Are fat bikes a fad?

Yes, they are a fad.  All of the great innovations in the sport were at one point a fad.  The good ones endure, the other ones fall by the wayside.There will always be a market for fat bikes, if you live in a very sandy or snowy area, they will

As a strong cyclist, what cadence and gear are you using for leisurely rides, tempo rides, uphill climbing, and sprints? Is it normal to spend most of your time on the center front chain ring?

I am no longer a strong cyclist but to be a good cyclist it is necessary to be able to spin your legs fast . If you watched the Tour de France during the Lance Armstrong era you would have seen two completely different styles. Armstrong riding at a cadence of 120 revs

Bicycle riders, what's the most important thing to look out for when buying on a budget?

Fit... buy a $15,000US bike that doesn't fit and you'll find yourself longing for a department store bike. Know what you need. Buy only that and buy only used. New or used, you will need to invest a little to

Buying a Bicycle: What are the best women's mountain bikes of 2015?

The idea of 'women's' mountain bikes is a bit of a leftover from product marketing in sports from the past. While there still are several women's-specific designs out there, most people now agree that women and men don't really need

Buying a Bicycle: What is a good entry-level mountain bike for under $500?

You can get a decent bike between $4-500. The best time of year to buy is January, Feb, Beginning of March as the bike shops clearance out their previous model year that are in stock. You can get 20-60% off the new model year price sometimes

Can I use mountain bikes on a regular road?

Hi.. I have been cycling on my ATLAS MTB' Ultimate MAG wheel on Indian roads for the past 7 months. Ofcourse I too have got the same doubt when I first started using it. I convinced myself that our road structure and regular speed brakers appeared to

Have you ever had to ride your bicycle on ice or snow? What happened?

Yes, I cycle commuted year round in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and from November to March, I could count on ice and snow most of the time.I got wider tires with good lugs on them, which helped a bit. I slowed down, which reduced the slipping and sliding. I also found I had to keep my bike

How can a person who is used to mountain biking get used to riding a road bike?

It sounds so simple, and really, it mostly is. Just get out and do it.But from someone who has gone through that transition (and back), maybe I can add a few things.I thought the transition would be easy between the two. I was

How to burn fat using mountain bike

#How can I burn fat using mountain bike. Tips and tricks for the question: #How can I burn fat using mountain bikeSoup recipes are one of the best ways to lose weight naturally. Many soup recipes that are low in calories, fats, cost and high in fiber content. It

How to modify my bicycle into a mountain bike

Theoretically, you could. You would want to consider a front fork (if it would fit). Tires would be a biggie too. (This may be all you need if you are just going on dirt roads and trails.) Depending on your rims, you may need tougher rims to handle the sharper blows rocks you

How to balance lifting weights with consistent heavy mountain bike riding

You need to understand that weights are there to improve bulk, strength and definition, not stamina. If you enjoy riding a lot and ride a lot this will cover the endurance, but the weight lifting could hinder this. For a

How to change a road bike into a commuter bike

Going on my definition of road bike it is actually quite difficult. A commuter needs a proper lighting system even if most people use strap/clip-on lights, mudguards (fenders for the US majority) and a proper way of carrying a moderately heavy load. Here goes.My number one road bike cannot really be converted as there are no braze-ons

How to gear up a bike for winter riding

Get a decent mountain bike. No cheap shit either as the snow, ice, salt and other elements will work in concert to destroy your drivetrain and frame, even with judicious maintenance. Using a lightweight lithium or waterproof grease will help keep your chain and cables healthy. Just a light coat applied with a rag after THOROUGH lubrication with

Is foot sliding off the bicycle pedal a common biking hazard?

The answers below all touch on key points.Less expensive bikes often have pretty crappy pedals, often plastic that gets slippery when wet (and not in a Bon Jovi sort of way) with limited grip. However, with experience you can manage almost any functioning flat pedal.I have done so much riding that I

Is it safe riding a bicycle on Morocco roads ?

Yes, it is safe. The roads are very quiet for the most part, outside the cities. Bear in mind you need to make way for trucks and buses etc - might is right on these roads. And stay off the road at night, if you

Is the Trek 4500 mountain bike a good bike?

Well, it all depends on the type of riding you plan on doing. Basic blue and green xc riding would be perfect. Major xc, slickrock, and technical downhill would be rough.  I would say it is a great starter bike. Looking over the components of the 2012

Is there any bicycle that has mountain bike tires on the back and road tires on the front? If there is, what do you call that bicycle?

Seeing as road tyres are smoother so as to give maximum surface area for transferring the forces (tyres with grooves touted as ‘city slickers' - eg swalbe lugano or marathon, or even conti gatorskins have grooves in order to slough off light water and dust, not dig into soft terrain like dirt and

Is Triax a good mountain bike?

Depends on what you want to use it for. If you  stick to riding on the pavement and paved paths for short runs or errands, then it will be somewhat adequate. That is, if you know how to wrench it yourself. The  cheap and flimsy components will very likely need adjustment sooner than later, and if you take

What are benefits of the fat bike as opposed to 'normal' mountain bikes?

