them to be used for bikes that can be used to travel in rugged conditions. Carbon or Aluminum? This is a common question that …

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18 Speed Bike vs 21 Speed – What’s The Difference?

18-speed bikes and 21-speed bikes are two of the most popular gearing groupset among most cyclists. But what are the main differences between the two? 18-speed bikes are cheaper, suitable for shorter and rougher terrains. On the other hand, 21-speed bikes are faster and smoother but expensive. I’ve ridden both 18-speed bikes, and 21-speed, and …

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New Bike Chain Slipping? 10 Reasons + Fixes

Bike chains slipping is a common issue that all bikers have to face from time to time. It happens when your chain skips between gears while you are riding, shifts twice instead of once, or refuses to shift when you change gears.  Chain slipping after putting on new bike chains isn’t something unusual. Luckily, you …

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9 Bike Chain Problems (And What To Do)

I’ve ridden bikes for several decades, and in that time I’d say 95% of the maintenance time I’ve ever spent on them has been on sorting out issues with the chains. The most common bike chain problems are jammed, broken, or slippery chain, skipping chain, stiff or misaligned chain, etc. In this guide, I’m going …

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