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Recommendations for the Best Bicycle Brands at Affordable Prices

Cycling is one of the activities that are fun and certainly exciting, besides that cycling can also make the body healthier and fitter. This one activity can not only be done by adults, but children can also do this one activity. The thing that is needed for this one activity is a bicycle, the bicycle itself has many types and brands so you have to pay attention to this, especially if the bicycle is going to be used for a long time. Well, here are some recommendations for the best bicycle brands at affordable prices that you can make a reference to when buying a bicycle.

1. Polygon


Polygon is the best bicycle brand based in Sidoarjo, East Java. Where this brand is very popular among bicycle lovers both at home and abroad. This bicycle brand has quality features that make this one brand very popular in the market. In addition, this bicycle brand is also tough enough so that its use will last longer.

2. Cannondale


Cannondale is one of the best bicycle brands to come from Canada. This brand has been around since 1971 but the first bicycle was only produced in 1983. Cannondale itself is a bicycle brand that has brought a breakthrough in the bicycle industry with an aluminum frame. This brand produces a variety of bicycles such as mountain bikes, urban bicycles, women’s bicycles, road bikes, and others.

3. GT Bike


GT Bike is a bicycle brand that has the advantage of a triangular design that makes it tall. This best bicycle brand has three main productions, namely BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes. This GT bike is very light so it is very comfortable to use for cycling. In addition, this brand is quite popular in Indonesia because it has an attractive appearance.

4. Kona


Kona is the best bicycle brand based in the Pacific Northwest, where the company was founded in 1988 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This bicycle brand is known to be tough and quite famous among bicycle lovers. This brand has several bicycle products such as Kona Lanai and Kona Blast which are well known for their durability even on dangerous tracks.

5. Giant


The next best bicycle brand is Giant, where this company is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer which is recognized as the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. In fact, there are 12,000 shops in more than 50 countries. Giant itself produces many types of bikes such as mountain bikes, MBX, fashion bikes, hybrid bikes, and others.

6. Fuji


Fuji is a bicycle and bicycle brand owned by Advanced Sports International. This company is a descendant of the Nichibei Fuji Cycle Company, Ltd. which is a bicycle factory that was originally founded in Japan in 1899. This bicycle brand is known as a manufacturer of BMX bikes, children’s bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, fashion bikes, and women’s bicycles.

7. Genio


Genio is the best high-quality local bicycle brand. This one brand is in the same production house as the United brand. This one-brand bicycle has the best components and is friendly to use in all fields, be it soft off-road or highway.

8. Specialized


One of the best bicycle brands is Specialized, where this brand produces bicycles and spare parts. This one brand is based in the United States. The Specialized brand is very popular in the world, especially in the world of sports, even the five cyclists who competed in the Olympics used this brand.

9. Senator


Senator is a quality local brand that has no less strength than foreign products. This one brand offers bicycle products with a sturdy design and is available for all ages.

10. Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz is an upscale mountain bike brand based in Santa Cruz, California. This bicycle brand is arguably the most popular in the world because it has the top-class performance. Santa Cruz itself launched its first product in 1994 which already features a full suspension and 3-inch private travel design. This brand also has a lightweight pedal stroke design so that the rider does not tire quickly when climbing an uphill road.

The Reason People Suddenly Like Cycling

The beginning of the emergence of this trend a few months I think only happens among classmates in my city alone. Understandably, many of my classmates are students of sports scholarships. It turned out that the trend of 2 notes & also occurred in several cities, especially during the easing of the PSBB. Valid evidence of this trend can be seen from the increasing sales of bicycles, the intensity of Insta stories about bicycles, to the fact that they have begun to spread to the posts of city info accounts, info intercepts, etc. Why does cycling really happen?

The first reason: sports are basically a trend. Do you still remember the trend of futsal sports at the beginning of the decade of 2010 or the trend of going up the mountain after the film “5 cm” aired? Almost the same as the trend 2 notes & massively lately that repeats the cycle. The trend in each region is not always, the same as the volleyball trend of the past three years in my area which forces residents’ yards to become impromptu volleyball courts, certainly not the same as the sports trends in the Capital City or other areas.

