Weird things that happen to your body while riding

Dear bikers, if you have these next strange sensations during a ride, two things are certain: you are not suffering from a major illness and you are not going insane also! Many of them are generally signs that you've worked your body hard and however strange they seem do not represent any risk to the health. So, don’t panic! But, let’s see what are the strangest sensations we can experience during a ride!

Blood taste in your mouth

If it has happened to you that you feel the taste of blood in your mouth at a time of great physical effort, you should know that it is an effect caused by the explosion of blood cells. When you push yourself past threshold, your red blood cells are being taxed and release some heme, or iron, which is why it tastes like metal. Red blood cells can also leak into your air sacs during really hard efforts. If it's temporary, it's nothing to worry about. However, if you notice that this persists, even when you are not training, it is advisable to consult with a doctor.

Dripping nose

Exercise-induced Rhinitis (i.e. runny nose during exercise) is a common complaint among cyclists, especially, of course, during times when allergens like pollen, dust, and dry air are high. By irritating the nostrils, mucus production is automatically increased, which has the function of protecting our respiratory tract from external agents. This should not worry you but can be really annoying and might interfere your training; you can apply some palliative medicine to control this effect.

Rider cough

It’s Bronchoconstriction: It's similar to what happens in people with asthma, but it can happen to anyone. After completing a cyclocross run you notice that you have an intense cough that is kept for several minutes. It happens when you exert yourself at an intense level than you're used to and the small muscles lining your lungs get a spasm. You see it more in the beginning or end of the year when people may not be in peak shape. In addition, some climatic conditions such as cold or drought can induce this effect. The best way to avoid it is by wearing a scarf and breathing through it.

Sudden urge to go to the bathroom

Don’t be embarrassed, you are not alone! This is a very common effect among runners. It happens by the stimulation that the exercise exerts on the intestine, besides the foods with high load of sugar, as well as the drinks with caffeine increases the intensity of this digestive effect. This is something that you can easily control by improving your diet, especially by taking care of what you eat right before you go running.

Uncontrolled itching

For some people, it's an actual allergic reaction known as exercise-induced urticaria, which can cause itching and flushing, as well as hives and—in extreme cases—breathing difficulty. But, for most of the cases the itch is caused by temperature; The heat helps the capillaries and arteries expand, which causes the nerves to stimulate and itch. The best way to avoid this is by applying moisturizer to protect the skin.

Mental mist

Heavy physical exertion can a cause certain level of confusion, to the point of forgetting where you left your keys, your car and even suffer orientation problems. This is normal because exercising quickly consumes the reservoir of glycogen, which is the fuel of brain cells. The best way to recover and return to a state of lucidity is by eating a healthy food and drink that will help us recharge energy as soon as possible.

Tingly fingers or sleepy hands

It can be disconcerting when your hands start tingling—or worse, when they go numb. The hands are necessary to control the handle of the bicycle, so this effect can get very nervous. This happens by the pressure that we put in the nerves that surround the wrists when taking the handlebars with force for long time. One way to avoid this uncomfortable effect is to wear gloves or try to move your hands while handling, as much as possible, to reduce pressure.

Things you need to be able to commute by bike safely

Bike commuting not only helps the environment and saves gas money, but it can also help you stay fit, healthy and burn a few extra calories. Not to mention, the coolness of the bikers riding to their office with their cool outfits and accessories, their cool bikes, their careless played attitude and their cool everything, exactly what you don’t have, being stuck in traffic for the rest of your life.

Despite the obvious reasons to ride your bike to work, there never seems to be a good time to start. So why not start now? Even if you commute only a handful of times, it's better than none at all. To help you get rolling, here are some tips to get started.

Plan your route: If you're new to cycling, knowing where you're going in advance will save you time and keep you out of dangerous situations. Less experienced cyclists should plan a route with bike lanes and less-trafficked streets, and avoid construction and busy intersections.

Consult maps of your city for the best route: Google maps gives the option to display directions for cyclists. If you're participating in a bike-sharing scheme, check out the official website for routes and station maps. Some bike-share programs even have their own apps for your phone.

Start with an achievable distance: If you live only a few miles from work, it is conceivable that you can commute both ways on the first day. If you live several miles away and the commute will take you 45 to 60 minutes or more, consider hitching a ride with a co-worker to get to the office, then ride home. Make the distance doable for you; don't worry about what other people might be doing.

