Best Sports Bike Accessories to Choose From

August 9th, 2009

Sports Bike Accessories
You’ve got your brand new bike and you’ve also been smart and to get yourself a helmet, cycling shorts, shoes and shirt. Once you’ve gone for a few rides on your new bike, it may be worth going back to your bike accessories shop to check out what other sports bike accessories you might also need, now that you have a little more experience under your belt. Getting the best bike accessories, after you’ve been for a few rides to determine what you need, will make your riding experience that much more enjoyable.
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Deda Carbon Handlebar

August 8th, 2009
Deda Carbon Handlebar

If you’re ready to fork out your hard-earned money on a pair of the best handlebars available on the market today, then you may just want to check out the range of Deda Carbon handlebars. Deda has a reputation for making high quality bicycle components including a range of top handlebars. Here we take a look at their range of carbon handlebars.
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Best Eyes Protection: Adidas Bike Goggles

August 7th, 2009
Adidas Goggles

You’ve got your brand new bike, you’ve got the right shorts, shirt and helmet to make you look like a real pro…you also need the right eyewear protection. For the best eye protection, check out Adidas bike goggles.

Adidas has a range of very cool bike eyewear for when you’re out there pedaling hard. Whether you’re riding on the road or drifting in the dirt, you need proper eye protection. Adidas has a great range of cycling goggles and eyewear for both men and women to not only protect your eyes, but to also keep you looking great.

Firstly, let’s take a look at the Agilis range from Adidas. While this range is suitable for a wide range of different sporting activities, they are great for cyclists. The Agilis range of eyewear offer a wide panoramic view, which you really need no matter where you’re riding your bike so that you can keep all those hazards and obstacles in your line of sight at all times.

The Agilis range comes in a wide choice of stylish colors for both frames and lenses. For the frames you can choose from grey, brown, matt black, matt copper, matt silver or red. For the lenses, you can take your choice from silver or bluelightfilter. The lenses are also available in anti-fog, just perfect for those early morning and mountain rides. As they are very versatile, the Agilis range might be ideal if you’re also into running or other sports.

If you’re looking for bike goggles purely for riding however, check out the Adidas Evil Eye range with their lightweight flexible frames perfect for wearing with your helmet. When you’re wearing any of the Adidas Evil Eye range, you’ll look like you really mean business whether you’re tearing up the tar or the dirt.

Firstly, let’s take a look at the Evil Eye S. These stylish bike goggles come in two sizes for that perfect fit and also includes a Double-Snap nose bridge and TrufitTM Temple. They offer three height settings and a ribbed temple grip for added comfort. The lenses, depending on the color you choose, will absorb up to 87 percent of the light. Take your pick from the range of colors: frames come in blue, white, red and black, while lenses are available in grey, silver, lilac mirror, bronze mirror, gold, orange and clear.

Like the Evil Eye S, the Evil Eye L comes in two sizes and has many of the same features. The Evil Eye L is also available in the same colors.

The Evil Eye also comes in a pro range for both the S and L models. The pro range is perfect for the serious cyclist with lightweight and flexible SPXTM frames. The goggles include a sweat blocker and ventilation system for when you’re really working up a sweat. Frames are available in matt black/chrome, transparent orange, transparent dark blue, black grey, transparent red, silver black and white black. Lenses are available in the same colors as in the Evil Eye S and L range but include an anti-fog coating.

So, before choosing the best eye protection, make sure you check out Adidas bike goggles.

Professional Park Tool Bike Repair Stands

August 6th, 2009

Bike Repair StandsYou’ve been training hard for that road race next week. You’re in shape and feeling fit. Now it’s time to get your trusty bike in shape too. You need to check over your bike meticulously, you need to adjust all your bike’s components so everything is running just right. What do you need? A Professional Park Tool Bike Repair Stand, that’s what.

Park Tool, based in St Paul Minnesota, has been manufacturing professional, high quality tools for cyclists since 1963. Today, Park Tool is the world’s largest bicycle tool manufacturer and makes a range of high quality, professional bike repair stands.

The Park Tool Professional Race Stand

Park Tool’s Professional Race Stand has been designed with the professional cyclist in mind. This lightweight, portable, and fully adjustable folding bike repair stand is made by Park Tool from high quality materials and is manufactured to last. This bike repair stand can be used with any bike.