Not surprisingly, in addition to the resolutions discussed at the turn of the year, sports trends are one of the topics that usually do not escape predictions at the beginning of the year. Kemal Palevi, who once brought stand up comedy material about sports trends in different years, but still relates to the community now. Evidence of sports can not be separated from the trend. And basically, like a kite, if it enters the rainy season, it will disappear.

The next reason is certainly due to social media. Especially since entering into the post-everything interferes with. Basically, humans have a tendency to imitate the choices and behavior of others. However, humans also indicate that humans want to do the opposite to signify the uniqueness in a group by making choices that are different from the others. The trend of cycling now can be because people tend to follow other people who want to be different from others. In essence, when it becomes anti-mainstream it becomes mainstream.

Another reason, some of our society justifies the trend of cycling in the middle of a pandemic. If people say “it’s okay, it’s also sports, so that the immune system is good,” even though the reality is a bit biased between sports so that the immune system is stronger and more people are clustered. Well, the name is also a social creature, there must be a feeling of itching when meeting someone who has the same hobby. The default is to get a ground coffee gathering. I am sure that if not in a situation like this, these cyclists have made a show rich in the children of RX King or other motorcycle communities. Yes, at least 2 notes & travel around Indonesia, then meet the chapter cyclists mania from other cities.

The last reason, the air is shaking. During the pandemic, the decrease in the volume of vehicles on the streets of big cities is directly proportional to the improvement of air quality in big cities. According to the Jogja Daily, in Jogja for example, throughout May, the carbon monoxide content (a compound produced from incomplete combustion of vehicle engines) in the air decreased by 42%. Besides being tempted by the trends and posts of social media buddies, people also tend to take advantage of the momentum of improving air quality in big cities. Moreover, Indonesia entered the end of the rainy season when the intensity of the rain declined. Rain becomes rare, not too hot.

Sports is one of the physical and psychological activities of a person that is useful for maintaining and improving the quality of one’s health. If you want to motivate bikers just to join in or something else, it’s not wrong, as long as it’s done correctly, like in this pandemic, as long as it still complies with health protocols and certainly respects other road users.

What Makes Racing Bikes Efficient?

We all know that these days there are many different types of bikes available in the market. Some are mountain bikes, meant for the purpose of off-road biking sports while others are BMX and pavement or the road bikes as they are called.

These bikes again are further distributed into categories as per their purpose of use, like the comfort and hybrid bikes are meant for daily commuting. All these bikes are designed while keeping their actual utility in mind.

But people sometimes use them differently as per their desires. This in case of mountain bikes being used on roads is OK, but using road bikes in mountain bike roles can be harmful to both the bike and the biker.

Similarly, racing bikes are sometimes used as commuters by people. This does not hurt either of them but as a matter of fact, decreases the traveling time as racing bikes are pretty efficient as long as they are used on the road and pavements.

These racers are made so efficient because they are actually used in road racing which requires a lot of speed and for this, they are designed that way.

  • Frame
    These bikes have an ultra-lightweight frame which is usually made of lighter materials like carbon fiber and is given ultra-thin shape. This helps in keeping the weight of the bike to the minimum.
  • Shape
    The bike is shaped in such a manner that when a rider strides it he or she adopts an aerodynamic shape in unison with the bike. This reduces the air resistance factor that affects speed.
  • Parts
    These bikes have the least number of parts. That is only the most necessary parts are installed to keep the weight of the bike less. The parts installed are usually very light in weight and serve their purpose in the best way.

In most of cases these bikes are delicate as compared to other bikes but highly efficient in running on the road.

What Type of Racing Bike Will You Choose?

If you are interested in racing bikes, you will need to learn some things about the bikes before making a decision as to which one to purchase and race. There are a few different kinds of racing bikes to choose from. They are standard, time trial and track racing bikes.

The standard bike is the most common. This type is perfect for road riding. The rider will be positioned hunched over the bike, however, it is high enough that they can still see where they are going. These bikes are extremely fast. The next type of racing bike is the time trial bike. These bikes are designed to go incredibly fast while making turns on a circuit or oval on a closed road course. Much like the standard bike, the rider is hunched over the bike, however, they have the option of adding extensions on the handlebars for comfort and to get a better grip.

