LINKS : to other
interesting sites
see Main Article : Chain-Suck in a NUTSHELL


Sheldon Brown's Bike Articles (USA)
Sheldon Brown's Glossary of Bike Terminology
Probably the most extensive technical information source for bikes on the web.

Myra van Imwegen "Bike Articles" (UK)
Jeff Napiers "Bicycle Repair" (USA)
Maintenance & Riding Tips (Germany)
General Bike FAQ's (USA)
Mountain Bike FAQ's (USA)
Mike-T : Chain faq's & SRAM Chains (USA)
6 sites with useful information and guidance.

Mountain Bike Suspension by Dougal (New Zealand)
MTB Suspension by Ola Helenius (Sweden)
Front Suspension by Angry Asian (USA). Suspension Analysis by Ken Sasaki (USA).
Technology, Tuning, and Theory of MTB suspension (Front & Rear) : 4 good technical sites by the above experts. They have experience in fixing, modifying & adapting both rear and front bike suspensions, and helpful practical advice to questions put to them. Ken Sasaki has done extensive theoretical analysis, and practical investigations.

International Human Powered Vehicle Association
Dedicated to promoting improvement, innovation and creativity in the use of human power, especially in vehicles. Here you can find the most amazing faired recumbent-bikes, boats, aircraft, even submarines and helicopters. Not to mention a host of in-depth technical reports. (USA)

Bicycle Science Forum : General info & how to join
Search Tool : range of forums, incl Bicycle Science
Search Tool : old discussions in H'core Bic' Science
A forum dedicated to serious technical discussion about cycling issues. Submissions are moderated - so wild comment is not published. You need to join (free) to get its emailed discussions. (USA)
Also the news discussion forum "wreck.bicycles"

mtbREVIEW.com (USA)
Has numerous reviews of bikes, components, etc - easy to find out which components give the most problems, or are reliable. Also has very active discussion forums on biking. Has 15 sub-forums including "Shocks", Drivetrains", "Riding Technique", etc, etc ; sometimes superficial, sometimes good.

webmountainbike.com (USA)
A good mountain bike site with a range of technical and other information and advice.

MTB online (USA)
A good mountain bike site with lots of technical and skills information and advice.

BIKEmagic (UK)
A good mountain bike site with a range of technical and other information and advice.

MTB Britain (UK)
A good mountain bike site with lots of technical and skills information and advice; also many pictures and trip stories.

Trento Bike Pages (Italy)
Lots of stories and photos about biking trips and tours all over the world, especially Europe,
.... lots of information .... and lots of links.

MTB sa ezine (South Africa)
Mountain bike site, with some interesting articles, but currently dormant.
.... has outdated version of my chain-suck articles.

Mountain Bike Trails in Southern Africa
List of areas with trails, and contact/accom info.

Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour (South Africa)
Cape Town hosts this, the largest timed cycle race in the world, each year on 2nd Sunday of March.
No traffic !!   The Cape Peninsula comes to a stop and, other than for the top competitors, the day is one big party for both cyclists and citizens, along this dramatically scenic circular route and profile :
•   40 000 entrants - in its 25th year
•   109 km and 1250 m climbing

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