Let’s go cycling!

Planning to take up cycling for fun, fitness or transportation?

Want to know more about cycling before you begin? Well, this is the right place for you. We will make you aware of all the basic details of cycling, cycling accessories, places to buy them from

Cycling doesn’t only makes you fitter, more enthusiastic, happy but also takes you to places filled with adventure and beauty! If you are planning to cycle or to unleash your cycling enthusiasm, India is always a paradise for people like you. This place accommodates beautiful landscapes and mesmerizing climate.

CYCLING

Let’s start from the very basic!

HOW TO BUY A CYCLE?

One of the most confusing things can be simply figuring out what kind of cycle you should buy. But really, you can determine its answer by  thinking about the following:

  • Where are you planning to ride?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • How tall are you?
  • Purpose of riding

The above stated factors help in making up the buying decisions. The place where you plan to ride will help in determining the type and style of cycle that you should purchase.

The other factors Purpose of riding, your height and the amount you want to spend are probably clear to you too, and they play very important parts in your decision

Equipment

Bike & helmet! Besides approved (utility) bikes, there are other bikes like chase bikes, dirt bikes etc. You can have a look at our collection of bikes. Also, you might need various other accessories at reasonable prices here. Now, we have made the first step of cycling easier for you. Yes you are right, this is your one stop solution of cycling needs.

Ideal distance for Cycling

Many factors go into authoritative a cycling cruise agreeable (or not!). It all depends on the rider’s acquaintance – how adequate he or she is with that area. Distance that are acceptable to affect the brand of adversity include: ambit covered, continuance of cycling day, acclimate distance (including temperature highs and lows), bulk of vehicular abutment and avenue conditions.

Medical concerns

Cycling alone calls for a top akin of exercise in the mountains, or on abnormally boxy trails area the arena is uneven. Hill trails need stamina, strength in the leg muscles and the lungs – those adversity from asthma or breath problems are advised not to go pedaling in the mountains. The benefits, however, far outweigh the drawbacks. Cycling is one of the easiest, and as well as very convenient way  of exercising; a few hours on the saddle helps body backbone and stamina, while as well convalescent cardiovascular fitness. Above all, a ride on a bike aids abundantly in abbreviation stress.

Environmental concerns

Among so many advantages of riding a bike, the foremost is that it is a bionetwork-friendly means of getting from one place to another. Cycling is non-polluting, both in terms of air and noise pollution. Also, does not release any greenhouse gases, thus helping reduce the carbon footprint of the riders. So get on your bike, and do your bit for Mother Earth – there’s no cleaner ride on Earth than one on the green (literally!) cycle!

With so many pros of Cycling, we don’t really think why anyone should not bike. Also, there is never too late, especially when you can be a hero and get awesome Hero Cycles which are about to be launched on our website www.sports365.in in June first week. You might get a chance to get a lot of surprises( Even a free Cycle!) with your purchases. Stay tuned! Let’s go cycling!

How to choose a Cycle that suits you?

Cycling in India has suddenly become quite popular, and has been chosen by many not only as a leisure activity but also to keep fit. Apart from cycling regularly to work, mountain biking is also widely practiced. There are a number of organizations that conduct cycling tours to picturesque hill stations and other cycling friendly locations. It is widely acknowledged that cycling is one of the best ways to achieve good health.

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Have you planned to buy a cycle or upgrade the old one but felt confused about its size?

Here is a bit of info that will help you choose the best cycle for you and make your cycling experience more relishing.

YOU AND YOUR BIKE: A FIT SIZE FOR YOU ON ROAD BIKE

Determining Your Road Bike Frame Size
Height Your Inseam Length Bike Frame Size
4’10” – 5’1″ 25.5″ – 27″ 46 – 48 cm
5’0″ – 5’3″ 26.5″ – 28″ 48 – 50 cm
5’2″ – 5’5″ 27.5″ – 29″ 50 – 52 cm
5’4″ – 5’7″ 28.5″ – 30″ 52 – 54 cm
5’6″ – 5’9″ 29.5″ – 31″ 54 – 56 cm
5’8″ – 5’11” 30.5″ – 32″ 56 – 58 cm
5’10” – 6’1″ 31.5″ – 33″ 58 – 60 cm
6’0″ – 6’3″ 32.5″ – 34″ 60 – 62 cm
6’2″ – 6’5″ 34.5″ – 36″ 62 – 64 cm

 

YOU AND YOUR BIKE: A FIT SIZE FOR YOU ON MOUNTAIN BIKE

Mountain Bikes – Finding the Right Size
Height Your Inseam Length Bike Frame Size
4’11” – 5’3″ 25″ – 27″ 13 – 15 inches
5’2″ – 5’5″ 27″ – 29″ 15 to 17 inches
5’3″ – 5’7″ 29″ – 31″ 17 to 19 inches
5’11” – 6’2″ 31″ – 33″ 19 to 21 inches
6’2″ – 6’4″ 33″ – 35″ 21 to 23 inches
6’4″ and up 35″ and up 23 inches and up

 

YOU AND YOUR BIKE: A FIT SIZE FOR YOU ON HYBRID BIKE

Hybrid Bikes – Finding the Right Size
Height Your Inseam Length Bike Frame Size
4’11” – 5’3″ 25″ – 27″ 13 – 15 inches
5’3″ – 5’7″ 27″ – 29″ 15 to 17 inches
5’7″ – 5’11” 29″ – 31″ 17 to 19 inches
5’11” – 6’2″ 31″ – 33″ 19 to 21 inches
6’2″ – 6’4″ 33″ – 35″ 21 to 23 inches
6’4″ and up 35″ and up 23 inches and up

Sports 365 has an extensive range of road and mountain cycles that you can choose from. Cycles are available for kids and adults. You can check it out from here.

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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Continue reading “Disc brakes vs. Rim brakes”

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

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