What to buy as a Christmas gift for a biker

 Ho, ho, ho, cyclists, biker’s lovers, people in searching for the PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

We might not be great in everything, but, at least in cycling we know what we are talking about! We all know so well what we would love to find under the Christmas tree.

You’re in the right place to find that cool something that will make your biker feel excited! Your loved one will appreciate that you know him so well and don’t’ worry, we won’t tell anybody that you had a little help from Santa Claus.

 

1. New saddle feels like a new bike! 

 comfortable bike saddle

Maybe, you know or you don’t that the saddle is one of the most important things, it can bring you a great ride or a painfully one, really. If you heard your boyfriend complaining about pain, that’s the saddle’s fault.

From the most fashionable to the most technically personalized, you can choose from hundreds of good saddles to make him a surprise.

If you don’t know how to choose the perfect one, write an email to the shop’s owner, send a picture with the bike and he will advice you, because most of them are cyclists themselves and cycling lovers.

 

2. Your bike, your style!

Rain Cover

Let’s say the saddle is great, but many times you feel like you need a change and something special to describe more your style.

An urban personalized saddle cover is the perfect choice! Some chic-urban or fluorescent-daring cover will change the whole appearance of the bike.

The design is not the only benefit you will have from it because the cover protects the saddle’s leather of humidity during the long rides and changing whether conditions. Useful, chic and very YOU!   

 

3. New Year resolution helper

Padded Shorts

This year, you don’t have any excuse to delay indefinitely your spinning classes, because you can pedal for hours 100% comfortably.

The women's cycling padded shorts are from breathable fabric wicks quickly away moisture and keeps you dry reducing irritation caused by chafing. Triangle-shaped gusset helps avoid ride-up when you're bending and stretching and wide waistband adds great comfort.

Fulfill your New Year resolution!

 

4. Wild saddle magician

comfortable gel seat cushion

If the saddle has more personality than you desire, cool it down with the gel seat cover trick.

That’s no use to suffer during or after cycling. Due to a soft gel construction the bike seat cover will bring back the fun on your bike rides or cycling class. You will stay on your bike for longer 100% comfortably and the non slip back ensures that the cover does not slide from side to side.

The pleasures have to be painless to remain pleasures!

 

5. Like father, like son

Cruzee Child Bike

If you are a cyclist, no doubt your kid will follow the family tradition. Why not starting with a Christmas gift for a fresh start in cycling? The Cruzee Ultralite Balance bike (4.4 lbs) suits great the children between 1.5 to 5 years. Skip tricycles and training wheels. On a no-pedal Cruzee the children learn to balance first on two wheels.

Pedaling on a traditional bike the following year will seem like a piece of cake after learning on a Cruzee.

 

6. Fun for the whole family

Double Bicycle Trailer

Instep-Take 2 double bicycle trailer is the most fun gift for any child.

They will be delighted to step in and start the recreational adventure with you.

Be prepared to pedal longer rides!

 

7. Never too little for cycling!

Child Bike Seat

Your child is not even on the age to walk on his own feet, but this does not mean he would not enjoy to ride by your side as a passenger.

Take him on a new adventure and buy the child bike seat for this spring rides. Dual Beam suspension system absorbs road shock to ensure a smooth, comfortable ride for the child and the easy and quick one-hand tilt function of up to 20 degree, allows for five different reclining options.

Universal quick release bracket allows seat to mount/dismount from bike in seconds. Have fun you both!

 

8. Uber cool and uber uber comfortable

high quality bike gloves

Who doesn’t want a warm, relaxing ride all the time?

Many times a year the whether can make your ride uncomfortable if you don’t have the proper accessories. The gel cycling gloves are the perfect gift for any cyclist.

Santa Claus will bring exactly what you need! An extra padding with 5 mm gel cycling gloves at palm part, non-slip silicone, super shock absorption! Relieve entirely the pain and fatigue, guaranteeing men or women cyclist a more relaxed and easy ride.

