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.

Closeup of an e-bike battery on the frame of a bike

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.

Sticker on a bike frame that says My Bike is Faster Than Your Bike

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.

A row of bicycle frames hanging from the wall of a shop

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.

A woman wearing a backpack rides a bike comfortably in the street

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.

A bike with paint partially stripped from its aluminum top tube

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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Cruiser vs Hybrid Bike: How Do You Decide?

Cruiser bikes and hybrid bikes are more laid back than bikes built for long roads and mountain descents, but they aren’t the same. We explain the differences.

View from a ride on the world's tallest bike

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.

Closeup of a bicycle chain cutting diagonally across the frame

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.

Man raising bike handlebars

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.

Woman packing up her folding bike in a train station

How to Maintain Your Folding Bike

Proper maintenance is a big part of preserving the life of your bicycle. Fortunately, folding bike maintenance isn’t too different from regular bike maintenance.

Bicycle pump attachment in place on a tire valve

A Guide to Each Type of Bicycle Pump

If you need to buy a bike pump, or if you’re just unsure whether the one you have is the right type, we’ll run through them all so you know your options.