• It is normal to have pain in your quadricep?

    Hello there! :) I ve bought myself a new road bike for work and cover a good 15 mile to and back from work. This include deep incline hill for half a mile, then the rest is Flat. I havent been work out for over 2 year, barely run or do finish, so i m not sure if its relate to that? When i was riding to work it... show more
    Hello there! :) I ve bought myself a new road bike for work and cover a good 15 mile to and back from work. This include deep incline hill for half a mile, then the rest is Flat. I havent been work out for over 2 year, barely run or do finish, so i m not sure if its relate to that? When i was riding to work it instantly feel sore, numb and jelly... I had to stop and walk. But as i continue and stop a few time i felt like i was gonna die from all the pain and no energy in my quad. I checked my seat Height, Peddle and clothes i wear is correct, but yet i still get the pain. Could it just be that i m peddling too intensive on my first day or is there something else i should check? My Height is 5 6 and my bike is 51 frame... I have no knowledge of road bike, please anyone can help me Would be wonderful. Thank you!
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it cheaper to build your own custom mountain bike?

    If so, how significantly cheaper would it be?
    If so, how significantly cheaper would it be?
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • I m going on a school trip next week where i need to ride a bike but I don t know how?

    How can i learn without having a bike im so scared people will laugh at me
    How can i learn without having a bike im so scared people will laugh at me
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it okay to repaint a road bike?

    Best answer: "Pros" are very few and far between on the road. And, guess what? Many pro riders don't know all that much about bikes, except what it takes to ride one really fast. If you have a low end bike,repainting it isn't going to change much, and it certainly won't make it work any better. It will... show more
    Best answer: "Pros" are very few and far between on the road. And, guess what? Many pro riders don't know all that much about bikes, except what it takes to ride one really fast. If you have a low end bike,repainting it isn't going to change much, and it certainly won't make it work any better. It will still have the same frame and components. So, instead of wasting money on a paint job that will give you nothing, put that money away and save up for a better bike somewhere down the line when you have progressed in cycling. Repainting a bike is a very big deal. The bike has to be taken apart down to the bare frame(do you have the tools?). Then the frame has to be prepared for the new paint before being painted. After the paint, the bike has to be rebuilt(do you know how?) If you cannot do all this work yourself it will cost hundreds of dollars to have it done, so yes, repainting the bike is a problem
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Trek Marlin 4 fork issues?

    I purchased a Marlin 4 recently and found out that it has a really poor fork. It squeaks when compressed. I was looking for a better fork but all the ones I ve seen are only compatible with disk brakes. Mine has V brakes. The frame does have mounts to fit disks but I would also have to buy other rims as mine don t... show more
    I purchased a Marlin 4 recently and found out that it has a really poor fork. It squeaks when compressed. I was looking for a better fork but all the ones I ve seen are only compatible with disk brakes. Mine has V brakes. The frame does have mounts to fit disks but I would also have to buy other rims as mine don t support disks. Is there any forks that are for 29" wheels and also have v brake mounts? The current fork is a Suntour M3030
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is 80 rpm OK as a cadence, or is it too low?

    Best answer: Gear selection is all about efficiency while riding. Knowing exactly how and when to shift to the next higher or lower ratio is what'll make you efficient. For example a 2x9 would be shifted like this 1(1-6),2(4-9) for 12 non redundant ratios. Redundant gearing serves no useful purpose; it only causes... show more
    Best answer: Gear selection is all about efficiency while riding. Knowing exactly how and when to shift to the next higher or lower ratio is what'll make you efficient. For example a 2x9 would be shifted like this 1(1-6),2(4-9) for 12 non redundant ratios. Redundant gearing serves no useful purpose; it only causes confusion.

    Any gear is easy to turn if it is being used under the conditions it was meant to be used for. If the ratio is way to hard or way to easy to turn this means your in the wrong gear and/or you may not have a wide enough ratio range for the conditions you're riding under.

    Here's how a gear ratio works let's say it's a 200%. If you have a 36t chainring and using a 18t sprocket; the ratio would be 36:18. That means for every one full turn of the crank the rear wheel turns two times.

    Get a bicycle computer with a heart rate monitor and cadence (crank rpm) meter on it. Then use gear selection to control target heart rate zone. THRZ = 220-age x (60% comfort riding)(70% intermediate riding)(80% intense riding). For example a 20 year old would be 120 bpm comfort riding, 140 bpm intermediate riding and 160 bpm intense riding.

    By using gear selection you can control the desired THR zone. Maintaining a cadence of 70-90 is the fine tuning aspect of it.

    1) So if you're at a cadence of 70 and your heart rate is going over your desired zone you need to down shift to the next lower ratio.

    2) If your heart rate is below the desired zone at a 90 cadence you need to up shift to the next higher ratio.

    It's by learning to be in the most efficient gear for a desired heart rate that'll make you faster, able to ride further and climb hills better. The bicycle computer with a cadence meter and heart rate monitor gives you information you otherwise wouldn't have. This system will coordinate your body and bike to get maximum efficiency.

    Here is a very affordable bicycle computer with a heart rate monitor and cadence meter on it.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Bike-Cycl...