 

9. I forgot to say how great you are

Bikeroo T Shirt

That’s no biker without a big biker ego!

So, as a wife, child, grandpa or family dog, you can be sure that a t-shirt with a love/appreciate message will make his day…or the whole year.

 

10. Looks good, feels even better

headband for cycling protection

 

Multi-functional 12 in 1 headband – sport & casual – comfort & UV protection protects and provides a quick drying during sweaty bike rides or spinning training. Made of lightweight and breathable microfiber material, this resistant elastic bandanna is ideal for daily use.

Mava Scarf will protect you against hot weather, sun's ultraviolet radiation, dust & wind on your MTB Rides and other daily outdoor activities.

Headband, sun-guard for cycling & running, face mask, neck warmer, yoga wear, hairband, neck gaiter, wristband, cap, pirate bandanna! You name it!

 

Did you found what you were looking for in the bag of Santa Claus?

Share with us what is you favorite Christmas gift!

How to Stay fit on holidays

 

Hi, there, guys!

You’ve been extraordinary good for a while, you workout regularly, you finally lost the last 5 pounds you needed, you did your best to enjoy quinoa (no, is not a fish), and now you look panicked to all those goodies on the table.

How much will cost your effort?

An extra 3 pounds in a weekend? Come on, take a break, you’re human, like the rest of us, the night chocolate eaters. Holidays should be enjoyed with everything it means, and yes with food too.

christmas sweets muffins

If you follow few tips, you will have the same weight and physical shape or even better.

First thing first!

1. The quantity is everything.

Not what you eat, but how much you eat. So, do it ¼!

Eat everything you want but only a quarter from a regular portion. Don’t enlarge them first to have where to cut from. If you can’t keep this rule, negotiate a little with yourself. If you like the chocolate pudding and the meringue cake, either you eat a quarter of both, or choose between them for the present meal. The next one, you are allowed to indulge the one you refused. It’s not a big deal.

Ok, let’s say you wanted both and now you’re full of meringue, cheesecake, chocolate pudding bla bla bla. No problem, my friend. You only have to get up from the couch.

stay fit on holidays

2. Take your bike for a leisure ride, or walk your dog for an hour (it is satiated too).

You would say that being so easy it is also pretty useless. This is not true. For a 130-pound person, walking at a moderate pace -such as walking the dog - burns 60 to 70 calories per half-hour or 120 to 140 calories per hour.

As for cycling, the things are even better!!! Bicycling, leisurely, slow, with light effort consume 340 calories. Exactly the portion of pudding you wanted not to eat.

biking in the snow

 

3. If you’re not in the mood to go outside, you can make some light exercises in the house. For example, you can do some indoor cycling, yoga or Pilates moves to regain your energy after a excessive meal. Choose some tutorials on YouTube, pick different trainers and have some fun for 15-20 minutes daily.

indoor cycling winter

4. Keep moving!

You want to make sure that you keep moving and avoid TV binges for hours at a time. Something as simple as monitoring your steps and making sure you get to at least 10,000 a day can go a long way when it comes to staying on track.

Do your best to keep moving, even if that means being active at home by doing some house cleaning, turning up the music and dancing, or doing a short body weight circuit in your living room.

indoor exercise winter

 

 

5. Another trick is to install one of the calories apps (My Fitness Pal many of our colleagues use it), note all you eat in the daily journal and simply stop when you have the number of calories settled for a day.

women spending time outdoor

Apps, meals reduction or just moving around guarantee you will be in great shape even after the grandma’s holiday delights!

 

 

Is riding good for you?

No wonder, but we'll gonna answer: YES. Riding is great for you! You should ride more if you can and it will be even better! That's it, thanks for reading, see you next time.


