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9 Coaster Brake Problems (Revealed!)

Coaster brakes are far more common on kids’ bikes because they are believed to be easier for kids to learn on. It’s also generally considered true that kids don’t have the hand strength or coordination to use hand brakes.  However, perception is changing in recent years and now hand brakes are common on kids’ brakes. …

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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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V Brakes Vs U Brakes – Differences + Which Is Better

There are many different kinds of brakes that can be used on bikes. Overall, there are two main types, rim brakes, and disk brakes. V brakes and U brakes are both a type of rim brake, and today I will explain the differences between them and why one is used over the other. V brakes …

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Cantilever Brakes Vs V Brakes – Differences + Pros & Cons

There are many different kinds of brakes, but the most commonly used are cantilever brakes, V brakes, and disc brakes. Cantilever and V brakes are both types of caliper brakes. As a cyclist or someone who’s looking to get into cycling, it can be confusing which ones are better and why, so today I will …

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BMX Coaster Brakes – The Complete Guide

Coaster bikes are brakes that are activated by pedaling backward. They are sometimes called backpedal brakes. Coaster brakes are the standard brakes found on most kids’ bikes or adult cruiser-style bikes. They are sometimes, though not regularly found on BMX bikes. By nature, they are simplistic and require little to no maintenance. Coaster brakes are …

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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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Steel Fork Vs Carbon Fork – Differences + Pros and Cons

Today, bike riders most commonly prefer carbon forks over steel forks when purchasing a bike. This is because carbon forks are not only lighter but also more rigid than steel forks. However, steel forks are more resilient upon impact and much more pliable than carbon forks making them resistant to damage, especially when riding on …

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Dual Suspension Vs Full Suspension – Is There A Difference?

Mountain biking is a great way to get out into nature. Like most types of cycling it’s very fun, and can also be done competitively. There are 3 main types of suspension, 2 of which are dual suspension and full suspension. Today I will explain the differences between them.  A dual suspension bike and a …

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