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Carbon Vs Steel Fork: Differences and Pros and Cons

When it comes to choosing a fork for your bike, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the material it’s made of. The frame and fork don’t have to be made from the same material. Two of the most popular fork materials include carbon fiber and steel. This guide outlines the …

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Steel Fork Vs Aluminum Fork: Pros and Cons

When you are looking to buy a new fork, one decision you’ll have to make is which material to go with. Two of the most common materials include steel and aluminum. Each fork material has its advantages and disadvantages. The ideal fork depends on the type of riding you do, where you ride, and your …

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Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes: Pros and Cons

Over the past decade, disc brakes have become increasingly popular. In fact, they have pretty much replaced rim brakes across all categories of cycling. In the early 2000s, pro mountain bikers began adopting disc brakes. Over the past few years, most professional road cyclists have converted to disc brakes as well. These days, most mountain …

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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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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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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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