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Serge Nubret Fulfills His Destiny in Pumping Iron

When the movie Pumping Iron begins, the stage full of extraordinarily well developed men looks the same in many ways. The sculpted figures, the amazing bulges and the stylistic way they strike a pose gives the impression that there is nothing there behind those muscles.  Nothing could be further from the truth. The tremendous discipline that it took for those bodybuilders to reach the top bodybuilding competition that was the setting for […]

Serge Nubret Fulfills His Destiny in Pumping Iron

Essential Skiing Equipment

What Is Essential Skiing Equipment ?

Do you like extreme sports? Are you the adventurous type who enjoys taking risks? Or maybe you simply find going to new places a great deal of fun. Whichever you prefer, skiing is one of the best pursuits you could embark on. In case you are a first-timer at skiing, however, you will need the proper gear. Here is a list of items you will want to bring along when […]


Must Have Cycling Accessories

The seasons are changing, and the beautiful weather offers the perfect excuse to go for a bike ride. Whether you’re taking a few turns around the park, or you’re suiting up for a longer ride, below are some cycling accessories and apparel that will make your trip much more comfortable. A comfortable, sleek helmet: You were always told to wear a bike helmet as a child, and you should still […]

Must Have Cycling Accessories

At the Bike Store

At the Bike Store

So, by now you have sufficient information, and you can comfortably head to your local bike retailer to decide on the models supporting your preferable frames, components, gears and most importantly budget. Try the models you are interested to get the first riding feel. At the Bike Store: Choose a Frame Size The first thing you have to decide at the store is the frame size of your mountain bike. […]


Budget

After all the technical information you have, your budget influences your buying decisions. So, consider how much you can spend and what features you can expect in your bike that falls in that price band. Have a look at the following price range: $500 to $900: You can get a basic hardtail mountain bike that will provide you occasional thrills of moderate terrain (26 or 29 inches as per your […]

Budget

Components

Components

There are many components such as wheels, suspension, drivetrain and brakes, which are attached to bike frames as per the riding requirements. The wheels contain rim, axle, hub and spokes while drivetrain includes chain, crank arms, derailleurs, gear shifters front chainrings and rear cassette. The manufacturers incorporate these components on the mountain-bike  models as per intended use, targeted riders and price. This is the reason why your mountain bike includes […]


Frame Materials

The materials used to manufacture the frame determine the strength, longevity, weight, riding experience and of course, the price. Mostly, alloys of aluminium are used to manufacture the mountain-bike  frames. The manufacturers sponsor or undertake research to incorporate innovative tubing designs and manufacturing processes in producing their bike models. The high-end costly models use lighter and sturdy aluminium alloy frames. Carbon fiber, steel and titanium frames are also used for […]

Frame Materials

Bicycle Wheel Sizes

Bicycle Wheel Sizes

26 inch A few decades back, 26” wheels were used on mountain bikes. The mountain bikes having 26” wheels are still demanded but larger 29” wheels have also become popular. So, the bike shop owners will certainly ask about your preferred wheel size if you step inside their shop for purchasing mountain bikes. 29 inch (“29ers”) The 29” wheels significantly increase the weight of your bike with additional rim and […]


Hardtail or Full Suspension?

The traditional rigid mountain bikes that were used during the early 1980s are still available but innovative models of high-end mountain bikes with hardtail or full suspension have become very popular as they provide a better riding experience. Hardtail The hardtail bikes only provide front wheel suspension known as the lefty on Cannondale models. The front-wheel  suspension is used to improve maneuvering control and reduce exertion of your hands during […]

Hardtail or Full Suspension?

Types of Mountain Bikes

Types of Mountain Bikes

There are numerous verities and models that are advertised by using specific terms. Your understanding about the terms that describe features of bikes will allow you to make a well-informed mountain-bike  buying decision.  Diamondback, Cannondale, Marin, Novara, GT, Raleigh and Scott are some of the leading brands of mountain bikes. You will encounter the following terms while exploring the features of mountain bikes: Trail: You will find that most of […]