Do you go for a bike ride, or still figuring out if you need to buy one? It is expected for kids to learn how to ride a bike. Some adults treat this as a “youth” phase. They think that one day kids who ride bikes will give it up for cars. The thing is,... Read More »
Yeti SB140 is a 27.5″ trail ripper with the playfulness you’d expect from smaller wheels and capabilities that even some 29ers lack. Yeti Cycles has done some impressive work with 29″ mountain bikes recently. The SB100, SB130, and SB150 models have rocked the MTB scene and established themselves as go-to choices for versatile trail riders.... Read More »
We are slowly approaching the end of 2020, which will be remembered as the wildest year in history for cycling as a sport and the cycling industry in general. Due to coronavirus social distancing measures, more people than ever before have decided to take up cycling as a way to stay safe, sane, and healthy... Read More »
You weigh more than the average Joe and want to start cycling (again)? Good, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll see the best bikes for heavy riders. I receive so many questions from readers that begin as follows: “Hi Jeff, I weigh 200/300/400lb, what’s the best bike for me?” I’ve suggested various bikes but... Read More »
Shimano M530 are affordable all-around SPD pedals that offer hard-to-believe performance at an even harder-to-believe price. See how they did in our test and review below. A lot of cyclists are aware of the benefits that clipless pedals and shoes can give them, but they are usually reluctant to give them a try because of... Read More »
Cycling apps are a phenomenal way to track your rides, analyze your progress, motivate yourself to ride harder, and compete with friends and strangers. We round up the best ones you should install! Long gone are the days when you had to keep track of your training metrics and ride info by writing it all... Read More »
2020 has changed a lot for the cycling industry and the entire humankind. Let’s see what’s different. Ever since the coronavirus craze arrived in the USA and Europe, we’ve seen shortages of many everyday commodities such as toilet paper, flour, pasta, and hand sanitizers. However, there’s another shortage that is not talked about as much... Read More »
Rad Power Bikes has added a brand-new model to their unique collection – RadMission. It is a cheap, light, and good-looking city commuter intended for young people on a mission and those who feel that way. MSRP: $1,099 Motor and Battery: 500W / 504Wh Estimated Range: 25 – 45+ miles Weight: 48 lbs Two frame... Read More »
Strava announced some major changes to its free app. If you want to see how you rank on local segments against other athletes or continue building routes, you’ll have to bite the bullet and pay. Strava has been one of the most popular fitness tracking apps for cyclists and runners ever since 2009 when it... Read More »
Wearing a helmet whenever going for a bike ride is a crucial safety precaution that both kids and adults should stick to. The sooner you teach your child to wear a baby bike helmet, the better. Wearing a helmet has NO disadvantages, so there’s no reason to avoid using one. They protect the head from... Read More »
Hey! My name is Jeff! I ride simply because I love to. There is nothing about cycling that I don’t like! I sometimes take part in group-rides and compete in races. I also work with other riders, teaching them how to get better on trickier, technical trails.
I aim to inspire riders to greater interest and activity. There was a few year period when I didn’t ride at all, cause I just couldn’t afford one really. I figured that decent bikes cost a lot and the cheap ones are all crap. Turns out, I was wrong, there are actually many excellent bikes on the market.
I’ve outlined some tips on how to choose and what to buy on my website. Once you pick out the bike for you, I’ll see on the trails!
Bicycle Guider is a registered trademark. It is a free resource page about bicycles, founded in 2015 by Jeff Balton. The main goal of this website is to provide valuable guides, reviews, and articles about different types of bicycles, includingmountain, hybrid and road bikes.