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Jack Gazeley

Deputy Editor & Features Writer at BikeTips

Jack is an experienced cycling writer based in San Diego, California. Though he loves group rides on a road or gravel bike, his true passion is backcountry bikepacking trips. His greatest adventure so far has been cycling the length of the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia, and the next bucket-list trip is already in the works.

Jack has a collection of vintage steel racing bikes that he rides and painstakingly restores. The jewel in the crown is his Colnago Master X-Light.

Jack’s latest articles:

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The 5 Most Important Bike Upgrades: Road Bike Edition

So, you’ve had your road bike for a while, and you’re thinking about upgrading it. But where’s the best place to put your money to yield the greatest improvement when looking at the best bike upgrades road racing has to offer? Upgrading your bike is always the next step after you’ve been cycling for a while. Sometimes it’s necessary, maybe a part or two has broken, and you might as well upgrade if you’re buying a new one.

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How Do Electric Bikes Work?

Unless you’re a mechanical engineer, a physicist, or in the industry, you might be asking …

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Essential Guide To Top Mountain Bike Brands

Making a decision on which mountain bike to buy can be pretty challenging, given all of the different factors to consider – and that’s before you even consider the sheer number of mountain bike brands available. But what are some of the best mountain bike brands to look out for? What gives these brands such a good reputation?

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7 Of The Best Electric Bike Brands: Essential Guide

Electric bikes are an excellent invention that massively increases the accessibility of the sport, and there are a vast range of worthwhile electric bike brands. Between all of us in the BikeTips team, we’ve had the chance to try out a vast range of electric bikes – and we’ve selected seven of the best eBike brands, from A-Z.

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What Are Watts, and How Is Watts Calculated in Cycling?

Simply put, a “Watt” (W) is a unit of power. On a scientific level, it’s equivalent to one joule per second. Watts are most commonly calculated for cyclists through the use of a power meter, which measures torque and cadence to display power output. Read on to find out what Watts means for cycling power, why it’s such an important element of power to understand, and how this knowledge can be implemented in your training.

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7 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the US

Sadly, the US isn’t exactly renowned for its cycling infrastructure. However, there are some cities in which the local government has invested in simple safety infrastructure to increase the bike-friendliness of the city. So, what are the most bike-friendly cities in the US?

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A-Z Guide To Major Road Bike Brands

Choosing between the hundreds of road bike brands on the market can be a challenging ordeal. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the best-known and highest-regarded road bike brands around.

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Strava Free Vs Paid: How Much Is Strava Subscription, And Is The Upgrade Worth It?

Strava comes in two “flavors”: Strava Free vs Paid. After years of using Strava’s free version, I was lured in by the additional features on offer and finally decided to take the plunge and upgrade to a premium Strava subscription. But what’s the difference? How much is Strava premium? And is the upgrade worth it?

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Vintage Gitane Bikes: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

If you’re looking for a high-quality vintage French bicycle, then a vintage Gitane bike could be your best bet. Gitane as a name is synonymous with late-20th-century French racing bikes. With many Tour de France legends having ridden Gitane bikes to victory, they’re an extremely well-known and reputable brand.

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Vuelta a España 2023: Jesús Herrada Takes Stage 11 at Summit Finish with Blistering Counter-Attack

Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) won Stage 11 of the Vuelta a España 2023 with an impressive last-ditch counter-attack at the summit of the Category 1 climb La Laguna Negra.

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Belt Drive Bikes: Gimmick or the Future of Cycling?

In the world of cycling tech, there always seem to be new things that offer the potential to either revolutionize the industry…

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Weird Bikes: From Creative To Cursed

The cycling tech world is changing rapidly, with innovations every year that offer the potential to revolutionize the sport. However, some innovations certainly don’t offer such bountiful outcomes but are extremely unique bikes or, sometimes, just plain weird bikes.

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A-Z Guide To Legendary Vintage Bicycle Brands

The beauty of a well-made, vintage bicycle in good condition cannot be understated. But what are the best vintage bicycle brands?