The repair stand weighs just 22 pounds. The upright tube is an oversized elliptical-shaped tube that has been heat treated to give it added strength and to also resist any flexing. The aluminum base and steel legs incorporates an adjustable five point system that provides a sturdy, stable base even when you’re using it on an uneven surface. You can adjust the clamping height from 40 inches (102cm) to 60 inches (152cm) to make working on your bike far more comfortable.

To keep your bike securely in place, the bike stand uses high quality 100-15X Extreme Range clamps that you can adjust to fit bike frames from 7/8 inch (24mm) to 3 inch (76mm). The fully adjustable clamps prevent damage to your bike’s frame. The narrow jaws of the clamps can also be attached to the most fiddly parts of your bike and with 160 degrees rotation in any direction, you’ll have unfettered access to any part of your bike.


You can also get a variety of accessories that will turn your professional Park Tool bicycle repair stand into a complete mobile workstation. These accessories include truing stand attachments, bucket tool stands, carry bags and even a paper towel holder to keep your hands clean when your making those all important adjustments.

The lightweight, compact truing stand attachment for example, allows accurate truing of your bike’s wheels up to 29 inches. You can also use the attachment to center your wheels simply by flipping the wheel.

Keep your hands clean whenever you’re working on your bike by attaching the paper towel holder which holds most standard paper rolls in a handy location close to where you are working. It’s also great for hanging clothing, wheels or anything else you need to keep close by when you’re working on your bike.

And then once you’ve got your bike all tuned up and ready for racing, you can fold up your bicycle repair stand and pack it away until the next time you need to work on your bike in the fitted, heavyweight nylon carry bag with the handy shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Superlight Aluminium Deda Seatposts

August 5th, 2009

Deda SeatpostYour bike seatpost is an important component of your bike, and is one component you need to spend some thought on, as well as money, when it comes to choosing the right seatpost for your bike. So, why is the seatpost important? Well, a good seatpost will be strong and light and will allow you to adjust your seat to your precise riding position, especially important if you want to get the most out of your bike. There are a number of high quality seatposts on the market, and amongst the best, are Deda seatposts and seatpost parts.
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Inertia Designs Pannier Metro Lite

August 4th, 2009
Inertia Designs

We all know that riding your bike is healthy for you as well as being good for the environment. The next time you take a trip to the shops, with an Inertia Designs pannier, you can now leave the car at home, and get some exercise…and do your bit for the environment at the same time.
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Maximum Rolling DT Swiss Rear Cassette Hub

August 3rd, 2009

Rear Cassette HubIf you’re in the market for a new set of rear cassette hubs, DT Swiss make a range of high quality freewheel rear hubs that will ensure your bike’s performance remains at its peak.

DT Swiss has been making rear cassette hubs for bicycles since 1995. Back then, they hit the bicycle components scene with their now famous Hügi hub. Following the success of the Hügi, they expanded their bicycle components range in 1999 by introducing their line of mid-market hubs which bought them a whole new fan base from riders who could now afford their hubs. Then, in 2001 DT Swiss expanded into the production air shocks for full suspension bikes. Later, in 2004 they introduced their own range of DT Swiss wheels.
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Lizard Skins Brake Lever Sleeves Covers

August 2nd, 2009
Lever Covers

You love your bike and you want it to look good. And you also want your bike to stand out from the crowd. So, why not customize the brake levers on your BMX bike or mountain bike with the cool range of brake lever covers and skins from Lizard Skins. Not only will they make your bike look ultra cool, they’ll also improve your safety and make your off road riding experience even greater as these brake lever covers will stop your fingers from slipping off your brake levers when you need them most.
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How to Choose the Proper Bike Clothing for Your Body Best Perfomance

August 1st, 2009
Bike Clothing

When you buy a bike, you will no doubt spend a good deal of time thinking about the type of bike you want to own. You’ll consider what type of riding you want to do, what size will fit you and of course how much you can afford, or am willing to spend, on your bike. When it comes to cycling clothes, such as biking shirts and shorts, gloves, helmet and bike riding boots, you also need to consider what exactly you need based on the type of riding you will be doing, as well as on your budget.
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Magura Hydraulic Disc Brake

July 31st, 2009

magura disc brake
Whether you ride extreme downhill, cross-country or freeride, your brakes are vital. You need the right brakes and the right brake pads to pull you up in a hurry when you need to stop. So should you go disc brakes or drum brakes? Well, disc brakes are generally preferred over drum brakes. And Magura Hydraulic disc brakes have a great reputation for pulling you up fast.
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