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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:37:14 -0500

 



Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Folding Electric Bike, a Great Option for the City

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:06:02 -0500

As we can see, Xiaomi, a Chinese company specializing in the release of Xiaomi smartphones, is stepping up the pace with the incredible number of devices for smart home and lifestyle. Not long ago, Xiaomi released a smart folding bike called Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Folding Electric Bike, which is claimed the first intelligent bicycle. That's one of the freshest novelties from China, providing a fast way to get around the city.



How to Choose the Bike Rear Lights

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:45:58 -0500

As we can see, bike lighting makes the bike not just a means of transportation, but also a significant part of the image in the dark. Except for the aesthetic function, bright bikes are easier to be seen at night, which means more safety for bicycles and bicycle owners. Whatever it was, a complete set of bike lighting devices cannot do without a powerful rear light, because this lighting system makes it possible to focus the attention of the traffic on the secure area around the bike.



Read Before Buying Clipless Bike Pedals

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:54:07 -0500

My first experience riding clipless bike pedals. The story of how I fell over at a stop light and hope to save you the embarrassment of what I did. Discuss three basis types of bike pedals.



4 Of The Best Mountain Bikes to Pick One From

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:50:22 -0500

The world is always talking about the most expensive and exotic cars. When the talk of these cars is over there are these motorcycles. You don't see people talking a lot about their bicycles and it is a pity since there should be more talk about bicycles. Bicycles are probably the best vehicles around. They are great in every aspect you can think of.



Tips for Riding a Bicycle on a Busy Road

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:46:53 -0500

Riding a bicycle either as a sport, recreational exercise or as a means of transportation is becoming popular these days. More often, cyclists choose roads with less traffic. However, when it cannot be avoided, some bicycle riders have to go through busy streets and bike their way through traffic.



Be Aware and Be Seen While Cycling at Night

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:59:05 -0500

Even if you ride your bike to work, chances are you've never had to ride at night. Even when you had to stay late at work you probably hitched a ride home instead of riding your bike. Your reasons for doing this were good ones! Without the right gear, night riding is as terrifying as it is dangerous. Until you get used to is, riding at night can be scary. But there are steps you can take to ease into it, safely.



Tips to Select a Touring Bike for Your Cycling Vacation

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:52:16 -0500

Cycling tours are a great way to let riders enjoy and witness some of the alluring destinations of the world. Follow guidelines shared in the article to buy a perfect bicycle for your cycling vacation.



How to Use Internal Gears in Bicycles

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:40:35 -0500

If you are looking from the outside, internal gears in a bicycle are so simple. On the other hand, the way it works is so complicated. It pays to know the mechanical magic of internal gears to see how they actually work.



Ceramic Bearings for Bicycling - The Best Option

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:29:40 -0500

There's always been much talk throughout bike industry and amongst enthusiasts about ceramic bearings and whether or not they are the best option for optimal performance. Every cyclist would prefer to use less energy to go faster, but is the extra expense worth it? That may be solely up to the particular cyclist. They should question where the advantage of speed comes from. It could be from any of the following:



Top 10 Paved Bike Trails in Florida

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:42:36 -0500

Thanks to the growing popularity of bicycling, Florida now offers some of the finest off-street paved bike trails in America. Here we list and briefly describe what we rank as Florida's top 10 bike trails.



How to Balance on a Bicycle: Tips for Big Riders

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:06:48 -0500

One of the major skills needed when it comes to riding a bicycle whether or not you're a big rider is balancing. You have to figure out how balancing actually works. Then, you have to figure out how that balancing really works in an actual road. In many ways, the simplest challenge of the learning process engages in the basics of mechanical processes. To name a few, it includes making the bike move forward, not falling off your bike which is the balancing part; and also the braking and the steering. These are not easy tasks. They are not possible either.



How to Find Road Bike Wheels That Match Your Riding Style!

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:26:24 -0500

Find new road bike wheels can be a challenge given all the available options. Asking yourself the right set of questions and assessing your involvement in the sport now and in the future, will help narrow your options.



7 Tips for Improved Bike Rides

Tue, 17 May 2016 05:53:10 -0500

Whether you are old or young, sedentary or athletic, biking is a great activity that lets you make the most out of each moment spent outside. This sport is a healthy way to experience the outdoors and to stay fit. However, biking is definitely something you need to master if you want to fully reap the benefits of flawless bike rides. In order to help you improve your performance, enjoy increased safety while biking and stay comfortable, we have put together 7 tips for improved bike rides. Make the most out of the following tips and take your biking skills to the next level.