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Vuelta a España 2023: Primož Roglič Outsprints Evenepoel In Exciting Finish To Stage 8

Three-time Vuelta a España winner Primož Roglič pipped Remco Evenepoel to the punch in a seven-man sprint after Jumbo-Visma once again exerted their domination in the mountains.

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Vuelta A España 2023: Sepp Kuss Wins Stage 6 in Thrilling Return to the Mountains

America’s Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) took Stage 6 of the Vuelta a España after a powerful attack on the Arcos de las Salinas climb propelled him beyond the rest of a large breakaway group.

Andrea Kron points to the sky in tribute to Tijl de Decker as he wins Stage 2 of the 2023 Vuelta a Espana.

Vuelta a España 2023: Andreas Kron Takes Stage 2 Victory Amid Barcelona Deluge

Andrea Kron (Lotto-Dstny) launched a blistering attack on the steepest slopes of the Montjuic climb, fighting off a large group of perseguidores for 4 km to ride to victory on the treacherously slippery roads of Barcelona.

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How To Watch Vuelta a España 2023: Nation-by-Nation

With the final Grand Tour of the year just around the corner, many of us are wondering how to watch Vuelta a España 2023 action from the comfort of our own sofa. So where on TV can you catch all of this action where you live?

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Ultimate Vuelta a España Jerseys Guide: Maillot Rojo and More

Anyone with interest in professional cycling sees knows that in each of the Grand Tours (the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France, and the Vuelta a España), the race leader wears a certain jersey to distinguish themselves from the rest of the peloton. The Vuelta a España is no exception, and there are four different jerseys up for grabs in the race.

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Trek Vs Giant: Everything You Need To Know

The two most popular bike brands in the United States, Trek and Giant, are both excellent options if you’re in the market for a new bike. But which is the better choice for you: Trek vs Giant?

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Biking Across America: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re keen on bicycle touring, traveling by bicycle, and a minimalist lifestyle, then biking across America should be high on your bucket list.

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Titanium Vs Carbon Fiber: Which Is The Best Material For Bikes?

So, you’re in the market for a new bike with a not-so-limited budget. When it comes to premium frame materials, which is better: titanium vs carbon fiber?

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Trek Vs Specialized: Everything You Need To Know

The biggest American bike brands – Trek and Specialized – are two of the most trusted and well-established bike brands in today’s market. But who wins in the battle of Trek Vs Specialized?

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Tour De France 2023: Matej Mohorič Lunges Across The Line First In Photo Finish Stage 19

Slovenian Bahrain-Victorious rider Mohorič took the stage today with an impressive lunge to the finish line that beat yesterday’s winner – Kasper Asgreen – by a hair, confirmed only by a photo finish.

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Tour de France 2023: Kasper Asgreen Claims Last-Gasp Breakaway Victory on Chaotic Stage 18

Danish Soudal-QuickStep rider Kasper Asgreen outsprinted the remainder of a small 4-man breakaway to win a breathtaking Stage 18 as an unorganized peloton came within seconds of catching them at the finish line.

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Tour De France 2023: Pogačar Capitulates as Felix Gall Claims “Queen” Stage 17 Victory

AG2R Citroën’s Felix Gall launched an impressive solo attack with 6 km to go of the toughest climb of this year’s Tour – the Col de Loze – and held his lead to the finish despite the efforts of Simon Yates and Jonas Vingegaard.

Jonas Vingegaard climbs to victory on Stage 16 of the 2023 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2023: Vingegaard Blows Pogačar Away in Stage 16 Time Trial

Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard rode the time trial of his career to eclipse rival Tadej Pogačar and take a potentially Tour-winning 1 minute and 38 seconds out of the Slovenian in his first stage win of the year.

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How Does Aerodynamics Affect Cycling Performance And Strategy?

