Bicycle groupset

Bicycle groupset (drivetrain)

Updated: 16/11/2018. Those into cycling must have heard, or read something like: “The bike comes with a full Ultegra groupset”. Or: “Fully Shimano Deore equipped bicycle”. This post will explain what a “bicycle groupset” is, what parts it consists of. Other, less common name for a bicycle groupset is “bicycle equipment”.   1. What is … Read moreBicycle groupset

Bicycle types

Bicycle types - what kinds of bicycles exist and which are the best for which use

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains what kinds (types) of bicycles exist and which is the best choice for which use. There are many “sub-types”, so this is just a short explanation of major distinctions and characteristics of each type. A query that can be answered in order to get a recommendation of bicycle type most suitable … Read moreBicycle types

Setting up riding position – bike fitting

Setting up a comfortable bicycle riding position - bike fitting

Updated: 08/11/2018. Unless a bicycle frame is by “three sizes” too big/small, it can usually be set to better suit a rider’s comfort. This post gives instructions for setting up a comfortable riding position, i.e. bicycle fitting. For a shorter, simpler explanation, more suitable for beginners, read the post: Setting up comfortable riding position. Contents: … Read moreSetting up riding position – bike fitting

Bicycle – how many speeds?

Bicycle - how many speeds is the best to have on a bicycle? How many different gearing ratios is needed for cycling?

Updated: 16/11/2018. There’s been a long trend of ever increasing number of speeds on bicycles. From single speeds, “tenspeeds”, over 18 speeds (bicycles with 3×6 chainring setups), to modern “1X” trends with only one front chainring and 10 to 12 rear chainrings (“sprockets”). This post will try to answer the question: how many speeds are … Read moreBicycle – how many speeds?

How to choose a correct bicycle frame size

Real (effective) bicycle frame size - how to choose a correct bicycle frame size

Updated: 16/11/2018. What is a correct, “real” (i.e. effective) bicycle frame size? How to measure it, tell which one will fit? While most other things can be “tweaked” to fit a rider, if a frame is too small, or too big (especially by more than “one size wrong”), it is very hard “fix” – since … Read moreHow to choose a correct bicycle frame size

Bicycle Glossary – illustrated

Bicycle glossary - or cycling dictionary. Short explanation of terms used in cycling and bicycle mechanics. With pictures :)

Updated: 27/03/2019. Bicycle glossary of terms used on this website, as well as general cycling terms Bicycle illustration with basic parts noted can be found in this link: Names of bicycle parts. Clicking an image shows it enlarged. Back browser button to return. Index:A B C D E F G H I J K L … Read moreBicycle Glossary – illustrated

The Best Bicycle Bearing Grease

What is the best bicycle bearing grease? Which type of grease to choose for bicycle bearings?

Updated: 27/01/2019. What is the best bicycle bearing grease? In this post, a recommendation for bicycle bearings grease will be given. For detailed explanation of various types of greases, as well as recommendation of grease for extreme riding conditions, look at this (long) post: Bicycle bearing greases – explained The mentioned (linked) post gives explanation … Read moreThe Best Bicycle Bearing Grease