Centerlock Vs 6 Bolt Rotors: Everything You Need To Know

As a bike mechanic, I get asked many questions about cycling components, but one that comes up often when it comes to modern disc brakes is centerlock vs 6 bolt rotors.

These disc brake setups both work excellently but are very different.

Balance Bike Vs Training Wheels: What’s The Best Way To Teach Kids To Ride A Bike?

The balance bike vs training wheels debate is a hot topic amongst parents these days when discussing how to teach kids to ride a bike.

My parents taught me on training wheels, but many people currently recommend using a balance bike instead as it can teach the skills of cycling much better, giving the rider better ability sooner and building confidence quicker.

Butterfly Bars: Should You Be Using Trekking Handlebars for Bikepacking?

We get asked some great questions by our amazing subscribers, and one that comes up all the time is: “Should I use butterfly bars for bikepacking?”

In my experience both as a casual bikepacker and racing in international endurance events, there are many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to butterfly bars and bikepacking.

How To Clean A Bike Cassette In 6 Steps: Ultimate Guide to Cleaning A Cassette [With Video Guide]

One job that many cyclists neglect but is a great skill to learn is cleaning a cassette.

Keeping a clean cassette comes with a lot of benefits, and it doesn’t take long to do. Although it might look challenging when you know what you’re doing, it’s a very simple and easy process.

How To Use A Bike Pump: Hand Pumps and Track Pumps [With Video Guide]

The single bike maintenance skill you’ll use most often is knowing how to use a bike pump.

Pumping up your bike tires is a task you are going to be doing all the time. It might be to get the optimum PSI, or you might get a puncture on the road and need to get the air back in the tube.

Bike Gears Slipping? Why Chains Slip On Bicycles – and How To Fix It

Any bike ride can be ruined pretty quickly if your bike doesn’t work properly, and one of the most annoying problems is your gears slipping.

Not only does it not feel awful, but gears slipping on bicycles can also be pretty dangerous if you are putting a lot of power down. It’s not an efficient way to ride a bike and can play havoc on your components.

How To Choose The Correct Bike Size: Road Bike Edition [With Video Guide]

Road cycling is a lot of fun, and ripping up the tarmac is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors. Being on the correct bike size is vital when it comes to road cycling. It’s very easy to overlook, and many cyclists get it wrong – and suffer the consequences! Road … Read more