THE IMPORTANCE OF REST AND RECOVERY

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People understand the importance of regular exercise & structured training to get the best performance possible. However, not many pay attention to Rest and Recovery, which is as important as a structured activity for your overall exercise program. Rest and Recovery allow for the body to repair and strengthen itself between workouts, as well as giving the athlete time to …

TOP 5 COST-EFFECTIVE UPGRADES TO MAKE YOUR OLD BIKE FEEL NEW

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As time passes, our bicycles inevitably become slower and less reliable than they used to be when we first bought them. Either the bike’s components have started to become unreliable, or you as a rider have simple grown bored of the same type of ride day in and day out. Sometimes just a spot of TLC can change a ride! …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE BOTTLES – BUYERS GUIDE

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Hydration is essential when cycling – in fact not just for cycling, any sport requires sufficient levels of hydration before, during, and after the activity. Now when it comes to water bottles you can’t really go wrong with what you pick, they’re fairly simple products. WHAT BOTTLE DO I NEED Cycling water bottles aren’t too sport-specific. All sports water bottles …