Navigate the complex world of bike components, from groupsets to derailleurs, chainrings, cassettes, brakes, seat posts, saddles, pedals, wheels, and more.
Learn the difference between the top brands and popular models, and understand the product lineups to find the best components for your budget.
Shimano and SRAM groupsets
Shimano 105 Di2 (R7170) vs Ultegra Di2 (R8170) Groupset Comparison
Understand the differences between the Shimano Di2 12-speed groupsets.
Shimano 105 Di2 vs SRAM Rival AXS (12-speed) Groupset
Learn the differences between the Shimano 105 Di2 and SRAM Rival AXS (12-speed) groupsets.
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 vs SRAM Red AXS (12-speed) Comparison
Learn the differences between the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and SRAM Red AXS (12-speed) groupsets.
Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100) vs Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200) Groupset Comparison
A detailed comparison between Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace Di2.
SRAM Force AXS vs Shimano Ultegra Di2 (12-speed) Groupset
Understand the differences between the Shimano Ultegra Di2 and SRAM Force AXS (12-speed) groupset.
Bicycle Drivetrain and Gearing Basics
Understand the anatomy of a bicycle drivetrain and gearing.
What is Compact, Semi-Compact and Standard Crankset?
Understand the benefits and differences between compact and standard cranksets.
How to Tell How Many Speeds A Bike Has?
Learn what speed and gear means on a bicycle.
Shimano Dura-Ace vs Ultegra vs 105 Cassettes
Find out the differences between all Shimano 11 and 12-speed cassettes.
Shimano Dura-Ace vs Ultegra vs 105 Chains
Compare and contrast the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra and 105 chains.
SRAM Red vs Force vs Rival AXS Cassette (12-speed)
Take a look at the differences between all SRAM AXS 12-speed cassettes.
SRAM Red vs Force vs Rival AXS Chains (Weight, Material, and Price)
Understand the differences between SRAM Red, Force and Rival AXS 12-speed chains.
SRAM Rival vs Force vs Red AXS Cranksets
Find out the differences between all SRAM AXS cranksets.
Rim and disc brakes
Centerlock vs 6-Bolt Disc Rotors Comparison
Compare the centerlock and 6-bolt disc rotors.
How Long Do Bicycle Disc Brake Pads and Rotors Last?
Do you know how long your bicycle’s disc brake pads and rotors will last? In this article, I’ll discuss the typical lifespan of these components and the factors contributing to their wear rate. On average, bicycle disc brake pads can last between 1,000 to 5,000 miles (1,600 to 8,000km), and disc brake rotors between 3,000 … Read more
Metal (Sintered) vs Resin (Organic) Brake Pads
Learn the differences between metal and resin disc brake pads.
Shimano Dura-Ace (RT-CL900) vs XTR (RT-MT900) Rotors Comparison
Learn the differences between Shimano Dura-Ace and XTR disc brake rotors.
The 15 Shimano Disc Brake Pad Alternatives
Find out the alternatives to the original Shimano road disc brake pads.
The Beginner Guide to Bicycle Disc Brakes
Learn everything you need to know about disc brakes in bicycles.
The 10 Best Road Bike Wheelset Brands
Discover the best road bike wheelset brands out there.
What Tubeless Rim Tape Width Do I Need?
Find out the correct tubeless rim tape to use for your wheels.
Zipp 303, 404, 353, and 454 Wheelsets
A detailed comparison between the latest (2022) Zipp 303, 353, 404, and 454 wheelsets.
Tires and inner tubes
Explained: Bicycle Tire Terminologies
With this comprehensive list of bicycle tire terminologies and their explanations, you should now better understand the various aspects of bike tires. This knowledge will help you make informed decisions about tire selection, maintenance, and repair, enhancing your cycling experience. Bead The inner edge of the tire that connects it to the rim of the … Read more
How to Choose Between Clincher vs Tubeless Tires
A detailed comparison between clincher and tubeless tires.
How to Go Tubeless on A Road Bike
Get started with running tubeless tires on your road bike.
How to Pick the Right Inner Tube Size
Choose the right inner tube size for your tire.
How Tubeless Tires Work
A tubeless tire system is an innovative approach to bicycle tires that eliminates the need for an inner tube. Instead, the tire and rim work together to create an airtight seal, allowing the tire to hold air without using an inner tube. Tubeless systems offer several advantages over traditional tires with inner tubes, such as … Read more
Latex vs Butyl Tubes – What are the Differences?
Understand the differences between butyl and latex inner tubes.
Handlebars, pedals, saddles, and stem
How to Measure A Bike Stem Length
Get a grip on stem measurements.
How to Measure Handlebar Width
Discover the right handlebar width for yourself.
How to Set Saddle Height
Measure your saddle height with these easy-to-follow steps for a better bike fit.