Types of Bicycle Handlebars

A variety of bicycle handlebar designs is available, each created to accommodate different riding conditions. Some types of handlebars provide better steering control and power, while others offer multiple grip positions that can help to reduce hand and arm fatigue on longer touring rides.

How to Change Wheel Skewers on Bicycle?

The skewer is the axle on bicycles with quick-release wheels. As your bicycle gets older, your skewers may become worn or damaged and need replacing, or you might want to upgrade to a better set of skewers. 

How to Fix a Clicking Chain on a Road Bike?

When a road bike is properly set up and maintained, it should be relatively free of squeaks, creaks and clicking noises. Most bike owners, however, will have to diagnose an unusual noise at some point. 

How to Determine How Many Speeds Are on a Bike?

Figuring out how many speeds a bike has is one of the easier tasks you have to do if you’re fixing up an old frame. Even if the shifter is missing or worn, counting the speeds on a bike just takes a bit of multiplication.

How to Adjust the Hydraulic Disc Brakes on a Mountain Bike?

There are many advantages to hydraulic disc brakes on a bicycle. Unlike rim brakes, discs have tremendous stopping power in mud, rain and snow, and they can also be used with any tire width. They are available in mechanical and hydraulic.

Simple Bike Maintenance Tips: How to Wrap Handlebars

Not only does new bar tape allow you to keep control of your bike when your hands get sweaty, it just looks pro. Fresh and clean bar tape even makes an older bike look new. Here's how to wrap your bars in a few easy steps.

How to Adjust a Rear Derailleur and Index Your Gears?

There's little more annoying when cycling than clicking or jumping gears, so our video and step-by-step guide will help you adjust your rear derailleur and index your bike's gears.

What Mountain Bike Frame Size Should I Ride?

Bikes can definitely be the wrong size. You need out get one the fits you properly. The thing is, you can’t reliably go off the nominal frame size any more.

How to Measure a Stem?

The actual length of the stem from the center of the steering bore to the center of the handlebar clamp. The effective length of the stem measured from the centerpoint of the steering bore to the center of the handlebar clamp without accounting for rise. 

Bike Sizing Guides

Choosing the bike size depends on the type of bike, your height, your riding style, and your preference. A correct fitting bike will be more comfortable, more efficient and more fun to ride. This bike size guide gives our customers general advice on choosing the right size.

How to Remove and Install a Crank?

This article will assist in identifying the crank system found on your bike, and direct you to the article that outlines the full process of removal and installation.

How to Clean a Rusty Bike Chain?

If your bike has been sitting outside for a while, or if you live in a wet climate, chances are that at some point you’ll end up with a rusty bike chain. Rust on your chain is no good–it creates additional friction, places wear on your other drivetrain components, and makes the chain more susceptible to breakage.

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