Cycling Gears Explained // Cycling Made Simple

Cycling Gears Explained // Cycling Made Simple

Cycling gearing can be confusing. This video simplifies all the terms and explains how your gears impact your riding.

50 Comments

  1. Pierre Cardone on June 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you! Very helpful.



  2. itsyaboypaullo Vartanian on June 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Witch schould I get gear6 or gear7



  3. T Mayberry on June 25, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Just buy what you can afford.



  4. Condor A on June 25, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Awesome! Didn’t know then! Now I know now! Thanks dude!



  5. ell witz on June 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I climb faster in the little ring. Big is not always faster.



  6. David Garcia on June 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks idubbzz



  7. Luke 2905 on June 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I’m new to bikes so I just bought a cheap-ish bike just now so It has a 21 speed shimano EZ fire shifter on it is that good ?



  8. anju rai on June 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    You are the best brother. You clear my don’t



  9. Redneck Why not on June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Im 12 and ride a 21 speed (7 rear, 3 front, the bike is a next all terrain shock



  10. us gearbest on June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm


  11. Nazia Shaikh on June 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Confuse😵



  12. Leslie Alvarez on June 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you ❤️



  13. Peter Baskind on June 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    105 is entry-level? Really?

    The new 105 group set is stellar. Frankly, there is very little difference between it and Ultegra. For the vast majority of riders, R7000/R7020 is more than adequate, if not luxurious. Indeed, I have new Ultegra shifters and hydros on one bike and 105 on the other. I can’t tell the difference.



  14. Harsh Malviya on June 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Nicely explained dude but I didn’t get it because i am so drunk goodnight 🙏



  15. Roger Williams on June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Super simple, short and sweet. Thanks bro!



  16. Labid on June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Is he reading a script?



  17. Pablo Quirós on June 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    God you’re handsome. Thanks for the advice!



  18. DJ Kali9 on June 25, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Impressed



  19. e cramer on June 25, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Really helpful thank you!!
    Since my boyfriend does a lot of racing and I do a lot of hills around town running errands, I came up with a dumb way to remember this so I stop wearing myself out using the wrong gears.
    Here, Butt refers to the cassette in the back, and Arms refers to the gears in front.

    Big butt, small arms climbs hills.

    Small butt, big arms wins races.

    And now you have to think about butts!!!



  20. Frank Rizo on June 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I have a Shimano Mountain bike with RevoShift gears.
    I am 87 years old and find pedalling uphill really taxing. Which combination left and right, of gears would make it easier?



  21. Lewis Kay on June 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Dude this is great 👍



  22. Ted Wazish on June 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Prefectly explained



  23. Lion Rose Music on June 25, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    NEW subscriber!
    This is the first video I watch from this channel, already
    loving it! thanks for the pearls!💃🏻



  24. Isaac Rodriguez on June 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Yo that’s what’s up. Thanks for sharing the secret!



  25. T Mayberry on June 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Old 9 speed wow. A person should buy what they can afford. Not what the local lbs say or what everyone in the group ride is running. Do what you like ride what like just ride



  26. Connor C on June 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    U find the amount of speeds by multiplying the amount of back gears with the amount of front gears, because if u think about it the amount of different speeds you can go is the amount if different combinations u can make with the gears



  27. Vijay Prasad on June 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Kept it so simple..thanks for the video



  28. lastpme on June 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I bought an 8 speed bike….NOOOOOOO!!!!!



  29. Avery Walden on June 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    It confused the hell out of me until i thought of it as a gear ratio



  30. T Mayberry on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    By the way there is nothing wrong with 9 speed and remember 11speed is old since the introduction of 12 and 14 speed



  31. NIVETHA E on June 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I like the way u talk



  32. Saurat on June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Incredible that you didn’t explain that the crankset numbers refer to the number of teeth on the cogs. You think it’s so obvious? No it isn’t . I am 56 and I just learnt that a few months ago. Take nothing for granted.
    "I have eleven gears on the back of my bike…" No, you have eleven cogs on the back of your bike, therefore you have eleven gears. Take. Nothing. For. Granted! You are only adding to the mystification.



  33. lianne benn on June 25, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    You explain most simply. Thanks.



  34. Adam Peake on June 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Exactly the video I needed man, thank you brother!



  35. Joey Hernandez on June 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I want his shirt!



  36. gelothemax celo on June 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you 😀



  37. Storm Skjødt on June 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    i learned a lot about gears, thanks!



  38. Emma Roughley on June 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Great explanation but I still don’t understand how that applies to the little gear toggles on the handles.



  39. Philosophy BA on June 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    UCI needs to require mouthguards or fenders at least. How can you ride and inhale all that garbage off the road. Surprized if it doesnt give cancer. My MTB has 3-spoke wheels. I’d gladly buy a quality folding carbon aero MTB and helmet. I think it’s time to get past Penny Farthing now. If anyone wants to consult me for bike design let me know. Why isn’t MTB included in triathlon?



  40. Mein Name on June 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Good troll



  41. WhoAteMaCookie on June 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I’m confused and too lazy to keep shifting gear. I just want to stay on one gear the whole time I’m riding.. is that possible or is it a must that i keep changing?



  42. salmanaq87 on June 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Close to the frame easier and away harder, front and back both



  43. Alleah B. on June 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Great job, I have watched a ton of videos trying to figure out how to use my gears. This one was the best!



  44. Alejandro Coronado on June 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Easy:
    Outer gears: harder but faster
    Inner gears: easier but slower



  45. Soheil E on June 25, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Great video, you just got a follower and a like!



  46. Sang Yu on June 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Where were you when I was buying my 9-speeder last summer? Huh? Where were you? Lucky for me there’s another me out there who’ll probably buy it off me this spring without caring about how many speeds it is. Meanwhile ($2000 later) I’m looking forward to taking things to the next level with my shiny new English racer with full Ultegra 11-speed groupset.



  47. green grass on June 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I prefer a triple up front, on a steel frame.



  48. Josie Pinkman on June 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you! This video really helped!!



  49. Paul D. Satyrfyre on June 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Great straight forward explanation with awesome editing too! Thanks.



  50. John Gibson on June 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I was disappointed to see no comment about the older terminology of ten-speeds and freewheels. There are many good rides out there with pre-"11-speed" kit. You also left out mention of the current fashion of single chainring. Overall I think this video may mislead as many people as it helps.