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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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Hydraulic Vs Mechanical Disc Brakes

At this point, disc brakes have pretty much replaced rim brakes across all categories of cycling. In the early 2000s, they became standard in mountain biking. The last holdouts were road riders. Since the UCI began allowing disc brakes in professional road racing in 2018, they have become even more common. When it comes to …

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Ebike Torque Vs Cadence Sensor Pedal Assist: Pros and Cons

Ebikes use pedal assist sensors to tell the motor when to engage, when to disengage, and how much power to supply. You don’t need to use a throttle on to control the motor. There are two types of pedal assist sensors used on ebikes. These include cadence and torque sensors. Cadence sensors measure if you …

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Single Speed Vs Fixed Gear Bike: Pros and Cons

From the outside, single speed and fixed gear bikes look identical. They both have one chainring and one rear cog, meaning they have one speed. All fixed gear bikes are single speed. Not all single speed bikes are fixed gear. It’s important to recognize the difference between the two because each type of bike offers …

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The Best Folding Bike for Touring: Pros and Cons

Folding bike touring is becoming an increasingly popular niche in bicycle touring. The best folding bikes for touring offer a number of unique advantages over traditional touring bikes. They are versatile, easy to transport, secure, and allow you to travel places that other bikes can’t go. Of course, there are some significant disadvantages as well. …

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How to Travel from Tijuana to Mexicali by Bus and Car

Traveling from Tijuana to Mexicali is pretty straightforward. The two cities sit 115 miles apart (185 km). Travel time is about 2.5-3.5 hours. This guide explains how to travel from Tijuana to Mexicali, step-by-step.  There are two ways to make this trip. You can take the bus or you can drive yourself. It is also …

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Mid Drive Vs Hub Motor E-Bike: Pros and Cons

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when choosing an ebike is whether you want to go with a mid-drive or hub motor design. The motor type plays a major role in the price, ride quality, and overall performance of the bike. In this guide, I’ll outline the key differences between the …

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The Mexico FMM Tourist Permit Explained

Mexico offers visa-free entry to those who hold passports from countries on its no visa required list. Instead of a visa, tourists must obtain an FMM tourist permit (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This guide answers frequently asked questions about the FMM tourist permit. I’ll explain what the FMM is, how to get it, how much it …

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