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Bike General by Simon Crollertitch - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:34:21 EST ID:p3gamIK/ No.93696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone here ride bikes?

XC? Offroad? Roadie? Track? Velo? Commuter?

How do you manage bike training and weight training?
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Hai Baikerz !!vVWR8L52 - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:10:14 EST ID:YljS3eiB No.93699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>93696

Hey man,
I'm actually right now in the process of buying my first bike.
My goal is to do a duathlon (10km - 40km - 5km) somewhere next year.

See pic.
Can you maybe give me some pointers or things I should keep in mind as a beginner? The only sport I have been doing the last five years is muay thai.

Cheers
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William Giddlegold - Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:52:59 EST ID:p3gamIK/ No.93702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>93699

Muay thai is a good base, strong core, lots of use of legs.

If money is not a concern then go for your pic related. If money is a concern, try out the bike in a store, but buy last years or maybe even an older model of the same line. The frame you posted is a good frame for someone who is new, it allows for a more relaxed riding position but you can get aero and race/ride with a group.

Some basic stuff is not to mash the pedals, as in keep your cadence high and the gear just high enough to move you without too much lactic acid buildup. So what you want is a good balance between mashing and spinning like crazy. Most people have a "natural" cadence which they are comfy with. Mine was 75 rpm when I first started but I've trained myself to slowly get to 95.

High cadence usually means less torque on the knee joint so keep those knees happy.

Get at least one pair of padded tights. Its a night and day difference. Bibs are better but way more expensive. Your sit bones and the skin on your bum still need to harden up a bit but padded shorts go a long way in helping.

Clipless pedals and cycling specific shoes with cleats are a game changer. You go from utilizing only your quads to hams, calves and even the muscles around your shin. You produce more power with wayyy less work.

If you wanna train outdoors get Strava on your phone and use it was a free way to get data on speed. I like to do that as well as use a trainer indoors with various sensors so that I can get accurate data on power, cadence, heart rate etc. Its not needed at all but very helpful in structuring training and making progress.

Make sure you ease into it so your knees and all the tendons and muscles around it have time to adapt and grow under new stresses.
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William Giddlegold - Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:57:02 EST ID:p3gamIK/ No.93703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>93699

Fuck I forgot, sizing and fit are more important than brand name. Make sure you spend some time in a store trying out a few bikes to see what is best for your body shape. Not just how long your legs are but also your torso length and arm wingspan in relation to your leg length.

When i first started I bought a bike too small for me (I have a short torso medium wingspan and long legs) and nearly quit because of knee pain. Dont be like me. Take some time and try out different brands and even different lines of models for different brands. These are not one size fits all kinda things, esp if you use it for performance based events.

nb
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Frederick Clinninglod - Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:40:47 EST ID:VwPEoZ4H No.93707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>93696

Commuter here. I manage by not biking to the gym on leg day. I've been a commuter before I started lifting, and I am glad I did because all of that lower body work REALLY made my commutes easier. I'm not competing in BB, OWL or PL so I don't really care or think about the whole "but cardio kills yer gains brah" stuff. The heavier I squat, the heavier I deadlift, the easier it is to crush those hills. And I like to go faster.

that said, never let it be said that cyclists can't get leg gains, even if you're not a supermutant like Robert Forstemann here.
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Jarvis Gudgemune - Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:22:57 EST ID:cA9d5MtU No.93709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>93703

Thanks a lot for your reply!
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Lillian Hubblemodge - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:59:52 EST ID:Z/RoOxAa No.93748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have a 21 speed mountain bike, but I do more long distance with it than mountain biking. I haven't gone biking for a few months because I've been trying to gain weight and build muscle, but when I do bike I usually go for 20-30 miles on the greenway, or 2-3 miles on the off-road trails.
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Henry Snodbury - Sat, 13 Oct 2018 02:36:00 EST ID:zPodxCZB No.95056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>93696
>just DO it
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Oliver Supperfoot - Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:01:48 EST ID:zPodxCZB No.95082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95056
That's TIGHT
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Eat that Apple - Sat, 03 Nov 2018 02:01:38 EST ID:nY4oUTlW No.95111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95082
Super EASY
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Rebecca Fanfuck - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 03:06:53 EST ID:F5U5izXz No.95142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95111
Do people actually use bicycles for commuting? Exercise before work is taken care of then.
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Cedric Callerville - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:36:59 EST ID:gdLCcLLm No.95190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95142
It's better than jogging most of the time..
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Ian Brellyspear - Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:09:26 EST ID:gdLCcLLm No.95227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95190
Easeier on the knees
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Caroline Sonningsatch - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:44:55 EST ID:OeLZ3y9v No.95267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>95227
Barely an inconvenience


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