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Biking/Cycling & Training Resources (06)

Top 10 Cycling Training Tips
If you are a beginner in cycling and you want to improve your performance, check these ten cycling training tips. This includes the list of equipment and tools you need, how to have a good health condition, how to set up your bike correctly, and many more. Among the protective gears you need are bike helmet and bike sunglasses. To keep you healthy, this includes drinking the right amount of water during cycling breaks. You should also perform some physical exercises such as leg presses, weighted squats, tricep presses, and some back exercises.

Bicycle Maintenance Guide
This handy guide includes information about maintaining your bicycle. Because there are many aspects and pieces associated with bike maintenance, it's important to have a comprehensive guide. This one includes driving, wheels, steering and more. The steering page discusses drop handlebars, aero bars and triathlon bars. The most common types are clamped to the top of the handlebars. There are many different types, and the author's favorite is Syntace, despite the prices that border on extortion (little required pieces of plastic need to be bought separately at unreal prices). They clamp on the thick inner part of the handlebars, leaving more room for holding the top of the handlebars, they have a very low height and comfortable and adjustable armrests, and they have just the right length and a steep front that doesn't require bending the wrists too much, the author notes.

Reasons to Love Mountain Biking
To the uninitiated, mountain biking seems to be a very difficult sport. But this should not faze those who want to get into mountain biking, a sport that involves riding a bicycle off-road. This means riding over rough terrain with the use of bicycles specially designed for such purpose. Mountain biking comes in different categories that suit different kinds of riders. Categories include cross-country, downhill, four cross, trail riding, freeride, dirt jumping, and all mountain. This resource from British Cycling offers all the things one needs to know about mountain biking, such as venues, events, bikes, kits and clothing, and a whole lot more.

Aero Bars
Though you can buy aero bars on this website, there are a number of various manufacturer's aero bars with descriptions and specs that can be of use when buying an aero bar. Mentioned are the Vision Tech Carbon Pro Clip-on Aero Bar, Vision Tech TriMax Plus Integrated Aero Bar, Cinelli Angel Aero Bars, Profile Carbon X Bar and Eason EC90 Attack Aero Bar, just to name a few. These reviews include various aspects and features of the aero bars mentioned.

Bicycling.com
Bicycling.com is an online cycling magazine that offers not just biking tips and tricks, but also features articles about travel, bicycle gear, fitness and everything else related to cycling. On the website, one can find bike and paraphernalia reviews, bike skills for riders of every level, training tips, health and nutrition advice, news for and about cyclists, racing news, bike repair and maintenance tricks, cycling videos, and more. Notable articles include 13 Reasons to Get Stoked About E-Bikes, Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Bananas, 4 Essential Urban Cycling Survival Skills, and I Tried Bike Commuting Every Day For a Week, and This Is What Happened.

Early Season Errors
Triathlons and Duathlons are a relatively young sport. They benefit from the legacy of cycling, distance running and swimming, and the lessons learned from individual sports can help the multisport athlete avoid big problems. Enthusiasm and procrastination are the catalyst for a vicious cycle of early season errors. Every athlete has made some of these opening day goofs, and this article gives practical tips to avoid factors that can ruin a season, such as not covering your legs while biking and not taking care of your bicycle.

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