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How to Choose a Touring Bike

Adventurers have ridden around the world on everything from penny farthings to folding bikes to unicycles. Pretty much any bike can tour. Having said that, some bikes are better suited for long-distance fully loaded riding than others. This guide outlines the different features and components available to help you choose a touring bike. Hopefully, it …

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Roller Cam Brakes: Adjustment and Compatibility

A few years back, I decided to buy an old steel-framed mountain bike to convert into a touring bike. I ended up getting a Schwinn High Sierra. I believe mine is a 1986 model. It came equipped with roller-cam brakes. After buying the bike, I took the brakes apart, cleaned them up, then reinstalled them …

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Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes: A Pros and Cons List

When it comes to bicycle brakes, you have two styles to choose from. This guide outlines the pros and cons of disc brakes vs rim brakes to help you decide which to go with for your next bike. I’ll also outline the different types of disc and rim brakes available.  What’s the Difference Between Disc …

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Flat Pedals Vs Clipless: My Pros and Cons List

When it comes to choosing pedals for your bike, you have two main options. This guide outlines the pros and cons of flat pedals vs clipless to help you decide which is best for your style of cycling. I’ll also talk about knee pain and outline some of the different clipless systems available.  What Are …

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Panniers Vs Trailer for Bicycle Touring: Pros and Cons

While preparing for a bicycle tour, one of the most important decisions you need to make is how you’re going to haul your gear. Your luggage choice determines how much gear you can carry, how your bike handles, and the type of terrain you can ride. This guide explains all of the pros and cons …

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Types of Bicycle Handlebars

The handlebars play a major role in the comfort, aerodynamics, and handling of your bicycle. Along with steering the bike, the handlebars also support part of your weight while you ride. In addition, they provide a mounting location for your brake levers and shifters as well as accessories such as a light, cycling computer, GPS, …

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