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Check It Before You Ride It

Tweet As the expression usually goes: Check it before you wreck it. It’s important to be sure your bike is safe each and every time you ride it. Too many of us go days or weeks, regularly riding our bike, but never giving an ounce of thought to its condition or necessary maintenance. Here are […]
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Adjusting Mechanical Disc Brakes

Tweet Disc brakes have long been the preferred brake design for modern mountain bikes, they’re gaining popularity for cyclocross, and they’re finally available on road bikes. The braking force is applied to a disc that is bolted directly to the hub. They provide more stopping power, and better performance in bad weather than traditional rim […]
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Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

Tweet I’m nearing the end of my custom Montague build. Most of the parts are in place and it’s now time to install a brake. Fixed gear bikes give you a tremendous amount of control with just your legs. You can easily regulate your speed and come to a stop without even touching a brake, […]
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I Brake for Folding Bikes

Tweet We all love the feeling of the breeze in our hair as we cruise along on our favorite bike route and we all love the excitement that comes from bombing down that giant hill on the way home. Let’s be honest, going fast on a bicycle is FUN. However, if there’s one thing we’re […]
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