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 …

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 …

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE CYCLING DURING CORONAVIRUS

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Times such as these are tough as we’re amidst a super contagion that has spread havoc all over the world. The novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is, in a true sense a pandemic. As mandated by the Indian Government, most Indians have been staying indoors to prevent the spread and there has been a drastic drop in vehicular movement and pedestrian movement. …