They can also attach smaller front wheels to change the riding position to a lower position than usual. The last type of racing bike is the track racing bike, this is used indoors on oval circuits. These have a single fixed gear with no brakes. The only way for a rider to stop is to slow down his pedaling. There is no way to stop the bike immediately. This type of racing bike is stripped down to the minimum required framework so that it is as light and fast as possible.

All of these racing bikes are made as light as possible. The lighter the bike, the faster it will be able to go. These bikes are also equipped with slick tires that offer very little drag on the road surface, also assisting in maximum speed. The aerodynamic design of the bike and the rider’s position lends itself to the least amount of wind drag possible. All of these design points do have their drawbacks. Because the bike is stripped down to only necessities, it can be extremely uncomfortable to ride. In addition, because of the position the rider is forced into, they may experience back, neck and wrist pain. Since the tires are so slick and thin, they do not protect from vibration and can cause discomfort for the rider.

No matter what type of racing bike you are looking for, make sure that you do some research before purchasing. Talk to other racers that you may know and see what types and brands they recommend. Once you have narrowed it down, head to a store and try them out. If you know exactly what you want, you may be able to find it cheaper on the internet. However, be sure that you have tested out that specific type of bike before purchasing.

Sydney Garrison is an avid cyclist and sports enthusiast. She is also a partner in an online bike carrier store.

Everything You Need to Know When Choosing Men’s Mountain Bikes

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Contrary to popular belief, choosing the best men’s mountain bikes to use does not really have to be difficult. Your job could be made easier as long as you have the right information you need to make the right decision. With that information, you can purchase a bike that is right for your own personal preferences and needs.

The most basic but very important guideline to keep in mind when buying men’s mountain bikes is to ensure that it is a true bike. As you know, there is a huge difference between what is considered a regular bike from a mountain bike. So, you have to identify that distinction before you can move onto the succeeding steps. Road bikes, after all, lack the capacity present in mountain bikes to navigate difficult terrains, something of which the latter is designed specifically for.

The next important factor to look when buying men’s mountain bikes is the bike frame. As compared to regular bikes, they have relatively more suspension and are much heavier than the former. This will enable riders to overcome difficult and high terrain. There are different types of suspension that you must also be keeping an eye on, such as hard-tail, soft-tail, rigid, and dual suspension. Your choice of bike suspension is crucial in your final choice of bike.

When it comes to the bike frame, you might also want to check the angles of the frame, most notably the ones at the head tube and the seat tube. A wide-angle is ideal so you can maintain good handling while trying to pedal your bike in an uphill terrain. If you want high speed riding in a downhill terrain, then shorter angles are best recommended for that.

Lastly, check the brakes of the men’s mountain bikes for your own safety. Two standard types of brakes are available to choose from: the standard v-brakes and disc brakes. The disc brake is preferred by many since it provides a more reliable brake system, even for different types of terrains. Plus, maintenance is easy and is far more durable with disc brakes over standard v-brakes on men’s mountain bikes.

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Building the Rivendell “Betty Foy”

It’s been a while since I last posted, I know, but I didn’t feel much like idle chit chat after the funeral, and then Walu and I went to San Francisco to escape the heat for a few days, and then school started back up…it’s an old story.

Anyway, I have lots of things saved up to talk about–so many, in fact, that I hardly know where to start. I’ve dithered about the issue for a couple of days now, and have finally decided to just jump in with whatever is foremost in my mind. I’ll get to all the other posts in due time.

So here’s what I’m spending much of my spare time on these days: building a new bike. The bits and pieces came via UPS while we were in San Francisco:

I’ve long had the idea that I’d like a bike I could throw a handlebar bag onto, loaded with a camera and a lunch, and go rambling around for hours at a piddling pace–an old-fashioned European touring bike, if you will. (Of course, this begs the question that there is anything in or around LBB that might invite rambling and touring.) The Ruby and the Salsa, much as I love them and as much as they serve their own, specialized, useful services, are simply not comfortable enough for me to imagine spending long hours in the saddle on them. The problem seems to be with the drop bars and the beating my hands take on them. More than 20-30 miles, and I am done with the rambling fantasy.

