CYCLING VS RUNNING

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Outdoor sports are a big part of everyday life for most people. It’s essential to be in good shape as it affects many different parts of your life – some that may not seem so obvious. There are so many sporting activities you can indulge yourself in, cycling and running being the most popular choices. The cycling vs running debate …

TOP 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CYCLING

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If you’re reading this article, you’re probably looking at getting into cycling or trying to convince others to get into the sport of cycling. Maybe you just stumbled upon here – either way, being fit and healthy is super important. What better way to do that, than by cycling? To be fit and healthy it’s important to be physically active. …

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BOTTOM BRACKETS

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The bottom bracket or “BB” is a very important component on the bike frame. It’s found in-between the frames seat tube and bottom tube in a hollow opening called a “BB shell” which consists of two bearings, one on either side. The Bottom Bracket essentially connects the crankset to the bicycle and allows it to rotate freely. It contains a spindle that …

KINETIC ROCK & ROLL INDOOR TRAINER – PRODUCT REVIEW

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Kinetic by Kurt, better know as Kinetic, is quite a famous indoor bicycle trainer manufacturer well known by cyclists across the world. The American company has long been a mainstay in the trainer business with its very characteristic green trainers. Interestingly, Kinetic started out manufacturing the metal frames for another famous trainer brand CycleOps and then pivoted into making their …

TOP CYCLING & FITNESS GARMIN SMARTWATCHES – BUYERS GUIDE

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The rapid technological advancements in recent years have led to popularity of smartwatches. Just as smartphones did, sport smartwatches also intend to simplify your life. Athletes of all kinds these days base a lot of their work off of data and certain parameters. Wouldn’t it be great to have access to all of this and more when you’re out running …

WAHOO INDOOR TRAINERS – BUYING GUIDE

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The Indoor Trainer market is dominated by just a handful of the big players. One of them is Wahoo Fitness – a sports/fitness technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Wahoo has a large fan base amongst cyclists thanks to their much famed KICKR family of Indoor Cycling Trainers, the ELEMNT family of Cycling Computers, and the TICKR family of Heart Rate …

TACX INDOOR TRAINERS – BUYING GUIDE

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Tacx, a privately owned Dutch manufacturer is one of the biggest sellers of trainers, water bottles, and tools across the globe. Best known for its innovative line of indoor smart trainers, including the highly-regarded Tacx NEO 2 and the revolutionary NEO Bike, that’s used by professional athletes all over the world. Tacx trainers allow cyclists to experience lifelike conditions, indoors. …

ORTLIEB BIKE BAGS & PANNIERS – BUYING GUIDE

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Bike bags are small bags that latch onto your bike’s frame and are invaluable for carrying gear on bike rides, be it a day trip out of your crowded cities or an across-the-world bike adventure. Although these are indispensable for long rides, these can become absolutely essential for your every ride bike commute or while you’re out shopping. DO I …

BEST DIRECT DRIVE TRAINERS FOR INDOOR CYCLING 2020 – BUYERS GUIDE

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While riding outdoors is fantastic, training indoors on an indoor turbo trainer has its own advantages and is a great way to stay fit, improve your riding, and also open up new dimensions to your cycling lifestyle. An indoor trainer is essentially a piece of equipment that makes it possible for you to ride your bicycle indoors while it remains stationary. They are …