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17 Types of Bike 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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Pros and Cons of Electric Bikes

These days, electric bikes are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation around cities. They are fast, efficient, environmentally friendly, and fun to ride. Of course, there are some drawbacks as well. Ebikes can be expensive and heavy and the range can be poor. This guide lists the pros and cons of electric bikes. We’ll …

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Carbon Vs Aluminum Fork: Differences and Pros and Cons

When choosing a fork for your bike, one of the most important considerations is the material it’s made of. Your frame and fork don’t have to be made from the same material. Two of the most popular fork materials include carbon fiber and aluminum. The ideal fork material depends on the type of riding you …

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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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