Neither bike has the geometry for a handlebar bag, either, though I have, in fact, been putting one on the Ruby lately so that I can carry a camera along on my rides. Even so, there just isn’t anything remotely “rambly” about the Ruby. She is built for one thing, and that thing, on a person with better legs than mine, is speed. The Salsa might be a little rambly, but she’s just not super comfortable.

Nevertheless, in an experimental mood earlier this year, I switched the drop bar on the Salsa for a pair of Nitto Dove handlebars (swept-back, or “North Road” style). What I got was less than satisfactory. Not only did I immediately develop knee problems from the change in geometry, but there was also an obvious loss of speed. I got, in short, a bike that was neither a fast commuter (which La Chica was before) nor a rambler capable of going long distances comfortably.

I’ve wanted a Rivendell for a couple of years, and the Betty Foy, in particular, for the last year or so, since it seemed to fit the profile of what I wanted exactly. Rivendell is reputed to be extraordinary bikes–durable, well-made, exceptionally comfortable to ride–indeed, the very ramblers I’ve been fantasizing about. Short of a custom-built randonneuring bike, they are probably the best on the market for a person searching for such a steed. So when I got a little discretionary money in the form of a paycheck for a summer course I taught at Mary Baldwin College in June, I thought I knew a good way to spend it. Even so, it took me almost two more months to make up my mind to place the order. I mean, how many bikes does one person need?

Ironically, it was a bit of a car-trouble that gave me the push I needed. My Subaru had some hiccups when I was traveling back and forth between San Angelo, and since it is nearly ten years old, I started thinking that maybe I should look into getting a new car. But then–miracle dictu!–the hiccuping turned out to be a very fixable problem, and suddenly I had a car that probably has a few more good years left in it. So if I wasn’t going to have to spend my money on a car…

Plus, all these bikes added up don’t even come close to what a new car would cost. Heck, they wouldn’t even add up to a good used car! Ok, maybe they’d add up to a mediocre used car, but you get my drift.

You see what kind of scary rationalization I am capable of.

Anyway, I called up Rivendell and in short order, the Betty Foy and most of her bits and pieces were on the way. (One can, of course, order a fully built bike from Rivendell, but why would an incorrigible tinkerer want to do that?)

This is the second bike I’ve built from scratch, the first being the Salsa Casserole. This one was a little easier since it came with the bottom bracket and headset/fork already installed. In no time at all, I had the guts of the bike put together, more or less in this order (the astute reader might notice that I started out in my shop, but I quickly determined that it was too STINKIN’ HOT to work  out there, and so was driven inside to my auxiliary shop, aka, the front living room):

7 Benefits of Routinely Cycling for Women

The benefits of cycling for health are already no longer in doubt. Although spelled out as a simple sport, cycling can be felt benefits not only by many people. Especially for women, the sport of cycling can actually provide many benefits and positive effects. Not only for physical health, but cycling can also provide significant benefits for one’s mental health. Moreover, this exercise can train your body to stay active in motion.

Getting to Know the Right Cycling Sports Techniques

So that the benefits of cycling that you get the maximum, you should not do this sport carelessly. By doing the right technique, you can get an increasingly positive impact. In addition, you can also avoid injuries or unwanted incidents. Here are some basic cycling techniques that you need to know to get the maximum benefits.

1. Pay attention to the Rhythm of Pedal

When you pedal a bicycle, ideally the pedal range ranges from 60 to 80 revolutions per minute (rpm). Of course, racers have their own pedaling rhythm standards, which is 80-100 rpm. You can adjust the pedal rhythm as needed. But, if the bicycle pedal that you use is a type of clipless pedal, try to alternately push and pull the pedal between the left and right legs slowly. This trick can make legs leaner because more muscles are attracted when pedaling.

2. Position the Body Correctly

When cycling, don’t concentrate too much pressure and emphasis on the muscles in one area. You need to vary the position of the body and hands correctly. For example, you can change the angle of your back, arms, and neck. Make sure your elbows and arms are relaxed to make it easier especially when you are cycling on uneven roads. As much as possible also do not hold on to the curved handlebars for a long time because this risks making you experience cramps in the shoulders, neck, and hands.