How Big Riders Can Start With Cycling

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:53:56 -0500

Cycling is becoming not just a popular sport but as a form of exercise and recreational activity. What's great with cycling is that you can do it at your own pace and doesn't put too much strain on the ankles and knees unlike weight training and running.



How to Choose a Perfect Road Bike on Your Budget

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:53:39 -0500

There is a lot to think and analyze when choosing a perfect road bike on your budget like not exceeding $1,000. Generally, all riders, their way of riding and categories of ride are different from one to another. How will you choose a perfect road bike on your budget? A good local bike shop may be a good support to solve your problem. But, if you don't have a good local bike shop near to you or don't want to go out for being busy at work, you can follow these recommendations given below -



It's All About The Bike

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:56:40 -0500

It started out as a thought to perhaps think about maybe buying a bike. Then it turned into a $5,000 kit including everything I could possibly need. I think it is my new obsession.



Some Experience Tips And Tricks Which Make Your Cycling Enjoyable

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:48:56 -0500

Regardless of your age, cycling is one of the most enjoyable activities if done in the right way. Despite the gotten entertainment, a bike is known to be a great way of exercising and burning about 500 calories in an hour.



How to Use Bicycle Gears: Tips for Big Riders

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:14:38 -0500

In reality, you don't need to use all your bike gears but having multiple gears can help ease pedaling your bike, increase your speed, and tackle every terrain you encounter on your ride. You can use your bicycle gears efficiently if you are well oriented with your shifters and the number of gears on your bike. Multiple geared bicycles have the left shifter control the front gears while the shifter on the right controls the rear.



A Guide To Buying The Best Folding Bike

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:37:12 -0500

A folding bike is like your conventional bicycle; the only distinguishing feature is its folding mechanism that allows for great convenience in transport and storage. With people trying to make best use of the space available at their disposal, folding bikes have become the preferred choice.



How To Choose The Best Freestyle BMX Bike

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:50:54 -0500

Racing and performing various off road stunts and tricks needs a typical kind of a bike that can withstand the effects of harsh riding. Freestyle BMX bikes are designed specifically for stunting and racing activities. These bikes are manufactured with light weight and high quality material that can be easily handled over different disciplines.



What Makes Specialized Bikes Special?

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:28:13 -0500

Specialized bikes are becoming a popular fad in the cycling world. With so many different styles and customization options, it's easy to find the perfect type of bike for your riding style.



How to Find the Right Bicycle Saddle for Obese Riders

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:13:08 -0500

Finding the right bicycle saddle is crucial since this greatly affects the rider's comfort and performance in their ride. Picking the right saddle is actually challenging for all riders regardless of their weight and size. For heavy riders however, the additional weight and pressure put on the seat may cause discomfort and strain. Here are a few things heavy riders may want to consider in choosing a saddle for cycling comfort.



How to Find the Right Bicycle for You

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:41:41 -0500

Cycling is definitely having the best of both worlds. You can exercise while you are having fun. It is a great technique to run errands, get to work or have a back country trail. In addition, there are other quests to try like touring or racing.



How to Prevent Saddle Sore: A Guide for Heavy Riders

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:20:50 -0600

When it comes to cycling, saddle soreness is most probably the number one complaint. On Facebook groups for cyclists, it is one of the most talked about. On the other hand, there is not enough advice to solve the problem.



Riding The Haibike XDURO Fullseven RX

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:54:20 -0600

The transition has been made and Electric Motors are the future. Call it motor assist or a helper motor, either way, the electric bicycle is the next big thing in cycling. No longer is an electric mountain bike an unusual, awkward, and often failed, combination of motor and bicycle. These are pure mountain bikes,



The Five Most Common Types Of Bikes

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:22:59 -0600

For many people who have never ridden, choosing from the enormous selection of available bikes can be quite daunting. Here is a brief rundown, of the five major types, to help you make your decision.



Benefits of Cycling

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:31:57 -0600

Nowadays, life can be very stressful for us as we cope with the demands of work, attending to our household responsibilities, and keeping a social life. Such stress often cause health problems that include heart disease and obesity. Medical experts say that stress can increase cortisol, a hormone that allows fat storage in the abdomen. We can combat stress and its complications with proper diet and exercise. One exercise that we can do is cycling because of its many benefits.



