Bike Tips & Trick

Getting Into Gear for the Sport of Cycling

Cycling these days is now considered a sport rather than merely a commuting or pleasure-filled activity. In an era where most people are encouraged to be healthy in any way they can, this has been a mode preferred by a lot of people. Not only does it work on toning and strengthening the muscles on your lower extremities, you also get the added advantages that are already associated with riding a bike: being able to enjoy the scenery as well as travel to some destination without need of public transportation or gas-run vehicle.

What Type of Bike for Training?

When you, as cyclist, start to treat this activity as a sport, one of the first things you need to do is find a bike to train in. The best type of bike, according to the experts, is the fixed-wheel or more commonly known as a fixie. This type of bike, in contrast to the freewheel, usually runs on a single gear, and the drive chain from the pedal runs along a cog fixed directly to the back wheel hub, so when the back wheel moves, the pedals will also move with it. So, what makes this the best bike to train with? The rider using this bike is assured that constant pedaling is done for as long as the bike is running, so he or she will learn what their pedaling style is and even become flexible in maneuvering the pedals depending on the terrain he or she is riding on. However, you can see these bikes mostly on track cycling where the roads are smooth and even.