WAHOO KICKR – PRODUCT REVIEW

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We got our hands on the much talked about Wahoo Kickr (2018) for a few weeks. The Kickr has been a sort of an industry standard for the past few years thanks to its superb ride feel and realism. As for the brand, Wahoo is a stable in the cycling world with their reputable cyclocomputers and indoor trainers. Wahoo tends …

1X DRIVETRAINS – BUYERS GUIDE

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A trend that’s more recent in the world of cycling is the simple, yet confusing 1x (pronounced as “one-by”) drivetrain. Many riders over the past few years have been preferring the 1x drivetrains over the now more traditional 2x, and 3x setups. It’s also been noticed that many manufacturers are now equipping their high-end bikes with 1x drivetrains – this …

MOUNTAIN BIKES SUSPENSION – BUYERS GUIDE

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As you already know, the suspension system on a mountain bike is one of the most complex and most important components – besides the frame of course. Suspensions have existed in cycling culture for quite a few decades now. As time passes there are constant innovations and developments to make suspension systems lighter, stiffer, and perform better. Chances are, your …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – FELT BICYCLES

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If you’ve been looking out for a road bike or a triathlon-specific bike then it’s very likely that you’ve come across the name “Felt”. They’re an American bicycle brand based in Irvine, California. Felt produces road, mountain, track, cyclocross, electric bicycles, and cruiser bikes. The manufacturer is most famed for its lineup of TT/Triathlon bikes that are super popular amongst the world’s top athletes. WHY FELT? Felt has always …

BICYCLE WHEELS – BUYERS GUIDE

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Wheels are one of the most important components on your bike, after the bike frame itself. Wheels, for that very reason, are also one of the most value for money upgrades you can make to your bike. Besides the need for an upgrade, all bicycle wheels reach a point in their life where they need to be replaced. Replacement mileage …

CYCLING FOR FITNESS

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There are countless reasons to get into cycling, but one that is most common to us all is the fitness aspect. You can fully reap the benefits of fitness through cycling – whether you’re a beginner or a professional, regardless of experience, most of the same rules apply. Once you start to see the improvements in your overall fitness you’ll …

NUTRITION FOR CYCLING

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While riding, the average person is burning anywhere from 350-800 Cals depending on the pace and intensity. This means that your body is firing on all pistons and you should fuel up adequately. As you begin upping the distances you ride, nutrition starts to play a bigger and bigger role in ensuring a comfortable ride. It’s crucial to replace lost …

CYCLING FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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If you’re looking to get lighter on your feet through exercise, cycling is a great option to consider. Cycling has a bunch of health benefits but in this article, we’re going to focus solely on how you can cut down on excessive fat. Remember, losing weight isn’t just losing fat. Weight could also include muscle mass that you may not …

FRONT/REAR DERAILLEUR – BUYERS GUIDE

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Derailleurs – a piece of componentry that’s essential to our bike’s shifting, yet we know so little about it. Is it time for you to change/replace your derailleur? Have you stayed up all night thinking about which one you need? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place – we’re going to tell you all there is to know about …

BRAKE PADS – BUYERS GUIDE

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It should go without saying that being able to stop effectively is one of the most important considerations on a bicycle. Brakes are fairly simple devices, they stop you – This is possible thanks to friction. Modern innovation has led to the invention of different types of braking systems on the bicycle. Interestingly enough, all of them use one common …