In the modern cycling world, everyone’s “getting aero”. A huge chunk of new cycling tech and discourse is about optimizing our bikes, accessories, and our position on the bike in order to minimize aerodynamic drag, in pursuit of saving some precious watts.

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Tour de France 2023: Jai Hindley Wins Stage 5 After An Impressive Solo Attack In The Mountains

Bora – Hansgrohe’s Jai Hindley showed his General Classification intentions by sustaining a powerful solo attack for almost 20 km to take the first mountain stage of this year’s Tour. It was the Australian’s first stage win in his debut Tour de France, after winning the Giro d’Italia last year. Hindley snatched the yellow jersey from UAE’s Adam Yates, on what was a poor day for UAE.

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Tour de France 2023: Jasper Philipsen Prevails in Controversial Stage 3 Sprint

Alpecin – Deceuninck rider Jasper Philipsen was the fastest of the bunch today as he crossed the finish line a wheel’s length ahead of Phil Bauhaus in a thrilling bunch sprint in Stage 3 as the Tour de France returns to French soil.

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Tour de France 2023: Victor Lafay Launches Blistering Attack To Pick Van Aert’s Pocket On Stage 2

Victor Lafay launched a blistering acceleration to distance himself from the bunch – and pre-stage favorite Wout van Aert – in the final kilometer, as Stage 2 of the 2023 Tour de France arrived in San Sebastián. Lafay crossed the line a bike length ahead of van Aert, who was seen to punch his handlebars in frustration at the finish line as he lost the sprint.

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2023 Tour de France Teams And Riders: Start List In Full

With the action underway, we’re running through the full start list of 2023 Tour de France teams and riders. The Tour de France 2023 start list contains some clear favorites, some dark horses, some surprising absentees, some incredibly strong teams, and some with a slightly underwhelming set of riders for the race.

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How Technology Is Revolutionising The Tour de France

As with most things in life, the technological revolution has dramatically impacted professional cycling. New cycling tech changes the way in which amateurs and professionals alike interact with the sport. Revolutionary advancements in aerodynamics, tracking, equipment, communication, and anti-doping tech have had direct consequences in the sport itself. Nowhere is this more present than in cycling’s biggest race: the Tour de France.

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Power and Influence at the Tour de France: Meet the Key Directeurs Sportifs

The directeur sportif (sports director) of each team essentially runs the show on the sporting side of things. Analogous to the head coach in football, the directeur sportif provides insight into the current situation of the race, following the team in a car. They also provide the team with the proper tactics they should use in each case, often updating these as such during a stage, reflecting the current situation of the race.

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Riding On Carbon (Dioxide): What’s The Environmental Impact of the Tour de France?

The Tour de France is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and such a significant sporting event – in any context – is never going to be emission-free. Cycling is widely considered to be a sustainable practice, particularly when used in place of another form of transport. However, in the context of cycling as an organized sport, it’s certainly not emission-free.

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Tour de France Devil: The Twisting Tale of Didi the Devil

If you’re fairly new to the Tour de France, you may have been baffled by the cameras focusing on one spectator in particular: the Tour de France Devil. The Tour de France devil – otherwise known as Didi the Devil – was for decades an almost essential part of watching the Tour de France.

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Giro d’Italia 2023: Stage-by-Stage Recap

This Giro d’Italia 2023 began on the Adriatic coast and finished in Rome, the first time in the Italian capital since 2018. The three-week race covered 3,448 km along the beautiful Italian coastline, along rolling hills, and most importantly, over 51,000 m up some of the most brutal climbs in Europe.

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How Do Bike Gears Work?

Whether you’re a beginner cyclist or a seasoned racer, at some point you’ve probably caught yourself wondering: “Just how do bike gears work?” The way in which gears function is something that seems pretty complex, but in reality, is a very simple mechanism.

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V Brakes Vs Cantilever Brakes Explained: 6 Key Differences

V brakes and cantilever brakes are both different types of rim brakes. This means that, upon the action of the brake levers, they apply a frictional force directly to the rim, slowing the rotation of the wheel to an eventual stop. But what is the difference between V brakes vs cantilever brakes?

