How to Take Off Bike Pedals Without a Pedal Wrench

a bike pedal and an open wrench

It can be challenging when you don’t have the right tools to repair your bike. But the first fear for every biker is: what if your pedal breaks or stops working while cycling? This calls for immediate repair, but you can use various methods and tools even if you don’t have a pedal wrench.  As … Read more

Wide vs. Narrow Bike Seat – Pros & Cons

a wide saddle for a bike in black and white

When it comes to cycling, comfort is key. A good saddle can make all the difference in your ride, but choosing the right one can take time and effort. This article will take a closer look at wide vs. narrow bike seats, including the pros and cons of each, how to determine the correct saddle … Read more

Trail Bike vs. Mountain Bike Pros & Cons

a trail biker going downhills

Choosing between a trail mountain bike or a “regular” mountain bike can take time and effort for many people. The trail mountain bike has quite a few similar features to the cross-country mountain bike, but a few areas differ.  Let´s get started with the key differences: Also, cross-country mountain bikes are faster on descents and … Read more

Why Do (some) Bikes Not Have Kickstands

a bike without a kickstand leaning on a stair step

Bicycles are a convenient, environmentally-friendly way to get around town. Still, one thing that has always bothered me about them is why some don’t have kickstands. Such a simple addition would make the bikes much more user-friendly. In this essay, I will explore the possible reasons why some bike manufacturers have not added kickstands to … Read more

How Often Should You Oil a Road Bike Chain?

someone holding the chain of his road bike inspecting it

The bike chain is one of the most essential components of a road bike. It requires regular lubrication to reduce friction and prevent rusting, which can damage bike performance. So, how often should you oil your road bike chain? The frequency of oiling depends on how often you ride your bike and in what conditions. … Read more

Can Cyclists Run Red Lights

bikers on a road silouette

Considering that every state has different laws regarding cyclists, it’s easy to see how misinformation and ignorance can affect cyclists’ legal rights and responsibilities. In general, cyclists shouldn’t run red lights. Bicyclists are subject to the same rules as motorists, trucks, and motorcycles. Should Cyclists be Allowed to Run Red Lights? Well. In my opinion, … Read more

How do Cyclists get Big Legs

cyclist on his racing bike

You may wonder how some track cyclists can have such big muscular legs. It’s not all about genetics, though that does help. Cyclists do many things to build up their leg muscles and make them look like cannons on bikes. The short answer is, cycling alone won’t make your legs big. But if you combine … Read more