Bicycle Gears and How They Work

Bicycle Gears and How They Work

Greg from Ivanhoe Cycles takes you through all the basics of Bicycle Gears – their components, how they work etc. Knowing all about gears will help you not only get the best out of your ride, but also help you with knowing how to fix them if something goes wrong.

We hope you find this video helpful!


  1. alexxxth on July 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    A gear that is "easier" only means you will go slower and pedal more.
    Get a fixie – get some gears on your legs, not on your bike.
    I’m 13 years without gears now (a 2005 Langster) and, coincidentally, 13 years without needing a mechanic.

  2. TWrecks on July 8, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Why doesnt my retarded mongoose walmart mountain bike shift gears. Please the only other bike is my moms bike

  3. Mitch Williams on July 8, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    This was excellent, thank you. 🙂

  4. Squidgy pollard on July 8, 2019 at 9:12 pm


  5. Lauryn Paige on July 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    thank you so much! this is the best video, i understand completely how my bike gears work.
    This is the most precise/ get straight to the point and informative video i’ve found 🙂

  6. Peewee Romero on July 8, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Good day! Nice vid!
    btw, I got a problem not about gear shifting, you might give me some tips. I got a mosso m5 from a trade and noticed that the part of the steerer tube where the crown race sits is worn out (I think they grinded it) the crown race doesn’t sit properly :/ please help. thanks God bless!

  7. Kwon GD on July 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I have been searching for a good explanation videos about the logic behind gears and i can say this is the most perfect video! Thanks!!

  8. McWildLife on July 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    can you even drift whit these (i mean bike)