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What Is A Wheelset? Bike Wheelset Meaning Explained

A wheelset is one of the integral parts of a bicycle, and, as the name suggests, contains the system of the wheels. The question – “What is a wheelset?” – might seem straightforward, but it can be a little confusing because there are many different parts included within a wheelset. If you just buy a set of wheels, you wouldn’t necessarily consider all of them separately.

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SRAM XDR And SRAM XD Drivers Explained

SRAM XDR and SRAM XD drivers are a type of freehub standard made by SRAM that is compatible with a range of hubs and cassettes. But what’s different about the SRAM XD vs XDR drivers? And what cassettes and hubs are they compatible with?

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St Gotthard Pass: Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

Switzerland’s St Gotthard Pass, one of the most legendary Alpine passes of them all, is located near the Italian border between the charming villages of Hospental and Airolo. For cyclists, climbing St. Gotthard Pass is an extremely unique (and challenging) experience that you’re not likely to forget anytime soon.

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7 Of The Best Long Distance Cycle Routes UK For 2023

Home to stunning mountains, swathes of beautiful coastline, and even temperate rainforests, the UK offers excellent potential for bikepacking adventures. The long-distance cycle routes UK has to offer vary significantly in difficulty and scenery, meaning there’s a route out there for whatever you’re looking for from your adventure.

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Great Dun Fell: Cycling Guide to the Highest Road in England

Great Dun Fell is the second-highest mountain in the Pennines, 849 meters above sea level …

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Steel Vs Aluminum Bike Frames: What’s The Difference?

If you’re looking to buy a complete bike or just a frame, then it’s likely that if you’re on a budget, you’ll need to think about the comparison between steel vs aluminum bikes, and which would be better for you.

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Ultimate Guide To Gravel Wheelsets: Shimano + Campagnolo Edition

The wheelset of your gravel bike can make a huge difference to the feel of your ride. But how do you choose the right gravel wheelset for you? Different types of gravel wheelsets excel at different things. Gravel biking is such a wide discipline that two gravel wheelsets could be very different from one another and should be used for different types of riding.

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Cycling’s Darkest Hour: The Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal Explained

The Lance Armstrong doping case was the greatest scandal to ever hit the cycling world. For many years, Lance Armstrong was the poster boy of the Tour de France and helped to elevate the competition to global popularity with his success. In this article, we’ll give you the complete story of cycling’s biggest scandal: Lance Armstrong’s doping case, from start to finish.

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The 8 Toughest Climbs in The World of Cycling

As cyclists, we like to challenge ourselves. The biggest challenges often come in the form …

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Cycling In The Rain: 8 Essential Tips and Tricks

Let’s face it: cycling in the rain can be pretty horrible. However, often, this is because you’re simply not prepared for the wet weather. With a few tweaks to your habits and your kit, you can not only survive rainy bike rides, but enjoy them! Cycling in the rain can actually be pretty fun – so long as you’re prepared.

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Essential Guide to Italian Bike Brands

If you’re in the market for a bike, Italian bike brands are some of the best around. Italy is well-known for exceptional quality bike manufacturing, especially for road bikes. There is an endless list of quality Italian brands that you can go to for both vintage and modern bikes.

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What Are Sintered Brake Pads? Organic Vs Sintered Brake Pads Explained

If you’ve got disc brakes on your bike, then you’ll need to make an important decision as to which type of brake pad you wish to use: organic vs sintered brake pads. But what are sintered brake pads? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of sintered brake pads when compared to organic brake pads?

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From Ether To EPO: A Brief History of Cycling Doping

Cycling is a thrilling spectator sport, but there is a darker side to the pro peloton: cycling doping. Cycling doping has existed for almost as long as the professional sport itself and was initially common and accepted, even in the biggest pro races.

