YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE?
one of the greatest sports that can provide much exercise and fun at
time. It can be done on your own or with
a friend/spouse/family. There are a few
things you may want to take into consideration when choosing the right
you. Here at cyclepath.ca we want to
help simplify this decision by balancing your needs and budget. This is why our expert staff, wide range of
bike types (backed by great manufacturers such as Trek
and Giant) make Cyclepath Oakville
the clear choice in
helping you achieve your goal. At
Cyclepath, our motto is ‘We Know Bikes’
and we stand by our
bikes with a great warranty and a service department second to none.
to consider when picking the right bike for you are Frequency, Terrain,
Frequency – How often do you
your brand new bicycle? Twice per month,
strictly weekends, or daily? This may
help give you a general idea on how much bike you really need and
shape how much you want/need to invest.
If you are going to use it to ride around the block a couple of
with your kid twice a month, you would probably agree that you don’t
spend $2,000 on a bike. By the same
token, if you are going to be using your bike every day and want the
performance and longevity, you are likely going to want to invest more
$300 on a bike.
Terrain – What type of terrain is
in the area you live or where you
plan on cycling? Will you primarily be
riding on asphalt (is the paved road smooth or full of bumps and pot
gravel, mud, hard-packed dirt, hilly, straight (level terrain) or a
of one or more of these. The answer to
this may help determine what type of bike you need and what features
want to look for and/or customize or add to your bike.
If the path you will be mostly using your
bike on is paved, but has some bumps and a few pot holes and some
light gravel, you may want to consider a hybrid bike with front
mountain bike with semi-slick tires swapped onto them.
This will help ensure you have a smoother,
more comfortable ride.
you are going to be riding on rough terrain with many bumps, tree
possibly rocks, (hard-core mountain biking) then the ideal bike for you
very well be a full-suspension mountain bike that includes both front
shock absorption system.
the terrain you will be
riding on is miles and miles of 100% smooth paved road, then the bike
might be a road/racing bike to give you the speed, smoothness and
need. Accessories and components you may
consider would be a comfortable seat, water bottle cage, bottle,
pedals, cycling shorts and jersey.
Use – Will you be using your
bike for commuting
purposes, fun, exercise, long distance, racing or combination of one or
these uses? Do you want to be the next
Lance Armstrong and will be doing long distance, hard core road cycling
doing it often? If this is the case you
may need a higher-end road bike that will give you the lighter-weight
strong) frame and performance components to that will increase the life
your bike, comfort and enjoyment of your ride, & the most important
of helping to increase your chances to stay ahead of the pack ;). If this is not your cup of tea but you are
more of a recreational rider around your neighbourhood or on a light
the park or path through the forest, then a hybrid (essentially a cross
a road bike and mountain bike) may be the bike for you.
Hybrid/Cross bikes can provide much comfort
for you with features that may include a suspension seatpost, high-rise
handlebars, adjustable stem and smooth-tread tires.
the general rule of thumb applies to bikes that you get what you pay
the quality, longevity and performance of a bike increases as the
increases. At Cyclepath
Oakville we have the assortment and expertise to help
choose the right bike for you that meets both your needs and your
budget. Cycling can provide you limitless
fun, and general feel-good experience...come visit us in the store or
us online at www.cyclepath.ca and let the fun begin.
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Article: By Rick Ruta –
Here at Oakville Cyclepath we
installing a bike computer will add to your cycling experience. Cateye
of the most reliable brands with a wide selection of models for all
entry level model is the Cateye Velo 5 computer. It features a new, larger
screen and a large button for easy operation. Like all CatEye's
is ultrasonically welded and highly water resistant. The universal
sensor mounts allow the Velo 5 to mount nearly any handle bar and fork.
Functions include current speed
maximum speed, odometer, trip distance and clock. They are very easy to
many requiring no tools.
Velo 8 computer is CatEye's entry-level 8 functions computer. Like
It features a new, larger screen and a large button for easy operation.
features to the Velo 5 are average Speed, elapsed time and calorie
Pace arrow is a fun feature that allows you to track ifyou are going
slower than your present average speed.
you go up the Cateye line the computers start getting very slick both
cosmetically and functionally. Sleek, light weight and elegant, CatEye
cycle computers with the new Strada. Don't let the slim size deceive
computer has the largest screen and font size in the class and all the
functions you need. Simple, straight forward operations attaches
securely and tool-free on virtually any handlebar or stem. A newly
tool-free sensor mounts effortlessly to the fork. The unique innovative
continues with the mode button that is activated by toggling the bottom
of the computer screen. Functions include current speed, maximum speed, average
speed, odometer, trip distance, trip distance 2, pace arrow,elapsed
time and clock.
Strada cadence model is agreat choice for
road cyclists. It has all the features of the Strada and adds cadence.
is an invaluable tool for road riders keeping that steady pedalling
other words pedals per minute. The speed sensor is attached by the rear
you bike computer to work on training stand as well as regular outdoor
those of you looking for a cleaner look
then the Cateye double wireless is the bike computer for you. The
transmission allows wireless speed and cadence functions with virtually
interference. The double sensor is also attached to the rear of the
allowing it to work on a trainer plus the attachment gives bike a much
top offering for double wireless is the
Cateye V2c. Broadband for your bicycle. The beloved Strada design takes
leap forward with the new wireless V2c. The latest 2.4GHz digital data
transmission virtually eliminates interference and cross-talk, while
screen simultaneously displays speed, cadence and time information. New
integrated buttons keep a low profile but provide great feel and
Extensive features include current speed & cadence, average speed
cadence, maximum speed & cadence, distance, odometer, countdown
timer, lap time, distance, average speed & number, total time,
3 lines, 3 readouts and file data review.
Last but not least in this review is the
Cateye V3. This unit is similar to the Cateye V2c but features heart
course Cateye has more models such as
strada wireless, micro wireless and vectra wireless.
time you are in Oakville
come and visit us at 507 Speers road
and check out these units in person. Otherwise they can be ordered
online at www.cyclepath.ca .
Enjoy your computer and
Compare Cateye Cycling Computers! (click here)
Do you train with a
heart rate monitor?
(also known as Cyclepath
The Oakville Cyclepath), we
that training with a heart rate monitor can be your best companion.
If it is for
or simply to be healthier one must listen to their body.
To help with this Polar heart rate and
activity monitors are essential. They
help you listen and understand your body more effectively.
As you get
more fit by training
with your heart rate monitor, your heart is able to pump more blood
beat. The upshot of this is that your heart doesn’t have to beat as
get the required oxygen to your muscles, which in turn decreases your
and exercise heart rate. As a result of training, your muscles utilize
better, meaning you can put more effort in and still maintain the same
rate. On the other hand, with activity monitoring you can measure your
beneficial movement and track your activity level to accurately record
information about your active time, intensity and calorie expenditure.
of these things happen, Polar products make sense of it all so that you
tune with your body to act on what it’s really telling you. And that
leads to a
healthier, fitter you.
Cyclepath.ca we carry a full
Polar Heart Rate Monitors from the entry-level Polar
FT7 to the fully-loaded deluxe Polar
RS800CX Bike Computer (W.I.N.D. & IRDA incl.) the
Oakville Cyclepath has the
right heart rate monitor for you
at the right price. After all, it has to
meet your needs AND your budget. Visit
us at our virtual store Cyclepath.ca
or at our physical store at 507 Speers Road in Oakville.