The Best Chainstay Protectors – 5 Choices

chainstay protector

Why Use A Chainstay Protector  Chains hit the chainstay all the time. Every hole, bump, jump or bounce on your bike will result in a chain slap on the chainstay. Whether it’s the annoying rattle the chain makes when it hits the stay, or the paint that’s chipping away on your frame, it’s always good …

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Best Hydration Pack for Mountain Biking

Best Hydration Pack For Mountain Biking

Using A Hydration Pack For MTB  A few years back, there was a huge trend amongst all outdoors extreme athletes, whether that be trail runners, mountain bikers, or hikers of having a hydration pack.  For some reason, this trend fizzled out with time, and the trusty old water bottle made a comeback. Which; of-course is …

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Bicycle Cleaning Kit

bike cleaning kits

Why You Should Use A Bicycle Cleaning Kit  Let’s talk frankly for a second here- what is the absolute last thing you feel like doing after conquering mountain trails, are covered in mud, blood and grit and are sore, battered and tired?  I know the answer is a well-deserved shower & meal before you proceed …

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Best Bike Bell

best bicycle bell

The notion of a bicycle bell, to me at least, is loaded with nostalgic childhood memories. In my mind, the mention of a bike bell distinctly resonates as the classic, “tring tring” noise found on many bicycles and even tricycles from the youth hay days.  But do they add value and serve a purpose as …

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13 Best Bicycle Saddle Bags

bicycle saddle bag

So, you’ve just come careering down a steep mountain track, taken a huge impact, and now you’re on the phone to your buddy asking him to come fetch you from, um… the middle of nowhere, all the while watching your tire slowly deflate because you don’t have a saddle bag to carry the necessary repair …

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6 Best Rim Tape Options

best rim tape

What is The Best Rim Tape?  Bicycle rim tape is typically heavy duty in nature and is usually made from cloth, PVC or nylon. And no, it’s not duct tape.  As the name suggests, it is placed around the rim of the bicycle wheel. It’s used to protect your inner tube from being punctured by …

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The 14 Best Bike Torque Wrenches

Torque Wrench for bike

Don’t worry if you dozed off throughout high school physics, here is a crash course. Torque is defined as a measure of force that can cause an object to rotate about an axis.  Putting two and two together, a torque wrench is used to apply a specific torque- or turning force- to a bolt, nut …

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