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Local Riding Scene

Local Riding Groups, Teams, and Trails There are many places to ride and include the local trail system and participating in groups and clubs. What could be better than riding with friends?  That is typically, the best way to learn new skills and of course, the camaraderie always enhances your riding. Here is the short list of local riding clubs….

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Types of Valves: Presta and Schrader

What Type of Inner Tube Do I Need?

Most Common Types of Inner Tubes: Schrader and Presta There are two common types of valve stems on bicycles, the Schrader (“American” type) and the Presta (“French” type). The Schrader or American-type valve is common on cars and motorcycles. It is also found on many bicycles. The valve stem is approximately 8mm (5/16?) in diameter and has an internal spring…

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Correct Stem Size for YOU - BikeSport

Is there a Best Stem Length?

What is the best stem length for you? Does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling? This article by Matt Wikstrom does a great job of explaining how stem length impacts bike handling.  Article excerpts below. Visit the site for the full article. Need help with bike stem length and fitting? Visit us at BikeSport. We will help make the…

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Clinics and Ride Training at BikeSport

BikeSport Clinics and Training [video]

Free Structured “On-the-Bike” workouts at BikeSport, every Tuesday and Thursday evening We ride from BikeSport at 6 pm and ride back to BikeSport after the workout. Depending on workout, we train in East Lake Woodlands or on Lafayette Blvd. in Oldsmar. The workouts vary in length from one hour to an hour and a half.  Each workout has a specific purpose….

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