Cycling is a physically demanding sport that requires optimal performance and a quick recovery to excel. In recent years, compression socks have gained popularity among cyclists due to their purported benefits in enhancing performance and aiding recovery. Several efforts, including appropriate gear, go into preventing horrific crashes in pro …Read More
For pro cyclists, aerodynamics is the cheat code to winning races. Aero bikes, wheels, helmets, and even aero bike computers have all been invented to help pro-cyclists.
Does this aero cheat code work? Does aerodynamics affect the speed of a bike? These are some of the questions many people ask, and this piece will help you understand the basics of aerodynamics.
What is Aerodynamics?
When riding a bike, you try to pierce through the air, but the air is putting up a fight. This is what is called air resistance. It is the force a cyclist fights against to achieve the desired speed.
As cyclists …
On September 19, Christopher Blevins became the first American to win a world cup cross country elite men’s race since Tinker Juarez in 1994. It was a celebration galore for the trinity racing team in snowshoe for this historic win that was hard to come by for over 20 years.
The 23-year-old propelled himself to the finish line after attacking the last climb of the Olympic country course overtaking Nino Schurter, a 9-time world champion. Vlad Dascalu came in second, with Ondrej Cink from the Czech finishing third. A flat front tire held Schurter to a fourth-place finish.
Belvins is also the current world champion in the …
The bike chain is one of the components of a bike that needs replacing more regularly. This is because it undergoes a lot of movement and stress, making it wear out faster.
Over time, the internal bushings of the chain links slowly lengthen as they wear out. This loosens the chain, putting a lot of pressure on the cassette cogs and the chain teeth. This chain of events causes the bike chain to wear faster. To avoid wearing out your chain system, replace the chain every 2000 kilometers. However, the frequency of replacement depends on the rider’s riding style.
How to Fix Your Bike Chain
Find the proper chain. …Read More