Not long ago, shifters on racing bicycles were located on the downtube of the frame. Shifting gears therefore meant removing a hand from the handlebar and blindly reaching down to change gears. The practice was not altogether efficient or safe. More recently, shifters have been integrated with the brake levers,Continue Reading

Huffy and Mongoose remain two prominent bike manufacturers that produce a variety of bikes for all types of terrain, including BMX, cruiser, urban and mountain bikes. While both brands share certain similarities, their mountain bikes have key differences in styling, function and prices. Huffy attracts a more traditional bike enthusiastContinue Reading

Most bicycles have multiple gears to make it easier for you to ride up hills and let you go faster on level ground, according to the website BicycleUniverse. Classifying a bike as having a certain number of “speeds” means it has that many possible gear combinations. A 10-speed bike isContinue Reading

In today’s bicycle marketplace, many options abound for a cyclist’s needs. Hybrid, or cross bikes, are growing in popularity for fun recreation and general commuting. For those seeking rugged off-road riding, mountain bikes make the ideal choice. While the two bike designs have similarities, each excels in its own wayContinue Reading