Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 Editors' Choice Road Bike Winners - Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling Magazine just announced our 2014 Editors' Choice winners! Check out the 13 road bike honorees here:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lynskey Breakaway

Lynskey Breakaway titanium bike. Shimano 105 full groupset.

A very light roadbike. Weight close to carbon fibre for those who dislike carbon, titanium is another option to choose.
Price is less than RM9K.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Specialized Carve 29er 2014

Tested my friend's new bike, this 29er geometry is very comfortable and does not feel like riding a 29er at all.

This model comes with single speed front chain ring & 10 speed spockets. This bike is also a stiff fork bike/

Can't describe much but once I rode it, I wanted to get 1 myself.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Bikeradar review

Campagnolo’s Shamal Ultra is a far cry from the original 1990s Shamal, which had highly polished deep rims and was arguably the first factory aerowheelset

Instead, the modern incarnation is a 2-Way Fit affair (ready to accept tubeless or clincher tyres) with an undrilled rim bed, and tubeless valves fitted. Ceramic Ultra Smooth Bearings (USB) ensure effortless spinning for a long time, and carbon hub bodies reduce weight

Read more here

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Specialized Allez Compact - Beginner Road Bike

For those who wanted to buy Specialized Road Bike but are new and on a tight budget, the bike below might be worth considering. It cost less than RM2,600.

The bike weighs in at about 9 kg+ and comes with alloy frame. This frame is similar for all Allez models.

This bike comes with 8 speed Shimano 2300 STI which is the lowest groupset in Shimano Road Bike groupset line-up and tektro pivot brakes.
This bike is for those who are looking to start riding road bike and yet on a budget or don't want to spend too much money in case they road bike riding is not to their liking.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Giant Propel Advanced SL 3 2013

The £4,499/US$5,150 Propel Advanced SL 3 is Giant's first aero bike, launched with claims that it's the fastest in the world.

In their quest to produce an aero bike that minimizes the amount of weight compromises from its shaping, Giant went through 80 different designs before they arrived at this one. The geometry mirrors the Giant TCR and the frame and forks are made out of Advanced SL grade carbon.

The cockpit is made by Giant – it has a solid P-SLR carbon stem and as you may expect, in keeping with the frame's sculpted form, the bar has been subject to some aero shaping.

Read more below:-

Thursday, May 30, 2013

10 top myths of fat loss

Go this 10 myth of fat loss from Bikeradar

10 top myths of fat loss

1 Rapid weight loss is good: Rapid weight loss is often due to dehydration followed by loss of functional lean muscle mass that contributes to the largest component of weight lost. This will result in a reduction in performance.

2 Going without breakfast will aid weight loss: Skipping meals will reduce your metabolic rate and lower your glycogen stores (carbohydrate energy in the muscles and liver). It’s important that you feed your muscles regularly to aid performance so that you don’t overeat later in the day and risk excess storage of fat.

3 Reducing carbohydrate considerably will aid weight loss: If carbohydrate stores are low you will fatigue faster and recovery time will increase. You may also risk the loss of muscle as it starts to be broken down as a source of fuel.

4 Avoiding dietary fat completely will assist weight loss: Dietary fat plays an integral role in maintaining optimal function at rest and during physical activity. Reducing the intake of dietary fat too much can hinder performance and, therefore, weight loss.
5 Using sweat bags or saunas will aid weight loss: This will only lead to dehydration, which results in a reduction in performance, further hindering weight loss.

6 Lifting weights will bulk you up and not aid weight loss: Resistance training should form an important part of your fat loss plan to increase energy expenditure and build more muscle. Muscle tissue is very metabolically active and will increase your resting metabolic rate.

7 Fad diets are good: Fad diets often lead to a yo-yo effect of weight loss and weight regain. Restricting certain food groups so severely also means you will lose muscle and lower your metabolic rate, which makes it harder to achieve further fat loss.

8 Eating after 8pm is bad: Fuelling your muscles after exercise is really important. Low glycogen stores lead to poor recovery and reduced performance on subsequent training sessions. This in turn reduces energy expenditure and fat loss.

9 Muscle can be converted to fat: Muscle and fat are two different tissue types. An increase in physical activity will cause an increase in muscle tissue and a decrease in fat tissue.

10 A high consumption of dietary protein will lead to large gains in skeletal muscle: As long as there is adequate protein in the diet, muscle will adapt and hypertrophy (get bigger). A consumption of more than 2g of protein per kg of body weight will not lead to greater gains in muscle mass but may increase fat storage.

Source: Gavin Reynoldson MSc, University of Bath, Department of Sports Development