How to Prevent Saddle Sore: Tips for Heavy Riders

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:32:25 -0600

There are several reasons why cycling can be a good exercise for heavy people. Cycling is not only a fun outdoor activity but it is a low impact exercise that cyclists can do at their own pace without straining their joints. However, like all cyclists, heavy riders can be at risk of suffering from saddle sore.



20 Common Misconceptions Heavy Riders Have About Cycling

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:29:38 -0600

In the wonderful world of cycling, there are a lot of known facts. The sad truth on the other hand, there are also a lot of unknown facts. They are also known as myths. Here are a few misconceptions that you may or may not already know:



You Can Ride 50 Miles On A Recumbent Bicycle

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:44:19 -0600

What if you could ride a bike that IS comfortable for more than 15 minutes? Perhaps you could go for 30 minutes, or and hour without hurting you know where? Besides that, what if your legs actually had the strength to pedal for that long? Would that get your attention?



How to Choose a Bicycle for Heavy Riders

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:36:01 -0600

Enjoy the pleasure and benefits of riding a bicycle! But first, you may want to pick a good bike that is right for you. Check your local bicycling stores or look at websites to find the bicycle you need. Some companies specialize in bicycles for heavy riders.



Tips for Riding a Bicycle for Heavy Riders

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:35:45 -0600

Cycling can be treated as a sport, a recreational activity, a form of exercise, and a means of transport. So you can actually use your bike in any way you want and in the capacity you can. For heavy riders with less experience on their bikes however, they may ride their bikes just like how a beginner rider would do. So, if you are a heavy rider with less experience on a bike, you may want to consider the following suggestions:



Affordable Electric Bicycles

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:24:14 -0600

The price range - For the value of what you get, electric type of bicycles are a great bargain indeed. Brand new ones start as low as $300 and can go as high as $3000. You can find solid choices in the $1000 range if you don't possess the budget for the top of the line.



How to Gain Confidence in Riding a Bicycle

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:07:53 -0600

Do you want to ride a bicycle but lack the confidence to do so? Riding a bicycle can be fun and it can be a good exercise to stay fit and healthy. However, many have second thoughts riding a bike. They feel conscious of how they appear on the bike or are afraid to go off-balanced and fall.



Why Buying a Used Mountain Bike Is a Better Idea

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:12:42 -0600

Buying a used mountain bike can sometimes be a dilemma to beginners. You are always bouncing between whether to get a new bike, or to go for a used one. If you ask people, they are sure to come up with loads of reasons to back up both the stands. However, being experts in this, we will give you the best reasons why buying a used one is always a far better option for a beginner.



Helpful Cycling Tips for Overweight and Obese Women

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:18:17 -0600

Cycling is an ideal form of exercise for overweight and obese. With full determination, proper outlook and right methods, cycling can be so much fun even for overweight or obese.



Cycling Tips for Overweight or Obese

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:32:10 -0600

Physical activity is very important in order to be fit and healthy. Regular physical activities could help protect from diseases or disorders such as heart disease, mental illness, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and even obesity. Cycling regularly is one of the best physical activities you can do to greatly reduce the risk of health problems. It is healthy, low-impact form of exercise that could be enjoyed by people of all ages. Also, it's less expensive and environment friendly.



6 Top Benefits of Indoor Cycling

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:54:16 -0600

Indoor cycling is much more than riding a stationary bicycle. Benefits abound for people choosing this type of fitness activity.



Bike Parts Worth Splurging On

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:46:23 -0600

Bicycles are more popular now than any time in the last century. If you're new to riding, buy these bike parts first before spending your money elsewhere.



Things to Consider When Buying Specialized Bikes

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:26:55 -0600

Specialized bikes come in many makes and models. Determining which one is the best for you takes some careful consideration.



Mountain Bikes and Trails Around Mesa, Arizona

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:29:13 -0600

If you are seeking an awesome mountain biking adventure, be sure to check out Mesa Arizona, a favorite for trail bikes. For those that don't already know, Mesa, Arizona was voted one of the top 10 cities for riders, and such accolades don't just come from an obscure publication, but by Forbes magazine itself. Therefore, with such high praise, get on your bike and head out to Mesa you won't be disappointed. Life is full of fun and adventure when you go for a ride, pun intended.



