Cracked Head Tube: Is It Safe To Ride, And Can It Be Fixed?

Even if you take great care of your bike, unforeseen issues can arise – and a cracked head tube is a concern that demands immediate attention.

In this article, we’ll be covering the causes of head tube cracks, why the frame material is relevant, the potential dangers of riding a bike with a cracked head tube, and possible fixes that can be made to a cracked head tube (as well as questioning whether that’s really a good idea at all!).

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 of their bikes to 6.8 kg (15 lbs) if they wish to compete in elite races. With cycling tech advancing rapidly to shave grams off the total weight of their bike, through ultralight frames, wheels, tires, and even handlebars, it … Read more