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Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400The sport of cycling has taken the world by storm. More and more people are either looking to save money from the high price of gas or trying to be good to mother earth, by not polluting it. Maybe they just enjoy the fun and adventure of a nice weekend ride. Whatever the reason, there is no denying that riding a bicycle today is more fun than ever. If you are thinking about buying your first bike there are a few simple things that you should know. This article will shed some light on some of the things that you need to know.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400Find out where the best places to buy cheap bike parts are. You can make some great savings when you know where to look. Bike parts, clothing and bicycles themselves can all be bought for less online. Read this article to find out why and how to ensure you get the best deal.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Cycling is a very intensive activity, and sometimes, especially on more rural rides, accidents occur. In an accident, not only may your bike damage, you may also injure yourself. Falling off a bicycle onto a hard surface, or something more serious can result in a great deal of pain and discomfort to the rider, even broken bones in some cases. As a result, it is important to protect yourself when riding, and today there is a wide range of protective cycling clothing and body armour that you can buy.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Cycling is a fantastic way of keeping fit and healthy, and with the new range of technology available these days it is easier than ever to monitor and optimise your performance when riding. Cycle computers offer calorie counters, speedometers and distance, but there are also a wide range of cycling heart rate monitors available which attach to your bike. Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise as it is a cardiovascular exercise that keeps your heart healthy and increases your stamina. However it is important to make sure that you do not stretch yourself too far when exercising, which is why it is important to keep an eye on your heart rate.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400An essential part of cycling clothing is protective cycling goggles. When you're riding, especially at speed, dust, dirt, insects etc. can easily get in your eyes, causing discomfort and visual impairment, increasing the risk of accidents which is why a pair of quality cycling goggles is important. When you're riding, insects and dirt hit your face at high speed, and if it gets in your eyes, it increases the chance of skidding, slipping and falling off your bike. These particles may even cause an infection like conjunctivitis. Wearing cycling goggles is the best way to avoid these particles from entering the eye while cycling.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400If you use your bike a lot, whether to get to work or for leisure, there are a number of things that you should do and a number of checks to perform before setting out on a ride. There are a number of cycling accessories that you should carry at all times, with one of the most important being an air pump. If you cycle regularly you should perform a pressure check in your tyres. You can be sure of the right pressure in your tyres as they should be firm and solid. If there is not enough pressure or if the surface of the tyre can be squeezed easily then it is time to use your cycling air pump to inflate the tyre.
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400The trick is to use the bike racks, bike racks there are many options you can use. What are the advantages for you when using 4 bike racks; you can carry more than one bike. Two types of four bike racks are the most frequently used mountain bike hitch racks and roof rack that can help you save time loading and unloading bicycles. Most commonly used roof rack for mounting a mountain bike.
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400If you are planning some great family bike trips for the summer it is essential to make sure that the whole family has the required bike safety equipment to ensure their safety. This is especially important for children because they are less likely to be competent on their bike and more likely to fall off and hurt themselves.
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Everyone is telling us to go green these days from the people that sell washing liquid through to the government but are we really taking note? Most homes have a recycling bin, largely because you now stand to get fined if you don't separate your rubbish and lets be honest it doesn't take much longer to put things in 2 bins rather than 1! But what about doing more, a greater number of people are washing at a reduced temperature, turning off lights and reusable bags for shopping. However, there is one thing that we don't want to give up and that is our beloved car.
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400It never ceases to amaze how many people who ride bikes do not have the correct safety gear and are unconcerned for their own safety. Many cyclists think that they have right of way and therefore it is the cars responsibility to avoid creating any difficulty. This is most certainly not the case, it is the individuals responsibility to make themselves seen and safe so as not to endanger themselves or any road user. If you follow some simple safety rules below you make your journeys safer for yourself and for your fellow road users.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Bike Safety, at its simplest is, about exercising common sense and staying alert. We know we have to wear a helmet and light up our bike, but this still leaves a lot out of our control. A helmet is only useful after you have crashed, and lights still leave you dependent on the behaviour and level of awareness of others on the road. Whilst Bike Helmets and Bike Lights are completely essential, there are a lot of strategies you can employ to take control, protect yourself and keep away from accidents altogether.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Proper bicycle chain maintenance will allow you to keep your bike in tip-top condition for riding. Learning how to take care of your chain can save you time and energy. A bicycle chain is known for failing at the worst time. This problem of a jumpy or jerky chain can be removed entirely, though, if you simply do some chain maintenance on it regularly. This means that you check your chain at least two times per month or after you ride it about 10 hours if you ride quite a bit. You also want to be sure to do a chain check if you have been riding in bad weather.