Types of Bikes for All Sorts of Riders

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:05:04 -0600

Whether you're looking for a good way to exercise, a way to enliven your commute, a first ride for a youngster, or just a way to spend less time in your car, here are the types of bikes on the road today to consider. Once you hop on one of these, you'll feel the thrill of the road.



Know About Electric Road Bikes

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:31:50 -0600

Many innovative techniques have been implemented in designing the modes of transportation like bikes and cars. The enhanced features like speed, light weight frame design and less fuel consumption of the modern bikes not only fulfill the user's requirement or energy efficiency but also provide riders with comfort and a fast way to get to their destination.



Would You Buy or DIY a Bike Wall Mount?

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08:53:52 -0600

Whether you are looking for a simple storage solution, or a way to add a touch of character to your home, a bike wall mount can provide both. The only question is: Should you buy one, or create your own instead?



The Advantages Of Using an Adjustable Seatpost With Your Cycle

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:08:18 -0600

One of the most highly demanded and favoured products by cyclists around the world is the adjustable seatpost. In the past, cyclists relied on fixed seatposts, where the height of the seat could only be increased or decreased by adjusting the seatpost clamp through the manual operation of wrenches. But, the use of adjustable seatposts has brought a sort of revolution in the world of cycling.



Choosing The Right Mountain Bike For Women

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:21:59 -0600

For many years one kind of bicycle dominated the scene: racing bikes. With narrow seats, downward curving handles, and a sleek look, they were what everybody rode. Now, mountain bikes are everywhere.



5 Effective Tips to Reduce Redness in the Face While Mountain Bike Riding

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:42:18 -0600

When riding a bike, it is natural that your face will become red. However, there are plenty of ways to combat this problem. Some of these methods can be carried out at home before the ride while others can be used during the ride. Also, there are tricks that may not help to prevent redness in the face but will make it disappear pretty quickly. For the sake of a little effort, your skin could be saved from a lot of pain and severe redness. Here are five must-use tips when planning to do mountain bike riding.



Why Bicycle Racks Are a Sign of Environmental Progress

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:00:03 -0500

An increase in bicycle racks around the city means a decrease in carbon emissions. Though the change may seem small, it can have lasting impacts.



Bicycles for Every Type of Rider

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:39:53 -0500

Bicycles can be enjoyed as your way to work or a way to unwind with family. When searching for your next ride, consider your experiences and how you intend to use it.



Caring For Your Carbon Clincher Wheelset

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:51:28 -0500

For your tubular carbon wheels, which must be glued onto the tires, confirm that the rims have been readied through having them lightly by scuffed using steel wool. This cleans and abrades them slightly. When the tires remain for very long durations on the rim, they could get stuck and difficult to remove and this could harm your carbon rims easily.



Carbon Fiber Bike Parts Vs Aluminum

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:14:07 -0500

You want your bike parts to be lightweight, durable, and inexpensive. In reality, you can only pick two out of three. How do carbon and aluminum measure up?



New Innovations in Bike Accessories

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:33:30 -0500

Explore new technological advances in bike accessories. Getting the latest and greatest in gadgets can increase your riding experience.



The 60mm Carbon Clincher: Is It Value For Money?

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:46:54 -0500

As the bike wheels market rapidly grows, many riders are keen to upgrade to newer wheel models. Leading the pack in this market is the carbon clincher wheelset. This has emerged as the ultimate in terms of wheel upgrade, promising to give the rider a similar kind of performance and power to what a car gets from a nitrous injection.



The Bike Wall Mount and Urban Living

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:57:11 -0500

Trying to store your bicycle in way that's both efficient and looks sharp? A bike wall mount might be the answer.



Bicycle Racks Give Character to Storage

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:56:54 -0500

Bicycle racks can add character to a storage space. A customized rack can be both functional and appealing.



Choosing The Best Bicycle If You Want To Ride Off Road

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:59:01 -0500

If you are thinking about buying a mountain bicycle for the first time you might want to check the best bicycle reviews first. These will point you in the right direction for price and show you the newest models.



Fixies - The Need For Urban Culture

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:30:17 -0500

The Fixies in a revolutionary manner have the full right to be called so as their inception has created the new way of understanding the mode of transport. Little does it look, that this bike with no gears would take you a long way, however the fact is that the small things do better than the bigger ones in this case. We have heard the old adage that, "where there is a will, there is a way".



Richie Porte - Moving to Greener Pastures?

