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Packing some essentials, throwing your leg over a top tube and heading out for an adventure isn’t exactly a new concept, and yet whether it’s a single day ride, a weekend, a week or longer, bikepacking is growing in popularity. But what is it? Do you need a specific bike? What gear should you take? Load up and read on.
For a lot of cyclists, pedals are a personal thing. There are a few different types to choose from depending on the kind of riding you do and, for this reason, many bikes are sold without pedals. Even if your bike does come with some pedals, they’ll be removed to pack the bike for shipping.
Each pedal axle is threaded at the end, and your crank arms have threaded holes. Simple, right? It’s not an intimidating task, but here’s some advice to make things easier and make sure you avoid damaging your pedals or cranks.