Everything needs a good clean once in a while. Our cars often get good treatment, and so do our homes. But what about our bikes? Sure, bikes are pretty low maintenance. But there’s a difference between low maintenance and no maintenance. Cleaning your bike is an important step to keeping it in good working order.
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Only the mad keen cyclists know that riding in the rain is some of the best riding you can do! But, as with all fun things, it’s not without its challenges. Riding in the rain means contending with low traction, poor visibility, and different obstacles that you simply won’t find in dry conditions. That means safety is an issue.
Like cars, bikes cover a lot of ground. They carry us over bumps, up hills, down hills, and back home again. They also do that at speed! Needless to say, bikes are prone to wear. That means bike maintenance is an important part of owning a bike. But it’s not necessarily easy. Most of us don’t have time to learn every bike maintenance skill off by heart, no matter how important.
If you’ve taken to cycling up hills, good on! We can’t say we’re jealous, but we admire the effort nonetheless. Chances are, though, that you found a challenge or two along the way. After all, cycling up hills is the hardest kind of cycling there is. So how can you streamline your uphill cycling? We’ve done our research, and of course learned from experience, to come up with a few tips. So have a read, and see if you can use them to your advantage next time you’re cycling against gravity.
Bike helmets are on par with bikes as the most important piece of cycling kit. Let’s face it – you can’t jump on your bike without one. Bike helmets are also a legal requirement. That means choosing a bike helmet is as inevitable as choosing a bike! So let’s take a look at how to choose a bike helmet. With these tips, you can make sure to come away with the right helmet for you. And who knows, that might just save your life.
Bike theft is common, and it has an untold effect on many people. The fact is, most people love their bikes. Whether it’s a weekend warrior, a comfortable commuter, or a robust road bike, bikes are a big part of our lives. Some people rely on them to get to work; others rely on them to get away from work. So losing your bike to theft can be devastating. But rather than let the thieves win, there are some things you can do to protect your bike. Here are our top seven tips.
Electric bikes have emerged on the cycling scene as a hybrid contender. They offer all the benefits of conventional bikes, but with a few extra. And those extra benefits are all thanks to the small but powerful electric motor stored between their pedals. It mightn’t look like much, but that little motor is the driving force behind a whole new era in cycling. If you think we’re overstating it, then look no further than this list of five benefits of electric bikes. You might just be as surprised as we were!
Exercising in summer is hard. The sun is strong, the heat is high, and the temptation to swap a cold drink for a hard cycle is ever-present. But cycling in summer is a Queensland necessity – after all, our summers are that little bit longer! Luckily, there are a few things you can to do make your summer cycling experience easier, and a bit more comfortable. Among those things is bike preparation. If you prepare your bike effectively for summer, you’ll find summer cycling much easier. Riding on an ill-prepared bike is tough at the best of times, so treat yourself to an easy ride with these tips!
Commuting by bike is rewarding for a multitude of reasons. First, you can get fit. Going to work by bike is a great way to get regular exercise, and it’s great for your mental health too. Second, you can travel emissions free! For the environmentally minded commuter, bikes are almost certainly the way to go. If you’re toying with the idea of a bike commute, we say go for it! But which commuter bikes are best? That really depends on the nature of your commute. Some commutes will suit certain bikes more than others, so it’s important to seek some expert advice. But before you do, take a look at our list of the best commuter bikes for 2019.
Buying a kids bike isn’t like buying one for yourself. You can’t simply jump on and take it for a spin. You need to think from your child’s perspective: what do they need to get the best experience? It goes without saying that kids ride a little differently to adults. And that’s simply a result of their mental and physical development. But that doesn’t mean their needs are too far removed from your own. With a few quick tips, you will find choosing a kids bike as easy as choosing your own.