Just like a car, your bike does the hard miles to get you where you want to go. Whether it’s a daily commute, or the hard line down a mountain every weekend, these miles take their toll on even the highest quality bikes. But, with some proper care and attention, your bike will handle the strain with ease. Bicycle maintenance is important on a regular basis – especially if you get behind the bars every day. And most of it is quite straightforward. In fact, most bicycle maintenance is a quick and easy DIY affair. But where do you start? With a checklist of course! Here is our top tips for your bicycle maintenance checklist. It doesn’t cover everything, but it covers enough to keep your bike safely on the road, or the tracks.
Cycling along your local bike path is a lovely way to catch the scenery from a whole new perspective. It’s also great exercise! But, facing up to your suburb’s main road can be a little more daunting. Don’t worry though! There are plenty of ways to safely ride alongside cars. There are also plenty of cycling road safety rules in place to make sure your experience is a good one. So let’s take a look at a few of the most basic cycling road safety rules. These should get you cycling safely on the road in no time.
As a cyclist your bike is your tool, so it’s vital that you keep everything in good working order. Just like a car, bikes rely on a few key components to transport your safely at high speeds, and over potentially rough ground. That’s why your pre-ride bike check is more than just a performance thing – it’s a matter of safety. If you’re starting to get into cycling, it’s vital that you develop a good pre-ride bike check process. But what do you need to check? To help you develop your own process, we have listed five must do pre-ride bike checks. So give them a go before your next ride – the results will probably speak for themselves!
There are a multitude of bikes on the market today and each type of bicycle serves a specific purpose. This creates multiple options and raises the question – how to choose the right type of bike? Choosing the right bike depends on a number of things – most predominately the purpose for which you require it. Some might wish to purchase a bike as a means of transport, whilst others perhaps require a specific bike for competitive purposes or even leisure. This guide serves to outline the two most common types of bicycle and what they might offer you as a cyclist.
Using pedal power to get around Brisbane offers the ultimate combination of easy exercise and sustainable living. But what about getting your bike upstairs, keeping it safe or taking it on public transport? By riding folding bikes Brisbane commuters solve many of these problems.
When a cyclist goes out on the road, amongst the most dangerous problems they face are reckless and careless car drivers. Indeed, many of the accidents and deaths of cyclists are caused by road users not paying attention to those around them or just being generally abusive. To help you (and perhaps potentially save your life) here are some cyclist safety tips for sharing the road with car drivers.
When it comes to buying a bike there are plenty of factors you need to consider. This includes the type of bike you want (from a regular street bike, mountain bike or high performance road bike) as well as colour and accessories. One factor that many people tend to forget about is bicycle size – and it’s more important than you might think.
Maybe it’s the traffic congestion, the state of public transport, or just a desire for better health and fitness, but all over Brisbane, drivers are ditching the car and heading to bike shops to give cycling a try. Here are five reasons why the River City is Australia’s most bike friendly city
BMX vs mountian bike – which one should you get ? Deciding between a mountain bike and a BMX bike is one of the first choices that come to mind for people toying with the idea of buying new bikes. Both offer different riding experiences and both come with their pros and cons. For parents buying a bike as a present for their kids this is one of the questions we are often asked here at Hoffy Cycles. We outline the major characteristics of each in this post so you can make an informed choice and get the bike that is the best fit for them.
If you’ve bought a bike, you also need to buy a helmet. For around 50 dollars, this simple accessory could save your life or prevent serious injury. If you’re someone who regularly rides, you probably already own a helmet, but it’s still worth knowing what to look for when buying your next helmet, since they don’t last forever, they are not all created equal, and you’ll want the most comfortable one you can find. At Hoffy Cycles we sell bike helmets in a range of styles and sizes and below we explain what you should look for when buying your next helmet.