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An In Depth Look At The Ever Popular BMX Bikes

Sales of BMX bikes are increasing faster than almost any other type of bicycle. BMX bikes can be seen on every street, sidewalk and even in their natural habitat, off-road. Even if you never leave your house you've certainly seen such bikes on TV. Sure, you probably know what a BMX bike is, but what you probably don't know is what exactly differentiates a BMX bike from other bikes. We'll tell you how they're different. We'll start with their origin. It's quite simple, really. Bikes remained pretty much the same for many decades after they were invented, but the popularity of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross, during the 60's changed that. Kids saw the pros racing around on their dirt bikes and taking them off dirt ramps. They wanted to be like their heroes so kids imitated them on their bikes, which, at the time, weren't made for such rough-housing. It didn't take long for bike manufacturers to catch on and start manufacturing bikes made specifically for the rigors of racing and jumping off-road. Soon...

 


All About Spinning Bicycle Setup And Maintenance

Regular exercise and cardio training routines are very popular with many gym enthusiasts today, and the most widely used piece of equipment for cardiovascular fitness is the exercise bicycle. Exercise bike setup and maintenance is relatively simple, albeit quite routine and consistent especially if the equipment is frequently used.The setup of a spinning bike is one that is relatively simple as these items are usually assembled ready right out of the box with a manual as a guide. The only other adjustments needed to be made are the settings of the saddle seat and bike pedals to maxmize user comfort.The best way to go about adjusting the bike to user preference is to sit directly on the bicycle and determine the seat and pedal adjustments based on what is comfortable. Handlebars should also be adjusted according to weight, meaning forty percent of total body weight should be distributed to the handlebars, leaving the remaining sixty percent on the saddle in order to have maximum comfort for a long workout rout...

 


Cycling Safely - A Guide To Important Cycling Equipment

. Cycling Safely Means Having The Right Basic EquipmentMany people see cycling as a dangerous activity, with a high potential for accidents, but statistically the health benefits outweigh the dangers by more than twenty to one. So you'd actually be crazy to be put off riding a bike for health reasons. However there are several measures you can take to improve your own safety, whether you are cycling to work every day or cycling for fun or sports at the weekends. Buying safety equipment and using it sensibly will keep you safer when cycling on the roads and cycle routes and reduce the chance of accidents.Bicycle HelmetsHelmets protect your head, this is no surprise. Even though there may be no law requiring bicyclists to wear head protection, smart bikers know that it is very easy to injure your head in a bike accident. Provided that the helmet fits properly and meets certain industry standards, it will provide adequate protection in a fall. If you ever do crash while wearing your helmet, it will need to be re...

 




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