Without the humble bearing, your bike might not go anywhere, or at least anywhere fast. Bearings are an integral part of your bike, and you probably don’t even spare a thought for them. There are various styles of bearing found on bikes, can you name them?
Cyclocross can be considered to be similar to a duathlon, you’ll need to be able to ride, and you’ll also need to be able to run. You’ll need great bike handling skills to win. The better your bike handling skills, the less time you’ll need to spend running. It is a race that will reward skill and technique as much as it will your athletic prowess.
Making your road bike, or gravel bike, or cyclocross bike is mentioned a lot in media just now. It could easily be seen as a trend, but it does make riding more comfortable, and not having to change tubes in the rain is worth its weight in gold.
The other thing with going tubeless is that people worry about getting set up. With road and gravel tires we have found the setup to be quicker and easier than on mountain bikes. It is definitely a lot easier than on fat bikes.
Some people may choose a new set of bike tires lightly or impulsively because they do not appreciate the importance of this bike component. However, as we know, tires are the only point on our bikes that make contact with the ground, so it has crucial importance in determining how our bike performs and how it handles on the road.
Most road bike tires are slick, which means they don’t tread or they have indentations to provide better cornering grip, but not losing rolling speed. However, because they are slimmer and thinner, they are more prone to punctures and wear and tear.
So, learning more about this crucial part of our road bikes and to choose tires that satisfy you is highly important. Moreover, the type of riding is ultimately what should help to choose your tire. To know which tire you should go with., let’s see, the types of road bike tires and the pros and cons of them.
One of the easiest ways for cyclists to prepare for race day is to have a routine. There is nothing that will ruin a race day faster than running around like a headless chicken trying to get the final preparations completed. You need to have all your organisation down beforehand, and a routine will make that easier.
Training is what we need to do if we want to become better cyclists. We are continually being told we need to train. We are given heroic tales of the training plans of some pros, and these are supposed to inspire us to greater heights, to greater suffering. What though if we stop thinking about our training.
What if life gets in the way, we all have to work, we all have commitments. So, what if to make these situations easier we start to fall into certain plans and ideas about training. What if we don’t listen to our bodies and just become automatons. What if these habits are counterproductive to training.