However, the stability – that is, the ability to remain balanced – of a bicycle with a rider is more difficult to quantify and describe mathematically, especially since rider ability can vary widely. My colleagues and I brought expert and novice riders into the lab to investigate whether they use different balancing techniques.
Roughly 100 million Americans are regular cyclists in the United States, the New York Times reports. Whether you’ve spent the past winter cycling regularly or are planning to get back on the saddle this spring, it’s important to get your bike in tip-top shape for the new season. While it’s always a smart idea to get your bike checked over at a reputable bike shop, there are also a number of simple steps you can take at home to get your bike ready to ride this spring.
Leonardo Paez (Colombia) and Blaza Pintaric (Slovenia) strike gold during the first edition of the HERO Dubai, having won the inaugural edition of the HERO World Series 2020 circuit. A success on all fronts, including registrations: over 400 bikers flocked to the starting line, representing 50 countries at the first international mountain bike race organized in the UAE featured in the UCI calendar.
After HERO Dubai’s curtain call, we are preparing the scene for the Dolomites, host of the eleventh HERO Südtirol Dolomites edition on 20 June 2020.
HERO Dubai 2020: Only a few hours to go until the start of the first edition of the HERO Dubai mountain bike race, the first in the international HERO World Series circuit. The event’s location wins for its exotic backdrop and enticing character, ready to deliver an explosion of emotions to the over 400 participants representing a good 50 countries. Punters’ favorites include World Champion Leo Paez, and Kristian Hynek, respectively first and second on the podium during the last World Marathon Championships. Contenders among the women are Blaza Pintaric and Katazina Sosna.
Sustainable mobility was a major focus at the 2020 edition of the world’s largest consumer technology show, CES Las Vegas 2020. Innovative mechatronics company blubrake attracted huge attention with an e-bike ABS that is fully integrated into the bike frame to deliver a better, safer cycling experience in both city traffic and mountain trails.
Cycling, like all sports, comes with its fair share of injuries. In fact, 94% of cyclists experience some kind of overuse injury in the span of one year – 45% being injuries to the lower back and 23% being an injury to the knees, a Norwegian study found. Fortunately, there’s a number of ways cyclists can prevent common injuries, such as delayed onset muscle soreness, saddle sores, and lower back pain.
Electric bikes (e-bikes) are growing in popularity across America, with sales in 2019 up by almost 25% compared to 2018. As any bike rider will know, it’s crucial that you regularly clean your bicycle to keep it looking great and working well, but with an e-bike, routine cleaning is even more essential as it helps to protect all the electrical components that make your bike function. But just how do you effectively and safely keep your e-bike looking pristine?
All sporting challenges need solid, dependable allies and the 2020 Granfondo Stelvio Santini has just that in its new sponsor, go-to sports fabric manufacturer, Polartec. In partnership with Santini Cycling Wear, this year’s entrants will be donning an official race jersey made from around five plastic bottles (depending on size). The jersey boasts unique characteristics as it is made from two high-performance fabrics, Polartec Power Dry recycled and Polartec Delta recycled, which themselves are made from PET bottles.
Both men’s and women’s versions of the compulsory Santini race jersey are available.
Note: Hemingway’s grimpeurs was originally published on “le grimpeur” blog by Guy WR (grimpeur means “climber” in French). It was “a cycling blog for everything climbing”. Unfortunately, it is no longer online. So after a long wait, I decided to revive this wonderful blog post (see Notes 1).