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All
  • All
  • Bike Bearings
  • Bike Handlebars
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Building a Bike
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Chainring
  • CNC Milling
  • Crankset
  • E-bike
  • STEUERSÄTZE
  • Taichung Bike Week
  • Taipei Cycle
Direct Mount Double Chainring
Crankset

1x to Direct Mount Double: An Easy Switch

Substituting a 1x direct mount chainring crank for a direct …

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Bike Bearings

A Survey of Bottom Bracket Bearings

Bottom bracket bearings are available in an increasingly wide range …

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E-bike

E-bike tech: IoT, IaaS, and New Business Models

E bike tech is the fastest evolving sector of the …

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BB86 bottom bracket
Bottom Bracket

BB86 bottom bracket types and tools (installation and removal)

The BB86 bottom bracket standard is one of the mostly …

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Bottom Bracket Replacement
Bottom Bracket

Bottom Bracket Replacement: Techniques, Tools, & Advice

The task of bottom bracket replacement is easy . . …

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Headset Press Rod or Shaft
STEUERSÄTZE

What is a Headset Press? (and How to Use It)

A headset press is used to press bearing cups—that take …

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Crankset

Chain Line Customization: 4 Chain Lines, 4 Different Cranks

A bike’s chain line is a simple yet misunderstood but …

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external bottom bracket
Bottom Bracket

Guide to External Bottom Brackets (incl. Install & Removal)

External bottom brackets are practical, require little maintenance, and are …

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Mtb Bottom Bracket
Bottom Bracket

MTB Bottom Bracket Types, Tools and Other Essential Information

Keep reading for a detailed coverage of the main types …

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