Cyclist's Guide to Bike Gearing

Learn secrets to shifting and find out if your bike's gears are as efficient as they could be with this guide.

A Breakdown of Bike Gears

A Breakdown of Bike Gears

Not sure how bike gears work? Here's a explanation any cyclist can understand, with tips on how to choose the right gearing for your bike.

Bike Shifting 101

Bike Shifting 101

Not sure which sprocket you should be in? Use these shifting tips to get in the right gear.

3 Shifting Tips for Rookie Cyclists

3 Shifting Tips for Rookie Cyclists

Make sure your gears are used to your advantage. Here are some basic tips for newbie riders on timely shifting.

How to Make Bike Shifting Work for You

How to Make Bike Shifting Work for You

Many cyclists never reach their potential because they don't use gears efficiently. Here's a look at how you should be shifting depending on what kind of riding you're doing.

Be a Gear Guru on Your Bike

Be a Gear Guru on Your Bike

While mashing along in a big gear can make you feel pretty macho, smart cyclists will tell you that cadence should dictate your gearing--not the other way around.

What Are the Advantages of Compact Gearing?

What Are the Advantages of Compact Gearing?

The difference between compact and standard gearing might seem small, but when choosing what's right for your ride it comes down to one decision: how much are you willing to suffer?

Variable Gearing With Dave Scott

Variable Gearing With Dave Scott

Are you stuck in the same bike gear? Try this exercise from Dave Scott to isolate your weaknesses and learn how to be efficient in more than one gear.

What is the Future of Electronic Shifting?

What is the Future of Electronic Shifting?

The debut of Shimano's new electronic shifter will no doubt change the landscape of cycling technology. But how will it affect those not riding in a pro peloton?

Beginner's Guide to Gears on Your Mountain Bike

Beginner's Guide to Gears on Your Mountain Bike

One of the more difficult concepts for beginners to understand is how and when to shift gears. Proper shifting can make a tough climb easy and save wear and tear on your components.

The Gear Junkie: Single-Speed Bike Conversion

The Gear Junkie: Single-Speed Bike Conversion

Rather than spend an huge amount on new components, try turning your old freewheel bike into a single-speed with the Surly Singulator.


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