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Drop Bars Vs Flat Bars: My Pros and Cons List

When it comes to bicycle handlebars, you have two main choices. This list outlines all of the pros and cons of drop bars vs flat bars to help you decide which style to go with for your next bike. I’ll also outline a few other popular handlebar options and accessories.  I also made this short …

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Winter Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking Tips

Most bicycle tourists and bikepackers make it their goal to cycle far enough south to a warm destination before winter sets in. If you properly prepare for the cold weather, winter can offer some excellent riding. The season is quiet, less crowded, and offers a beautiful atmosphere for cycling. The following tips will help you …

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How to Carry a Laptop While Bicycle Touring or Bikepacking

When I first started bicycle touring, I knew that I needed to travel with my laptop but wasn’t sure how best to go about packing it. It’s an expensive, bulky, and relatively fragile piece of equipment, after all. I ended up experimenting with a few different methods to find the best solution. In this guide, …

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The Ideal Bikepacking or Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spare Parts List

Whether you’re setting off on an overnighter or a 5-year expedition around the world, you need to pack some tools and spares while bicycle touring or bikepacking. Exactly what you need to pack depends on where in the world you’re touring, for how long, and what type of bicycle you ride. In this guide, I …

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$99 Walmart Bike Review: The OP Roller Beach Cruiser

I’ll start off by saying, most Walmart bikes are junk. All over the internet, you can find complaints about cheap components, bad performance, and improperly built bikes. There are plenty of reasons to avoid them. With this being said, I don’t think Walmart bikes are always a bad buy. In this article, I review the …

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The Best Cycling Mirror: Mirrycle Bar End Bicycle Mirror Review

I bought the Mirrycle Bar End Bicycle Mirror in preparation for my first bicycle tour. I have since ridden about 500 miles with it. I paid full price for this mirror with my own money. This is my honest review.  Pros of the Mirrycle Bar End Mirror Rugged- I dropped my fully loaded touring bike on …

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