Bicycle wheels – how many spokes?

Bicycle wheels and spokes - explanation of construction, hubs, rims, how many spokes etc.

Updated: 02/08/2019. This post explains bicycle wheel construction. What makes a strong spoked wheel, how many spokes is the optimal choice. For explanation on how to remove and mount a wheel, read this post: How to remove a wheel. Differences in wheel size: 26 vs 27.5 vs 28/29″ wheel sizes comparison. Tyre size: tyre (and rim) … Read moreBicycle wheels – how many spokes?

Bicycle gear ratios – gear inches

Bicycle gear ratios - what they are, what a gear-inch is, what gear ratios are needed, what to look out for

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains what bicycle gear ratios are (often expressed in gear-inches), how they work, what are the needed gear ratio ranges etc.   1. How do bicycle gear ratios function? Bicycle is driven by transferring pedaling force to the rear wheel. When pedals are turned, front chainring draws the chain, which goes … Read moreBicycle gear ratios – gear inches