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BMCR's Guide To Buying A Cheap-Ass Bike

Posted: 01/12/2021 Tips & Tricks

Should you buy a cheap bike? Let's go down the rabbit hole. How much should you spend? What's the best brand of cheap bike? And where should you get one? Here's our ultimate guide.   Read More

How To Mess Up A Tube Replacement

Posted: 01/09/2021 Tips & Tricks

Changing a tube to sort out a flat tyre is pretty easy... if you know which mistakes to avoid. And there are more of them than you'd think. Cyclists, read on for our easy guide to avoiding a long walk home.   Read More

Why Suspension Needs Attention

Posted: 01/04/2021 Tips & Tricks

How do you keep your bike's suspension feeling buttery-smooth? How can you potentially save a bunch of money on MTB repairs? With BMCR's handy guide to suspension work!   Read More

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Posted: 01/02/2021 Tips & Tricks

It's so hot the asphalt is melting but you still want to go for a ride... Should you? Let BMCR be your sweaty weather guide!   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Punctures

Posted: 01/01/2021 Tips & Tricks

Everything you need to know about repairing flats on the side of the road or out on the trail. Tips, tricks, and why you shouldn't rely on glueless patches.   Read More

The Mystery Noise

Posted: 01/10/2020 Tips & Tricks

A noisy bike is an unhappy bike, but how do you know what's actually causing the issue? We'll show you how to help pinpoint common noise causes, and how to reduce your service bill by doing a bit of simple homework.   Read More


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