As someone who has used and currently owns all mountain bike wheel sizes, except for 29+. I can tell you, from firsthand experience, what I perceive to be the benefits or advantages of a fatbike over the other types of

What are some good mountain bike movies?

There's a lot of new buzz around "Where the Trail Ends" - Red Bulls (and all their production power) move into MTB movies. I'd also consider "Follow Me" by Anthill Films, especially Steve Smith and Gee Athertons segment from New Zealand is killer.Aaron Larocque has got an awesome full

What are the best bicycle tires you can buy?

What is the application? Perhaps, right now, for road bicycles, it's Continental's GP 5000 tires. It took Continental 12 years to develop them, and by word of mouth, they're excellent tires.I've never used them, nor their predecessor, the GP 4000. Currently I'm using Conti's Grand Prix 4 Seasons, which I find to be perfectly good and reasonably puncture resistant.

What brand of mountain bike should I consider purchasing for my twelve year old son who wants to start cycling competitively?

Get a bike that fits him within your budget. Size of the wheels and frame will determine this. Get the right fit for today. Get a different bike-need not be new-as he grows.Bike handling skills developed at this age will serve him much better as he

What country is making the best bicycles?

As Derek mentioned, almost all brands have an OEM make their frames in China or Taiwan.  Very few have not followed suit, such as TIME and Cyfac (both France) or Parlee (USA); however, those brands are relatively niche.  Some brands only make their very

What was your best ever mountain bike ride?

I've had too many great mountain bike ride to say one is the best. That said, the first

What would be the best option to reduce weight, a mountain bike or a road bike? How does weight loss happen in cycling? Is that like the extra stress we give on MTB? Does it burn more calories, or is it the time we invest in cycling?

It is the way with how much effort cycling is executed. People often ride with easier gears combinations thereby not generating enough effort to sweat. Ride a MTB with strenuous gear combinations for atleast 30–40km every (or alternate) morning under 75–90 minutes, without any breaks /stops. U'll eventually start seeing results. Also speed is

What's the best bicycle for riding trails in the woods?

Your question is a very broad one. Most of the bikes out these days can get you through a trail, it's just a matter of how hard and how easy it will be at different parts of the trail, and different trails.I always ask my clients

When riding uphill on your bicycle, which gear is your bike in?

When riding uphill the gear you would use would depend on many things. It would depend on how fit you are , your strength, your weight and how efficient your heart & lungs are and also how steep and how long the hill is .Normally when climbing a one does

Why are electric bicycles suddenly so popular?

Electric bicycles are starting to dominate city streets and bike paths globally. The reasons are simple: they are now similar in price to a lot of moderately expensive bicycles, they are dirt cheap to operate, they have excellent range, they are faster than bicycles, they don't pollute and people don't arrive places sweating and red-faced.

How to get into mountain biking

Find a ride and a bike - Find a local cycling club to obtain a bike if you don't have access to one, and join a rideDon't bike alone your first time!www. meetup . com is a good resource to find local mountain biking groups and meet nice people. You can join a group and ask

How heavy is a mountain bike?

As mentioned the 25 and 35 pounds in weight is a good guide. Weight of mid-level mountain bike have been increasing because weight is not the most important factor to a MTB than it is a road bike. For example with tyres are getting fatter and heavy. Frames sstiffer and so weigh more. On a MTB it

What is the best bike brand for mountain bikes?

What brand makes the best mountain bike is a very subjective question. One brand could make the best mountain bike for you, and another brand could suit your friend.So I am going to try and objectively answer it with value for money, as that tends to

What muscles does mountain biking build?

This answer applies specifically to MOUNTAIN biking. First of all, the primary muscles involved are found in your entire thigh. The primary muscle being built is the quadriceps(front part of thigh). This is because you push the pedal harder when climbing mountains, thereby strengthening and increasing the size of your quadriceps. Your hamstrings also get built

What parts do I need to build a mountain bike?

I am guessing that you know putting a bike together from parts will cost 3 to 5 times more than if you buy a similar ready-made model... and that is if you have all the special tools and knowledge.Do you want a list of parts?

What's the safest way to quickly increase stamina, strength, and endurance for biking?

Years ago I was always the slowest guy in the group.  Part of this was because the other guys all had more experience on trails than me.  The other half was stamina.I was on a trip to Korea, and took a day off to ride with some friends.  They have hills. Lots of them. And

Why is mountain biking good for you?

Mountain biking torches a ton of calories, builds a strong heart, muscle strength, confidence, friendships, and a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Because of the uncertainties of the trail, mountain biking requires immense focus. At the same time, it's a

Why is mountain biking so awesome?

Mountain biking is life saving, life altering and brings people together OR allows you to escape from it all.  It trains independence and confidence. It's addicting and healthy. It teaches you to persevere and overcome obstacles (this can be applied to

Will mountain biking help my road biking?

In a word, Yes.Quite a number of top road pros used to be mtb riders, like Cadel Evans (TdF winner), Floyd Landis (TdF winner), Ryder Hesjedal (Giro winner), and Peter Sagan (TdF green jersey).MTB will help your bike handling skills.  A lot.   When