Biking/Cycling & Training Resources (03)

Bike Repair and Maintenance
Whether youíre an avid pro-type biker, or you just want to fix your bike or your childís bike, this site has information to help you repair and maintain your bike. Many people do their own repairs when possible to save money on costly pro bike shop repairs. When you click the Repair and Maintenance link, you can go to various categories, which give articles and instruction for repairing and maintaining the various bicycle parts. Sections include: bicycle frame and fork, bike headset and bottom bracket, bike wheels, bicycle drive train, derailleurs, shifters, cockpit, brakes and other bike parts. A great place to go when you want to find out how to repair a bike.

Proper Bike Helmet Fitting
There's no point in wearing a helmet if it doesn't fit right enough to ensure protection and comfort. This website includes tips to get a perfect helmet fit, a helmet fit checklist, videos, and a page on one-size-fits-all helmets. Tips for fitting a bike helmet include: putting the helmet on your head so it sits evenly between the ears and rests low on your forehead. The helmet should only be about 1-2 finger widths above your eyebrow. Put foam pads in the helmet for comfort and better fitting. Tighten the chin strap as snugly as possible. Adjust the junction of front and back straps just under the ears and secure back strap without putting pressure on the front strap. More tips are included to ensure a safe, comfy bike riding experience.

CyclingAbout is a bicycle travel website by Alee, who saved his earnings from working for 18 months and sold his possessions so he could travel the world on a bike. But the website does not just feature his stories; it has grown to become a one-stop shop of information about bikes, travel, cycling gear, cycling inspiration and other cycling resources such as tips, in-depth reviews, how-toís, videos, and even tech resources. The siteís top trending article titles include Guide: How To Put Together an Ultralight Bikepacking Kit, 8 of the Best Touring Bikes: Tour Them Straight Out of the Bicycle Shop, and The 20 Best Offline GPS Apps and Smartphone GPS Navigation Apps.

Buying a New Bike for Triathlons
A first-hand account of one man who sought out to buy a triathlon bike. In this article, he goes through various features and bikes that he looked at. He did narrow down his choice to three bikes. The Giant OCR 1, the Specialized Allez, and the Cannondale 700 multisport. The Giant and the Specialized were very similar, they both had Shimano 105, 27 speed components Mavic CXP 22 wheels, and Aluminum frames. The Cannondale was equipped with 105 18 speed with an aerodynamic composite frame and also came equipped with Profile Aerolite aerobars, Mavic CXP 21 wheels, and an aero fork, he says. He also gives tips for choosing a triathlon bike that best suits other triathletes.

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to keeping mountain biking trails in and around Washington open for cyclists. This website features news about the organization's efforts toward trail building and maintenance, sustainable recreation, advocacy, and recreation. On the website, one can find not just news about the groupís work, but also a calendar of the groupís activities. There is also a section focused on mountain bike classes for all skill levels, special clinics, and youth dirt camps. One can also find maps of different Washington biking trails and information on the different chapters of the statewide organization.

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