How to Convert Road Bike to Gravel Bike in 3 Steps

Gravel bikes have been the hot new thing in the cycling world in the last few years. If you’ve felt the call of gravel beckoning you into unpaved territory, you might begin your search for a gravel bike only to be met with wallet-gouging prices. Unfortunately, we all know that buying a quality bike is … Read more

Cycling History: What Was The “Safety Bicycle”?

By the late 19th century, cycling’s popularity was booming. However, the bikes of the day were far removed from anything that’d look familiar to a modern cyclist. The penny farthing reigned supreme – and while it was a vast improvement on its predecessor, the “boneshaker”, it’s design still left a lot to be desired. Before … Read more

What is a Penny Farthing Bicycle?

When you think of an old-timey bicycle, what comes to mind? You’re probably picturing a bike with one very large wheel and one small wheel. This bike is known as a high wheel, or more commonly, as a penny-farthing bicycle. How did this odd bike come to be? Why the unusual design?  What is a penny … Read more

Cyclocross Vs Gravel Bike: What’s The Difference?

To the untrained eye, cyclocross and gravel bikes may appear almost identical. Furthermore, in recent years, cyclocross bikes have increased in popularity in the non-racing consumer market, meaning that you’re a lot more likely to see them out and about. Whilst they are very similar in many ways, there are a number of distinct differences … Read more

Vintage Schwinn Bikes Guide: Which Models Are Worth Buying?

Schwinn bikes were an iconic household brand name of bicycle in the US for nearly all of the 20th century. But if you’re looking to cop yourself a classic vintage Schwinn bike (or even a vintage Schwinn exercise bike), what exactly should you look out for, and which models are worth buying? Furthermore, why doesn’t … Read more

Fat Tire Bikes: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Off-Roaders

Have you ever wanted to be able to traverse any terrain on your bike? Fat tire bikes are the piece of kit designed for this kind of riding freedom! They can traverse just about any terrain you can get two wheels on. Whether you’re traversing Antarctica, the harsh Alaskan winter, or giant Peruvian sand dunes, … Read more

Single-Speed Mountain Bikes: Are They Actually Any Good?

Single-speed mountain bikes divide opinion more than any other. The single-speed MTB is a rare beast on the trails, probably because it is a bit of a niche bike. The fact that you don’t see many single-speed mountain bikes may put a doubt in your mind about buying one. They might seem like a strange … Read more

Vintage Peugeot Bikes: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Peugeot Bike Vintage Models

When it comes to vintage racers, Peugeot bikes are some of the most popular (and easiest to find) around. The French manufacturer has been producing bicycles since 1882, and became one of the dominant forces in bike racing through the twentieth century. Peugeot road bikes were ridden to victory at the Tour de France ten … Read more

Types Of Mountain Bikes Explained: Ultimate Guide

Prior to the 1970s, mountain bikes as a concept didn’t really exist at all. However, nowadays, a whole plethora of different types of mountain bikes exist, with different types tailed to specific riding styles, terrain, and categories of race. The key differences between types of mountain bikes can include the type of suspension they have, … Read more

What Is A Touring Bike? Touring Bike Vs Road Bike Explained

Bicycle touring has become super popular in the last few years. By combining the thrill of cycling, the adventure of backpacking, and the freedom and sense of achievement of hiking, it can make for a pretty amazing outdoor experience. However, if you’re new to the world of bike touring, you might be a little confused … Read more

What Is A Dirt Jumper Bike? Dirt Jump Bikes and Tracks Explained

Ever since the birth of BMX racing and freestyling in the 1970s, cyclists have been pushing the discipline forward in a hundred different directions. One key development has been the merging of BMX racing, mountain biking, and four-cross racing. The result? Dirt jumping. We’ll be focusing on these key points: What Is Dirt Jumping? 6 … Read more

Tandem Bike: The Complete Guide To All Types of Tandem Bikes

Riding a tandem bike can be lots of fun. It can allow two people with varying fitness levels to ride together. It is also a great way to cover ground quickly, as you combine your strength to power on. However, you need to be able to communicate well with your partner. Tandem bikes are known … Read more

Cross Country Bike: What Is An XC Mountain Bike?

“XC” or Cross Country cycling is a test of physical endurance and technical ability. Riders race on specialized “XC” or Cross Country bikes. But what is it that makes an XC mountain bike an XC mountain bike? The short answer: an XC bike is a mountain bike specifically designed for speed and stability over long … Read more

What Is A Gravel Bike? All You Need To Know

You’ve probably heard of gravel riding before. After all, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing riding discipline right now. While ditching the road for new surfaces is hardly a totally new idea, what has changed is the wave of specially adapted bikes, events, and equipment dedicated to helping you do it. This is what we’re talking … Read more