...Just kidding, just kidding. I mean what can you expect a bike gear shop to tell you? Happily for us and you, if you love biking just as much as we do, biking really has a great number of benefits but also certain very specific advantages. Let's see what those are.

health lifestyle biking riding happy healthy


Of course, it gets your heart pumping so it's good for your cardiovascular health, like any sport really but what is really great about it is that you can do it ar your own pace. You can go easy and enjoy a nice ride without losing breath or you can go brutally hard and really enjoy a leg-burning ride! Two type of workouts, same bike. That's the beauty of riding and because it's very low impact compared to, say, running you can do it more often and for longer without pain or fear of injury. Great success!

It's also a great workout for your muscles and flexibility. Riding works almost all your muscles and it does it while you do one simple move: pedal, pedal, pedal. The fact that it's so easy to learn and then do it anywhere it's a great benefit of cycling. You can go to work on a bike, you can go on a trip on a bike and you can do it without losing much time at all. Running errands and working on your muscles, all in one go. Cycling is really the smart men's productivity habit, isn't it?!

And lastly, we must talk about the distressing and mental health benefits. Because again, studies find that it's a great activity for distressing, relieving anxiety, depression and lifting your mood. That's maybe the best benefit of them all, if you smile when you get on your bike, all the rest is extra (hint:it's impossible not smile when you have "most comfortable saddle" :D.

It's not for nothing to remember that while riding adds years to your life, we ride to add life to our years.

Riding your bike during winter: a game of layers!

Everyone knows by now: Winter is COMING!

In fact, winter is already here for us and the thought of leaving the bike at home is making us sad...

comfortable bike ride winter

Good thing we don't have to!

In the great battle with cold, we will be victorious!

No reason you can't beat cold too. Read on to find out how to keep warm on your bike no matter the weather.

winter bike riding
It's true that the winter cold can be daunting and uninviting.

Even the most passionate of riders would think twice before getting on the bike. But then you might remember how cycling in the cold is better for you, your health and your immune system and decide to do it anyway.

Yey for that!

We are here to help with a few practical advice. Yes, it's a bit more complicated to dress up for cold, but once you get the hang of it...well, it will still be a little more complicated.

We'll focus on how to STAY WARM.

That's what we all want during winter. It's essential and to do just that you need to focus on layering! Once you find the right combination of layers, any temperature can be conquered.

1. Start with a base layer, something that keeps you warm but does not keep the moisture in.

Believe it or not, you will sweat even when it is freezing outside. Oh, the wonders of the human body! The best base layers are sport-specific, made of futuristic materials and can be easily found in any sports store. Just look around until you find something that fits you well.Look for short or long-sleeved jersey and compression shorts. 
They also tend to feel very nice on the body!

2. HANDS.The extremities tend to get cold first .

bicycle gloves

Protecting them is most important. A pair of good warm gloves are worth their weight in gold. Go waterproof to be safe, you really won't like soaked gloves when there's much to ride.

 

2. Keep your head warm!

Even with the helmet, your head is exposed to the cold air so you need a skullcap, headband, cap or beanie.

It's your choice, just keep your head warm!

headband for bike riding

3. Winter jersey / fleeced-sweater or windbreaker.

The decision to go for something that is water-proof but less breathable versus choosing something that can get wet but let the air passes through is all yours. The best idea is to go and try what works for you best.

This layer could be the last one if it's not very very cold but if the conditions are really atrocious then you really need...

4.  JACKET!

A jacket is best to protect you again the elements like rain and snow but also to provide additional warmth if needed.

At first you might think that a jacket is always necessary but don't forget that you will always be a little cod when you start your ride and warm up as you go. You might even discover that you are too warm!

That's why, you might have a lightweight waterproof jacket with you in case it stars raining or it is easy to take off if you get too cold.

For the coldest of colds, a gore-tex type of jacket might be best. As always, go out and see what works best for you.

 

5. Shoe Covers

Invest in a high quality pair of shoe covers to slip over your boots and you will be able to ride more and not worry about the cold.

That's about it! It does not need to be expensive or stuffy to ride during the winter, once you have a few items, you have the bases covered and it's easy to mix. match and adapt to any weather out there. Trust us, the satisfaction to get home after riding in the cold is something else!

See you later!