How to Measure Bike Tire & Wheel Circumference

an image showing different methods of how to measure the circumference of a bike tire

The circumference of a bike wheel is defined as the distance around the outside of the wheel. This distance includes the additional width that a tire brings to the wheel. As you’re probably aware, wheel circumference is an important measurement for calibrating and ensuring the accuracy of a bike computer. A bike computer, often referred […]

How To Measure a Bike Wheel

a diagram showing different methods of how to measure a bike wheel

As you can imagine, wheels are an essential component of a bike. Not only do bike wheels allow us to roll smoothly while cycling, but they also provide dampening from lumps and bumps as well as providing traction to the surface we’re riding.  Many cyclists don’t understand how to measure a bicycle wheel, or how […]

The Simple Kids Bike Size Guide

Kids bike size guide charts

Finding the right size bike for your kid is crucial. A poorly fitting bike can lead to pain whilst riding, ultimately making cycling a horrible experience for any youngster. Getting to grips with and learning to cycle is hard enough, so a properly sized bike will allow them to focus on developing their cycling skills […]

Bike Serial Numbers

where to find a bike serial number

Most cyclists don’t understand the importance or use of a bike serial number until they need it!  However, knowing your bike’s serial number is essential and can drastically increase your chances of recovering your bicycle should it be stolen.  In this short article, I’ll cover what a bike serial number is, what a bike serial […]

What Size Bike Do I Need?

bike size charts guide

I get it! You’re looking to buy a new bike and aren’t sure which bike size you need. I also understand that bike size charts can be confusing and hard to follow, so I’ve put together this simple bike size guide for you.  A well-fitting bike is not only more comfortable, but will also allow […]

Presta vs Schrader Valves

Schrader vs Presta Bike Valves

Presta vs Schrader valve is a debate that’s been ongoing in the cycling community for years.  What are the differences between Presta and Schrader valves? Which valve is the better option for my bike, and which valve lasts longer? Throughout this short detailed article, I explain all of the above and much more. I’ve also […]

Bike Tire Valve Types

Bike Tire Valve Types

What are the different bike tire valve types, you ask? Well, as you can see in the image above, there are several different options when it comes to tire valves.  The three main bike tire valves available are Schrader valves, Presta valves and Dunlop valves (Woods valves). These three bike tire valves are easily identified […]