Tuesday, 17 January 2012

How to choose the right mountain bike?

    Nowadays, lots of different kind of mountain bike were exists so it maybe a little bit hard to choose which  one will fit you.The answer is it depends on several factors you should consider. The most important of this to consider is choose what kind of personal/preference riding you want to be. There are four categories of mountain bike to choose from: Cross-country(XC), All-mountain (AM), freeride(FR) and downhill(DH). 

1. Cross country(XC) bikes are the most efficient and would be the best choice for beginners because its light and very easy to ride. If your a commuter biker or just fun riding around the village, this one is for you.

2. All-mountain (AM) bikes are also like XC bikes but has suspension on the bike frame in which helps the rider to be more stable on trail. These are very excellent bikes due to their efficiency, comfort and stability in controlling along the tracks or in trails.

3. Freeride (FR) bikes are usually design for large drops, jumps and  manmade stunts. Its usually like BMX bike riding type which usually see in X-Games that performs lot of bike tricks. These bike also had suspension frame and fork but there are also some hard tail design (like XC bikes) but much much stronger frame than XC bikes.So if your this kind of rider you want to be, freeride bikes is for you.

4. Downhill (DH) bikes are built just for downhill racing. Usually it was design for serious or we can called extreme riding experience because it will cause you trouble when your skills is not enough to handle this thing. If you some kind of motocross type of rider, this is for you. Design, stability, control,endurance and used of these bikes are more likely can compare to an enduro or motocross motorcycle.

Just wanna share also my bike:




         All of these four categories, my bike falls on AM type. I personally choose these kind of bike because it really fit my needs in biking. I can ride everywhere, whether in city or trail riding.

Ride safe everyone.....

Sunday, 15 January 2012

All About Biking

          I've been into biking since I was young and I learned how to ride this thing when Im 7 yrs old. It really relax my mind because its really fun to ride and until now I'm still enjoy riding  not only because its fun to ride but also give me a lot of health benefits as i grow older. Lets see some of health of  cycling or biking.

One of the easiest ways to exercise
       You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year, and without spending a fortune. Many people are put off doing certain sports because of the high level of skill that seems to be required, or perhaps because they can’t commit to a team sport due to time pressures.

Builds strength and muscle tone
Biking builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling and its one of the easiest way to get fit and be sexy especially for ladies who want to have great body shape.

Improves your cardio strength
           It makes your heart pound in a steady manner and helps improve cardio-vascular fitness. It uses the largest muscle groups the legs, raising heart rate to benefit stamina and fitness. All in all, it makes your body strong.

Eats up calories and fats
    This is one of a good way to lose those unwanted pounds.  Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after you’ve finished your ride.
 
Improves heart health
         According to the British Medical Association, cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%. A major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues.


Greatly reduces stress
     This exercise can reduce stress and depression and improve well being and self esteem as also I've experience on myself.  Its also a good way to be one with nature and to feel the breath of the earth. It takes one’s mind out of everyday-life stress and rejuvenates his soul.

    So guys what are you waiting for, lets start riding bike and  be a nature lover. Save mother earth. Ride safe everyone :)