If there is one part on your bike you want to make sure correctly fits you, it is your saddle. The wrong saddle choice is literally a pain in the ass. If you want to make sure you enjoy cycling, you don’t want to buy a saddle because it is cheap or on offer. You need to buy it because it suits you.
You also not want to listen to your friends or reviews on saddles. What is a comfortable saddle for one person might just be a living nightmare for you? The reason for this is that our is that a couple of bones, referred to as ischial tuberosity for experts and sit bones for the layman, sit in different positions for different people.
Then you have to consider about how you’ve set your bike up and also how you ride. These all affect the way a saddle will work for you.
In the quest for added performance, many road cyclists have fallen prey to myths about tyres. Not so long ago, competitors chose the lightest, thinnest possible tyre, inflated to a rock-hard pressure. Racing men of all sizes used to boast that they always put nine bars into their tyres. Even though they were prone to “snakebite” punctures, inflicted by the very rims which held them. But nowadays there is a wealth of reliable research findings on tyre performance. The myths have been debunked – and thin tyres pumped up to bursting point are no longer seen as desirable for every purpose.
Have you ever given buying a set of handlebars more thought than their price sticker and the name printed on the bars? As one of only three contact points with your bike, perhaps you should, and your hands and wrists will definitely appreciate it.
When carbon started to come to prominence many years ago, lots of people were worried about its strength. Over time these worries have proven to be dumbfounded, and every year brings new advancements in technology that further enhance strength and lower weight. That is why even our lightest carbon fiber frames come with a 2-year warranty, longer than many warranties on metal framed bicycles.
Fat bikes are great fun. They also tend to suit people who are not too swayed by trends and don’t need a new bike every year to get the most up to date color. If you’re feeling fatcurious, we’ll break down why you totally need an awesome fat bike in your life.