    Last of all I should discuss fit. It's important the frame is a proper fit and has been adjusted for you. Otherwise you won't be very comfortable while riding. Here's a frame size calculator that'll let you know if the frame is in the general area of what you need.

    https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store...
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • When I pedal too fast or too much, I lose control of my bike?

    Ok, noob here, so be nice. I have my first bike in 20 years. It was a freebie- used "street cruiser," one speed, no breaks. It takes little peddling to get it coasting. But if I want to get my legs moving, after just a turns of the pedals, they go nuts. It s like it s peddling itself. I ll back pedal to... show more
    Ok, noob here, so be nice. I have my first bike in 20 years. It was a freebie- used "street cruiser," one speed, no breaks. It takes little peddling to get it coasting. But if I want to get my legs moving, after just a turns of the pedals, they go nuts. It s like it s peddling itself. I ll back pedal to stop it, and it takes several yards for it to even slow down. I m kind of rusty, so it scares me to lose control like that! Conversely, going up the slightest incline takes a lot of effort. Is it me, or the bike? What should I do?
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Mountain bike brakes?

    I bought my bike not long ago but my back brake started not work as good like when I go Down hills I press my brake but it does not work as good but I just skid down it my front brake works perfectly fine but my back doesn t I tried tightening it but still doesn t work as good
    I bought my bike not long ago but my back brake started not work as good like when I go Down hills I press my brake but it does not work as good but I just skid down it my front brake works perfectly fine but my back doesn t I tried tightening it but still doesn t work as good
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best exercise for cycling hills?

    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Who do you think stole my bike?

    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I have a standard shimano rim- hub and freewheel-What is the "kind" of freehub should I purchase generally?

    Best answer: Aluminium freehubs are well known to have issues. Aluminium is a lot softer than steel, and the sprockets dig into the splines, making cassette replacement difficult. Don't think I've seen a Ti freehub. Its a small part, placed where it doesn't take much effort to spin it up. A very poor value-for-money... show more
    Best answer: Aluminium freehubs are well known to have issues. Aluminium is a lot softer than steel, and the sprockets dig into the splines, making cassette replacement difficult. Don't think I've seen a Ti freehub.
    Its a small part, placed where it doesn't take much effort to spin it up.
    A very poor value-for-money "upgrade". Entirely unnoticeable while riding.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is a road bike with a thumb shifter worth it for a beginner?

    Best answer: I am with Kano you can only afford what you can afford. If you can only save 20 dollars a month possibly you should be looking at a used bike less than the 190.00. My guess is the 250 is of not much more quality if better at all. The Atomic Sniper is of low quality but I have seen dept store bikes get good miles... show more
    Best answer: I am with Kano you can only afford what you can afford. If you can only save 20 dollars a month possibly you should be looking at a used bike less than the 190.00. My guess is the 250 is of not much more quality if better at all.

    The Atomic Sniper is of low quality but I have seen dept store bikes get good miles out of them. It takes taking really good care of them and learning to adjust them.

    I personally would buy a used bike before I bought the Atomic Sniper.

    As a student you might want a bike that looks a bit rougher ie older. Regardless of quality a shiny brand new bike is a beacon to thieves. As a student you might not want to risk a brand new bike outside for hours

    Whatever you buy put a good lock in the budget as well

    good luck
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I fell off my bike and hurt my back. What if I was next to a cliff?

    Best answer: Well, you weren't next to a cliff. Just check and tighten your cleats regularly. If in doubt then avoid cliffs and rivers and roads and nettles and junctions and traffic lights. Maybe just keep them tight, it's not difficult, even I can do it.
    Best answer: Well, you weren't next to a cliff. Just check and tighten your cleats regularly. If in doubt then avoid cliffs and rivers and roads and nettles and junctions and traffic lights. Maybe just keep them tight, it's not difficult, even I can do it.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is 80 rpm OK as a cadence, or is it too low?

    My ideal cadence seems to be 80 rpm on flat roads (not sure about up/down hills). Is that cadence OK, or should I try to increase it? Also, if I do 80 rpm on flat roads, what about when I'm climbing and descending, should I use a higher or lower cadence? By the way, I'm just a recreational cyclist and not... show more
    My ideal cadence seems to be 80 rpm on flat roads (not sure about up/down hills). Is that cadence OK, or should I try to increase it? Also, if I do 80 rpm on flat roads, what about when I'm climbing and descending, should I use a higher or lower cadence? By the way, I'm just a recreational cyclist and not training for any races or events, but I still want to do things right. Thank for your any help.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Any way I can ride my bike while it's stationary? Like, could I build something? Thanks.?

    Any way I can ride my bike while it's stationary? Like, could I build something? Thanks.?

    Best answer: Could you build something? Why...when they're so CHEAP & EASY to find on Craigslist? Top-of-the-line fluid trainer from Performance Bike + the Cycle-Ops climbing block for under the front tire + the guy DELIVERED it to me. All for $50 if my memory is correct.
    Best answer: Could you build something? Why...when they're so CHEAP & EASY to find on Craigslist? Top-of-the-line fluid trainer from Performance Bike + the Cycle-Ops climbing block for under the front tire + the guy DELIVERED it to me. All for $50 if my memory is correct.
    4 answers · 1 week ago