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Folding and road bikes can both eat up long miles on pavement. I’ve owned and loved both for commuting, extended weekend outings, and virtually everything else on asphalt. Although it’s hard to go wrong, most people will end up happier with one over the other. So which is right for you, and how can you… Continue reading Folding Bike Or Road Bike? Here’s How To Pick!
Folding and hybrid bikes are both supremely practical ways to get around. I’ve owned and loved both for commuting, errands, fitness/leisure, and even gentle trail rides. Although it’s hard to go wrong, most people will end up happier with one over the other. So which is right for you, and how can you tell? Read… Continue reading Folding Bike Or Hybrid? Here’s How To Pick!
Most of us can’t take good bike infrastructure and safe routes for granted. Even for local trips, it often takes some planning to find a suitable route. And to that end, Google Maps is an indispensable tool. It’s simple and intuitive, but I’ve also discovered some useful tips over the years. This article will share… Continue reading How To Use Google Maps Bike Lanes Like A Pro
The best way to try bike commuting is with the bike you already own. And for some of us, what’s on hand is a mountain bike. But when you look at those chunky tires, burly frame, and perhaps suspension, you might wonder… Is it really a good idea to ride this thing to work? Contents… Continue reading Mountain Bikes Aren’t Great Commuters (But You Can Make Them Work)
Folding bikes are extremely versatile, but they’re not quite as capable as their full-size counterparts. Most of them just aren’t made for rough terrain or aggressive riding. But in terms of speed and climbing ability, they absolutely hold their own on smoother surfaces. That might come as a surprise, but there’s a simple physical explanation… Continue reading Folding Bikes Climb Like Champs (IF You Get This Right)
BMX bikes all look similar at a glance, but that belies some big differences. From little kids getting their first taste of a skatepark, to tall adults ripping up a race track, there’s a BMX bike for just about every person and setting. There’s a surprising amount to wrap your mind around if you’re new… Continue reading Your BMX Bike Newbie Questions, Answered!