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Buying a Bike on Amazon: Pros and Cons

Buying a bike on Amazon is a convenient and affordable alternative to buying a bike at a bike shop. Amazon offers a wide range of quality bikes that ship straight to your door. Usually with free shipping and easy returns. They offer convenient assembly options as well. That said, there are some major drawbacks to …

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Titanium Vs Carbon Fiber Bike: Pros and Cons

The frame is arguably the most important individual component of your bike. It’s often the most expensive as well. When it comes to choosing a bike frame, one of the most important considerations is the material it’s made of. The ideal frame material depends on the type of riding you do. This guide outlines the …

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Schwinn High Sierra: 30 Year Old Bike Review

The Schwinn High Sierra was a top-of-the-line mountain bike back in its day. Today, if you can find one, it makes for a perfect touring bike, commuter bike, or gravel bike. This thing is overbuilt and can take a real beating. Since buying the Schwinn High Sierra, I have converted it into a touring bike and …

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Tube Vs Tubeless Bike Tires: Pros and Cons

Tubeless tires are becoming increasingly popular in cycling. Particularly on mountain bikes and touring bikes. This guide outlines the pros and cons of tube vs tubeless bike tires to help you decide which system is best for your style of riding. I’ll also outline how to convert your existing wheels and tires to tubeless if …

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Tandem Bike Touring: Pros and Cons

Tandem bikes are a unique option for couples, families, and close friends who enjoy cycling together. They work great for bicycle touring as well as recreational riding. Tandems are fast, efficient, and fun to ride. Of course, there are some disadvantages as well. This guide lists the pros and cons of riding a tandem bike …

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How to Build a Low Budget Bikepacking or Bicycle Touring Setup for less than $100

When I first discovered bicycle touring and bikepacking, I immediately knew that it was something that I wanted to try. The idea of exploring the countryside under my own power fascinated me. After researching bikepacking bags and panniers and racks, I was kind of turned off by the price. This guide explains how to put …

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Are Walmart Bikes any Good? Pros and Cons of Budget Bikes

Over the years, I’ve owned about 5 Walmart bikes including a couple of mountain bikes, a BMX, and even a beach cruiser. As a kid, they were the only bikes that my family could afford. People like to trash Walmart bikes for their questionable build quality, reliability issues, and poor performance. Are they really that …

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Coil Shock Vs Air Shock for Mountain Biking: Pros and Cons

For years, air shocks have been standard in mountain biking. Coil shocks were reserved almost exclusively on downhill mountain bikes. Some believed that air shocks would replace coil shocks completely. After all, if you walk into any bike shop, you’ll notice that pretty much all of the mountain bikes come with an air shock. Thanks …

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