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Outdoor Cycling VS Indoor Cycling

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Outdoor Cycling VS Indoor Cycling

While riding outdoors comes with a flurry of benefits, the new train of thought in the fitness world is to work smarter, not harder — and indoor cycling is the way to go if you want to get fit fast. Let’s take a look at the advantages of each so you can determine which form of training is more suitable. ADVANTAGES OF OUTDOOR CYCLING 1.Better Endurance Training Long, slow rides are necessary if you’re planning to complete a long-distance event , so you can get used to spending hours in the saddle. Since indoor cycling isn’t typically done for more...

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How to Get Faster and Safer While Cycling

If you think you really know how to ride because of knowing how to stay upright on a bike. That’s totally wrong. In fact, many beginner cyclists overlook the basics. Here are five essential cycling skills help you get faster and be safer while cycling:   1. BRAKING Before you get caught up in getting faster, you’ll need to learn how to stop safely — and it’s more complicated than just grabbing one of your brake levers. Usually the front brake is on the left side of the handlebars while the rear brake is on the right (unless you’re in the UK or a...

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Zwift: Start Your Virtual Cycling Training Adventure

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What is Zwift? Zwift is a turbo trainer game that enables you to link you turbo trainer up your computer, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV, letting you ride with other cyclists in a virtual environment, therefore helping to alleviate some of the boredom associated with indoor riding. As well as competing against others riders in Zwift racers, those seeking specific training sessions can access workouts designed by professional coaches, and these can be completed in groups with riders completing efforts at the same intensity based on a percentage of their FTP. Is Zwift free? The answer is, NO. Zwift costs...

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Plus Bikes Vs Fat Bikes- What's The Difference

I’ve long been curious about fat bikes.  When you first see a machine fitted with four or five-inch-wide rubber—you will just want to ride it. I was told that these balloon tire beasts have evolved since then and now perform well across the board—they’re no longer just for sand and snow riding. You certainly see them popping up in a wide range of situations. I know of people using them as their go-to trail bike and others who race gravity enduro on them. In the meantime we’ve also seen a whole new breed of mountain bike appear—plus bike. Plus tires...

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Why Reflective and Fluorescent Bike Gear is Important for Cyclists

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Cyclists are most likely travelers to get into accidents as compared to pedestrians and car drivers. This is majorly because it is difficult to spot cyclists on the road especially as it starts to get dark. One of the most popular ways cyclists avoid accidents is with the use of reflective & fluorescent bike gear. Reflective clothing is important for cyclists because is the way to protect themselves riding in cities or on the road. Colors like red, yellow and orange make the rider visible as compared to lighter and duller colors. We will take a closer look at reflective...

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