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Mountain Bike Wheel Sizes Explained (With Mountain Bike Wheel Size Chart)

Some parts of cycling tech can be particularly confusing. One such area in which this is particularly apparent is mountain bike wheel sizes. Cycling is a sport that has rapidly developed over the past few decades, with new disciplines cropping up and adding new types of tech along with different names for already existing tech and sizing.

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“The Greatest Tour Of Them All”: The Agony And Ecstasy of Greg Lemond’s Legendary 1989 Tour de France Victory

Greg LeMond won the yellow jersey in the 1989 Tour de France – the closest and arguably most fiercely fought Tour in history – by a margin of just 8 seconds. Often regarded as the greatest edition in the race’s history, the 1989 Tour de France winner was decided in its final moments in dramatic scenes never matched before or since.

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Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes: Everything You Need To Know

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your bike: they keep you safe! But which is a better braking system, disc brakes vs rim brakes? In recent years, the best type of braking system for your bike has been hotly debated amongst roadies, and there are benefits and drawbacks to both rim and disc brakes.

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Ultimate Light Bikes Guide: Lightest Road, Mountain, And Electric Bikes in the World

One thing is undisputed in cycling technology: light bikes come with a huge number of benefits. The most significant of these is that a lighter bike lends itself to faster acceleration and deceleration. If you’re tackling a climb, you simply have less weight to drag up the hill, and it makes it easier to fight gravity. If you’re trying to slow down, you’re carrying less mass, and therefore less momentum, so can decelerate more sharply.

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Vintage Road Bikes Guide: What To Look For In A Vintage Road Bike

In the market for a vintage road bike? There are a few things to look out for to ensure you get the best deal possible! Vintage road bikes provide an excellent entry point into the world of road cycling, but they’re not just for the beginner. There are a number of highly desirable vintage road bikes that enjoy a high level of esteem due to their functionality, aesthetics, and collectibility.

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Shimano Tiagra Vs 105: Is The Upgrade Worth It?

Shimano’s mid-range groupset offerings – Tiagra and 105 – are some of the most common groupsets among amateur cyclists. Shimano is the world-leading manufacturer of components, and for a good reason. They are trusted by much of the pro peloton and have supplied the groupsets on every winning men’s Grand Tour bike since 2020. So, it begs the question, is it worth the upgrade? What’s the difference between Shimano Tiagra vs 105?

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8 Essential Tips For Biking In The Winter

Cycling is an extremely rewarding sport. Whether you’re summer cycling or biking in the winter, getting on two wheels allows you to get from A to B, keep fit, and feel immersed in your surroundings and connected to the landscape around you all at the same time! For some, however, it’s very much a summer sport. But in reality, there are very few places where you cannot go biking in winter – and winter cycling can be extremely beautiful and very rewarding.

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7 Vital Safety Tips For Cycling At Night

Cycling at night can be pretty dangerous, and riding when you don’t feel completely safe can take away from your enjoyment. However, by taking just a few simple precautions, you can feel significantly safer and enjoy your night rides more! Night bike rides can be super fun. The roads are generally less busy, everything is really nice and quiet, and you can even use it to enjoy the stars or bask in the moonlight whilst riding your bike.

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How To Choose The Perfect Bike For Commuting

Commuting to work by bike is an excellent way to reduce your environmental impact, keep fit, and avoid the horrific rush hour roads or busy commuter trains, all at the same time.

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Ultimate Campagnolo Wheels Guide and Hierarchy [Road Bike Edition]

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27.5″ Vs 29″ Mountain Bikes: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re in the market for a new mountain bike, or even just a new wheelset for your off-road machine, then it’s likely you’ll be confronted with a choice on wheel size. Depending on your riding style, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to each size.

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Furka Pass: Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

Cycling the Furka Pass in Switzerland is an unforgettable experience that is not for the faint-hearted. Not an easy climb by any stretch, the long pass stretches up to lofty heights where the air is thin, with seemingly endless hairpins winding their way up the mountain. But in an area renowned for its natural beauty, the view at every one of these hairpins could be a computer desktop background: sparkling rivers winding through valleys carpeted with vibrant green and huge snow-capped mountains and unique glaciers towering above them.

