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Internal Gear Hub Vs Derailleur: My Pros and Cons List

Internal gear hubs are becoming increasingly popular on bicycles these days. Particularly on touring and commuter bikes. After some extensive research and testing on a Rohloff and Shimano hub, I put together this internal gear hub vs derailleur pros and cons list to help me decide if the conversion is worth the money. Hopefully, this …

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Recumbent Bike for Touring: Pros and Cons

Recently, I began experimenting with recumbent bike touring. Mostly for the improved comfort and efficiency. After my tour, I put together this list of the advantages and disadvantages of bicycle touring on a recumbent bike. Hopefully, it helps you decide whether or not this style of touring is for you. In the second half of …

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Types of Electric Bikes: E-Bike Buyer’s Guide

E-bikes offer an environmentally friendly, affordable, efficient, and fun way to get around. When it comes to choosing an e-bike, you have a number of designs to consider. This guide outlines all of the types of electric bikes available to help you choose which design is best for your style of riding. In this guide, …

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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. This guide lists the pros and cons of electric bikes to help you decide whether or not e-biking is for you. I’ll also …

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Moosetreks Bikepacking Frame Bag Review

I bought the Moosetreks Full Frame Bag on Amazon in preparation for my first bicycle tour in Washington State. Before making this purchase, I inspected several high-end frame bags from cottage bikepacking bag manufacturers. At $100-$200, they just seemed overpriced for what they are. I ended buying the Moosetreks frame bag for about 1/4 of …

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Chain Vs Belt Drive Bike: Pros and Cons

Belt drives on bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. Particularly among bicycle tourists and commuters. This guide outlines the pros and cons of chain vs belt drive bikes to help you decide which drive system is best for your style of riding. What is a Belt Drive Bicycle? A belt drive bicycle uses a nylon toothed …

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How to Convert an Old Mountain Bike Into a Touring Bike

When I first started getting interested in bicycle touring, the one thing holding me back from taking my first tour was the high initial cost of a touring bike and gear. I was hesitant to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and panniers not even knowing if I’d enjoy it. After some research, I …

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The Best Folding Bike for Touring: My Pros and Cons List

Lately, I have begun experimenting with folding bike touring. I took a short tour on a Dahon and test rode a Brompton and a Bike Friday. I put together this list of pros and cons of touring with a folding bike to help you decide whether or not folding bike touring is for you. For an …

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