Start with an achievable frequency: Of course, it sounds good that you're turning over a new leaf, and you have grand plans to commute to and from work every day. But is that goal achievable immediately? Begin by setting a goal to commute one to three times per week. After you can consistently achieve success, add more commuting segments or days.

Consider Non-Traditional Gear: The discussion of weather usually leads to the next logical topic; commuting gear. You can choose the fashionable commuting threads from lots of websites, they are very helpful, but they aren’t the be-all-and-end-all of the fashionable commuting gear. When the weather takes a turn for cooler days, definitely consider out-of-the-box options offered by motorcycle or snowboarding apparel outlets, and when the mercury begins to rise, consider swim wear and yoga clothing to round out your commuting wardrobe. In areas like New York City, commuters like me endure the extremes of very hot summers and very frigid winters, so investing in products offered on these non-cycling sites can significantly add to your comfort, style, and commitment to riding year-round.

Look ahead for road hazards (e.g. potholes, sand/gravel, glass, drain grates) so you have time to negotiate around these.

Keep it safe! As a commuter, your primary goal is to arrive safely to your destination each and every time. To achieve this goal, remember that crashes are most likely to occur at intersections, or when riding too close to parallel parked cars. To avoid these types of accidents, brush up on some advanced safety techniques for bicycles.

Basic cautions that keep you safe:

  • Stay visible, never assume a car sees you, give them every opportunity to see you.
  • Signal your turns to avoid surprising a driver and getting hit.
  • Trust and verify a driver’s next move, which requires slowing down to trust that a car signaling to turn is actually turning by verifying its wheels are turning the direction it indicates.

Use hand signals: Biking in a predictable manner can go a long way to keep you safe on the road. If people behind you (other bike riders, cars, etc.) can predict what you’re going to do, they can better plan their movements around you. Just as drivers who don’t signal cause crashes, so do people on bikes. Use hand signals when you’re turning or stopping to avoid unnecessary confusion. A bent left elbow, fingers raised skywards, means turning right, while pointing your arm straight out to the left indicates a left-hand turn. Pointing your fingers down with a bent left elbow signals that you plan to stop.

Make yourself visible: Use bicycle lights when riding at night to be more visible to other road users. While the usefulness of helmets and other safety-wear for cyclists remains a contentious issue in the cycling community, the use of lights is hard to argue against. Motorists can’t look out for you if they can’t see you!

Now who’s the coolest biker in town?!

Top cycling hacks of all times that will make your biker life easier

 

The best way to get better at cycling is to ride more and train better. But there are other ways that each ride can be improved, and it's not just about getting faster.

You may not have the time to train like a pro, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of a little pro-level training. Try these tricks from pro trainers’ and race better than ever, no matter your riding style or goals.

Let’s ride on!

 

1. The empty(ish) stomach makes a better sleep

‘Denied fuel for five hours, your body will start burning its own fat,’ says fitness expert and author Bob Harper. That means if your dinner was at 8pm, you’ll be burning fat by 1 am.

The best pros go to bed just a little bit hungry,” says also Allen Lim, PhD, who has worked as a sports scientist for pro Tour teams and now runs Skratch Labs in Boulder, Colorado.

The lack of carbs in your bloodstream will also let your body produce the hormones it needs for better sleep.

'When you go to bed moderately hungry, you lose about a pound a week.

 

2. Save your energy 

“It’s easy to ride well when you’re fresh, but race-winning moves are often needed exactly when you least want them to occur.

Being able to settle in and do work when all the alarm bells are going off in your body is worthwhile,”  says Rob Pickels, team manager of BCS Elite Devo at Boulder Junior Cycling and lead exercise physiologist at CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center. “Doing higher-intensity efforts in a glycogen-depleted state, like the end of a ride, may help build your mitochondria. So your fast-twitch fibers that you use during higher power-output efforts become more oxidative—they burn more fat and less glycogen.

Being a better fat burner at higher intensities is a definite performance booster in endurance sports like cycling”, he says.

As sports psychologist and author of The Only Way To Win, Dr Jim Loehr puts it, ‘Toughness is the ability to consistently perform towards the upper range of your skill regardless of the circumstances.’

 

3. Freeze a bottle before a hot ride

Next time you go out for a long, hot ride, pre-freeze the liquid in one of your bidons. Leave it for the last part of the ride, by which time it’ll have melted, and you’ll have a long, cool, refreshing drink to see you into the home straight.