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Knowhow of how to pack a bicycle on a budget can be invaluable if you are planning to sell a bike online. For a reasonably priced bicycle, it makes no sense to spend money on expert packing. Another way to save money on your bicycle shipping is by dismantling the bike to a certain degree and moving it in a container of slightly smaller dimensions.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Imagine your next vacation cycling around Europe not aboard a plane or a cruise ship but on your bicycle. Through well planning and research, a biking vacation in Europe can be a memorable experience. A Biking vacation in Europe provides a bicyclist the opportunity to enjoy every moment of their vacation by escaping the routine every day life whether it's the hectic life of a commuter or sometimes dull and everyday countryside life. A biking vacation in Europe is an experience like no other vacation.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The article refers to the different contents of the bicycle wheels. It tries to explain the role that these important parts play in the smooth running of the wheels. There is no better way to spend a weekend than to go on a leisurely ride on a bicycle on a quiet track in the woods. Bicycles have an old world charm about them and even in this fast-paced world has its own prominent place. Of all the parts of the bicycle, it is the bicycle wheels which are the most important ones. Bicycle wheels are the ones which carry the entire burden on them and thus need to be very carefully observed.
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500The winter period is a time which undoubtedly decides who is most committed to their sport. Sure, it's a great idea to go get your heart pumping in the sun and temperate heat, but when it starts hitting minus figures, and the possibility of chin-freeze begins to loom ever more, the idea doesn't sound as positive. In this way, the winter cold is the ultimate test of the true sportsperson - one who is committed to their activity, willing to endure all that is necessary to make sure they don't fall behind and out of practice.
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Biking is gaining popularity in the Philippines. More bikers are hitting the streets, forming organizations, and taking long biking trips. No matter the country, however, seeing free-wheeling bikers enjoying the wind blowing through their hair can evoke feelings of freedom, fun, and excitement. Whether you are into bikes and biking as a sport, as a profession, for exercise, for recreation, or for just plain fun, it is important to be responsible while biking, to ensure your safety and comfort.
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Where less is more the AX-Lightness Europa Carbon Seatpost is more. It might very well be the lightest post you'll own. In either the 27.2 or 31.6 diameter the post weighs just over 100 grams. The shaft is carbon fiber and at 3mm thick it doesn't get much thinner or lighter. The rear is reinforced with a strip of Kevlar to ensure your seatpost clamp doesn't damage the post upon tightening.
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500The AX-Lightness Apollo has a very traditional bike saddle shape and benefits from a center grove that starts just behind the nose of the saddle and runs to the split in the rear. This grove helps reduce perennial pressure and numbness while improving blood flow. Only the Apollo has this feature.
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Though we have our cars and motorcycles, there is nothing like going on an early morning ride on our bicycle or a relaxing ride in the evening. If our bicycle needs some minor repairs and replacements, we can easily do it ourselves, as they are often not very complicated. One such thing is replacing the handlebar stem. In normal circumstances when the bolts are in good condition, it should take you less then 15 minutes to remove the old handlebar stem and to replace the new one.
Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500The Look Keo Carbon pedal embodies the perfect balance between weight and performance. Twenty years ago when Look first invented the clip less pedal it then too was the benchmark for all others that followed. At one time Shimano pedals could use Look made cleats and you can see today similarities again with Shimano's use of a Look cleat look alike (no pun intended) in their SPD-SL design.
Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500The Continental Grand Prix 4000 has taken that successful design and redefined how a racing tire should ride. The most notable change is the addition of Vectran which is an industry first. This allows for a lower weight, reduced rolling resistance, and increased tread strength.
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Are you signed up for an event youre not ready for? Maybe your buddies are kicking your butt up the hills? Being slow is a common spring problem for riders. Likely youve tried to maintain a training schedule but life has got in the way over the winter months.
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500To install your new tires begin by deflating your current tires and removing them. If required use plastic tire levers but NEVER a metal screw driver; doing so may scar your rims.
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Removing the old pedals from your crank can be easily done with either the bike on the floor or in a work stand. Pedals like the Look Keo Carbons do not accept a pedal wrench. These pedals will require an Allen key that can be placed in the spindle from the back side.