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Cold Weather Cycling: 30 Tips for Riding a Bike in the Winter

Most cyclists store their bike for the season when temperatures begin to drop. If you prepare properly, cold weather cycling doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, the winter season can offer some incredible riding. The air is crisp. Trails are less crowded. The snow also creates a unique and beautiful atmosphere. With the right …

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Winter Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking Tips

Most bicycle tourists and bikepackers make it their goal to cycle south to a warm destination before winter arrives. If you properly prepare for cold weather, bicycle touring or bikepacking during the winter doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, winter can offer some excellent cycling. The season is less crowded and the air is …

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Single Speed Vs Geared Bike: Pros and Cons

When choosing a bike, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want a bike with a single speed or multiple gears. The best bike for your style of riding depends on a number of factors including the type of terrain you ride, the distances you ride, and personal preference. …

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Buying a Bike on Amazon: Pros and Cons

Buying a bike on Amazon is a convenient and affordable alternative to buying a bike at a bike shop. Amazon offers a wide range of quality bikes that ship straight to your door. Usually with free shipping and easy returns. They offer convenient assembly options as well. That said, there are some major drawbacks to …

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Titanium Vs Carbon Fiber Bike: Pros and Cons

The frame is arguably the most important individual component of your bike. It’s often the most expensive as well. When it comes to choosing a bike frame, one of the most important considerations is the material it’s made of. The ideal frame material depends on the type of riding you do. This guide outlines the …

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Schwinn High Sierra: 30 Year Old Bike Review

The Schwinn High Sierra was a top-of-the-line mountain bike back in its day. Today, if you can find one, it makes for a perfect touring bike, commuter bike, or gravel bike. This thing is overbuilt and can take a real beating. Since buying the Schwinn High Sierra, I have converted it into a touring bike and …

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Tube Vs Tubeless Bike Tires: Pros and Cons

Tubeless tires are becoming increasingly popular in cycling. Particularly on mountain bikes and touring bikes. This guide outlines the pros and cons of tube vs tubeless bike tires to help you decide which system is best for your style of riding. I’ll also outline how to convert your existing wheels and tires to tubeless if …

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Tandem Bike Touring: Pros and Cons

Tandem bikes are a unique option for couples, families, and close friends who enjoy cycling together. They work great for bicycle touring as well as recreational riding. Tandems are fast, efficient, and fun to ride. Of course, there are some disadvantages as well. This guide lists the pros and cons of riding a tandem bike …

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How to Build a Low Budget Bikepacking or Bicycle Touring Setup for less than $100

When I first discovered bicycle touring and bikepacking, I immediately knew that it was something that I wanted to try. The idea of exploring the countryside under my own power fascinated me. After researching bikepacking bags and panniers and racks, I was kind of turned off by the price. This guide explains how to put …

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