Equipment

How to clean a bike chain with household products? 1

How to clean a bike chain with household products?

The chain of your bicycle is the main component of your bicycle that transfers the energy of your pedaling to the wheels. A poorly maintained chain can reduce the efficiency of this energy transfer, making your ride less optimum and more strenuous! To ensure you have an easy, enjoyable ride, […]

Bicycle Handlebar

Best Places to Mount Cameras on a Bike

As I’ve discussed here on Bicycle Universe a few times before, I recommend running cameras on a road bike as insurance in case you are involved in a crash or need to prove instances of harassment or threats to the police.  I don’t like that I need it, but sometimes […]

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An Introduction To 1x Drivetrains

Back in 2012, Sram revolutionized mountain bike gearing with the announcement of their XX1 groupset, the first mass-produced 1×11 (pronounced “one by eleven,” meaning one chainring up front and eleven cogs in the back) system for mountain bikes. Out went the front derailleur, and in came the ultra-wide range and […]

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Upgrade your GoPro with Wasabi Batteries

There’s no doubt that advances in camera technology over the last few years have thrust GoPro cameras and their competitors from niche novelty items into devices that, to some, are as necessary of an accessory to your bicycle as lights or your helmet. Sure, cost is definitely a barrier to […]

Brake Pads

How to adjust Bike brake pads

Adjusting your brakes can be problematic and difficult for the new cyclist or novice. Whether it is on a basic commuter bicycle, a mountain bike or a modern road bicycle, they are all different. Below we are going to ‘break’ down the different types of brakes you may have and […]

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Topeak Joe Blow Pro: The Best Floor Pump for Road Bikes

Many novice bikers have underestimated the importance of owning a good quality pump. As mentioned in our recent article “great gifts for a cyclist”, there are other bike pump options that will work well in a pinch or as a gift for someone else. However, if you are really ready […]