 

4.Squeeze fresh lime juice into your water bottles

Limes are amazing. As the flavonoids in lime juice has a proven track record as a powerful anti-bacterial agent it’ll help keep the inside of your bidons clean.

It’ll also add a zesty tang to metallic-tasting tap water, while providing your immune system with a dash of vitamin C.

 

5. Learn to ride steady

Pros spend a lot of time riding at a steady pace to build and maintain a strong foundation of endurance fitness, where you have optimum fat-burning and capillary development, says longtime pro trainer Iñigo San Millán, PhD, director of the Exercise Physiology and Human Performance Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. “The bulk of your riding should be in ‘Zone 2,’ or at an intensity where you can have a conversation—about a 5 to 6 on a 1 to 10 scale,” he says. This intensity isn’t slow or easy; rather, it’s a steady, moderate pace from start to finish. So while it feels almost too easy when you first roll out, by the time you finish you should feel as though you’ve done some work.

 

6. Always have some duct tape with you

Duct tape is a great thing to have with you. Simply wrap a piece around your seat post or your on-board pump and forget about it until the day you need it.

It can be used to remedy any number of sticky in-the-saddle situations from patching up torn waterproofs or busted mudguards to providing an emergency fix for a slashed tire.

 

7. Save that valve cap

When changing a tire, many people get rid of the plastic valve cap that comes on the fresh inner tube, but you should absolutely hang onto it because it might save you in a tight spot. If you cut the top off, the cap can be used as a makeshift Presta to Schrader valve converter.

It’s not perfect, but in a pinch, you can use this little hack to use the air compressor at your local gas station if you get a flat out on the road and can’t quite get your tires topped off with your mini pump or CO2 canisters. It's also a hell of a lot cheaper than a proper Presta to Schrader converter.

 

 

8. Furniture polish for your frame

Not only will furniture polish give your bike a bit of sparkle, but it will limit the amount of dirt that will stick to your frame on your next ride. It's a cheaper alternative to the bike specific products too!

 

Other tips:

  • The rear tire wears much faster than the front. When replacing a rear tire, swap the front to the back, and put the new one on the front.
  • When road biking, use rimless sunglasses without ventilation holes. You need to keep your eyes from drying out, and you don't want to be looking at the top rims when you are leaning forward.
  • Thin bandannas under your helmet do an amazing job at keeping sweat out of your eyes.
  • Always carry a plastic bag for your cell phone, in case it starts to rain.
  • If road biking, wear real cycling clothes, not cotton T-shirts that get soaked, or impervious wind jackets that balloon up.

Top 3 Ways to Save the Planet with Bicycles

Did you noticed that anyone has the possibility, at any level to do something extraordinary for the planet? 

As a musician, you can donate part of the money from concerts for preserving wild places. 
As a child you can volunteer for planting trees or cleaning the natural areas, as movie star you can be the voice through which some of the most important natural causes get to the public and so on.

We, as cyclists, can do much more than we think only by biking.

A new book, How Cycling Can Save The World, argues that from improving public health to mitigating climate change, replacing cars with bikes could have an exceptionally large impact on the health of the planet.
The most comprehensive study on the benefits of cycling, Walker says, tracked 30,000 Danes over the course of 15 years; the researchers found that just biking to work decreased risk of mortality within that time frame by approximately 40%. From eradicating health concerns linked to inactivity, to mitigating climate change, to boosting local economies and building community, biking, Walker says, is an integral part of the solution.

With the U.S. spewing 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air last year – one-quarter of the world total – if we only cut it to half, could you imagine how magnificent improvement?

However, bicycles are a major and practical form of transportation for hundreds of millions, and it could be for billions.

One-third of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are from motorized transport, yet half of all car trips are just 5 km or less.

Such a distance takes only 15 minutes on a bike. Of course, cycling may not be the best option for every trip or by everyone. But if we improve the availability of bicycles and the facilities to support safe cycling, then they could offer a zero-carbon alternative to the car. It would also save us from billions of tons of CO2 emissions in the coming decades.  
 
1. Reduce carbon emissions.  
If you choose to ride your bike to work just one day a week, you can reduce your contribution to CO2 global warming by 20% annually.

2. Less roadways, more forests.
To have a reasonable traffic, once the car number grows higher and higher, we need more roadways and space for everybody.


Can you imagine that even if you choose once in a while the bike instead of the car, the existing roads will be enough?