3. Adjust the bike with body posture

It is important for you to ensure that the size of the bicycle frame or pedal is right for your body. The trick, you can ride the bike and find out if your feet are flat on the ground. Or you can also consider some of these tips to see if the bike has the ideal size for you:

  1. When the pedal is located at the lowest point in the rotation, ideally the position of your foot will bend slightly.
  2. Try bending your elbows slightly to find out if your feet are too close or far away from the handlebars.
  3. No matter what type of bicycle you choose, make sure that the bicycle frame fits the body to prevent muscle aches.

4. Pay Attention to Cycling Routes

Always pay attention to the route like what you use when you do bicycle sports. The cycling technique that must be done is certainly different when you are on a flat track with an uphill track. On a flat track, you will usually find it easier to move gears, but not when you go uphill. In these conditions, you need to move the chain to light teeth and avoid moving teeth with a fast jump.

5. Pay attention to Security and Safety

Before using a bicycle, you need to check all components ranging from brakes to tire conditions to avoid the risk of accidents. Do not forget to also always wear a head protector, knee, and elbow so that the effects of injury are not too fatal if you fall.

Know the Various Benefits of Cycling for Women

After knowing what you need to pay attention to while cycling, you also need to know the benefits that can be obtained from this sport. Especially for women, here are the various benefits of cycling that you can get:

1. Reducing Pain During Menstruation

Cycling is known as a sport that can reduce the pain felt by the body, including when you experience menstrual pain. In fact, this exercise is believed to be a good exercise during menstruation. By cycling, blood circulation in the body will become smoother and oxygen can be distributed to all body muscles. The result, the risk of experiencing menstrual pain problems can be reduced.

2. Forming Leg Muscles

Cycling routine helps build leg muscles, especially in the area of ​​the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves. If your muscles are well-formed, then you will more easily burn calories even when you sit. Of course, leg muscles won’t look like sports athletes, but your legs will look firmer and leaner. Having long and beautiful legs would be a dream for every woman, right?

3. Burn Calories

For women, having an ideal body weight is clearly a dream thing. Not infrequently, many women are willing to do various types of diets and exercise to reduce calories in the body. In this case, cycling can be one of the right sport choices to do. You can burn 400 to 1000 calories just by cycling for 1 hour, depending on the intensity and load of paddles installed. The longer the duration of the bike and the harder the stroke, you will automatically burn more calories. If possible, you can also use a bicycle as a means of daily transportation.

4. Prevents the Formation of Cancer Cells

According to research from the University of Glasgow, routine cycling can prevent the formation of breast cancer cells. Based on the study, those who routinely cycled for at least 5 years were rarely exposed to the risk of getting cancer or heart attack. In fact, as we all know, breast cancer is still one of the scourges that often haunt women today.

5. Maintain Joint Strength

According to Everyday Health, women are three times more prone to arthritis than men. This is caused by four factors, namely genetics, obesity, biology, and hormones. Usually, joint disorders will easily attack people with obesity. However, if you regularly cycle, obesity and joint problems will be easily avoided.

6. Sleep better

Insomnia can strike anyone at any age, especially adults. But, you can overcome insomnia problems by diligently biking. One of the benefits of this exercise, especially for women with insomnia, which is able to make you sleep more soundly. This is because the condition of the body that is fresh and fit after cycling will make the body more relaxed when resting.

7. Maintain Mental Health

Changeable hormone conditions cause women to be susceptible to stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. However, if you are diligent in exercising, mental health can be more awake because blood circulates to the brain more smoothly than people who are lazy to exercise. One sport that is right for maintaining mental health is cycling. Because this sport combines physical activity and outdoor exploration that can help your mind become more relaxed.

Your body will become active in motion and eventually produce more sweat when cycling. If the sweat mixed with bacteria, it is not impossible for the problem of body odor will come. However, do not let the fear of body odor problems actually prevent you from getting the various benefits of cycling. To overcome this, you should always use antiperspirant deodorants before cycling.

