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Bicycle braking technique

Proper cycling braking technique explained

Updated: 05/06/2020. This post explains a proper braking technique on a bicycle. How to stop in the shortest possible distance, how to use front and rear brake correctly. Separate posts explain mechanical brake working principle, and pros and cons of bicycle disc brakes. Contents:1. What are the brakes used for on a bicycle?2. Braking weight … Read more

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Slick bicycle tyres

Slick bicycle tyres. Are they good? Do they grip well in the wet?

Updated: 09/09/2020. Many cyclists have doubts when it comes to slick tyres and their grip, especially on wet pavement.  This post will address slick bicycle tyres, their strengths and weaknesses. Contents: 1. Role of tread pattern on bicycle tyres …1.1. Off-road conditions …1.2. Paved roads 2. Wet pavement with puddles …2.1. A few words about car tyres … Read more

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Bicycle winter tyres

Winter bicycle tyres. Which tyres are the best for cycling in winter, snow and ice?

Updated: 10/01/2021. Cycling in the winter, even on snow and ice can be nice. 🙂  Having good bicycle winter tyres helps a lot with that. This post will first explain the basics of tyre traction. Then the types of snow and winter surfaces usually encountered. Afterwards it will explain studded bicycle tyres and their attributes. … Read more