When To Change Gears On Your Bike

If you’re only interested in exactly when to change gears for optimum performance, watch this video starting at the 8 minute mark. But don’t miss the part about potentially damaging your drivetrain by forcing it to do what’s called “cross chaining”. That starts 7 minutes and 15 seconds in.

Heck, just watch the whole thing. From start to finish, it’s a very informative video.

Believe me, you’re not the only person on the road who is unsure when the best time to shift is. A lot of people struggle with this technique and it just takes some practice to master it.[Continue Reading…]

How To Check Your Chain For Wear Before You Ruin The Drivetrain

If you can hear your bikes chain clanging every time you attempt to peddle, you know that it’s time to replace it. Actually, at this point it’s stretched so far that it should have been replaced long ago. That thing is going to fall off any second if it hasn’t already.

Speaking of falling, you might find these tips helpful.

Grinding and clanking are indications that damage may have already caused damage to your drivetrain. In order to keep your bicycle in pristine condition, you’re going to have to do a manual check from time to time before any obnoxious noises can be heard.

Avoiding Damage

Stretched links will wear out the cassettes and the rings as well. Also, the small sprockets will suffer a lot of wear and tear since they won’t have enough teeth to help spread out the load.[Continue Reading…]

Cheap Cycling Shoe Covers For Warm And Dry Feet

There are a number of reasons why people decide to wear cycling shoe covers. One of the main reasons is to keep their feet dry and warm during a biking trip. The other reason may not be as well known. Overshoes can actually add to your speed and … [Continue reading]

The Best Cheap Cycling Glasses Money Can Buy

How does a high quality pair of biking sunglasses for under $20 (as of August 2016) sound? How about if I told you that they look and feel like the Oakley Prizm Road Radarlock but sell for 1/10th the price without sacrificing quality. Look at the … [Continue reading]

Drop Handlebar Positions – Using The Drops, Hoods, Hooks, And Flats

Dropbars were invented to make riding a bike more comfortable and efficient, and that is why racers worldwide still use dropbars and train on them day after day. Here are some racers explaining exactly how to use drop handlebars, and how the … [Continue reading]

How To Fall Off A Bike Safely

No matter what your expertise is in terms of cycling, a fall can happen when you least expect it. There's no way to master falling off a bike, but levels of bikers from beginners to professionals should know the correct technique to reduce the risk … [Continue reading]