postheadericon Getting a Comfortable Seat for Your Bike

Cyclists who invest in a more comfortable seat can enjoy far more than just a more enjoyable riding experience. The shock and stress that your everyday ride may be placing on your body is not an issue that should be taken lightly. In addition to the safety equipment and gear hat will protect you from harm in the event of an accident or mishap, equipment that will make riding a less physically taxing undertaking may be a consideration worth investigating. Building a bike that will be able to Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon A Review of the Best Auto Bike Racks

The goal of the bike rack is to keep your bike safe from thieves. A rack is a convenient way to store a bike with a lock so that you can be sure nobody can steal your bike. You’ll often see racks outside of public places such as schools, hospitals, gyms, and other frequently-visited areas. You could have your own bike rack outside of your house. Having a stolen bike is one of the most common theft problems in the world today. It’s not wise to leave Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Best Biking Paths in the National Parks

Biking is a hobby that allows you to exercise while taking in beautiful scenery. You can find some of the best biking paths inside National Parks located throughout every state. National Parks offer some of the best scenery found anywhere else. Riding your bike on a path that twists and turns inside mountains and valleys is a beautiful way to ride. This is a relaxing hobby that requires minimal gear.

Dress for the weather, but pack rain gear and other equipment in case the weather Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Best Biking Paths in the Bay Area

The best bike path in the bay area starts at the Embarcadero, near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The five mile long path runs along the side of the San Francisco Maritime Museum where visitors can see six historical ships and also look at all the small boats docked at the floating dock. Then ride along the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building and be amazed at the architectural design of this building shaped like a ship. Finally, ride through by the live animals located at the end of Pier 39. Something new is always being added to this fascinating Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How to Tell Which Type of Bike to Buy

Avid bicyclists look for a bike that feels like an extension of their own bodies. The reason for this is that when a bike is comfortable, the cyclist has less stress while riding and a lower risk of accident. There is nothing more unpleasant than riding a bike that doesn’t fit.

When shopping for a bicycle, don’t go for fads, flashy colors or what is on sale. Try on the bike as if it were a pair Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Difference Between Hybrid and Road Bikes

When a person’s budget allows for only a single bike, hybrid bikes would be preferable. Riders have a choice between mountain oriented and road oriented models for hybrid bikes. Hybrids, being non-specialised bikes, have the capability of doing pretty much, anything. A person may opt for mountain oriented models if he sets up a date with gravel terrains. These hybrid sub types have fairly low mountain gearing, mountain bike tires and wheels, and they could have front suspensions. Road oriented hybrid bikes, usually meant for gravel and pavement roads, have shift brakes Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How to Make Sure You Buy the Right-Sized Bike

A bike is an excellent means of transportation and recreation but trying to find the right size can be quite a chore since it needs to be done on an individual basis. Purchasing the right sized bike will make your ride more comfortable and safer.

The first key aspect to consider is the frame size of the bike. Your inseam should stand approximately four to six inches above the topmost tube of the bike. As a general rule multiply your inseam in centimeters by .65 to determine the size that is most appropriate for a road bike. If Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How to Buy a Mountain Bike

If you are in the market for a mountain bike and you want a quality bicycle that will last for years, you should concentrate you efforts to specialty bike stores instead of big box chained retailers. The reason for this is because bike shops are more likely to carry a wider range of mountain bikes. In addition, if you are a novice, the sales staff will be able to assist you more. Sales staff in bike shops are typically well-versed on mountain bikes and many are actually bike enthusiasts so they Read the rest of this entry »