The Oval Chainring Explained: Is Oval Better Than Round?

Chainrings are integral to powering your bike. They transmit the power you create by turning the pedals and cranks to the rear wheel via the chain. They also optimize your pedal power by utilizing different gear ratios for different terrains and gradients. They’re conventionally circular – but oval chainrings are becoming more and more popular. But what … Read more

Triathlon Bikes: What Is A Tri Bike, And Do you Need One For Your Triathlon?

A triathlon is an endurance multisport race consisting of swimming, cycling, and running over various distances.  But triathlon cycling has some key differences from most professional bicycle racing – not least in the form of purpose-built triathlon bikes. This article is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about tri bikes. We’ll be … Read more

Single-Speed Bikes: What Is A Single-Speed Bike, And Why Are They Useful?

You’ve probably heard of fixed-wheel bikes – or “fixies” – with no freewheel component and only a single gear to ride with.  But what’s a single-speed bike? Surely it’s the same as a fixed wheel, as the clue’s in the name? Wrong!  Although there are some similarities between the two, there are also some distinct … Read more