Bike Components Buying Guides

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 vs Ultegra Di2 12-speed Groupset

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

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 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 Dura-Ace vs Ultegra Di2 12-speed Groupset

Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100) vs Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200) Groupset Comparison

A detailed comparison between Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace Di2.
Shimano Ultegra Di2 vs SRAM Force AXS Groupsets

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.

Drivetrain parts

Bicycle Drivetrain and Gearing Basics

Understand the anatomy of a bicycle drivetrain and gearing.
Praxis Zayante Carbon Crankset

What is Compact, Semi-Compact and Standard Crankset?

Understand the benefits and differences between compact and standard cranksets.
Ensure the Cogs are Uniformly Spaced using Spacers

How to Tell How Many Speeds A Bike Has?

Learn what speed and gear means on a bicycle.

Rim and disc brakes


The 10 Best Road Bike Wheelset Brands

Discover the best road bike wheelset brands out there.
Muc-Off Tubeless Rim Tapes

What Tubeless Rim Tape Width Do I Need?

Find out the correct tubeless rim tape to use for your wheels.
Rapha Festive 500 Badge

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.
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR Tires 3

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
Rapha Festive 500 Badge

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.
Measuring Saddle Height

How to Set Saddle Height

Measure your saddle height with these easy-to-follow steps for a better bike fit.