A bike helmet with a very clean strap spread out on a table

How to Clean Bike Helmet Straps

We do a lot of sweating when we’re on our bikes, which creates a need to clean the helmet from time to time. The straps are the part of the helmet that probably soaks up the most sweat.

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E-bike Battery Storage Options: Explored

Knowing how to store an ebike battery that you won’t use for a while is an essential part of its care. After all, a replacement cell costs more than it would for your laptop or smartphone.

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Can You Get a DUI Riding a Bike?

It’s never a good idea to get on your bike or behind the wheel of your car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, the consequences vary depending on which state you live in.

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How to Remove Stickers from Bike Frames

They aren’t quite tattoos, but bike stickers can cause regret. Whether they’re your own or inherited with a used bike, here’s how you can safely remove stickers from a bike frame.

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Bike Frame Materials and What to Expect From Them

Bike frames are typically made from one of four materials: steel, aluminum, titanium, or carbon. Each option has unique characteristics that impact the quality and comfort of your ride.

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Bike Ergonomics: The Key to Comfortable, Injury-Free Riding

You’ve probably heard the term ‘ergonomics’ used in reference to office chairs and computer desks, but it’s equally relevant to bicycles. It shouldn’t hurt to ride and it certainly shouldn’t cause injury. Getting ergonomics right can prevent these things.

Flat pedal for road bike

4 Best Road Bike Flat Pedals: Compared

Flat pedals don’t lock your foot into place. They’re generally for mountain bikes, but you can use them on a road cycle. Here are four great options.

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How to Strip Paint from a Bike Frame

Whether you’re looking to re-paint or simply love the look of bare aluminum, we’ll show you the best ways to strip the paint of your aluminum bike frame.

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Is Your Bike Frame Too Big?

If your back, shoulders, or wrists ache after a ride, that could be a sign that your bicycle frame is too big.

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How To Pump a Bike Tire

Pumping up your tires is relatively easy, and can make your bike rides more enjoyable and efficient. If you ride with incorrect pressure, it’s can be uncomfortable and a little unsafe.

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How Bike Gears Work: Explained

If you’re new to cycling, bike gears can be intimidating. Once you have a little background knowledge, though, understanding how bike gears work can make your cycling experience much more enjoyable. Here’s an explainer.

One of the best bike trailers for groceries

Best Bike Trailer for Groceries

Tired of carrying your own groceries on a bike? These are the BEST bike trailers for groceries out there right now.

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What is the Best Oil for Bike Chains?

If you run out of chain lube, can you use a different oil? Before grabbing the WD40 or cooking oil, take a closer look at the types of oil you can use on a bike chain.

Hybrid bike tire

Hybrid Bike Tire Pressure Explained

In most cases, hybrid bike tires should be inflated within the typical range of 50–70 PSI, especially if they’re 700c tires. We’ll help you figure it out.

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How To Raise Bike Handlebars

The procedure to raise bike handlebars is different depending on if you have a threaded or threadless stem. Here are instructions for both types.

bike mechanic fixing a broken spoke

Can You Ride a Bike With a Broken Spoke?

It’s safe to continue riding a bike with one or two broken spokes, but you should fix the problem as soon as you can with some rim tape, and get loose spokes looked at as soon as possible.

A cyclist hunches his head down and strains to pedal

Why Is Your Bike So Hard To Pedal?

If your bike is unusually hard to pedal, you need to give it a good inspection. Check the wheels and all components of the drivetrain for signs of damage, wear and tear.

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How to Carry a Suit on a Bike

If your job requires you to wear a suit, cycling to work may seem like a challenge. How do bike commuters get to work without showing up in a sweaty or dirty suit?

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Using Your iPhone as a Bike Computer

An iPhone can do everything a bike computer does and adds some convenience, but it comes with downsides such as battery drain, less weatherproofing and questionable durability.

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How to Get Used to Your Bike Seat

If you’re new to regular bike riding, then you’ve probably noticed some soreness from your seat. Here’s how to make it go away as quickly as possible.