Being a dedicated cyclist is great for almost every part of your body and mind. But, could it be putting your bone health at risk? Turns out, people who spend a lot of time cycling experience lower bone density, especially professional cyclists, even though they are otherwise healthy, fit and young. Even those cyclists who regularly lift weights have a lower bone mineral density than recommended.Continue reading “Low-Impact Sports Like Cycling May Put Your Bones at Risk. Adding Running to Your Exercises Can Help”
I confess, I’m a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra). In fact, at my stage of life, I’m a SMILEY (Senior Male in Lycra/Elastane, Yo).
Like most forms of physical activity, cycling is good for you. Just two hours of easy cycling each week – or one hour flat out – will reduce your odds of dying by 10%.
These stats may not be as good as some other sports such as tennis, but let’s face it, tennis clothes are really dorky. Lycra is cool, but more on that later.Continue reading “The lure of cycling: tips from a middle-aged man in Lycra”
This new year 2020, our catalogue is updated including some new products as well as updates and improvements in our bicycle bags in order to offer the bikepacker a more complete range with an outstanding performance-quality-price ratio.Continue reading “GEOSMINA bicycle bags are updated for 2020 season”
Why film your ride? Studies have found that professional cyclists have a superior pedaling technique to elite cyclists. This is perhaps no surprise, given the level of training and dedication required at a professional level. But in order to improve speed and reduce the risk of injury, leisure cyclists can learn from the pros. By studying your own practice, you can improve your technique without investing in formal training. One of the best ways to do this, particularly if your focus is speed, is to film your ride.Continue reading “How To Film Your Ride To Improve Cycling Performance And Speed”
Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the Draisine or “velocipede” in 1817.
While riding and balancing a bicycle can seem simple and effortless, the actual control process used by a human rider is still somewhat of a mystery. Using mathematical equations, researchers have explained how a bicycle without a rider can balance itself and have identified the bicycle design features critical for that to happen.
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.Continue reading “The strange biomechanics of riding – and balancing – a bicycle”
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.Continue reading “Spring Cleaning For Your Bike: How to Prepare & Revive Your Wheels”
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.Continue reading “HERO Dubai 2020: Leonardo Paez and blaze Pintaric win the first edition”
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.Continue reading “The mountain bike takes center stage at the HERO Dubai 2020 – the race’s first edition”
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.Continue reading “CES Las Vegas 2020: blubrake shines for ABS technology in sustainable mobility”
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.Continue reading “Simple Ways Cyclists Can Avoid Common Injuries”