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There's a lot of lingo to learn when you get into cycling, not least of which is the naming of the bike parts themselves. This blog is focused on rims, a bike part that can often be overlooked when understanding more about bike mechanics and maintenance. What does it do? If you've watched CWRB's 5 Basic Bike Concepts webinar, you'll know that there are two things important to understanding a bike part: What does it do (its purpose), and What properties does it need to do its job. No matter what kind of bike you ride, your rim has two...

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Going from a flat bar hybrid to a drop bar road bike can be one of the most exciting yet challenging and major changes you can make! Not only is your centre of gravity and balance affected (you will probably notice this first!), but the gears are different and braking (especially if you're also going from a rim brake to a disc brake!) are also super different. Whether you're completely new to cycling, or whether you've been riding a while and have - for whatever reason - decided to buy yourself a dropbar roadie, here are 4 things to expect!...

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My tyre immediately locked up and skidded down the last of the tree roots and rocks. My weight transferred forwards and my back tyre flew off the ground. Fortunately I released the brake reasonably quickly and landed safely. I had survived my first accidental nose wheelie!!

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I have a dream! I'm not the first and I won't be the last, but I have one! I'm only new to the sport of Mountain Biking, but I want to race. Not only do I want to race, but I want to do jumps! I want to whizz down the hill and fly through the air! Impossible dream? Nothing is impossible. Lofty dream? Yes. Likely to land me in the hospital at some point along the way? Possibly...

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I would also like to advocate for volunteerism.  I work at a park that has hiking and mountain biking trails.  We always are looking for volunteers to help with trail maintenance.  So if you use any sort of trail,  ask if there's anything you can do to help.  Remember..Leave No Trace!

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