Tips & Resources

Bike Maintenance

Whether you’re rolling around on a top-of-the-range machine or a family heirloom – bikes are all fairly simple devices that deliver the same simple pleasure.

Learn more about choosing, adjusting and maintaining your bike here.

Keen to know more about the interesting history of the bicycle?

Choosing a bike

There are plenty of different types of bike to choose from, but you should never let making that decision hold you back from riding. The best way to figure out exactly what type of bike you need is by riding a bike… any bike!

For those looking for something a little more specialised — whether its a mountain bike, e-bike, road bike or cargo bike — we’ve put together a handy guide on how to choose the right bike for you, including some pros and cons of different types.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR BIKE

Bike maintenance 101

Check out these bike maintenance resources, including some handy videos to help you keep your bike running smoothly.

FIND THE RIGHT LIGHTS

Bike lights

WHICH LIGHTS ARE BEST FOR YOU?

The road rules require that all riders have a white light on the front and a red on the back, and that both are visible from 200 metres.

But when it comes to lights, we’ve all got different needs. Depending on where you ride, you may need something a little bit more powerful than your everyday flasher. 

To help you find the best lights for your bike, we’ve tested, ranked and rated the best lights out there.

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DISK V RIM BRAKES

Bike brakes

DISC BRAKES V RIM BRAKES

There’s two prevailing types of brakes for your bike: disc brakes and rim brakes. Rim brakes have been around for more than 100 years in various forms, while disc brakes date back to the ’70s but really started getting traction in the ’80s.

Technology is moving fast and so too is popular opinion. But there’s nothing wrong with either style. If you’re unsure what brakes are best for you, check out this article discussing the pros and cons on both.

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