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These 9 Things Make Some Bicycles Faster Than Others

These 9 Things Make Some Bicycles Faster Than Others

Even with the same level of effort, two bicycles can feel wildly different in speed. It can seem like you’re inching up a gentle slope on one, yet practically flying on another, without consciously working harder. The latter’s speed is a combination of perception and reality. Some bicycles are objectively faster thanks to improved aerodynamics,… Continue reading These 9 Things Make Some Bicycles Faster Than Others

Getting The Perfect Single-Speed Gear Ratio (Essential Beginner’s Guide)

Getting The Perfect Single-Speed Gear Ratio (Essential Beginner’s Guide)

Single-speed bikes are easy to maintain and liberating to ride. But when you only get one gear, it’s got to be the right one! Here’s what you need to know about single-speed gear ratios, so you can tackle more terrain with less pain. What’s the best single-speed gear ratio for me? There’s no universal answer,… Continue reading Getting The Perfect Single-Speed Gear Ratio (Essential Beginner’s Guide)

The Smallest Electric Scooters For Adults (That Are Actually Good!)

The Smallest Electric Scooters For Adults (That Are Actually Good!)

The smallest adult-sized electric scooters are a fun, zippy way to get around town. The best ones provide just enough range for local trips and transit connections, while folding to a size that easily stashes under your desk or in the bottom of most shopping carts, for example. While less compact than kids’ models, these… Continue reading The Smallest Electric Scooters For Adults (That Are Actually Good!)

Why Cycling Makes Your Glutes Hurt (& What You Can Do About It)

Why Cycling Makes Your Glutes Hurt (& What You Can Do About It)

From muscle fatigue to saddle issues to poor mobility, a few common culprits may leave you with an aching backside. This article will look at what could cause a sore seat, and more importantly, what you can do about it. This is my opinion based on my experience and research. Always consult a medical professional… Continue reading Why Cycling Makes Your Glutes Hurt (& What You Can Do About It)

Hybrid Tires On A Road Bike? (Yes, But Watch For This…)

Hybrid Tires On A Road Bike? (Yes, But Watch For This…)

If you want a smoother ride or better traction out of your road bike, then tires are the first upgrade to make. For some folks, that means swapping to hybrid tires in order to find the right combination of width, puncture resistance, fast-rolling tread, and light weight. But is it really that simple? Can I… Continue reading Hybrid Tires On A Road Bike? (Yes, But Watch For This…)

Long Vs. Short Chainstays Explained (For Road & City Cycling)

Long Vs. Short Chainstays Explained (For Road & City Cycling)

Chainstay length has a noticeable effect on ride quality, but it’s hard to isolate from other factors. There’s no magic length that suits all bikes and situations, so this article will clear up some confusion about what chainstay length actually means (or doesn’t mean) for your ride. Here’s whether bike chainstay length matters Longer chainstays… Continue reading Long Vs. Short Chainstays Explained (For Road & City Cycling)