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WHAT BIKE TO CHOOSE TO GO TO WORK

FRI · 4th JAN. 2019

There are many different bicycle options that you could use to go to work, but you should consider several aspects when deciding on one:

* Budget: You should consider other factors, but the budget you count with will certainly mark what type of bicycles you could afford.

* Use: What use are you going to give to your new bike? Just to go to work, also for leisure, more sporting use? These aspects will also condition your final decision.

* Distance to work: this is another essential element to consider for your choice.

* Type of road to your work: will you bike along dirt roads, large slopes, or calm level biking lanes? The type of route between your home and your work will also be a decisive point to choose your future bike.

* Experience and physical preparation: do you often ride your bike not only for going to work ? Do you have a good physical preparation? All this will influence to choose a certain type of bike or with electric assistance.

Types of bicycles to go to work

* Urban: the most traditional type of bicycle. They usually have a low frame to be able to go up and down easily. Also with a handlebar at a height that allows our hands to reach it easily and with our back straight.. The elements such as fenders, chain covers, as well as baskets or rear support for luggage, are characteristic of these bikes. They have a fairly limited number of gears.

* BTC - Mixed: hybrid bicycles, all road or mixed, are somewhere between comfort and sporting. With an already higher frame, also the handlebar height is usually lower than the urban ones for a better aerodynamic. It usually allows a greater variety of tires widths depending on the needs. It is a perfect bicycle for short journeys around the city or for longer journeys on roads or cycling. Some already incorporate suspension in the front fork. The gear ratio is usually wider than the urban ones. They also allow easy incorporation of saddlebags and luggage carriers.

* Mountain Bike: we are now entering a more sporty modality and, therefore, aggressive both in its frame and in the height of the handlebar. The wider tires will allow us to go more safely on dirt roads or with stones, but will roll worse on asphalt ground due to their higher friction. They usually incorporate disc brakes and suspension in the front fork. With a wide range of gears, they can be perfect for journeys with many slopes, as well as for longer trips due to their resistance. They require more maintenance.

* Roadbike: it is the most aggressive version of all in terms of geometry, as well as in the type of wheel, large radius and very narrow tires, allowing little friction and more speed. It is perfect to combine with a leisure or sporting use, along roads or bike lanes. The position and type of saddle will make the process of adaptation slower for those who buy this bicycle for the first time . They usually also have a wide gear ratio. Ideal for very long distances with dirt roads.

* E-bike: the boom of electric bicycles (which we explain in this post) also has its explanation when considering them the ideal means of transport to go to work. The help that the electric motor supposes, diminishes the effort of pedaling and, consequently, the perspiration, an important element to take into account. We will find e-bikes of all kinds in the market. Thus, to the characteristics of each bicycle model that we have mentioned, we would incorporate the advantage of that electric assistance.

TIPS TO GO TO WORK BY BICYCLE

FRI · 4th JAN. 2019

The use of the bike as means of transport to go to work has a clear upward trend in Spain. Something ordinary in countries like Holland, Denmark or the United Kingdom, begins to gain strength in our country, with a much more suitable climate to keep in mind the bike as an option to go to work.Are you a beginner in the use of the bicycle? Here are some tips if you want to start using it as a means of transport:Tips to assess which bike you should buyThere are many different bicycle options that you could use to go to work, but you should consider several aspects when deciding on one:* Budget:...

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TIPS TO FACE YOUR FIST CYCLING EVENT

THU · 3rd JAN. 2019

Are you thinking of participating in your first cycling event? This is a challenge that, sooner or later, all cyclists end up facing with some common questions and fears. Cycling Friendly brings you several tips to face those fears!1) Sign up!Make your registration and have your bib. What an obvious advice, isn´t it? It may seem that way, but keep in mind that the main cycling events deplete registrations in a few days, or even in a few hours. On the other hand, never participate without a bib. You would not be assured. You would endanger other participants who have registered, and in...

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BENEFITS OF THE USE OF THE BICYCLE IN MENTAL HEALTH

MON · 24th DEC. 2018

Cycling has multiple benefits for our health. Several studies have verified these advantages for people who use the bicycle as a means of transport or to practice sports. We have already seen some of the conclusions for physical health (see REPORT), but there are also many benefits for our mental health:* The release of endorphins and serotonin reduces stress, improves moods and self-esteem. It also reduces the possibility of suffering from anxiety or depression.* It improves our attention and reflexes, thanks to the constant forecast of the different situations that can happen to us on the...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING A BICYCLE

MON · 17th DEC. 2018

Cycling has multiple benefits for our health. Various studies have verified these benefits in those who use a bicycle as mode of transport or practice sport.These are a few of the conclusions:* Preserves muscular mass and strength.* Maintains body fat, cholesterol and testosterone stable.* Anti-ageing benefits extend to the immune system. Increases the generation of T Lymphocytes, especially in the elderly.* Reduces risk of cardiac diseases in 45% as the cardiovascular system is strengthened allowing the blood to low better through the body and reduces blood...

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE SIZE OF YOUR BIKE

MON · 17th DEC. 2018

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MARKET'S BEST CYCLING HELMETS

WED · 5th DEC. 2018

A wide variety of helmets exist in the cycling world, different models: Road, mountain bike, enduro, triathlon … in this article we will bring you a selection extracted from recommendations from the main cycling pages and their consensus on which ones are the market’s best.Kask MojitoWe find one of the models, with characteristics of a high-end helmet but at a more reasonable price, thus being in all the recommendations. Polycarbonate casing moulded with 26 ventilation openings. MET RivaleAnother model that appears in all the pools. Developed in a wind tunnel in collaboration with...

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