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Should Your Feet Touch The Ground On A Bicycle? (Solved!)

Should Your Feet Touch The Ground On A Bicycle? (Solved!)

Bikes are amazingly self-stabilizing when you’re moving, but that changes when you come to a stop. It’s important to feel confident and stable when you put a foot down for balance, yet depending on your bike’s design and seat adjustment, it might still feel wobbly. Does that mean something’s amiss, or should your feet even … Read more

Do Folding Bikes Have Gears?

Do Folding Bikes Have Gears?

Folding bikes don’t sacrifice much in order to pack down so tiny. Besides the obvious—small wheels—they’re essentially as capable and full-featured as a standard bike. And that certainly applies to the drivetrain, too. Here’s Whether Folding Bikes Have Gears Most folding bikes have 3-9 gears, although some have up to 27. Single-speed folding bikes are … Read more

Are Cycling Shorts Necessary?

Are Cycling Shorts Necessary?

The right apparel can mean the difference between hours of enjoyable cycling versus sheer pain. And you’ve probably noticed that most cyclists (at least more “serious”-looking road cyclists) are usually decked out in cycling shorts. But are they really so critical? Cycling shorts are not necessary, but most road, cyclocross, XC MTB, and long-distance riders … Read more