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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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Presta Vs Schrader Valves: Pros and Cons

When choosing wheels for your bike, one important decision you’ll need to make is which type of valves you’re going to use. The two most common bicycle valves are called Presta and Schrader valves. The best bike valve depends on the type of bike you ride, the terrain you ride, and your personal preference. This …

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Carbon Vs Aluminum Wheels: Pros and Cons

Your wheels are arguably the most important individual component of your bicycle when it comes to performance. Upgrading from entry-level to premium wheels can reduce weight, increase speed, and improve the overall performance of any bike. When choosing bike wheels, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is which material to go …

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