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:26:16 -0500

What does the future hold for Richie Porte? Will the move to another team prove to be a success? Only time will tell.



Are Carbon Fiber Road Bikes Better?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:05:07 -0500

You may not think there isn't a big difference in what type of bike you get but if you do your homework you will find that carbon fiber road bikes are by far the best ones to get. The durability is better and you get a much better experience with it than a standard one.



Explore Options in Specialized Bikes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:59:41 -0500

The true bicycling enthusiasts settle for nothing less than unique specialized bikes. Explore model options and designs for your budget and needs.



Hating Bikers Is in Our DNA

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:27:14 -0500

Denver had this big event a few weeks ago called "Bike to Work Day" encouraging people to ride to work. There were several vendors offering free breakfast, water, and random stuff that you toss in your kitchen junk drawer (which we've worked hard to eliminate).



A Bike Wall Mount Is A Great Solution For Cyclists That Lack Space

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:37:22 -0500

If you do not have enough room to store your two-wheeler, a bike wall mount can easily solve that problem for you. Whether you live somewhere without outside storage, or where there isn't adequate room for a shed, purchasing a hanging rack will put your mind at ease.



Bikes for Sale - Get Your Own Customized Bikes Online

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:54:28 -0500

Biking is enjoyable and cool especially when we select an appropriate kind of bicycle. Now-a-days we get an option of customizing our bikes based on our needs and trends. So just choose the model, fit, paint colors, parts for the bike and the company will create it for you. And your dreams will come true.



Biking With Vintage Upcycled Charicycles in Dubai

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:13:03 -0500

With our fast paced lives and our environment becoming ever so delicate, it's the going back to basics that remind us of what's important. Taking in the simple pleasures our universe has to offer, the small investments that allow us to feel the freedom of being a child again. And while there are many of these we can think of, the one we are speaking of, is biking with Charicycles!



Helpful Tips When Choosing Bikes To Buy

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:00:28 -0500

For people with an active lifestyle, owning a bike is more of a necessity than just a mere want. So, if you have an active lifestyle and you are planning to buy your own bicycle, you need to know the different kinds of bike before deciding which one to buy. You've come a long way since learning how to ride on two wheels.



Top Advantages Of Lightweight Folding Bikes

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:11:00 -0500

Getting a high grade of folding bike which is light in weight is surely a great buy when you go to the online stores. Reap the innumerable benefits of this purchase.



Cycling at Night

Thu, 07 May 2015 14:12:34 -0500

Learn simple and easy tips to follow for biking at night. Follow these tips and have a safer biking experience.



Why Giant Bikes Are A Perfect Gift For Kids

Wed, 06 May 2015 09:33:08 -0500

If you want to let your kids experience the joy and excitement of being young, let them enjoy more active playtimes. Better yet, introduce them to the life-changing experience of riding Giant bikes. Active play, especially when done outdoors, should be a regular activity for your children.



Bicycle Tire Flat Prevention Tips

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:31:26 -0500

Tired of those annoying bicycle tire flats? Learn easy tips to follow that will help you reduce the frequency of tire flats.



Bicycle Storage and Ways to Secure Your Bike

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:54:57 -0500

In this post you will be informed about ways to store and secure your bicycle. Equipping you with this information, you will be able to safeguard your possession.



Bike Culture in Europe and the USA

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:28:38 -0500

Biking is growing more popular across North America, but its scope is still miniscule when compared to other communities internationally. Denmark and Holland in particular have maintained significantly high ridership for both general transportation and work- and school-specific commuting. When we compare the growth of North American cycling communities to the values and infrastructure demonstrated in European counterparts, we get a better sense for how our urban landscapes are shifting-and the means for driving this shift forward.



Finding The Best Fixie Bikes for Sale

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:29:08 -0500

When it comes to fixie bikes for sale, you will come across many options because this is one of the few things that have evolved as a trend and this trend is surely here to stay. For those who assume the fixie bikes to be like those big shot bikes, you need a little bit of understanding about the matter. Simply break up the name and the explanation is there all around you.



9 Ways to Improve Your Bike Commute

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:46:04 -0500

This year, starting in March, I began cycling to work. I biked to work years ago at a previous job, but being out of the cycling game for so long, I feel like this new commute has brought its own challenges and new learning.



Few Important Items to Carry For a Cycling Tour

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:58:22 -0500

Tour to any place is not only to get a glimpse of nature, but also to enjoy various activities. Cycling is one such common activity preferred by people. But to enjoy to the fullest it is very important to stay comfortable and light.



