Disc brakes vs. Rim brakes

There are generally two kinds of brakes used for bicycles:

Disc Brakes:

Disc brakes can be either hydraulic or cable operated. Cable operated brakes are usually the entry level and are more economical in terms of cost. Hydraulic systems have the benefit of increased power and are protected from the elements thus eliminating the need to frequently change cables.

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Accessories to enhance your cycling experience

Btwin Sport 5 Cycling Helmet:

This product is an ideal helmet for those who cycle regularly. Besides offering a high degree of protection, the helmet also has a sporty and stylish design. The helmet is designed in such a way as to be suitable for any head size. This function is enabled through an adjustable knob. A striking feature of the helmet is that it is lightweight and therefore does not feel heavy on the head. It also provides a great deal of comfort as it is made up of a cushioned foam.
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CatEye: Leader in cycle computers, bike lights and reflectors

Cateye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, bike lights and reflectors. In 1964, Cateye became the first company to create a flashing lamp for bicycles. Cateye invented the first battery headlamp in 1982, and the very first bicycle headlamp using white LEDs in 2001. Cat Eye is a true leader in lens and reflector technology; Cateye’s Opticube lens and reflectors allow them to make one of the brightest and most efficient LED headlights in the world.

 

CatEye Stealth 10 GPS Cyclocomputer:

The Stealth 10 is a simple GPS enabled cycle computer that delivers your basic cycling functions fast. The Stealth 10 uses GPS technology to calculate your position quickly, eliminating the need for a sensor. This product is suitable for light training and everyday cycling. It enables you to track speed, distance, elapsed time and record up to 60 hours of data that you can upload and share via web-based training sites, such as CatEyeAtlas.com and TrainingPeaks.com. The display screen – speed at the top, time in the middle and average or max speed, overall mileage, trip time, and two trip distance options at the bottom makes it easy to see and scroll through with the single mode button.

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CatEye Strada Slim:

The Strada Slim is a ‘slimmed down’ version of the popular Strada Wireless computer and is suitable for road bikes. In spite of the smaller size, it still boasts the same great cycling features and functions with a larger screen and the ability to customize your display by showing only the functions you select.  All the usual functions are present and correct: 12 or 24-hour clock, elapsed time, trip distance, trip distance two, total distance, maximum speed and average speed. A little arrow on the display tells you whether you’re riding over or under your average speed. The Strada Slim comes with a new Slim Sensor which is fitted such that it is virtually out of sight ensuring your bike has a sleek, aerodynamic look.

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CatEye Strada Digital Wireless:

The Strada Wireless boasts the largest screen and numbers in its class. It offers the new CatEye ClickTec interface in which you can switch modes by simply pressing the bottom of the computer face. This is useful as it can be performed even on rough terrains. In addition to the normal features, the Digital Wireless also has the additional functionality of digital heart rate and cadence measurements. The Strada Digital Wireless also features a low battery alarm for both the computer head and sensor.

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CatEye Fit wireless:

This device offers the dual function of operation in Bike Mode or Walk Mode. The CatEye Fit Wireless brings with it the functionality of a 3-D pedometer in addition to the standard cycling functions. The built-in 3-D sensors automatically track your steps once it’s removed from the bike. It tracks in real time current/average/max speed, elapsed time, distance and calories in Bike Mode and tracks steps, elapsed time, distance and calories in Walk Mode. Additional features include auto data save and reset each day, a large, easy to read screen, and a 12/24 hr clock.

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Sports365 has in store a wide range of CatEye cycling accessories at: http://bit.ly/1g4Mbqx

Our knowledge series on the Btwin Rockrider range of mountain bikes

Mountain Bike range from Btwin

Begin your cycling journey at affordable prices

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise the body as it can be done almost anywhere at any time of the year without spending a fortune. Cycling is not a fitness activity that solely involves the legs. It builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling. Below we provide you with the ideal bicycles for beginners which are available at affordable prices.

Btwin My Bike:

The Btwin My Bike can be used by all age groups and comes with wide semi-slick hybrid tyres which make it the ideal bicycle for roads and paths. One of the strong points of the Btwin My Bike is that it is made up of steel components which aid in the durability aspect throughout the cycle. The brakes of this cycle come with aluminium levers resulting in a powerful and progressive braking system. The Btwin My Bike has a wide and comfortable PU MTB saddle offering a comfortable riding position which leads to enhanced bike control.

The Btwin My Bike is available at www.sports365.in for Rs. 4217 at a discount of 30%.

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Btwin Rockrider 5.0:

The Rockrider 5.0 is a hybrid bicycle designed for the novice mountain biker to be used on country paths and trails. The bicycle is ideal for a person who is looking to get into serious cycling. The biggest advantage of the Rockrider 5.0 is that the front wheel can be removed without the use of any tools. The durability of the bicycle is top class as it is provided with steel stems and steel handle bars. The brakes of the cycle are extremely responsive thus ensuring the safety of the cyclist. The Rockrider 5.0 comes with an anti-corrosion treatment on the nuts and bolts giving your cycle the best opportunity to continue looking new and stylish even after prolonged usage.

The Btwin Rockrider 5.0 is available at www.sports365.in for Rs. Rs. 9199.

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Btwin : The brand

Btwin is one of the most reputed cycling brands worldwide with its headquarters in Lille, France. Btwin is the cycling brand of the Oxylane network. Their mission is to make cycling available to everyone, at all levels and for all uses, through innovative and high-quality products. It is the number 1 French cycling brand by volume of bicycles sold. One of the features of Btwin that is relatively unique is the sheer range of products available. Road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid and touring bikes, folding bikes, BMXs and children’s bikes are all available, with clothing ranges designed to suit each of these specific markets. On top of the bikes and clothing ranges, there is also a wide range of accessories, featuring everything from inner tubes and mudguards to cycling computers and home trainers. Whether you are an occasional cyclist or somebody looking for the maximum performance, you will be well catered for within the Btwin range.

You can shop for these two bicycles at http://bit.ly/IAfrtW on the Sports365 website as well as other bicycles and other sports and fitness equipment.

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