TOP MERIDA MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2020

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Merida is a name you’ve probably heard of in relation to bicycles. Merida is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that has built a reputation of making some of the best bicycles in the world. They are especially well known amongst commuters/fitness cyclists and road cyclists. Merida is now the second-largest bike manufacturer in Taiwan. They began the distribution of bicycles in …

CYCLING VS SWIMMING – WHICH IS BETTER?

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Both cycling and swimming are some of the most effective ways to keep healthy and fit. Which is why it has most of us asking, which one is better? Both are low-impact forms of cardio exercise that burn a lot of calories. But if you needed to choose between swimming and cycling, is it better to pedal or paddle your way into …

CYCLING VS THE GYM – WHICH IS BETTER?

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We’re all working towards that new year’s resolution of ours – which is usually to see a fitter and healthier version of ourselves. Maybe you want to lose a few kilos, or maybe you simply want to remain fit. Either way, both cycling and hitting the gym are great ways to reach that goal. Essentially, you need to indulge yourself …

BICYCLE CRANKSET – BUYERS GUIDE

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Looking at a crankset upgrade? Maybe your chainrings have worn out. Whatever it may be, we’ve got you covered. Cranksets are often thought of as overly complicated components that are of various types, which further adds to the complication. Things can seem complicated at first which is why we’re here to simplify things. WHAT IS A CRANKSET? A crankset often …

MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUPSETS – BUYERS GUIDE

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What are today’s mountain bikes without their groupsets? Frankly, not much. Mountain bike groupsets have seen a lot of updation and innovation in the past few years. Nowadays we hear things such as 500% gear range and four-piston hydraulic brakes – we’ve clearly come very far. So much so, that understanding mountain bike groupsets these days can be a little …

WAHOO KICKR CORE – PRODUCT REVIEW

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Along with it’s bigger brother, we got a chance to test out the Wahoo Kickr Core for a few days. We put the Kickr Core through its paces and found out why it’s one of the best selling smart trainers here in the Indian market. As far as indoor trainers go, the Kickr Core is currently one of the best, …

ROAD BIKE GROUPSETS – BUYERS GUIDE

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What’s a groupset? Which one is right for me? Why pay so much? What’s the difference? These are all probably questions that popped up in your head when you opened this article. Worry not, we’re here to answer all these questions and more. we’re going to take your through everything you need to know about road bike groupsets. WHAT IS …

INDOOR BICYCLE TRAINER MAINTENANCE & SERVICE

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It’s quite a gratifying experience to be able to ride your bike indoors. Especially now, with the onset of the monsoons. Riding your bicycle indoors is also super convenient – you can get on it at any point in time; weather conditions or the time of day aren’t considerations anymore. There are so many advantages to riding indoors. Maintenance on …

BICYCLE GROUPSETS – BUYERS GUIDE

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Let’s face it, one of the biggest stand out features of today’s bikes compared to those of yesteryear are the new-age components that are so precise and accurate. The chainset, the gear levers, the derailleurs, the brakes, and the bottom bracket – the groupset or the ‘gruppo’ is what is responsible for churning pedal power into forward motion. WHAT IS …

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 …