Cycling Brattleboro VT

Here are some information and tips on cycling including the best types of cycling apparel, cycling gear and shopping tips plus reviews of different types of bicycles. Read on to learn more information.

Brattleboro Bicycle Shop
(802) 254-8644
Bicycle Shop 165 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
 
Alpine Trader Ski & Sports Shop
(802) 464-7101
316 Route 100
East Dover, VT
 
Andys Cycle Shop
(603) 352-3410
165 Winchester Street
Keene, NH
 
Norm's Ski & Bike Shop
(603) 352-1404
62 Martell Ct
Keene, NH
 
Andy's Cycle Shop
(603) 352-3410
165 Winchester St
Keene, NH

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West Hill Shop
(802) 387-5718
49 Brickyard Lane At I-91 Exit 4
Putney, VT
 
Basically Bicycles
(413) 863-3556
88 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA
 
Bicycle World
(413) 774-3701
104 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA
 
Andy's Cycle Shop
(603) 352-3410
165 Winchester St
Keene, NH
 
Ajs Ski Shop
(802) 253-4593
350 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT
 
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Stay injury-free on a bike that fits!

So you want to start cycling? Well, the first thing you need to do, if you have not done so already, is buy a bicycle. Simple, right? Guess again!

Purchasing a road bike can be quite overwhelming for someone just getting into the sport. There are so many things you need to consider so you don’t end up injuring yourself and cutting your biking pursuits short before you even start.

Buying a bike that fits you properly is extremely important for the following reasons:

  • Performance. Firstly, riding a bike that doesn’t fit your body properly will take away from your overall performance. You won’t be in the position to make the most of your optimal power output, and you won’t feel steady on the bike, leaving you open to falls.
  • Aches and pains. An improper fit could cause pain in your knees, back, neck and shoulders, and repetitive stress on your muscles and joints can cause various aches and pains, making biking downright unpleasant.
  • Injury. Putting in a ton of hours on an ill-fitting bike could lead to a variety of repetitive stress injuries, including those to the back and knees. An effort should definitely be made to avoid this, as any sort of injury would hinder your training and your season.

Bicycle Shopping Tips

When you visit a bike store, you should have a price range in mind. You can do this by performing a bit of online research first. Decide on the features you want (keeping their prices in mind) and then decide on a price range you can afford before actually talking to a salesperson.

You should also be prepared to talk about the size of the bike frame. This should be discussed with the people at the bike store, who will likely have some sort of chart they can use to match your height and inseam to the size of the frame. You might have to try out a couple of different sizes to find the right fit. Finding the proper frame is extremely important, as it is the main determinant in you...

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