Handlebars are an important part of bicycle operation. This section summarizes the characteristics of each handle and how to select a handle, including drop handle for road bikes, flat bar handle for MTB, and bullfighting handle that is popular in some parts of the world.
While rear gears are becoming more multistage with 12 or 13 speeds, "front singles," which eliminate the front gear shift, are spreading, especially on gravel roads and MTBs. This article summarizes its merits and demerits.
A bicycle helmet is an important accessory to protect your head in the event of a fall or accident. We have compiled a list of bicycle helmets, including how to choose one and the differences between manufacturers.
Cycle wear is what makes bicycle rides comfortable. In the past, most of them were serious wear (jerseys) for road biking, etc. Recently, however, casual wear for cycling, pottering, and other lightweight rides has also become available.
Bicycles can be ridden in the rain, but good rain protection will reduce accidents and make your ride more comfortable. We also provide rain protection for road bikes and other sport bikes without mudguards.
Gravel bikes take the best parts of both road bikes and MTBs. They are rapidly gaining popularity for leisure and commuting use, as they can be ridden on the same roads as road bikes without having to choose between them.
A cycle computer (cyclocomputer) is a device that can measure the speed, cadence, and heart rate of a bicycle. The latest models are also equipped with map and navigation functions, evolving into a partner that makes your ride more comfortable and your training more efficient.
A Chinese bicycle manufacturer founded by former SRAM engineers, called the fourth largest bicycle component manufacturer after Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM. Attractive for its overwhelmingly low price.
Among bicycle parts, wheels tend to be directly related to riding performance and driving feel. We have compiled a list of topics on how to select wheels from manufacturers and the characteristics of each material.
Maintenance costs for bicycles are significantly lower than those for cars and motorcycles. We have compiled a wide range of maintenance costs, from basic maintenance costs such as regular maintenance for long-lasting use and bicycle insurance coverage, to maintenance costs specific to road bikes and other sport bikes.
The world of tires is a humble but actually profound one. Topics include how to select tires for different driving situations and purposes, and daily tire maintenance, which directly affects driving comfort.
The chain connects the front and rear gears to convert human power into propulsive force. It is a simple and unassuming part among components, but it is an important part that also affects shifting performance.
Components such as cranks, derailleurs, STI levers (brakes, gear shifters), etc. are what make bicycling more comfortable. This section covers topics related to components from manufacturers such as Shimano and how to upgrade each part.
Bicycle maintenance and servicing are important not only for the life of the vehicle and its parts, but also for riding comfort and avoiding traffic accidents. We have compiled a list of tools and maintenance methods that you should prepare for your own maintenance and servicing.
Driving safety is an absolute must when riding a bicycle. This section covers topics such as traffic rules that are surprisingly unknown due to the lack of a driver's license system, things to keep in mind when riding safely, and equipment and maintenance that you should prepare for.
Shimano is a Japanese manufacturer with the world's No.1 share in bicycle components. Shimano offers a wide range of parts for everything from city bicycles to road bikes, MTBs, and other serious bicycles.
We have compiled a list of topics related to bicycle upgrades, from full-scale upgrades for road bikes and other sport bikes to petite upgrades that make everyday bikes such as cross bikes and mini-velos more comfortable.