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Pros and Cons of Being a Digital Nomad

The idea of working from a laptop and living abroad is a dream for many. Being a digital nomad is a lifestyle full of adventure, culture, and opportunity. At the same time, it can be a lonely and stressful lifestyle full of compromises and sacrifices. This guide outlines, in an honest and realistic way, the …

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Front Hub Vs Rear Hub Motor Ebike: Pros and Cons

Ebike hub motors can be installed in either the front or the rear wheel. Both motor placements have their own advantages and disadvantages. To help you decide, this guide explains the differences between front hub and rear hub motors. I’ll also outline the pros and cons of riding a front hub vs rear hub motor …

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Hiking Boots Vs Trail Runners: Pros and Cons

These days, many hikers are making the switch from sturdy and heavy hiking boots to lightweight and breathable trail runners. The best footwear for your hike depends on the terrain you hike on, the distances you hike, and the amount of weight you carry in your backpack. To help you decide, this guide outlines the …

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Do I Need a Bike Mirror? Pros and Cons

Like helmets, bike mirrors are somewhat controversial. Many cyclists think mirrors are useless and goofy looking. Others never ride without a mirror. This guide answers the question, do I need a bike mirror? To answer that question, I’ll list the pros and cons of bike mirrors. I’ll also outline the three different types of bike …

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Pedal Assist Vs Throttle Ebike: Pros and Cons

One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make when choosing an ebike is whether you want to go with a pedal assist (pedelec) or throttle-controlled model. These systems determine how you activate and control the bike’s power delivery. The power delivery system plays a role in the ebike’s price, ride quality, top speed, …

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Frame Vs Frameless Backpack: Pros and Cons

When choosing a hiking backpack, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether to go with a framed or frameless model. The backpack you choose determines how much gear you can carry, your comfort, and your hiking speed. The best hiking backpack for you depends on several factors including the weight …

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Internal Vs External Frame Backpacks: Pros and Cons

In the past, external framed backpacks were the standard. These days, spotting one on the trail is a rare occurrence. Over the past 30 years, sleek, lightweight, and modern internal framed backpacks have taken over the trails. For most hikers, an internal framed pack is the best choice. That said, external framed packs still have …

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32 Vs 36 Spoke Wheels for Mountain Biking, Touring, and Commuting

Until the early 80s pretty much all bikes came with 36 spoke wheels front and rear. Over the years, spoke counts decreased to the current standard of 32 spokes per wheel. These days, 28, 24, and even 16 spoke wheels are becoming common on lightweight road bikes. The ideal spoke count depends on a number …

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Are Brompton Bikes Worth It? Pros and Cons

Folding bikes are becoming increasingly popular. Particularly among commuters living in large urban areas. One of the most popular folding bikes is the Brompton. It offers a compact fold, beautiful design, excellent build quality, and stable ride characteristics. Of course, there are some drawbacks. Brompton bikes are heavy and expensive. They are also mostly built …

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