Ride Smart: The Pro Tips Biking Checklist
Prep for your next ride with our Pro Tips biking checklist.
How to Remove and Install Bike Wheels
Follow this breakdown of how to easily remove the front and back tire of your bike.
The Basics of Bike Handlebar Width and Length
Learn how to find the right size handlebars for your ride with this quick and easy trick.
The Differences Between Presta and Schrader Valves
Learn how to tell these two common bike tire valves apart and make sure you have the right pump to fit your bike with these Pro Tips.
How to Change and Reattach a Bike Chain
When your bicycle chain gets old and stretched, it’s time for a change. Learn how to switch out your bike chain with these Pro Tips.
Fixing a Flat with an Inner Tube
Get back on the road with this guide to fixing your blown bike tires.
Learn More About Bike Parts & Tools
Get in Gear with Bike Parts
Tune your bike to the journey ahead. Find bike parts and gear that give you a smooth ride, whether you're cruising through city streets or trekking on tough mountain terrain.
Outfit your ride with bike tires that deliver incredible tread and long-lasting use. Keep comfortable with adaptive bike seats designed with ample cushioning and an ergonomic fit to your body. Outfit your bike with pedals, cleats and tow clips, bike kickstands and more.
Keep quality-designed spare parts on hand, like bike chains, brass adapters and lever brakes. Skip the bike shop and fill your tool box with bike-specific tools. Get the quality you need from brands like Avenir®, Diamondback®, Nishiki® and Blackburn®.
Stay ready for every mile with in-store bike services at DICK'S, including:
- Bike Assembly
- Bike Tune-Ups
- Bike Adjustments & Repairs
- Bike Installations & Customizations
Learn More About Bike Parts & Tools
Every cyclist must expect the unexpected. Find durable, dependable bike equipment and parts for maintenance and repairs. Pack up for the ride with lightweight bike pumps and small tools that allow you to make quick adjustments on the road.
When picking out wheels or tires for your bike, size is the most important factor to consider. Stunting and jumping bikes typically feature 20-inch wheels, a size that enables the bike to better absorb shock from tricks.
Thickness of a wheel is also important: Riders older than 12 should choose a thickness of 1.75 inches or more.
Choose a bike seat based on your preference and comfort level, but also consider your size. Slender cyclists might need a more narrow seat. If you become uncomfortable during your ride, choose a seat with more padding. For smooth, casual riding, look to a seat with springs for natural-feeling give on the ride. Trail and dirt bikers should opt for a seat with minimal padding.
Look for seats designed with a contoured fit, including a gap down the center of the seat to relieve pressure in sensitive areas.
Casual, weekend riders should pick up tires, tubes, pedals and seats designed for moderate use. If you plan to participate in races or ride lengthy distance more than once a week, it's worthwhile to buy parts engineered specifically for racing and distance riding.
Consult manufacturer information to ensure your parts are designs to stand up to thousands of miles of wear. Pick up lightweight tires and parts that saves time on your course.
Distance riders should always be equipped with parts for unexpected repairs needed along the way. Choose tubes, tire levers and a small bottle of bike lube for your pack. Pick up a compact hand pump that easy attaches to your bike frame to handle emergencies along the course.