Why Every Kid Should Have a Bicycle Part 2

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Why Every Kid Should Have a Bicycle Part 2

The changing urban landscape In a way, it is a continuation on the point of mobility, but here we have a more long-term cultural aspect. Cycling has its own culture surrounding it, and as with any activity, it is best to recruit them while they are young. Over the last hundred years humanity has been […]

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Why Every Kid Should Have a Bicycle
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Why Every Kid Should Have a Bicycle Part 1

For a lot of people, riding a bicycle is a bit like reading and writing – you don’t quite remember when you learned it and it feels like you always knew how to do it. But that is an assumption that doesn’t apply to everyone. Our population is becoming increasingly urban and parents are buying […]

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Where to Begin with Mountain Biking Part 5

When choosing a trail, read some of the comments left by other mountain bikers. These can sometimes be helpful to get information that might be missing from the general description. For example, there will be some terrain that does well after rain, while others will just get muddy and are only really usable when dry. […]

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Where to Begin with Mountain Biking Part 4

Picking the right trail can make a big difference in the beginning. Pick one that is too hard, and you’ll feel like it is not worth it and give up quickly. Pick something too easy, and you’ll be bored, and even reluctant to progress. One of the first obstacles to progress that beginners need to […]

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Where to Begin with Mountain Biking Part 3

It is important to make sure you are as familiar with your bike as you can be before you challenge it and yourself. When advising you on how to choose the right bike size for you, the hardtail of the bike was mentioned. But as many of you might have noticed, some mountain bikes don’t […]

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Where to Begin with Mountain Biking Part 2

Choosing the right size mountain bike is not difficult once you have the proper measurements. On the bicycle side, you’ll need to measure the hardtail. The hardtail is a metal tube that the seat tube is fixed into. It runs from the top, where the seat clamp is located, to the bottom where the bike […]

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Where to Begin with Mountain Biking Part 1

If you’re an adult, cycling is increasingly associated with commuting. A bicycle now is something you look at with dread. It makes you sweaty on your way to work, but saves you quite a bit of money on daily transportation, provided, of course, that you don’t die dodging buses and motorists that regard you as […]

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Frames Part 4

Carbon Fiber Carbon fiber has been glorified to the point of becoming the material of choice for anything associated with performance. The automotive industry is perhaps to blame for that, going as far as using this relatively exotic material in elements of interior trim for aesthetic purposes. But does carbon fiber live up to the […]

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Frames Part 3

Titanium Once you begin considering titanium as a material for a bike frame – you’ve probably decided to invest a considerable sum into your bicycle. Titanium is one of the most expensive bike frame materials. While it is among the most abundant elements on the planet, it is notoriously difficult, and therefore expensive, to refine […]

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Frames Part 2

Aluminium It was around the 1970s when aluminium became ubiquitous enough, and began to be manufactured in large enough volumes to become economically feasible outside of military and aerospace applications. Today, aluminium frames are giving the steel ones a run for their money as they are gaining popularity thanks to the continuously decreasing price of […]

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