Are Folding Bikes Any Good? (Simple Answers!)

Folding bikes are good for almost any non-competitive riding on reasonably smooth ground. And they’re perfect if your trip involves transit or cramped storage. However, small wheels mean a slightly harsher ride, After owning and riding one daily, I’d say they’re more versatile than most people realize! But are they ideal for every situation and … Read more

Are Road Bikes Hard To Ride? – 5 Things New Cyclists Need To Know

So, you’re ready to get some exercise, or explore your area, or simply get around town. And you see lots of folks in your area on road bikes, so they seem like the default choice. But with distinctive features like drop handlebars, skinny tires, and forward-leaning posture, road bikes do pose some unique challenges. And … Read more

The Low-Jargon Guide To All 21 Types Of Bicycles (& What They’re For)

Bicycle marketers, like all other marketers, are fond of new labels and categories. For instance, if you haven’t tracked the bike industry for the last several years, then you might be perplexed by categories like “gravel” (what, do others just come to a halt at the first pebble?) and “enduro” (isn’t that a motorcycle thing?) … Read more

Folding Bike Disadvantages: 8 Reasons To Think Twice (Plus 3 Alternatives)

What makes folding bikes perfect for some folks makes them a pain for others. Some downsides are obvious on paper, whereas others only emerge after you’ve lived with one for a while. To help you understand what you might be getting into, below are the biggest disadvantages of folding bikes. This is based on my … Read more

Folding Bike Or Electric Scooter? Here’s How To Choose

Folding bikes and electric scooters are both fun, efficient ways to zip around town. They’re cost-effective, easy to stow, and a whole lot of fun. They’re similar enough to make for a tough choice, but different enough that most people who try both develop a strong preference for one over the other. Obviously, it’s best … Read more

The Best Time To Buy A Bicycle (What You Need To Know)

Patience pays when you’re buying bicycles. Over the years, I’ve personally saved thousands just by shopping slightly out of season. There’s no single industry-wide sale date, but discount are still pretty predictable in most years. This article will cover when (and why) you’ll get the best new-bike prices, then discuss when to expect new models, … Read more

6 Great Gifts For Your Favorite Bicycle Commuter (And 2 To Avoid!)

Every cyclist loves gear. Some indulge themselves more than others, but deep down inside, we all get giddy over new goods. But when it’s gift-giving time, where do you begin? I’m going to share some general tips and caveats you might not have thought of, followed by six gifts that most of my fellow commuters … Read more

Should You Buy A Bike From Target? (You Need To Know This First)

Bicycles keep on getting more expensive, and price is a legitimate problem for many people who’d love to ride. If you’re trying to save on a bike, then you’ve probably noticed Target’s wide range and rock-bottom prices. But are bikes at Target actually worth your hard-earned money? Most bikes sold at Target are of extremely … Read more

Flat Vs. Clipless Pedals For Bike Commuting (Newbie-Friendly Guide!)

Pedals are an easy upgrade for confident, all-weather riding. And they’re almost universally compatible these days, so installation is a cinch. But what in the world should you look for? Maybe those contraptions that “serious cyclists” clip into? Or some big, gnarly, studded ones that downhill racers users? (Spoiler: no, and maybe.) There’s a staggering … Read more