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Bicycle Disc Brakes Maintenance

Bicycle brakes went through a lot of changes and inventions throughout the years, one could even say unnecessary changes. Nonetheless, one thing is certain, disc brakes have the most stopping power of all bike brakes ever invented. That’s why we can see them becoming a piece of standard equipment for almost any type of bicycle. There are two types of …

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A Disc or Rim Brake On A Road Bike?

I actually believe that is one of the most common questions today: Are disc brakes better for road bikes than traditional rim brakes? Recently, we see that many bicycle companies now have mostly bicycle models with disc brakes. In fact, a lot of money is being invested in marketing focused on selling discs for every type of cycling. It is …

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Wet or Dry Chain Lube For Mountain Biking

In any better equipped bike shop on the shelves, you will find a large selection of different types of chain lubricants. But we have noticed that finding the right one for your bike can be difficult. Most lubricants are formulated with a specific task in mind, and each has its advantages and limitations. Chain Wear The chain link consists of …

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Presta vs. Schrader Valve For MTB: Everything There Is To Know

There are two different valves commonly used in mountain bike wheels. One is the standard car valve called Schrader which is also known as the American valve and the other, a bicycle-specific, Presta valve. Which one of these is better for mountain bikes? Presta valve, as a bicycle-specific valve, is better adapted for MTB purposes like stronger wheels and tubeless …

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Bicycle Rim Tape Alternative

  Rim tapes and strips are often not something we pay much attention to because they don’t affect wheel performance at all. However, what they do affect is the amount of headache you get when changing tires, usually experienced by us mechanics. In addition, decently executed alternatives can save you some money. Is Rim Tape or Rim Strip Necessary? Short …

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How to Fix Mtb Tire Wobble on a True Rim

  Luckily, having a wobbly tire on a true rim is not so commonly seen these days. Years ago, I remember it was a must-happen situation with pretty much any inner tube setup. Tubeless setups were a bit more fortunate to avoid these problems because of the air pressure being spread perfectly even on the tire’s sidewalls. However, I find …