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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

QR Q&A

Ever wish you could adjust your fit, change your tire, or pop your front wheel off for locking up without ever picking up a wrench? So did the folks that invented the...

Leather Saddle Care

Whether you’re rolling on one of our leather saddles, a Brooks, or that custom buckskin saddle that you hand-made from ethically-harvested reclaimed leather – you wan...

How to Install a Water Bottle Cage

Here’s a simple one! In today’s post we’ll tackle an easy (but super useful) upgrade, adding a water bottle cage to your bike! This is some great “gateway maintenance...

5-Second Brake Tune

So you’ve been riding for a while and you’re starting to notice a little more play in the brake lever than you’d like. As the brake pads wear down and the cable “str...

Speaking of Spokes - Spoke Patterns

Bicycle wheels are amazing. The magic of physics makes them some of the strongest man-made items for their weight and, in bike world, high-strength + low-weight = pe...

When to Retire a Tire

Welp, it’s finally time for me. My rear Thickslick made it just shy of 5,000 miles, but the mean streets of LA finally served up some debris gnarly enough to cut the...