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8 Top Tips To Make Your Bike Last Longer

Bikes these days can easily set you back thousands of dollars, and the constant need to replace certain parts only increases the cost. So, it’s worth doing everything possible to ensure that your bike and its components last as long as possible. But what are some good tips to make your bike last longer? And how can you ensure that your components don’t need replacing very often?

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6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bike Handling Skills

Handling is one of the most important things to develop in order to enhance your cycling performance. But are there any tricks to accelerating this development? Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned cyclist, there are always improvements to be made in your ability. Handling is perhaps one of the best routes to such improvement.

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Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio): Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

The Passo dello Stelvio (“Stelvio Pass”) is one of the toughest and most famous sections …

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9 Epic Bikepacking Destinations

Want to get away with your bike, but struggling to narrow down the list of …

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Ultimate Shimano Wheels Guide and Hierarchy: Road Bike Edition

Shimano is the world-leading manufacturer of cycling components, renowned for producing high-quality bike parts and …

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Ultimate Guide To L’Eroica Cycling: Vintage Bike Requirements and How To Take Part

L’Eroica bike races are a unique series of events taking place all around the globe, …

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Ultimate Carretera Austral Cycling Guide

One of the most beautiful cycling routes in the world, the Carretera Austral is a road stretching over 1200 km through Chilean Patagonia. It is known for its beautiful scenery and is littered with dramatic mountain formations, glaciers, volcanoes, and fjords. The Carretera Austral is a partly paved, partly unpaved road spanning 1240 km, passing through some of Patagonia’s highlights.

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Vintage Trek Bikes: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re in the market for a second-hand bike on a budget, it’s likely you’ve …

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What Is A Granny Gear On A Bike – And How Should You Set One Up?

Do you find that your gearing is just too high for steep climbs or fully …

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Sa Calobra: Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

Sa Calobra is the toughest climb on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Renowned for its …

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Raleigh Vintage Bikes: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Looking for a Raleigh vintage bike? One of the oldest bike manufacturers in the world, …

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Transcontinental Race: Europe’s Toughest Bike Race

One of the most unorthodox cycling events in Europe, the Transcontinental Race – often abbreviated …

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Puy De Dôme: Cyclists Guide

An iconic dormant volcano in central France, the Puy de Dôme returns to the 2023 …

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What Is A Cyclocross Bike? CX Bikes Explained

Cyclocross is one of the most hardcore cycling disciplines, requiring excellent handling, power, and even …

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Gravel Bike Vs Mountain Bike: Essential Differences Explained

Gravel bikes and mountain bikes are two very different types of bikes, but they’re both …

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What Is The UCI Weight Limit – And Why Does It Exist?

Cyclists must abide by a rule imposed by the UCI that restricts the minimum weight …

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Ultimate Campagnolo Groupset Guide And Hierarchy

The oldest and most iconic manufacturer of road bike components, Campagnolo – often referred to …

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The Ultimate Guide to Gran Fondos – Or Sportives – In Cycling

Sportives and Gran Fondos are an excellent way to get involved in the cycling community …

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Shimano 105 Vs Ultegra: Is The Upgrade Worth It?

Shimano 105 is the best mid-range groupset in Shimano’s lineup – and the 105 series …

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Colnago Vintage Bikes Guide: Colnago Master X Light And More

Colnago are one of the highest-regarded manufacturers of bicycles of all time. Even to this …

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Ultimate Guide To Cycling’s Spring Classics

The typical beginning of the road cycling season, the Spring Classics include some of the …

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Jonas Vingegaard: Everything You Need To Know About The Tour de France Champion

Seemingly from nowhere, Jonas Vingegaard has risen to the pinnacle of world cycling, taking the …

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650b Vs 700c Wheels: Everything You Need To Know

Particularly for off-road disciplines, you’re often offered a choice in wheel size when buying or …

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SRAM Vs Shimano: The Essential Guide

Shimano and SRAM are two of the biggest and most successful manufacturers of bike components, …

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Gravel Racing Decoded: What Is Gravel Bike Racing?