While you may not be ready to trade in your car, every day you stay off the roadway reduces the need for your space. If others also choose to bicycle some days, cumulatively there is less need for our ever expanding highway system. That means more trees, more open space, and less resources needed to build the roads.   
3. Improve air quality 
The Environmental Protection Agency, a great source for green facts, reports that transportation accounts for 33% of CO2 emissions in America, with more than half of that coming from cars. Billions of tons of poisonous gases are released into the air causing the air to be extremely polluted. Bicycling is a zero emissions way to get from place to place, as a cyclist, you will definitely appreciate clean air.
4. Decrease the production of new cars
You know motor vehicles use energy to propel themselves, but it also takes energy to manufacture vehicles and transport them from the factory to the consumer. Depending on how you calculate it, between 70 and 100 bicycles can be built with the resources required to build one car.
 
5. Reduce landfill waste.
 If you bicycle more, you will create less wear and tear on your car, which means you can keep it on the road (or in your garage when you’re biking) longer and reduce your contribution to the landfill. One of the encouraging green facts is that 75% of the parts of a car are recyclable, but Argonne National Labs estimates there are still at least 3 million tons of non-recyclable shredder residue head to landfills each year.
 

Six Must-Haves During a Hot Summer Bike Ride

 Any cyclist would say that summer is the best time to take a ride, but we have to be prepared to ride comfy even when our body deals with high temperatures.

Get ready, because we have some tips to get you cooler rides for the whole summer.

1. Cooling vests

The lightweight cooling vest is an integral piece of cooling clothing for elite sporting bodies, industry workers, athletes, doctors all around the world.

During warm-ups or between races, the vest lowers skin temperature, delays the onset of dehydration, and reduces the heart's workload, all factors that increase performance. 

2. Not all the jerseys are the same

 

A key characteristic of summer cycling jerseys is the ability to wick away sweat from the body. This will help to keep us feeling cool and comfortable as the mercury rises. Lightweight mesh panels can be great for this, although be aware that the sun’s rays can penetrate the holes so you may need some sunscreen under your jersey in such instances.

Choose an aero jersey that fits closely and provides plenty of breathability, along with an elasticated hem to prevent fabric shift.

The right jersey are very light, and thanks to a stretch fabric, the fit is tailored without feeling restrictive. A full-length zipper, perforated holes under the arms and a mesh panel underneath the rear pockets add to the jersey’s superior breathability, which is one of the best we’ve tried in hot and humid weather. 

3. Bibs make the difference

Cycling shorts are probably the most important part of your summer cycling clothing. A comfortable pair will help prevent saddle sores and leave you able to ride longer and faster even when your legs don’t want to.

While the most important part of any pair of shorts is the pad, which must be good enough to cope with the demands of longer rides, the main thing that will be different about summer-specific cycling shorts will be the bibs. Essentially these should be made of as little material as possible, with a loose mesh construction and a low front to prevent overheating. However it’s important that they still provide enough support to keep the shorts securely in place.

Choose the ones that mix cut with thin, the proper shorts are designed in a way that air intake is optimized with a ventilation cut.

4. Airy Shoes

 

The shoes we ride in are highly personal (with choices of flat or clip-less, and a thousand-and-one variants to each).

Some are definitely intended for wintry use though, so be sure to check for decent ventilation and low bulk when purchasing to avoid cooking your feet! 

5. Summer glasses for cycling

 

Not only your skin, but your eyes are particularly sensitive to sunlight.

Bright summer sun can lead to headaches and strain on your eyes. That’s why it’s rare to see a pro at the Tour de France who’s not wearing a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes.

Always look for good quality sunglasses which block out 100% of the sun’s harmful rays.

The darker tint of a pair of sunglasses will help limit the amount of light entering the eye and help to protect you while riding.

Lens options can include clear for use at night, yellow to boost contrast on overcast days and photochromic, which will adapt to changing conditions.

Interchangeable lenses are available in any range price, while higher-end models come with top-quality lenses from optics experts such as Zeiss. For faster rides, choose wraparound frames if you want the best peripheral vision.

6. Hydration mix

 

Other than sun exposure, your number 1 concern when riding in the summer is staying hydrated. While the Hyper Hydration mix isn’t for your everyday rides, it is something you should consider for those really hot days when you’re sweating more than you can replace with fluids. The high-sodium content helps retain the water you consume, but this mix should only be used on long or intense rides in the most extreme conditions.

Learn to ride your bike to work without sweating

 

Forget about the busy traffic and ride on to work every day!

