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Zipp Service Course CX Bar Tape Review

Over the years I’ve tried all kinds of bar tapes on my road bikes – some cheap and some expensive – and as a result, my expectations for grip and durability has become high. I ride year round and in all weather conditions, so the same bar tape will have […]

Tips for Riding your Bike in Traffic 1

Tips for Riding your Bike in Traffic

As road cyclists, we often do our best to choose the quietest roads with as little motor vehicle traffic as possible.  These roads often result in the most enjoyable rides and the fewest chances for conflict.  Unfortunately, not all rides are so free of cars.  Whether there’s an unexpected detour […]

How to clean a bike chain with household products? 5

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, […]

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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 […]

Presta Valve vs Schrader: What are the Differences? 6

Presta Valve vs Schrader: What are the Differences?

The main two bicycle valves used today are Presta and Schrader. Which one is better and what are the pros and cons? This article is going to cover some of the differences between the two and hopefully, reduce some of the confusion that newer cyclists often have. Bicycles’ from department stores or […]