Category: Feature

Chainless Bikes: How Shaft-Driven Bicycles Work

Chainless bikes are not a new innovation. The first machines to resemble what we recognise as bicycles were propelled by a rider’s legs, but it didn’t take long to find an engineered alternative to human power.  Solutions and tinkering from...

[DC176] What Does MAMIL Mean? [Cycling Insult Revealed]

Cycling and Lycra go together…but unfortunately, so do Lycra and jokes. MAMIL is one of the most infamous cycling gags/memes around. It’s not the most flattering term but it’s been applied to everyone from Tour de France winners to Prime...

Bike Seat Height Chart [THE EASY GUIDE]

You may be searching google right now trying to figure out where you should adjust your saddle to on a bike you’ve borrowed or never ridden before, wondering where the right place to have it is. Well, you’ ha’ve come...

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Acoustic Bikes: The New Name for Non-Electric Bikes?

It’s no secret that electric bikes are surging in popularity as they become more common on the streets, the cost of them comes down, and their benefits are very widely publicised. Commuters, hobby riders, long-distance trekkers and mountain bikers alike...

E-Bike vs Pedelec [6 KEY DIFFERENCES]

Pedelecs and e-bikes both use electric motors to give their riders a boost, which sometimes leads to confusion between the two vehicles. Although they have their fair share of similarities (and devotees) there are some pretty big differences between the...

How to Get Bike Oil and Grease Out of Clothes [GUIDE]

Maybe you accidentally brushed your chain with your trousers. Or perhaps you’ve been doing some repairs to your bike and caught your jacket. Unfortunately you’re likely to have evidence of your run-ins in the form of stains on your clothes....

Front Bike Basket: 11 of the Best Stylish Baskets

Here at Discerning Cyclist, we believe anything a car can do, a bike can do better. Calorie-burning, congestion-dodging, endorphin-giving: perhaps we’re biased, but we’d say a morning spent cycling is better to spewing out fumes in a four-lane traffic jam....

Is Cycling a Full Body Workout? [ANALYSIS]

We all know and appreciate that exercising is an important aspect of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, but for many of us, finding the energy and time, on top of work and life commitments, to exercise regularly can be a...

How Long Does an Electric Bike Battery Last?

Electric bike batteries run on the same lines as a smartphone equivalent. They need to be charged with due care and attention. Efficient charging will produce anything up to eight years of charge. It’s imperative to note that lifespan is...

How Many Bike Gears Do I Need? [ANALYSIS]

Using gears helps you ride a bike efficiently and enjoyably. Gears help to turn the pedals effectively and consistently. The number of gears required are influenced by what you need and want from a ride. Fitness, cargo, pedal assistance, terrains...

TENWAYS vs VanMoof [E-Bike Comparison]

With electric bike sales booming around the world, competition is naturally fierce amongst the top brands. E-bikes don’t come much more popular than VanMoof. These are often considered the best on the market, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t...

Belt Drive vs Chain Drive Bike [PROS + CONS]

Bicycle engineering methods pioneered in the nineteenth century are still used to this day. The double diamond frame is the best example. Pneumatic tyres are another. Close behind is the chain drive system of propulsion. The belt-drive system is an...


TOP 5 FAVOURITES FOR COOL RIDES


1. 🪖Fend ONE Folding Helmet
A folding helmet that actually looks good.

2. 🧥Helly Hansen Hooded Rain Jacket
Stay dry in style.

3. 🧴Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit
Keep your bike feeling brand new.

4. 👖DUER-All Weather Jeans
Waterproof cycling jeans. Seriously.

5. 🎒Rapha Reflective Backpack
A beautiful backpack that you can't miss.