A miniature bicycle on a counter

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.

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.

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.

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.

USPS truck being overtaken by a bicycle

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.

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.