Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

19
Feb
2013

Top 5 Cycling Tips

As we continue with our week of cycling tips, Stevie is here today with #4 for you.  This just might be the first time many of you have heard Stevie speak, so make sure you have your translation book handy….you just have to love that UK accent.

Find out what Stevie has to say about proper handlebar height on your bike.

Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #4 – Handlebar Height

Visit us tomorrow for Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #3.

Enjoy Your Ride

Tags: ,

Pin It

7 Responses to “ Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4 ”

  1. E.L. on February 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve never adjusted my handlebars since I first got it three years ago. I just assumed they were at the right hight for me. I’m going to take your advice and have a better look.

  2. Tim Starry on February 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Glad to see him use the “if your comfortable” criteria. Even though I see he has a very aggressive set up (seat well above stem).

    To quote Grant Petersen: “most bikes don’t fit.” Before you spend money on a “bike fit” spend more time when buying the bike, especially if you’re buying something really expensive. There is only so much they can do for you and often it will cost more money than just the fit session (stem, seat post, crank arms, etc.)

    • Stevie Dexter Wynn on February 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Hi Tim. I do have a fairly aggressive position on this bike, much more so than my commuter but it is still comfortable and I’m able to ride on the drops without discomfort. If it becomes uncomfortable… I’ll move them.

  3. Zach on February 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I had a bike fit last year and they helped get my handlebars in the proper location. It’s made my comfort level better on the bike and has improved my performance. I agree that this is an important tip.

    • Stevie Dexter Wynn on February 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Zach. A bike fit almost always worth the money but people shouldn’t be put off trying to get their set up correct themselves if they can’t afford a pricey shop fit session.

  4. Jake D on February 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Are those really signed Sky jerseys behind you? Who’s signatures do you have? Where can I get one of those enjoy your ride shirts?

Leave a Reply

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips