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20 Ways To Ruin Your Bike

Posted: 06/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

If your bike is feeling, well, just a bit too nice to ride, we've got some awesome tips on how to stuff it up completely.   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Chains

Posted: 05/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

You're having a lovely ride in the hills....until you're pedalling and not getting anywhere. You've got a broken chain. Don't panic! We'll show you how to get home. (There's even a hack to turn your bike into a single-speed...)   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Spokes

Posted: 03/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

Nothing brings a ride to a halt faster than the 'ping!' of a broken spoke. (Or several, depending on whether a stick is involved.) Don't reach for your phone yet! We'll show you how you can get home. All you need is one tool...   Read More

Degreasing Your Drivetrain

Posted: 02/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

A clean and degreased drivetrain will outlast and outperform one that has not been maintained. However! It must be done properly. If not, you'll actually wear out your gears in no time at all. We'll show you how to do it. (Including a cheat's version. So sneaky.)   Read More

BMCR's Easy Guide To Proper Bike Care

Posted: 01/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

Let's face it; if you're going to get dirty cleaning your bike, you want to make sure you're not wasting your time. Avoid common problems and end up with a sparkling ride by following BMCR's handy how-to guide. (Blasting it with a hose? Yeah, don't do that.)   Read More


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