Presta valve poking out of a bicycle wheel rim

Can a Presta Tube Go On Your Schrader Rim?

Supply chains are unpredictable these days, and that can make bike tubes scarce. You may be wondering whether installing a Presta tube onto a Schrader rim will do the trick.

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Why Is Your Bike So Hard To Pedal?

If your bike is unusually hard to pedal, you need to give it a good inspection. Check the wheels and all components of the drivetrain for signs of damage, wear and tear.

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Can a Bike Frame Be Too Small?

A smaller bike frame can provide some benefits in performance and handling, but if it becomes too small you begin to lose those advantages.

Complete guide to bike touring

Complete Guide to Bike Touring

Everything you need to know about bike touring: How to prepare physically and mentally, how to pack, and the best places to tour around.

Two Wheel Gear garment pannier on the back of a man's bike

How to Carry a Suit on a Bike

If your job requires you to wear a suit, cycling to work may seem like a challenge. How do bike commuters get to work without showing up in a sweaty or dirty suit?

View from a ride on the world's tallest bike

Is Your Bike Frame Too Big?

If your back, shoulders, or wrists ache after a ride, that could be a sign that your bicycle frame is too big.

A step-through bicycle

What is a Step-Through Bike?

A step-through bike has a frame with no horizontal top tube, making it possible for the rider to ‘step through’ the frame when mounting and dismounting the bicycle.

Closeup of a bicycle chain cutting diagonally across the frame

What Oil Can You Use on a Bike Chain?

If you run out of chain lube, can you use a different oil? Before grabbing the WD40 or cooking oil, take a closer look at the types of oil you can use on a bike chain.

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Using Your iPhone as a Bike Computer

An iPhone can do everything a bike computer does and adds some convenience, but it comes with downsides such as battery drain, less weatherproofing and questionable durability.

A bike helmet with a very clean strap spread out on a table

How to Clean Your Bike Helmet Straps

We do a lot of sweating when we’re on our bikes, which creates a need to clean the helmet from time to time. The straps are the part of the helmet that probably soaks up the most sweat.

Man dismounting his bicycle, viewed from behind

How to Get Used to Your Bike Seat

If you’re new to regular bike riding, then you’ve probably noticed some soreness from your seat. Here’s how to make it go away as quickly as possible.

Woman packing up her folding bike in a train station

How to Maintain Your Folding Bike

Proper maintenance is a big part of preserving the life of your bicycle. Fortunately, folding bike maintenance isn’t too different from regular bike maintenance.

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The Cost of Shipping a Bike with USPS

The cost to ship a bike with USPS ranges from $80 to $210 depending on the destination. Here we break down USPS’s domestic and international shipping charges for bikes.

Bicycle pump attachment in place on a tire valve

A Guide to Each Type of Bicycle Pump

If you need to buy a bike pump, or if you’re just unsure whether the one you have is the right type, we’ll run through them all so you know your options.

Trek FX hybrid bike

10 Great Hybrid Bikes for Under $500

These 10 do-it-all bikes can be had for a pretty reasonable price, which is crazy when you consider that owning a hybrid is almost like having two bikes in one.

Man's hands attaching an Ortlieb saddle bag to a bike

16 Commuter Bike Accessories We Wouldn’t Want to Go Without

Commuting by bike is simple, affordable, convenient and reliable. Having the right gear to do it will improve the experience and enhance your safety. We’ve put together this list of must-have commuter bike accessories so you can equip yourself for regular daily riding to school or the office.

Hybrid bike parked against a rusty gate

Can You Take a Hybrid Bike Off Road? (And Should You?)

The term “hybrid” suggests a bike that might be able to satisfy your need for nimble road riding while also being able to tackle some rough terrain on the weekend. But can a hybrid bike truly go off road?

Closeup of a bicycle's gears and drivetrain

How Bicycle Gears Work

If you’re new to cycling, bike gears can be intimidating. Once you have a little background knowledge, though, understanding how bike gears work can make your cycling experience much more enjoyable. Here’s an explainer.

Cyclists mill around outside a pub at night

Can You Get a DUI Riding a Bike?

It’s never a good idea to get on your bike or behind the wheel of your car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, the consequences vary depending on which state you live in.

A woman wearing a backpack rides a bike comfortably in the street

Cycling Ergonomics: The Key to Comfortable, Injury-Free Riding

You’ve probably heard the term ‘ergonomics’ used in reference to office chairs and computer desks, but it’s equally relevant to bicycles. It shouldn’t hurt to ride and it certainly shouldn’t cause injury. Getting ergonomics right can prevent these things.

Woman pumping a bike tire in a bike shop

How To Pump a Bike Tire

Pumping up your tires is relatively easy, and can make your bike rides more enjoyable and efficient. If you ride with incorrect pressure, it’s can be uncomfortable and a little unsafe.

Closeup of an e-bike battery on the frame of a bike

How to Store an E-bike Battery

Knowing how to store an ebike battery that you won’t use for a while is an essential part of its care. After all, a replacement cell costs more than it would for your laptop or smartphone.

A bike commuter rides across a street in winter

Is Bike Commuting Enough Exercise?

The average adult needs about 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. Cycling to work will cover this for some people, but not others.

A bike leaning unlocked against a tree

How to Secure a Bike Without a Lock

We have some ideas for how to secure your bike without a lock. Some methods aim to deter a thief from targeting it altogether, while others are designed to slow thieves down.