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The Main Differences Between 21 and 27 Speed Bikes

July 22nd, 2013

The primary difference between a 21-speed and a 27-speed bike is the number of gears the chain can switch between while moving. The practical difference for the rider can be subtle. The difference might not even be noticeable depending on how the bike is used on a daily basis. A 27-speed bike has a higher gear and a lower gear than a 21-speed bike. Whether these higher and lower gears will affect the rider depends on Read the rest of this entry »

Are Bike Gel Seats Good For Your Back?

May 24th, 2013

Biking can be great not only for getting around busy areas that tend to have high street traffic, but also for getting a wonderful workout in the process. However, the fact remains that, for many, bicycle seats are extremely uncomfortable. For this reason, many cyclists end up going out and shopping for a new seat or some kind of seat cover that is meant to help alleviate pain and discomfort that is common for bicycle riders.

One of the most common products purchased for this reason is the standard bike gel seat. These Read the rest of this entry »

Why Having Proper Form While Mountain Biking Is Important

March 25th, 2013

Mountain biking is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Riding your bike through twisting turns and beautiful scenery enhances the mountain biking experience. Santos is a trail located in Ocala, Florida and offers one of the best mountain bike trails in the country.

These trails are suited for intermediate riders. If you are looking for a great trail for advanced riders, you should check out Hall Ranch located in Lyons, Colorado. Mountain biking requires proper form in order for you to avoid injury. Make sure you maintain good posture while Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Beautiful Places In The World To Go Biking

August 10th, 2012

Biking is a great way to get to just about any place you want to go, whether it be work, shopping, or just sightseeing. Biking does not cost much money and can also be very beneficial to your health. It can help you lose or maintain your weight, improve your cardiovascular system, help build muscle, and burn calories. Just an one hour bike ride can burn up to 500 calories.

One of the most beautiful places to go bike riding around the world is Isle of Read the rest of this entry »

Entering a Bike Race For The First Time

August 7th, 2012

Entering a bike race for the first time can be intimidating. Not only are you worried about your performance, but about whether your bike handling will fail you and what the unspoken rules are.

There are many types of bike race, and choosing your first one can be difficult. The two easiest types of bike race to enter are cyclocross and cross country mountain biking. These are usually low key events with plenty of beginners. There are no team tactics to worry about and you will not be faced with massive groups of riders after the start.

Many people Read the rest of this entry »

How Shock Absorbers Affect Your Mountain Biking Experience

August 3rd, 2012

When mountain bikes came out in the late eighties they had no shocks. The entire bike was what is called rigid. At that time mountain bikers set great store by ‘choosing a line’, that is finding the most effective path down a trail. Rigid bikes can hang up on rocks, give a rough ride and require quite a bit of finesse over rocky ground. Because the bike is rigid, rough ground interferes with braking and steering.

With tha advent of the front shock, much of that changed. The front shock absorbs most Read the rest of this entry »

What Body Muscles Most Affect Biking Performance

August 2nd, 2012

I am sure that most cyclists will agree that riding a bike is a great workout for the legs and the entire body in general. Biking is also a great way to get outdoors in the fresh air and burn a lot of body fat. I’ve toned my legs and even developed muscles just by riding my bike a few times a week at a leisurely pace. This led me to wondering what body muscles most affect biking performance. We’ve admired and watched professional Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Way To Improve Your Heart By Biking

July 31st, 2012

It is common knowledge that exercise that gets the heart pumping is good for overall health. Not only does it help to keep you at a healthy weight, which has a lot of positive benefits on heart health and overall health, but it provides other benefits as well.

Since people know that exercise is good for their health, many of these people turn to biking. Biking is the perfect exercise for overall fitness and health because it is fun, relatively easy and low-impact and really Read the rest of this entry »