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Autumn Bike

Autumn Must Haves For Your Bike

5 Essentials For Autumn Cycling If you’re new to cycling or are looking to refresh your memory on Autumn cycling, our pros here at Aire Velo Bearings are here to share some tips. The safety and wellbeing of all cyclists are paramount throughout all seasons, but especially in the autumn and winter months as the…

A Guide to How to Measure Headset Bearings

How to Measure Headset Bearings The sealed headset bearings are the most important part of a bike’s steering system. The function of these bearings is to keep the handlebars and fork straight while transferring the torque from the front wheel to the frame, which in turn transfers it to the rear wheel. If your seals…

How to Maintain and Repair Your Bike’s Headset

Repairing and Maintaining your Bike’s Headset  The headset is the most crucial piece of any bike and the one that you should probably pay the most attention to. It attaches your handlebars to your fork, so if it’s not working properly, everything else will be out of alignment too. This guide will help you maintain…

Loose Headset Bearings: How to Adjust Them

Is your bike not running properly? Maybe it’s a poorly set-up headset, not only is this annoying for a rider but it can also be very dangerous. At Aire Velo Bearings, we take a look at how to readjust your headset, making sure it’s back in proper working condition. There are a range of headset…

A Guide To Buying Bike Headset Bearings

A headset bearing is a set of bearings that permit the steerer tube of the forks to rotate smoothly on your bike. Headsets will become less smooth as the bearings wear down or if they are exposed to mud, water and grit. Stiff and loose headsets will stop your bike from performing and all of…

The Bike Headset Guide

When it comes to bicycle headsets, they tend to be overlooked on many bikes, the bike headset actually provides an essential function. They will be used every day, it is the part that lets you steer your bike and will also hold the fork in place. What does a headset do? The headset is the…

Bottom Brackets – Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to your bottom brackets, they are the hollow part at the bottom of your bike frame, they fit into your bike’s cranks and are what helps you to pedal. There’s an axle which will turn the bearings – the bearings on the right hand, the drive side and the left hand of…

Preparing Your Bike For Race Day

Be Ready For The Big Day When you are preparing your bike for race day it can be quite a stressful experience, especially as there are many different things to think about; from booking a photographer to take professional photographs of the event and the bikes to make sure that the bike is in top…

Riding a Bike

Keeping Fit with Cycling

Cycling for Beginners Cycling is a truly invigorating and liberating experience, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active. This guide is designed to make cycling…

Riding a Bike in Winter

Winter Cycling Survival Guide

The onset winter weather shouldn’t stop you cycling if you’re fully prepared for the weather and riding conditions. Take a look at our winter riding tips. Cycling through winter can seem daunting even if you’ve ridden in the colder months before. Although it’s no contender when it comes to riding through the summer in short…