Budget 1×10: Making the Most of Old Shimano Tech50 May 22 Cass Gilbert / gear
Thinking about giving a 1x drivetrain a whirl for bikepacking? It’s easy to get carried away by the latest and greatest. But if you’re not ready for the investment of a dedicated 11 or even 12-speed drivetrain, there’s a budget option at hand, recycling parts close to hand. For those already running a Shimano-compatible 8 or 9-speed freehub, switching to a relatively wide range, 1×10 drivetrain is both easy and affordable.
Granny Gear Inches: Ride Now, Save Your Knees For Later49 Jun 21 Logan Watts / plan
It’s not uncommon to hear about a cyclist being sidelined by a knee injury. A crash is often the benefactor of such turmoil. However, riding long hours with a heavy load can also wear on your knees — if not immediately, over time.