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Best Eyes Protection: Adidas Bike Goggles

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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.

How to Choose the Proper Bike Clothing for Your Body Best Perfomance

Saturday, 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.

Size Adjustable Professional Topeak Repair Stands

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Topeak Repair StandsWhether you’re pedaling your road racer on a steep ascent or tearing down a mountain trail, you’re pushing your bike to its limits. So, if you want to keep your bike in tip-top condition, you have to treat it to some TLC… and when you’re treating your bike to some TLC, it’s much easier on a size adjustable professional Topeak bicycle repair stand.

Is There Any Difference in Chain Lubricants and Oils?

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Chain LubricantsIf you want your bike to keep changing gears and running smoothly, you need to keep your bike chain clean and lubricated. There is a wide selection of different chain lubricants and chain oils available in the market today, and this can make choosing the right one a little confusing. Here we take a look at the different chain lubricant options available to you.

Multifunctional Cateye Cycling Computers

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Cateye Cycling ComputersIf you’re serious about your cycling, whether you are riding to increase your fitness, or you are training for an upcoming race event, you need the data to help you determine how you are going and to record your progress. You need cycling computer, and Cateye cycling computers definitely fit the bill.

Most Comfortable and Durable Mens Bike Clothing

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Mens Bike ClothingOkay, so you’ve planned on getting fit this year…and bought yourself a bike. That’s great news, but getting yourself a shiny new bike is only the start. You need to have the right bike clothing to go along with those other essential accessories such as helmet, sports sunglasses and shoes. There is an extensive range of men’s bike clothing available to suit all types of riding and budgets. So, whether you are looking for mountain biking clothing or road bike clothing, you have a wide choice of comfortable and durable clothing to choose from.

Does a Real Cyclist Wear a Cycling Hat?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Cycling HatYou have your bike, and you’re ready to ride. Well, before you get out there and start pedaling around your favorite park of trail, you’ll need to have all the gear to make you really look the part. You’ll need the right biking gloves, bike riding boots, biking shirt and of course, a cycling hat. Because, yes real cyclists do wear cycling hats.

What Bike Cycling Gloves Will Fit Your Hand Best?

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Bike Cycling GlovesBike gloves are an important accessory for most riders and can be just as important as biking shirts, bike riding boots. But why wear gloves when you’re on your bike and which gloves will fit you best and suit your needs. Here we look at why gloves are important and the different types of biking gloves available.

Sram Ultimate Maintenance Kits

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Maintenance KitsJust like is says in that famous motto of the Boy Scouts, you should always be prepared. There is nothing worse than being on your bike, miles from home, and have something go wrong on your bike…and you don’t have any tools to fix it. You need to be prepared for all kinds of situations that could possibly happen out on your ride. And even if you have a great bike, keep it well maintained and spend your hard earned on all the best components and practice good puncture prevention, things can still go wrong. So, be prepared and make sure you always carry your maintenance kit and tyre puncture repair kit.