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  • What to look for when purchasing your first road bike

    If you’re just starting out in the biking world, purchasing a quality first road bike is essential. Buying the wrong type of bicycle may be cause for future injuries and an empty pocketbook. Whether you plan on biking for fun or using it for commuting consider the following factors before you make a purchase: What Do You Plan on Using it For? Figuring out your purpose for buying a road bike is important. If you plan on commuting, a...

  • Research your bike purchase: buying online versus in-store

    After deciding why you want the bike, you’ll know what kind of bike you need to purchase. Will it be a road bike for riding to and from work? These bikes don’t have much shock absorption, but they need a comfortable seat for long rides. The frame will be lighter too. Will it be a bike for mountain or off-road riding? The tires are larger with wider tread, which means they are able to grip the ground with more...

  • Bike helmets: choosing the right one for the job

    Perhaps the only piece of cycling equipment more important than the bike itself (or at least equally important) is the bike helmet. While the bicycle ensures you get where you’re going, the helmet assures that you arrive with your skull intact. There is a seemingly limitless number of bike helmets on the market today, in a dizzying array of styles, colors, and shapes; choosing the right one can be a daunting task, but with a few basic tips you...

  • 6 Benefits of cycling for health

    If you have a dusty bicycle in your garage, it is time to pull it out and give it a tune-up. Busy people usually rely on public transportation or their own car to move around town, but a bicycle gets you to your destination while providing a fantastic workout. Whether you just ride on the weekend or use the bike for commuting, the health benefits of cycling are encouraging for a long lifespan. Basic Exercise With fast food on...

Road Biking

  • What to look for when purchasing your first road bike

    If you’re just starting out in the biking world, purchasing a quality first road bike is essential. Buying the wrong type of bicycle may be cause for future injuries and an empty pocketbook. Whether you plan...
  • Essential tools to have in a road-biker toolset

    There is nothing worse than being out on a long bike ride, only to have something happen to your bike. What’s worse, is if you aren’t prepared to adequately deal with these little mishaps. Whether it’s...
  • How to maintain your road bike

    Proper road bike maintenance is absolutely vital to enjoying a bike for many years without constantly shelling out money for a new one. To that end, here are a few simple ways to keep bike in...

Mountain Biking

  • Burry Stander killed on training ride

    Mountain biker Burry Stander of South Africa was killed in a training accident on Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was hit by a vehicle while out on a training ride near Shelly Beach in KwaZulu-Natal, South...
  • Bike helmets: choosing the right one for the job

    Perhaps the only piece of cycling equipment more important than the bike itself (or at least equally important) is the bike helmet. While the bicycle ensures you get where you’re going, the helmet assures that you...

Bikes and Gear

  • What to look for when purchasing your first road bike

    If you’re just starting out in the biking world, purchasing a quality first road bike is essential. Buying the wrong type of bicycle may be cause for future injuries and an empty pocketbook. Whether you plan...
  • Bike helmets: choosing the right one for the job

    Perhaps the only piece of cycling equipment more important than the bike itself (or at least equally important) is the bike helmet. While the bicycle ensures you get where you’re going, the helmet assures that you...