Have a Night Cycling Plan? These Tips & Benefits

Cycling during the day is healthy, but what happens if conditions do not allow? Then the alternative is night biking. The responsibility that must be done during the day is not neglected. But you can still maintain fitness after all obligations are finished.

Night biking is gaining popularity among urban circle. The reason is almost the same, many choose to ride in the dark because they can not do it in the morning or afternoon. Generally, residents of large cities will be busy with work every day. So the evening becomes an attractive solution for cycling, other than of course on holidays or weekends.

Night Cycling Tips

When you decide to go to bed at night you need to be more careful. Limited visibility due to lack of lighting, makes my friend Avelio is required to have good reflexes and bicycle support equipment. Here are some tips that need to be prepared so that staying at night becomes safe.

Bicycle Light Lighting

When cycling, the lighting factor becomes very vital. The reason is, the human eye cannot respond quickly when in a dark condition, visibility is also limited.

If the route to be traveled has adequate lighting, you might not need extra lighting. The city lights are enough to help you see the terrain and surroundings. But on the contrary, if the planned path is relatively under-lighting, the installation of bicycle lights is obligatory.

In the middle of traffic, vehicle lighting has two functions. First, so that drivers can easily see the lane, as well as making the vehicle easily visible to other road users. This also applies to bicycles, especially when on result hk highway.

For front lighting, make the headlight’s visibility the main consideration when choosing it. High brightness and wide highlight, suitable for dark streets. Modern bicycle lights generally use LEDs. If Avelino’s friend chooses this type of lamp, pay close attention to its placement. Fluorescent LED lights have the potential to dazzle the driver’s view from the opposite direction.

In addition, do not forget to install a red light at the rear, so that the vehicle at the back is aware of the existence of a bicycle that Avelino’s friend is driving. You can also install a reflector instead of the back lamp. But make sure the reflector is able to reflect light properly.

If you still feel lacking, you should wear a hi-viz vest or reflective clothing, or brightly colored clothes. There are also cyclists who add colorful lights to the spokes of the bicycle (spotlight). Not only to enhance the appearance of the bicycle, but the lights also have a safety purpose. This type of light usually has a flame feature that can be adjusted, which is blinking mode fast, slow and ordinary.

Check the condition of the bicycle

Like cycling during the day, checking the condition of the bike on a regular basis is also absolutely legal. You are even advised to carry out more intensive checks before leaving for biking at night. The reason is not easy to find a garage that is open at night. Even seeking help will usually be more difficult.

Checking the brake and tire conditions become one of the important things that you must do. Don’t forget the bicycle chain too. Of course, you do not want to suddenly break the chain in the middle of the road, right?

Know the Route

Knowledge of the route is important to find the safest and most convenient route to a particular location. For the cycle, the best route is definitely bicycle-friendly roads.

Choose a route that is friendly for cyclists, that is, those that have special lanes for bicycles. If there isn’t, it’s better to use the side of the road. Also, avoid protocol roads prone to traffic jams. Because in addition to the unpleasant atmosphere, traffic jams also make the air dirty. Then you also need to know the smoothest path and avoid roads with poor asphalt conditions. Even though lighting is adequate, potholes are still dangerous.

Benefits of Night Cycling

Cycling at night is also good for health if done in a way that is good and right. Research from the Clinical Research Center at the University of Chicago produced something about it. That people who exercise after working all day are more likely to get a higher level of fitness than other times.

Night sports also help reduce stress levels and make a better quality night’s sleep. Especially if not done alone. Cycling with colleagues in the community will feel more fun and make the mind more relaxed. And again, my friend Avelio who pays attention to appearances also needs not worry about his skin turning dark. When biking at night, your white skin can’t possibly be exposed to ultraviolet rays. So your beauty or beauty level won’t decrease.

Cycling Makes Your Heart Healthy

Throughout the 2018 Paris-Roubaix race, there was unfortunate information. Young chauffeur Michael Goolaerts all of a sudden dropped throughout the race. It should be flown to the closest medical facility in Lille, France. That evening, at 22:40 regional time, the Veranda’s Willems-Crelan racer passed away. The physician specified that the 23-year-old racer passed away from a cardiac arrest.

