How Long To Bike 20 Miles (Bonus Calculate For Any Distance)

Biking at an average speed of 12.8 miles per hour it will take 94 minutes or 1 hour and 34 minutes to travel 20 miles. Wondering how to compute this yourself? READ BELOW How long does it take to bike 20 miles? Long-distance cycling is popular among professionals and...

Why Don’t Bikes Have Chain Guards (Stop Greasy Pants)

You might have considered a chain guard, depending on how hard you ride. But are they worth the added weight, or are they more of a vanity accessory? Most modern mountain bikes have eliminated chain guards because the bike design and pursuit of weight savings...

What Is A Folding Bike Tire (Is It Bad?)

What is a folding bike tire? The term "folding bike tire" seems interesting, as the only possible way to bring a spare tire is to carry it by hand. After all, bike tires are large, so you cannot stash a spare one in your backpack while mountain biking. But what if...

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How Do Presta Valves Work?

How Do Presta Valves Work?

How do Presta valves work? Bikes have different types of valves, and one of the most common is a Presta valve. While every biker knows that the valve allows air into the tire's tube, this type of valve works a little more complicated (not to fret, I'll explain). A...

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How To Measure And Cut Bike Cables

How To Measure And Cut Bike Cables

I learned from being a home bike mechanic how easy it is to cut bike cables and install them. Before learning how to perform bike cable replacement, I always brought my bike to a professional mechanic, as I was afraid to cut the cables to an incorrect length. But now,...

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Do Bike Pedals Require A Pedal Wrench?

Do Bike Pedals Require A Pedal Wrench?

I always need help to loosen up my pedals during bike maintenance. I try using the tools available in my garage during bike maintenance. Still, none can provide the force to release my pedals from the crank threads. So, I bought a pedal wrench hoping it would do the...

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