 

We can also mix the business with pleasure, losing at least one pound/ week. So far, everything looks great. Except the sweaty appearance which we are not at all delighted to display once we arrive.

Don’t worry, we have some tricks for you to keep your fresh allure even after a long ride. 

 

1. Wear a well-ventilated helmet

Ventilation plays a big role when avoiding sweating. So you need to wear a well-ventilated helmet. Most cheap helmets aren’t safe and well-ventilated so you need to spend more. But don’t worry, it’s a good investment.

 

2. Ride relaxed

Save the racing speed for the ride home and bike at a moderate pace during your morning commute. Though part of the reason to bike to work is to increase your activity level, riding at a moderate pace rather than a workout pace can help you to stay sweat-free. You’ll still strengthen your muscles, burn calories and enjoy being outdoors but you will arrive at your office properly groomed for a day's work. You can even start the journey a bit earlier to have time and ride relaxed.

 

3. Wear comfy clothes

Dress light if you have to wear your work clothes during your ride to prevent overheating from too many layers. Wear your slacks and shirt, but carry your sweater or jacket in a backpack and put it on when you arrive at work. Although it’s fashionable to ride your bike in your office attire, you can’t do that if you’re avoiding sweat. Just wear something light and comfortable. A comfy white t-shirt is a good option because it keeps your body cool. But if you hate wearing white t-shirt, you can wear workout clothes. They can also keep your body cool and they draw the sweat away from your body. The condition is to not forget change them once you arrived at the office!

 

4. Refreshing point to beat humidity!

Basically, getting "sweaty" is a function of the temperature, humidity, clothing, level of effort, length of exercise, and your personal propensity to sweat. If you're dressed lightly enough, the weather is not too bad (below 75F and maybe 60% humidity), you travel only a short distance (maybe 2 miles max) on relatively level ground, and you maintain a very "casual" pace, then you can hope to arrive without too much visible sweat. For shorter distances you can probably stretch the other parameters a bit.

What we can’t change is humidity. If the relative humidity is 80% it's going to be hard to avoid working up a sweat, regardless of the other factors. Rather than simply hoping that you won't get sweaty we recommend having a way to change your shirt and "freshen up" a bit on arriving at your job. Buy some of those "sport towels" for drying off at work. They're compact and travel well.

 

5. Drink cool water

Drinking cool water can help you avoid sweat. It regulates your body temperature. It also keeps you hydrated. So don’t hesitate to take your water break when you’re riding your bike to work.

 

6. Plot your route

Whenever possible, plan a route along quiet, shaded side streets. Tree-lined minor arterial roads often have better air quality and provide shade. And if you can, opt for bike lanes. Any street that keeps you farther away from hot cars will help you keep cool.

How to chose the perfect cycling app?

The app. subject started a hot debate at Bikeroo!

At first it looked like we were divided in two teams, the pro apps. team and the cons, but soon we realized that we all use specific apps and the debate continued about who’s app is the best. Ok, this happens daily at Bikeroo, we had coffee vs. cappuccino, art films vs. blockbusters and even…about cycling and small feet… This happens usually when you work with friends.

Maybe you are curious about who’s the winner, but this was the term in our agreement, to let you choose the winning app and do not influence the audience by the one who writes the article. Though…if I think twice I can slip few tips more for my favorite. No way! They will read it too!

Because there are so many available, the one you choose depends on what you want to use it for — you may even want to use a few separate apps to accomplish different purposes. To help make the decision process easier, here are the best cycling apps for each type of function.

 

1. Zwift, for ultimate tips for indoor performers!

 

If you prefer the controlled climate and flexible hours of training indoors or simply live in a rainy climate - Zwift is a fantastic way to push hard, maximize your training, and force yourself to go the extra mile. Better yet, it presents everything in a fun way, gamifying training sessions by allowing you to replicate world class, real-life routes and compete against others. Athletes from around the globe can ride with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices (e.g. trainers, power meters, heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via the open industry standards ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart. You can decide at the beginning whether you prefer to race against others or compete against yourself. Although the mobile app works as its own game, the full experience is enhanced by connecting to a desktop version and using the mobile app as a remote control.

