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What To Do If Your BMX Brake Pads Aren’t Gripping

Introduction- “My BMX Brake Pads Are Not Gripping”! Your brakes are some of the most essential components of your bike. Any malfunction could lead to horrible damage to your bike or, worse yet, to your person, especially while BMX biking. Without adequate braking, you could roll right into oncoming traffic with no way to avoid […]


How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Stove Fuel [Guest Post]

Introduction- How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Stove Fuel By Derek Edwards There are many different options for stoves to take on a bikepacking tour. Yet with all your options, one thing remains true: when burning that many calories, your body needs to be fueled which is why making nourishing meals are so important for […]


What Are Gravel Bikes Good For?

Guest Contribution – By Bernita Fregoso These days, one of the most popular bikes is gravel bikes because of their performance and durability. One of the best things about the gravel bike is you can ride them on any surface, including tarmac, mud, and most surfaces in between. If you are looking for something that […]


How to Convert Quick Release Wheels to Bolt-On

Introduction There are many types of bike wheels, and each of them has its pros and cons, so how do you choose which is right for you? A good place to start is in the release style. Most modern bikes are designed with a quick release wheel, in part because it’s lighter and faster than […]


Does Wheel Bearing Grease Go Bad?

Does Wheel Bearing Grease Go Bad? – A Brief Overview Wheel bearings are responsible for bicycle wheel rotation and are essential to your bike’s performance. Taking good care of your bearings is an important step in bicycle maintenance. It is important to know that wheel bearings come in two common forms, closed bearings and open […]


How to Avoid Helmet Hair (for Guys)

Many of us know that it is important to wear helmets when we ride our bikes. Bike helmets are a safety device designed to protect our heads in the event of an accident. They are also required by law in some countries and states. However, a consequence of wearing helmets is the discomfort of helmet […]


How to Raise the Handlebars on a Child’s Bike

As bikers, we know riding a bike is not just getting on, pedaling, and getting to the desired location. It’s far more than that. We have it in our blood, in our DNA. And as proof of this, we’d love our young ones to follow our steps. But, in order to achieve this, we must […]


How to Remove Rim Tape

What is Rim Tape? A and is meant to prevent the inner tube from getting punctured. It is usually made out of PVC or nylon. What is Rim Tape used for in a Bike? Rim tape offers enhanced protection for your bike tire’s tube. They can also be present in a tubeless tire but are […]


How to Lock A Bike In A Garage

It is worth recalling that while street theft gets all the attention, more than 40% of stolen bikes are pilfered from the owner’s home. This means that it is usually stolen from the front or rear garden, from a garage or a shed on the property, or inside the house or apartment. What can you […]


How to Install Bar End Shifters

Perhaps you plan on taking up biking as a serious hobby. You might even be planning to compete in an upcoming triathlon. Either way, bar-end shifters can help you transition into a more active lifestyle due to their enhanced ergonomic benefits. However, can be a bit tricky. Here’s how you can get started! What are […]

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