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Reviewed: 4 Great Bike Repair Stands | Simplify Maintenance

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A Few Good Bicycle Work Stand Reviews: Four Cheap Options

When you’re doing any sort of maintenance on your bicycle, gravity is the enemy.

It’s really difficult to pull parts, troubleshoot an issue, or even perform a tune-up without elevating the bike.

You’ve probably noticed that most bike shops have these big stands that clamp around the seatpost. They make life so much easier!

You might be surprised to know that it’s pretty easy to find a good, affordable bicycle repair stand that’s close to pro quality. Not all stands are equal, but there are some gems if you do your research.

I’ve used a bunch of stands in my cycling life. Some were great, some frankly sucked.

This article is written to help any cyclist searching for a decently priced cycle work stand for repairs and tune-ups. Ready? Let’s roll!

4 iPhone / Android-Friendly Cadence & Speed Sensors | Reviews

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Up Your Cycling Game: Bluetooth Cadence and Speed Sensors

If you’re a huge fan of cycling analytics – monitoring your improving speed, fitness level and ride pace – you’re probably aware of the many powerful cycling computers out there.

They’re powerful tools for upping your game, improving your times and reaching your athletic peak.

Once upon a time, a good cycling cadence and speed sensor would cost you hundreds. They would require extensive wiring and water protection, and they wouldn’t necessarily work all that well.

But know this: you may have a cycling computer in your pocket already.

There are a bunch of great apps which essentially turn your phone into a cycling computer.

Thanks to your smartphone, some clever apps and bluetooth technology, a cadence and speed sensor for iPhone or Android is a reality, and an affordable one at that. No wires, no fuss, no excess gadgetry cluttering up your home or bicycle frame.

This article will review a few of the best iPhone / Android cadence and speed sensors. We’ll examine them, listing the stats, pros and cons of each.