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What are the must-have items for your next long-distance cycling tour?

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sports men
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The foundation of your long-distance cycling setup is the bicycle itself. Choosing a bike designed for comfort, durability, and efficiency over long distances is crucial for extended rides.

When selecting a bike frame, consider materials like steel or titanium, which balance strength, durability, and vibration dampening. These materials can help lower fatigue over long hours in the saddle.

 
Posted : 11/06/2024 2:33 am
YeLoong
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2, Sturdy and reliable wheels are essential for long-distance cycling. Consider focusing on well, hand-built wheels designed for touring or endurance riding. These wheels have durable rims, high-spoke counts, and robust hubs to withstand the rigours of extended rides.

3, Also, look for tyres with puncture-resistant reinforced casings and treads that offer excellent traction and longevity. Wider tyres, typically 28mm to 38mm, provide a smoother ride and better shock absorption, reducing fatigue and increasing comfort over long distances.

 
Posted : 12/06/2024 7:38 am
Emily Cooper
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4, Saddles and handlebars

Comfort is paramount when cycling for hours. Settling on a top-notch saddle for long-distance riding can significantly minimize discomfort and potential saddle sores. Look for saddles with ample padding, anatomical cut-outs, and moisture-wicking substance to keep you comfortable and dry.

Handlebars also play a key role in relaxation and control. Opt for drop handlebars or multi-position handlebars that allow you to vary your hand positions and reduce pressure on your wrists and shoulders. Some cyclists prefer installing bar-end extensions or aero-bars for additional hand positions and improved aerodynamics.

 
Posted : 14/06/2024 8:39 am