The new world of gravel racing is vast and diverse. There’s an event out there …

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Want To Build Your Own Bike? Everything You Need To Know Before you Start

If you’re in the market for a new bike but haven’t found the perfect model …

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How To Sell A Bike: Everything You Need To Know About Selling A Bike

There are lots of reasons for selling a bike. Perhaps you want to upgrade to …

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Campagnolo Super Record EPS: The World’s Most Expensive Groupset

Campagnolo is renowned for its high-quality bike components. Their flagship groupset – the Campagnolo Super …

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How To Buy A Bike: Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Bike

Buying a bike can be daunting. There are just so many options. What type of …

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Ultimate Guide To Bike Gear Ratios (With Bike Gear Ratio Calculator)

If you’re struggling to get up hills or “spinning out” on every descent, the chances …

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What Is A Narrow Wide Chainring – And Should You Be Using One?

If you’re the unlucky owner of a regularly-dropping chain, a narrow wide chainring might provide …

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Vintage Bianchi Road Bikes: Beginner’s Guide

One of the most sought-after vintage road bike manufacturers, Bianchi has earned a cult following …

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Beginner’s Guide to the Cycling Grand Tours: Le Tour, Il Giro, and La Vuelta Explained

The pinnacle of road cycling, the Grand Tours are three multi-stage races taking place every …

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DIY Bike Frame Painting: Walk-Through Guide [With Pictures]

If you’ve watched any professional bike races recently, you’ll likely have caught some bike frame …

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Ultimate Pennine Cycleway Guide: England’s Toughest Bikepacking Route

The toughest bikepacking route in England, the Pennine Cycleway traverses the largest mountain range in …

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Tour de France History: A Brief Introduction

The most prestigious and iconic race in the cycling calendar, the Tour de France has …

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Giro Di Lombardia: The Complete Guide

The oldest continuously-running day race in Italy, the Giro di Lombardia is an iconic cycling …

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Shimano MTB Groupset Hierarchy: Ultimate Guide

Many consider Shimano the gold standard of bike component manufacturers – and Shimano MTB groupsets …

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Tour de France Teams Explained: Rouleurs, Puncheurs, Domestiques, And More

Each of the Tour de France teams comprises a diverse group of riders each serving …

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What Is A Cycling Echelon? Echelon Cycling Formation Explained

A technique developed to reduce the effect of a crosswind, a cycling echelon formation can …

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Ultimate Gravel Bike Groupset Guide: Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM

Accompanying the explosion of gravel bikes in the past few years, the component manufacturing giants …

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Taken A Tumble? How To Treat Road Rash

Whether you’re a veteran of the road or a complete beginner, we all come off …

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Frameset Meaning: What Is A Bike Frameset?

The most important part of any bike, the frameset is the foundation of the bicycle. …

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Tom Pidcock: Profile of the Tour de France’s Rising Star

With an impressive number of victories already, Tom Pidcock is taking the world of bike …

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What Is A Bicycle Groupset? The Ultimate Guide To Groupsets And Manufacturers

An integral part of your machine, the bicycle groupset refers to all of the components …

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The Complete Hebridean Way Cycling Guide: Island-By-Island

The ultimate island-hopping bikepacking trip, the Hebridean way is an iconic multi-day cycle through Scotland’s …

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Paris-Roubaix: Ultimate Guide To Cycling’s “Hell Of The North”

One of the oldest day races still running today, Paris-Roubaix is perhaps the most infamous …

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Ultimate Bike Frame Materials Guide: Carbon Fiber, Steel, Aluminum and more

With so many options to choose from, it can often be difficult to decide which …

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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 …

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What Is Cyclocross? Ultimate Guide To CX Biking

Cyclocross is the ultimate test of a rider’s abilities to traverse all sorts of terrains …