I, as a cardiologist that is likewise an energetic bicyclist, is obliged to offer education and learning regarding the heart. To ensure that regular bicyclist is not scared. I likewise truly delight in and delight in biking. Can interact socially, can tinker with his bike, can be trendy with the most recent biking clothing, can most likely brand-new locations, and obviously end up being healthier and in shape.

Additionally, biking is a reduced effect sporting activity, because the body is sustained by the butts, hands, and feet. So there‘s no extreme accident in the knee location.

Inning accordance with a number of research studies that have been released in both health and wellness and lay media, there‘re many advantages from biking for our cardio system when done properly, consisting of :

  • Decreasing the danger from cardio illness such as stroke, hypertension and heart attack
  • Enhance the heart muscle mass, decrease relaxing heart price, and decrease degrees from fat in the blood.
  • Reduce weight.
  • Enhance lung features.
  • Decreasing the danger from diabetic issues by enhancing insulin level of sensitivity to the body.

Nevertheless, sportsmen particularly bicyclists are not unsusceptible to heart and blood vessel issues. The concern that usually occurs is, why does a cardiac arrest happen?

The heart is a body organ that is composed mainly of muscle mass that pumps blood continuously. To relocate, the heart requires blood provide acquired from coronary arteries.

Heart issues can happen when there‘s an issue in the provision from blood to the coronary arteries. Typically triggered by high blood thickness (can happen because of experiencing hyper cholesterol or dehydration).

This problem can be intensified by inflammatory stimuli such as adrenaline (throughout a race or workout), do not have from remainder and healing and cigarette usage.

This can harm the wall surfaces from coronary arteries and trigger injury in the internal cellular lining. To ensure that it makes this challenging for blood to circulation to the coronary system and ultimately triggers heart issues.

Although the proportion from cardiac arrest on the bicyclist is rather reduced, there‘re a couple of points to keep in mind :

1. Breast pain

Breast discomfort is frequently challenging to explain and is incorrect for tummy discomfort. One indication that may result in heart issues is left breast discomfort that radiates to the equip, pierces the back and there‘s a sensation from being clinically depressed. And if breast discomfort enhances at remainder, you ought to instantly inspect as much as the doctor

2. Unusual or uneven heartbeat

Heart price inspects can be done by hand touching the wrist or neck. The arrhythmia (unusual heart price) that happens usually in professional athletes is atrial fibrillation. An evaluation in 2009 revealed that endurance professional athletes had a danger 5 times higher than typical people.

What is been afraid of this problem is that when the heart doesn‘t defeat typically, the blood is not pumped efficiently by the heart. Triggering blood to embolisms to ensure that this can block various other body organs, such as the mind. Indications that can be really felt are breast pain and if our heart price screens reveal unusual numbers, such as 210 bpm, without specific tasks, we should be watchful for tonight.

3. Shortness from breath

Each bicyclist has various practices and taking a breath pattern from each various other. If you really feel a taking a breath pattern that‘s not customarily after that we should be watchful.

4. Uncommon tiredness

There‘re times when we exercise bikes on the path we‘re utilized to and great, after that when we duplicate this really feels really exhausted after that this may be triggered by the efficiency from our heart which has started to decline

5. Black Out or practically or passed out

This signifies risk. Consult your physician straight or the closest health and wellness center

History of Bicycle Discovery and Its Development in Indonesia

Did you know that the bicycle we know now has a very long history? Starting from the simple shape, three-wheeled to modern bikes with various types and variations that we know today. All that can not be separated from the creativity and innovation developed by experts from various fields that complement each other.

In various information and historical records, the first bicycle was discovered by Baron Karl Drais von Sauerbronn or more commonly known as Karl Drais-born on April 29, 1785, in Karlsruhe, Germany. He works as the chief forest supervisor. To support his duties as chief forest supervisor, he needs transportation equipment with high mobility.

Based on these needs, Karl Drais then innovated to create a means of transportation to support his work. Until finally he succeeded in creating a breakthrough that is very important for the modern bicycle technology that we encounter now. The initial form of the bicycle that was created at that time was a three-wheeled bicycle without pedals.

