Month: May 2020

Benefits of Compression

It is already common knowledge that medical bills are expensive. The risk can even go higher if more dynamic movements are performed, such as cycling. As simple as it seems, sports clothing can very much reduce the chances of having medical risks and one particular item that can help is compression clothing.
Effect on Recovery
Since cycling is a repetitive motion done for a long period, there is a chance that blood on some body parts, like the calves, can stagnate. If compression is worn, it can improve the blood circulation as much as 15%, oxygenation by 15%, and toxin elimination by 13%.
Effect on Injury …

Fats as Fuel

The physicality of cycling demands so many calories to burn. If the training is the preparation, then the foods selected are the necessary tools. The common food group used as fuel is carbohydrates but for such a demanding activity, fats may be the appropriate choice.
Body Fats
The fats stored under the layers of your skin can be very much used as fuel for the cycling activity. If you feast on food with high-fat contents, according to studies, you are likely to be more energized and can maintain the training pace for longer periods.
Fats as Carbohydrate Replacement
When you do cycling, you are burning the …

Over-cycling

We all know that cycling is a great physical activity that can provide you with so many benefits. This might be endurance, muscle volume, cardiovascular strength, mental focus, psychological benefits, or all of them. However, too much of something can bring risks and the same goes for cycling.
Effect on Body
Warning signs are telling you that you might be overdoing it. They can be the following:

Tiredness or grumpiness
Sudden mood changes
A decrease in body mechanics
Injury risk
The weakening of the Immune system

Driven with either a goal or a consequence, you …

FLAB Cycling Review

Cycling is an activity that requires endurance. The clothes you wear can either help you or impede your performance and comfort. The aim of the invention of cycling shorts is specifically to maintain or even aid the rider’s biking.
Specifications
One sportswear company, FLAB, focused on producing cycling apparel for bodies that have a bit larger frames than the average. Their designs are widely beloved by bikers due to the application of technology to the creation of their products. One of those products is Lasses Cycling Pedal Pushers.
For a woman with thick thighs and protruding buttocks, these three-quarter …

Reasons for Investing in a Folding Bike

Folding bikes are becoming popular in this modern day when commute has been more difficult and available space has been more limited. Depending on where you are and the purpose of your usage, here are six reasons why you need to purchase a folding bike.
Convenience and Portability
If you are opting for a destination that is a bit long for a walk and a bit short for a vehicle ride, then the folding bike can provide you that needed convenience. It’s even easy to carry because of its portability.
Variety of Choices
There are many designs you can choose, from different colors to various folding mechanisms and …

Nutcase Urban Helmets with Space Cats Design

Casual riders, aside from breaking a sweat, also desire to ride with style. Clothing may be limited to only colors and prints, but in terms of helmets, you can apply any designs you want as long as the safety standards are met. One particular headgear, the Nutcase helmet, has gained a following because of a design popularized during Eurobike 2017 – the Space Cats.
Specifications
As the name implies, the helmet is designed with images of cats that seem to roam in space. The cats have the domesticated look and are scattered evenly on the helmet’s surface in an adorable fashion. To have a background of outer space, a dark …

Types of Cycling

As a sport, there are different variations to cycling you can learn and enjoy. Additional detailed skills and approaches may differ, but the basics of riding are still the same. Here are six types of cycling you can try.
BMX
BMX is a progressive form of biking built for transitioning between motocross and road biking. With that design purpose, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor adventures. BMX bikes are affordable and you can even go extreme by doing tricks.
Tandem Cycling
It may not be competitive but it provides you the opportunity to enjoy ‘couple’ rides. You don’t need to own one though. Some …

Maintenance of Brake Pads

Maintenance of brake pads is one of the top safety priorities. If one fails to do so, you might be the only one to blame if an accident occurs. It is mandatory to check the pads every start of the ride.
The main classes of brakes are the following two: the rim brakes and the disc brakes. A road bike or a hybrid-build is commonly having rim brakes, either the V-brake or the cantilever. Mountain bikes and others that are built for off-road are commonly installed with disc brakes.
Regardless of type, brakes will wear out if subjected to friction. The more you ride and the harder you brake during, the more it is…

Women’s Sports Clothing

Your ride’s comfort will be under the mercy of the state of your bike and your outfit. The bib shorts by Sportful Women’s Clothing offer the perfect wear for whatever the ride’s duration or situation.
Specifications
It may seem bulky due to its chamois with high density, but if you wear it, you might be pleasantly surprised how it comfortably fits. You might be a concern that it will turn baggy or loose after hours of usage but as per other users’ experiences, there are no problems at all. You can wash it after use and still able to feel the same fit when used again.
Concerning the finish, the bib shorts …

Signs of Bike Slowing

The feeling of having your first bike just fuels your passion for riding anywhere you like. However, no matter how hard you pedal, your performance will gradually be sluggish if left unchecked.
Granted that your physique is still in top shape, the problem might be with your bike itself. Here are five signs telling you that your bike is slowing you down.
Wobble on Bottom Bracket
As you begin to pedal, if you notice the action seems difficult and as you ride along, you hear knocking sounds, then the bottom bracket needs replacing. Because of constant use and infrequent maintenance, the bearings are starting to wear out…

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