Swapping Grips

Grips are one of those "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" type of bike parts. They're easy to overlook or take for granted, until you ride a friend's bea...

Valve Nuts or Nah?

Valve nuts. Yeah, they're a thing. That's just about the end of any universal agreement on the subject, though. Some riders swear they're actually handy - others swea...

How to CO2

Nothing takes the wind out of your sails (and tires) like a flat. And when you're on the road, the last thing you need is to be sidelined by tire woes. While floor pu...

Old Tube Hacks

I hate changing flats. It's no secret; I complain long and loud every time I have to break out the tire levers. And while other riders can have a bad tube swapped and...

Ride Ready, Whatever the Weather

With school getting back in session and Summer winding down, we're getting back to that part of the year where the weather just does whatever it wants. Hurricanes, he...

How To Clean Handlebar Tape

There's something special about clean bar tape. It's full of potential, possibilities. Like a lotto ticket in your pocket, it's an invitation to daydream - to imagine...

Swapping Brake Pads on Your Road Bike

Brake pads are like toilet paper; useful, necessary, and easy to take for granted until it's too late. When you're down to your last roll, picking up a new pack is a ...

How to Adjust Disc Brakes

Your first bike with disc brakes is a big deal. It feels different; better modulation, better brake feedback, and better stopping power. It looks different; no clunky...

Long Ride Relief

With the sun shining and Summer in full swing, we're smack dab in the middle of bike season! Riders all over the world are stacking the miles and stretching their rid...

Make the Most of Summer

The sun is scorching the streets, the guys pushing the ice cream carts are raking in the dough, and the parks are packed with people free from school (or ditching wor...

Quill Stems Adjustments

Maybe Grandpa put your bike together with the fork backwards, maybe you need to raise the bars up to get a more upright riding position, or maybe you're commute's tur...

Bike Trains

Riding bikes is awesome, and riding bikes with buds is even better! In the spirit of National Bike Month, it's the perfect time to get your friends out of their cars ...

Make the Most of May

May is bike month and that means plenty of pedal-driven parties, cities doing their best to get citizens out on their cycles, and a thousand and one other fun reasons...

Sunny Ride Savers

With the sun shining bright and the temperatures climbing, the road is ripe for riding but are you ready? Nothing drags you down like bonking in the heat, and the las...

National Bike Challenge

Ready to rep your rides and earn at chance at some sweet bike gear? Then sign up for the National Bike Challenge and join the Pure Cycles team! Every year riders all ...

Saddle Swap

Whether you’re yearning for the comforting caress of a Brooks or the racy support of a Selle Royal, there comes a point in every rider’s life when you just know it’s ...

How to Tell You Have a Headwind

Nothing can ruin an ordinarily pleasant ride like the wind bashing you in the face, slowing you down, and dragging you back. A strong headwind will make it feel like ...

Original Bar Swap

Ready to change-up your riding position? Swapping bars can make a big difference to your posture, performance, and help keep your hands happy for miles. In today's po...

Spring Checkup

The spring skies are spilling sun, the days are staying light longer, and bikes all over the world are being brought out of hibernation and hitting the road! If your ...