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When buying new bicycle tires, one decision you’ll have to make is whether to go with folding tires or wire bead tires. Wire bead tires contain a thin steel wire in the bead built into the tire. Folding bike tires have a kevlar bead. The bead is the part of the tire that touches the rim. …

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When the snow starts falling, the streets become icy and dangerous for cyclists. Studded bike tires give you enough traction and control to ride safely and confidently during the winter months. Whether or not you need studded tires depends on the climate and weather conditions you ride in. This guide lists the pros and cons …

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When choosing a new mountain bike, one of the more important decisions you’ll have to make is which type of suspension system to go with. Mountain bikes come in full suspension and hardtail options. Full suspension mountain bikes have both front and rear shocks while hardtail mountain bikes only have a front shock and a …

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It’s important to know which type of valve your bike uses when buying a pump or a new inner tube. Rims are drilled for either Presta or Schrader valves. Schrader valves are the same type of valves that a car tire uses. Presta valves are long and slender with a nut on the top. This …

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E-bikes use pedal assist sensors to tell the motor when to engage, when to disengage, and how much power to supply. There are two types of pedal assist sensors used on e-bikes: cadence sensors and torque sensors. Cadence sensors measure if you are pedaling. Torque sensors measure how hard you are pedaling. The sensor type …

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From the outside, single speed and fixed gear bikes look identical. They both 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 both types of bikes offers completely different ride experiences. In this guide, I’ll outline …

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Folding bike touring is becoming an increasingly popular niche in bicycle touring. Folding bikes offer a number of unique advantages over traditional touring bikes. They are easy to transport, versatile, and allow you to travel places that other bikes can’t go. Of course, there are some significant disadvantages as well. Folding bikes are less efficient …

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Your mountain bike’s suspension fork plays a major role in the handling and comfort of your bike. For years, air forks have been standard in pretty much all disciplines of mountain biking. Thanks to some performance improvements, coil forks have begun making a comeback. Particularly for enduro and trail riding. This guide outlines the pros …

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For years, air shocks have been standard on regular trail bikes and enduro mountain bikes. Coil shocks were reserved almost exclusively for downhill mountain bikes. Some believed that air shocks would replace coil shocks completely. After all, if you walk into any bike shop, you’ll notice that pretty much all the mountain bikes on display …

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When I first discovered bicycle touring and bikepacking, I immediately knew that it was something that I wanted to try. The idea of strapping some camping gear to my bike and exploring the countryside under my own power fascinated me. After researching bikepacking bags and panniers and racks, I was kind of turned off by …

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