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Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 3)

  1. Start slowly. Don’t be impatient

Everything that started in a hurry brought about unintended consequences. Initially, you should only ride for 30 minutes to 45 minutes for 1 pedal on a flat terrain. You try to maintain in the first 3-4 weeks, 3-4 times per week. After getting used to it, you can change to rough terrain, go further, and also train your better toughness.

  1. Limit night biking

In fact, most deaths occur when riding a bicycle during the period from 6pm to 9pm. But if you have to go within a limited time, you will have to know how to equip yourself safely in low light conditions, for example: wearing bright colors, reflections, signal lights – lighting on helmets and on bicycles. Best of all, attach a bright headlight with white light and the red or yellow flashes at the end of the bike

  1. Feel gears / lip / disc

Don’t ride on a steep road with high intensity and long time, this will increase the pressure on your knees. Keep the gears in moderation, which means you feel light on your feet, thus contributing to your movement more steadily and better. The best footsteps for most cyclists are 60 to 80 rounds for a minute and the racers often reach 80-100.

  1. The brake / brake system must be guaranteed

When driving, your finger must always be on the brake. Depending on the type of vehicle on the left or right, it will determine whether it is a front brake or a rear brake. You have to check the front of the rear wheel before going to the front wheel to keep it safe. Because when making a sudden brake at high speed, especially the front brake, you will be rushed forward, knocked yourself out of the bike, so you must try to stabilize your position and steering wheel in such kinds of situations. Thus, it is not recommended to brake too unexpectedly and front brake first. It is safer for you to get used to preparing both brakes at the same time.

Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 2)

  1. Wear a helmet

According to statistics, there are many annual traffic accidents in which cyclists as well as motorcyclists make up 60%, and of which 75% of deaths are due to severe head injuries. Proper use of a bicycle helmet means that 90% of you have prevented unnecessary brain damage. So choose a quality helmet with clear origin and right size.

  1. Size of the bike frame

How to find out the exact size of the bike’s frame you should sit on the seat, the foot touch the ground and do not need to use outrigger. the distance from the upper part of the frame to the thigh should be 1-2 inch for road bikes and at least 2inch for mountain bikes. The steering wheel should be 1inch lower than the seat you sit on.

  1. Suitable saddle size

A small saddle on a road bike can be uncomfortable for many people, especially women. You have to choose a saddle that fits your butt. There are a few special designs of saddle on the market, with inserted Gel layers to reduce pressure and friction, which can also be an animal skin. The position where you sit on the saddle for pedaling is also important: in the final rotation when stretching the longest leg, your knee should only be slightly bent to provide enough elasticity for the next rotation. If the stride is too straight or the legs are too curved, it will make you very tired and in the long-term it will not be good for the pillow. The seat should be adjusted to ensure the most comfortable sitting position for you.

  1. Comfortable clothes

If you have to ride on a long road, find good pants. They should not too tight unless they may irritate the skin. For more safety, you should choose specialized bike pants without seams at the bottom and especially with pads for draining sweat and reducing pain in the buttocks due to long time sitting.


Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 1)

It  take not very long time to fully involve in cycling and its culture – even you ride to work on a daily basis, handle a sportive or pedal on a race number year around. It is easy to understand that you will raise a number of questions and stumbling blocks during your first year of cycling. Even people who have been riding a decades will sometimes find themselves stumped. We couldn’t give you a full answer to every question in one guide, so instead, we’ve give out our top tips.

1) Choose your suitable bike

You should buy a bike at a local shop because the bike there will fit you, make you feel comfortable, give you a free guarantee service, and the shop will easy to help you out with your problems. In doing so, it will save you money in the long run.

If you do not know what bike style fit you most, think about an endurance focused road bike. if you want to travel off-road, you should choose a cyclocross, gravel bike or adventure road. Also, a hybrid bike is suitable if you feel afraid of dropping handlebars. And an aluminum race bike could be an option for the goal of racing.

2) Make sure you’re comfortable on your bike

Cyclists adjust their bike to fit them and make them feel comfortable even those who professional and have been riding for decades. Some riders tweak their bike based on individual factors and goals for their best performance.

For avoiding injury and riding in comfort, all riders can apply some basic guidelines such as finding optimum saddle height by putting your heel at its furthest away point on the pedal. You should keep your leg straight,  so as to gaining a slight bend when you clip in. When you ride on the top you need a slight bend in your elbows, making sure that the reach is right when the hub’s front wheel under the handlebars disappears from view.