Shimano jockey wheels which way round?

If your old Shimano jockey wheels are worn or broken they can make an unpleasant noise and may affect gear shifting. In the worst-case scenario, they can even damage your derailleur. Shimano jockey wheels which way round do they go? When replacing pulleys you need to make sure that the new ones are compatible with … Read more

Jockey wheels compatibility

If you have worn jockey wheels on your derailleur then you may want to replace them. They will be noisy when cycling and may affect gear shifting. Finding the correct pulleys may feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But fear not as in this article we will show you how to find … Read more

Sram parts compatibility

If any of your Sram components break, you will need to know if the replacement part is compatible. Today we are going to talk about Sram parts compatibility and whether you can mix parts from different Sram group sets and disciplines. Companies like Sram research and develop their components to offer the maximum performance. Sram’s … Read more

Bent valves on a bike wheel

bent valves

Properly Inflated tyres not only give you the most efficient ride and reduce the wear on the sidewalls, they also stop your tyre slipping round the rim and giving you bent valves. In this article we will be look at why it happens, how it happens and how to stop it happening. If you’ve spotted … Read more

V brakes detachment and hook up

v brakes

In the following article we are going to be looking at undoing and rejoining V-brakes. This is a useful skill to learn as being able to open and close V-Brakes can make wheel removal much easier. The task can seem a bit tricky, but if you work through the instructions methodically you should be able … Read more

Flat bar shifters not comfortable

If your flat bar shifters are not comfortable it could be that they aren’t in the correct position. Moving them even slightly could help you access the levers more easily, improving  gear changing  efficiency. Many flat bar shifters have an indicator showing either the gear number or whether you have selected a high or low … Read more

How to adjust brake lever reach

Brake lever too far away from handlebars? If this is the case then fear not. Brake levers are often equipped with a reach adjust mechanism. This brings the lever closer or further from the handlebars. Find out how to adjust brake lever reach in this article. Common questions about how to adjust brake lever reach … Read more

How to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike

When mountain biking, braking is crucial for a safe and enjoyable ride. If your levers are not set up correctly you may not be able to utilise all your braking power. In this article you will discover how to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike so you can take the most out of your … Read more

Shimano part numbers explained

Have you ever had shimano part numbers explained to you? Each Shimano bike component comes with a unique part number. This not only helps us to define what kind of part it is but also what kind of cycling it is designed for, which generation it belongs to and if there are any variations within … Read more