How to Select the Best Bike Parking Solution

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:39:56 -0500

Bike racks, bollards and lockers offer user-focused options for mutual benefit, but which one if right for you? This guide will lay out the pros, cons, and key differences of each item so you can be sure to find the option that's best suited for your needed application.



Bicycling Level II: How To Conquer Hills

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:31:49 -0600

Learning the basic skills of hill climbing on your bicycle will increase endurance, strength, and make you a well rounded biker. It's another skill that will allow you to expand your biking skills and abilities.



Tips On How To Use Bicycle Gears Efficiently For A Better And Faster Ride

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:55:04 -0600

Bicycle gears were invented to help the rider pedal at a steady rate without exerting too much effort. However, these gears are often misused and wrongly combined resulting to the rider pedaling faster and exerting too much energy only to find out they are not getting anywhere.



What Brands Are the Best When Choosing a Bicycle Carrier?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:58:24 -0600

When considering choosing a bike carrier you should ask yourself what is the best option for you. The next question should be which brand produces the best quality rack that you would feel confident attaching to your car. Below you will find the top three brands for each type of rack and a brief list of the pros and cons to hopefully help narrow down your decision.



Bike and Pedestrian Trail

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0600

Strategies and tactics to help improve livability and economic development in the City of Renton, WA, Southeast Community. We can build the first piece, a Bike-Pedestrian trail at low or no cost.



Cruiser Bike Buying Guide

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:26:01 -0600

Cruiser bikes are the go to bikes for leisure and fun ride around your town and also for basic commuting purposes. These bikes are specifically designed to provide comfortable rides as supposed to mountain or BMX bikes that are designed for athletic sports. Although they have a very distinct style and can be spotted quite easily, some of you may have a hard time knowing the difference. This article covers that aspect.



Cycling - The Tragedy of Tommy Simpson

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:54:39 -0600

In Britain in the sixties there was just one man who carried British hopes on the international cycling stage. Born in 1937, in county Durham, Tommy Simpson became the first British rider to wear the yellow jersey in the 1962 Tour de France. In 1965 he was Britain's first world road race champion and was elected BBC Sports Personality of the Year, a rare honour for a cyclist.



Some Bicycle Safety Tips

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:28:11 -0600

Bicycle riding has become more than just a hobby; in these times of fuel saving and environment conservation, it is being increasingly seen as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative mode of transport. It is also a hugely beneficial form of physical exercise and is a popular form of leisure activity among children and adults. Bicycle riding is also an extremely competitive sport that has won wide acclaim internationally with several prestigious tournaments testing the stamina and strength of the bikers.



10 Percent Rain My Rear End - Said the Soggy Cyclist

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:33:29 -0600

Now then, you would think with all the fancy gadgets and smart phones we have these days that they could at least get the weather right with an app to show you exactly what was happening. No such luck and it kind of reminds me of when GPS first came out and a lot of the streets were not even listed, and the GPS wasn't that good, it would tell you to turn one place, and actually get you lost. I know because I had a very large motor home and it would take me down the wrong way on one-way street, or take me into dead-end streets with no turnaround.



Tacx Blue Motion Turbo Trainer Review

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:49:30 -0600

First things first: I've never owned a Turbo Trainer before. When in the UK, it was always easy enough to get outside, with only the occasional day called off because of the weather. Yes, there are the long, dreary, miserable winters, but they seldom stop you from cycling.



Why You Should Get The 88mm Carbon Clincher Wheel Set

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:51:11 -0600

Anyone whose hobby is cycling must understand their wheels. The same goes for professional cyclists and those who take up cycling for fitness purposes. But how, you may ask, do you choose the best set of wheels? Whether it's for bumpy terrain or semi level roads, here's choosing made easy for you.



Bicycle Fitting And Adjustment

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:58:06 -0600

Proper bicycle fitting will extract the maximum performance from your body and your bicycle. It can make the difference on riding that extra mile or struggling to finish your ride.



Unicycles Make Us Smile

Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:45:06 -0600

If you have a need for speed, the mostly single-speed sport of unicycling may not be your cup of tea. But it can make you smile. The author relates his personal experience of getting back on one wheel after 40 years, and traveling several thousand miles while putting smiles on faces and raising money for charity.