Quoted from Akhmad, Karls Drais made his first trip on June 12, 1817, from Mannheim to Schwetzinger Relaishaus. His second trip from Gernsbach to Baden was also carried out in the same year. With that vehicle, Karl Drais was reportedly able to go faster.

The first trip with his bicycle was covered and published in a local German newspaper in 1817. Karl Drais himself gave the name of this creation bicycle with Draisienne. Draisienne’s popularity did not last long. Because thereafter new types of bikes with their respective advantages emerge.

Thanks to this idea and creativity, Karls Drais was awarded the title of duke on January 12, 1818. In addition, Grand Duke Karl Drais was also appointed as a professor of mechanics. This degree is an honorary degree that has nothing to do with universities or other institutions. When retiring from civil service, Karl Drais continued to receive a salary in return for his services as a bicycle inventor.

In Indonesia, the popularity of bicycles was introduced in the Dutch colonial period. The Dutch brought bicycles made in Europe as a means of transportation during their occupation in Indonesia.

Unlike what we are seeing now, once the common people have not been able to enjoy the means of transportation. Only rulers and aristocrats can enjoy bicycles. Almost everyone recognizes that bicycles, which are generally made in Europe, were a luxury means of transportation at that time.

In the 1960s, along with the development of transportation technology, the position of the bicycle as a high-class vehicle was slowly displaced by the popularity of motorbikes and cars. While bicycles made in the 1930s to 1950s soon became old things that were easy to leave behind, even though there were also people who started collecting bicycles in this era.

As reported by Akhmad, ancient bicycles made in England include Humber Cross (1901), Raleigh (1939), Phillips (1956), Hercules (1922). While bicycles made in the Netherlands are Batavus (1920), Gazelle (1925), Valuas (1940), Master (1950), and several others.

Ancient bikes made in the Netherlands (Dutch Bike) are often also dubbed as bicycles or camel bicycles. Even now in the 21st century, there are still collections of bicycles made in the early 20th century such as the Veeno brand that is sought after by bicycle lovers.

In addition to onthel, we also know the term bike jengki. The term “jengki” comes from the word “Yankee”. This title is intended for Americans. This term emerged when Americans in the 1960s could invade Indochina. At that time, Americans and their products brought new physical characteristics, behaviors, thoughts, and appearance to Asians.

President Sukarno even had time to ban the entry of all Western-made products. As a result, bicycles made in the Netherlands and Western Europe could no longer enter Indonesia, so the bicycle market was enlivened by Chinese-made bicycles with new shapes and proportions such as the Butterfly and Phoenix brands.

When viewed, the frame of a bicycle made in China is much lighter and its size is smaller so it is easier to drive by Indonesians. The new output bicycles are often also called people by the name of the jengki bike.

From there jengki bikes became popular terms related to antique bicycles in addition to other designations such as beetle bikes and sounding bikes.

Besides jengki bikes, Indonesia actually has long known racing bikes. Before World War II there were already several professional Indonesian bicycle riders funded by companies such as Mansonia, Triumph, and Hima.

Initially, bicycle racing activities were in Semarang. The velodrome was founded in the city by architects Ooiman and Van Leeuwen. But this activity was stopped during the Japanese occupation. After the proclamation, bicycle racing was held again.

At the 2nd National Sports Week of 1951, bicycle racing had become an official sport in the competition. Several regions later formed a bicycle racing association, and finally, the Indonesian Bicycle Sports Association (ISSI) was established on May 20, 1956, in Semarang.

Starting in the 1980s, the popularity of bicycles in Indonesia began to be dominated by modern bikes such as mountain bikes, urban bicycles (commuting bikes), children’s bicycles and later there were folding bikes.

Of the many types of modern bikes, mountain bikes are the most popular in Indonesia. The bike, which was first introduced in 1977 by Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, and his team, was indeed favored by many urban communities in Indonesia.

Now in the millennial era, bicycle models are also growing. Currently, there are MTB bikes (mountain bikes) to folding bikes. Besides that BMX bikes are also starting to be in demand by young Indonesians. This is because BMX bikes can be used to perform extreme attractions that challenge adrenaline.