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  1. Preparing to ride in winter

    Preparing to ride in winter

    Winter can be a great time of the year to ride your bike, plus there are health benefits from riding in cold weather. You can burn more calories, train to breathe more efficiently and feel in a better mood despite darker and shorter winter days.

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  2. What you need to know about servicing your bike

    What you need to know about servicing your bike

    Servicing your bike will help it keep in pristine condition to maintain performance and ensure that you’re riding on a bike that is safe. Often people have invested a lot of money in their bike and don’t worry much about servicing, but just like your car you need to service your bike regularly. Servicing your bike will increase the life of your parts and give you a much better riding experience.

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    Road bikes under $1000 make capable commuters or an easy transition from a flat-bar road bike, while remaining more than capable of hanging with a bunch ride. As technology gets better and trickles down through the models, the bikes in this price range have improved over the years. Starting with the basics, you can expect an alloy frame which combines strength and durability for a capable ride, which is used on a lot of higher end bikes as well.

    Most bikes will still come with a vibration damping carbon fork for a smooth and reliable ride. They will typically have a slightly more relaxed and comfortable geometry than some of the more speed oriented road bikes. While the groupsets will differ from bike to bike, most will be provided by SRAM or Shimano and they are likely to be 2 or 3x setups on the front and 7-11 speed at the back.

    Road bikes in this price range will feature traditional rim brakes which are light, simple and reliable. While disc brakes are certainly gaining popularity, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bike under $1000 with disc brakes as the cheapest will usually sit around $1200. When buying on a budget it’s best to keep it simple and make sure the bike ticks the right boxes, without paying for any unnecessary extras that you won’t utilise.

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  4. Best Beginner Mountain Bikes For Under $1000 In 2021

    Best Beginner Mountain Bikes For Under $1000 In 2021

    If you’re after an entry-level mountain bike that won’t break the bank, look no further than a hardtail mountain bike. A hardtail mountain bike is built with a front suspension fork, while a dual-suspension mountain bike is also equipped with a rear shock which adds to the price of the bike and the weight, in reality you’re unlikely to find a reliable dual-suspension mountain bike for under $1000 so a hardtail is clearly your best option.

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  5. How to choose an electric bike

    How to choose an electric bike

    Electric bikes are all the rage with the modern bike rider, whether you’re zipping into the city on your commute or crushing trails with some extra assistance, everybody is jumping on an e-bike. It’s the fastest growing bike category in Australia as they tick a lot of boxes for every rider across the country. They allow you to ride further with less effort, which means that you don’t have to get in the car which is good for the environment, and aside from being practical they are also fun!

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  6. Best Electric Bike for Every City in Australia

    Electric bikes are the fastest growing category in the bike world and our customers love them right across the country. They make riding easier and more fun, whether you want to travel longer with less effort on your commute or get to the top of the trails with ease - there is an e-bike for you and your city.

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  7. Yakima Car Racks Everything You Need To Know

    Yakima Car Racks Everything You Need To Know

    Forget trying to squeeze your bike inside the car, if you want to explore riding destinations beyond your local area then you need a car rack. Usually capable of transporting between one and four bikes, car racks can be attached to your car in a range of different options - there is a bike rack to suit every vehicle and every bike, as well as every budget.

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  8. The Health Benefits Of Riding eBikes

    The Health Benefits Of Riding eBikes

    Electric bikes are fast, fun and help us ride for longer distances than ever before. It’s no surprise their popularity is going through the roof! However, a niggling doubt may remain for some: is riding an electric bike really cycling? If you really want to improve your fitness, should you just stick to a regular bike?

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  9. Best Cycling Tips For Safe & Fun Riding

    Best Cycling Tips For Safe & Fun Riding

    What do you think that riding your bike, tying your shoelaces and playing the guitar have in common? Once you’ve learnt how to do any of these activities, you’ll never forget them. They become stored within what’s known as procedural memory.

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  10. How to be safe while riding your bike

    How to be safe while riding your bike

    An undeniable positive side effect of the coronavirus crisis is that many people are taking the opportunity to try out new activities. There’s been an increase in the number of cyclists on the road. Bike riding complies with social distancing measures and is a fantastic sport that helps people improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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