Basic Riding Skills — Effective Shifting

Shift smoothly AND with maximum style

Shift smoothly AND with maximum style

Shifting a bicycle is easy, but shifting it well — so you aren’t throwing your chain, putting undue stress on your drive train and making HORRIBLE grinding noises as you change gears can be a bit more of a challenge. Here are a few articles I’ve found to make the learning process a bit easier:

This one is from an old-school mechanic and is rather amusing.

This one provides a little more deal (and talks about cross-chaining and trim).

This one is for the layman.

This one covers a lot of other basic skills as well.

Read them all.

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