Choosing a Mountain Bike - Things to Consider

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:34:54 -0600

Mountain Bikes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, tailored to meet the ability, riding styles, and budgets of anyone looking to get out on the trails. For someone just getting started, it can be incredibly confusing, and even frustrating, trying to figure out which bike is the right one for you. This post will provide some guidance, and a place to get you started.



Why You Should Be Using Carbon Clincher Wheel-Sets

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:06:17 -0600

Today, the bike wheel market has grown tremendously. Many riders are now feeling the urge to upgrade their bike wheels. Perching at the top of the market is the new carbon wheel-set. This is the ultimate upgrade which is being touted to deliver a similar kind of boost to your riding performance and power like nitrous is delivering to your car.



88Mm Carbon Clinchers In Tri-Bikes

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:37:19 -0600

The tri-bike enables a cyclist to ride in the aero position, due to its steep seat angle, hence giving you lots of comfort when riding for longer distances compared to a road bike. It also helps the cyclist use non-running muscles due to the position that you maintain as you ride.



5 Tips For Cycling This Winter

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:41:11 -0600

When cycling in the winter months, temperatures can drop below zero, daylight does not last very long, and the clouds can dump rain or snow in huge amounts. To help you survive the winter months, check out the 5 tips for cycling this winter below.



The Marvel Of The 60mm Carbon Clincher

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:51:18 -0600

The bicycle tyre is a fascinating system of interlinked devices. The tyre itself fits onto a wheel, and is responsible for suspending the bicycle, being the surface that hits the ground directly. They can be thicker for mountain bikes and children's bikes or thinner for roads and fairly flat surfaces. Connected to the tyre is a tube which is filled with air through a valve that can be seen peeking beneath the tire.



Why Choose The 50mm Carbon Clincher?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:44:18 -0600

One would wonder why they should chose clinchers over tubes to anchor bicycle tires to the rims. A professional athlete might puzzle you when they praise the clincher wheels and their sterling performance when training yet criticize it so bitterly about how they will fail you when you are in your element, cruising in the wind at top speed and riding uphill during a competition. Here's a candid look at the 50mm carbon clincher.



Which Cycle For Your Daily Commute?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:19:01 -0600

So you want to start commuting to work by bike. It's a great idea that has many benefits, but which bike should you purchase to make your commute? Here we discuss a few types for you to choose from.



Bike Fast Fit App

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:18:05 -0600

I just downloaded the Bike Fast Fit app for my iPhone. I have always wondered if I am riding on my bike in the proper position.



Trail Bicycling - Finding Grub on the 60-Mile Kansas Prairie Spirit and Southwind Connecting Trails

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:35 -0500

Distance and trail bicyclists will carry small amounts of energy food with them for safety reasons. Yet it's a pleasure to find a cafe to rest and fuel up on good food. Here's a list of the common ones along the trails mentioned above, including the breakfast spots, convenience stores, and grocers.



2 Key Reasons That Will Convince You To Buy A Carbon Clincher Wheel Set

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:02:36 -0500

In other instances, you may want a wheel for use in both competitive, extreme riding conditions as well as daily use. Versatile wheels would be the best choice, since they can be easily upgraded from daily to competitive use. However, you should always check that whatever wheel you choose is appropriate to the riding conditions in which you intend to use it.



Advantages and Disadvantages of the Main Types of Bike Racks in the Market

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:06:08 -0500

Like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, selecting the right bike rack from the dizzying array in many stores can feel daunting. However, by arming themselves with the right information, car owners can make the process of picking one much easier.



Buying a Bike Rack: Six Things to Consider

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:56:10 -0500

Picking the right bike rack from the mind boggling selection in many virtual and physical stores can sometimes seem as hard as trying to feel out a pea hidden under a pile of mattresses. However, potential buyers can arrive at the right decision by asking themselves these questions.



10 Pre-Ride Checks To Make Sure Your Bicycle Is Safe To Roll

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:51:16 -0500

There's perhaps no other ride on the road where safety is more crucial than on a bicycle. For instance cars and trucks have built in dashboard codes and alerts that warn drivers if a tire is low or the brakes are failing. Even if a car were to malfunction, there is an emergency brake and a solid interior and exterior to at least protect the driver from serious injury. Unfortunately a bicycle has none of these and the safety of each cruise is the responsibility of the rider. These 10 checks should become a mandatory routine as soon as the bike is wheeled out for the day.