 

2. Strava, the best metrics tracker ever!

 

We’re starting with the most obvious app, the one that needs no introduction. It’s hard to beat Strava when it comes to tracking fitness data. The long-running app is quick, comprehensive, and extremely accurate. Since it launched in 2009, Strava has gone on to become hugely popular and for many, it's the go-to app for all cycle rides. Compared to many of its competitors — like RunKeeper or Runtastic — it offers a deeper suite of features while also performing them faster. You can use the app to track or calculate your time, distance, average pace, speed, and estimated power output — you’re even able to record your routes live.

‘Segments’ show your times on leaderboards so you can see how you compare to others who have cycled the same road, and the social functionality that allows you to follow the weekly progress of cycling friends, join clubs and take part in challenges that really is the reason for Strava's unrelenting popularity. Best of all, you can share your stats on leaderboards and connect with friends via its deep social offering — something it does better than any other app on the market.

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes their attitude and ambition.

 

3. Endomondo, the perfect personal coach!

 

Endomondo is designed to be your personal trainer and as such features ‘audio encouragement’ to motivate you during exercise, including how you are performing against pre-determined goals. The app can also track around 40 other sports beside running and cycling. Part of its appeal is in its simplicity compared to other similar apps like Strava. It tracks duration, speed, calories and can be used with a heart rate monitor, and will keep a full training log allow you to easily analyze your training. Plus, it even has an amazing feature called “Pep Talks” where you can have a friend send a personalized message while tracking you live, offering fully customized motivation.

 

4. Garmin Connect, remembers everything about you!

 

Most people will probably find that the app’s most useful feature is its calendar. If you own a Garmin Edge cycling computer – a 520 or an 820, for example – the calendar allows you to review rides you’ve done in the past, using the app as a detailed training diary.

If you plan to purchase a fitness tracker to monitor your progress, Garmin is the best option. Its app is much more user-friendly than some of its competitors and you can log everything in a comprehensive daily calendar that breaks down your average speeds, elevations, durations, distances, and other cycling metrics. The app makes it simple to compare your performance with friends - as well as other users - via Garmin Segments and it also crunches detailed charts displaying your data logged over time.

 

 

5. Relive, the best visualizer!

 

Record any ride on Strava or Garmin Connect, Endomondo or Polar and see it played out for you on a 3D map, complete with speed, heart rate and power data if you like and any snaps you took along the way if you uploaded them to Strava.

Relive captures your ride data from Strava, Garmin Connect, Endomondo or Polar and transforms it into a stunning moving map. Any ride of 10 km or more for a duration of 12 hours or less can be uploaded. After your ride has been shared to your logging service, Relive sends you an email with a link to your video.

Once you’ve sweated, grunted, and suffered through a long and tough ride, there’s nothing as rewarding as being able to recap your ride through high-resolution moving images.

No app. feature the visual grace and fluidity of Relive, nor its smooth aesthetic. The videos even look similar to the 3D satellite maps commentators often use during TV coverage of big cycling events. Short of wearing a GoPro, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to capture your cycling memories.

Why Choose Bikeroo?

First in line is our no. 1 rule: the YES, we can!

We are a team of professional and passionate cyclists, therefore anything related to cycling is our playground.

Maybe you don’t know it yet, but we are all experimentalists and technology driven people. So, at Bikeroo, you will never get the answer “sorry, that’s all we have”.

 

If you come at Bikeroo with a problem or a request and we don’t have the product you need, we will design it or adapt it for you. Many of our new technologies came out from our clients needs. We innovated new materials, new shapes and different adaptors to develop new customized products as the best solution.

Make it, not break it! is our no. 2 rule and the second reason to choose Bikeroo.

At Bikeroo, we test the endurance and adaptability of our products, not until they break, but until they really work. After we find a solution, we develop a new product or adapt an existing one, we test it and test it and test it. Within our team, the riding styles are different and our bikes too, so the rule to test an innovation is to make it work on all the available models and different kind of routes and trails. We have all the patience needed to get the right thing and this is happens when we have the unanimity. If one of us is not “ok” with the product, it means we still have work to do. We are all passionate bikers, so perseverance comes from the interior drive to get the best from what you enjoy.

The reason no. 3: NO to “cheap for profit”! All the materials we use are high quality materials, all certified, tested with zero risk and full protection. All our products have guarantee, guaranteed! We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning saddles, accessories and clothing.

Finally, the last but not least is: our fulltime availability! Whenever you feel undecided about your choice, need an advice or have something to say to us, one of us will help you very quickly. We mean, very quickly, like in a matter of hours. We love what we do, any problem you might have, we will solve it, that’s our passion, not an effort!

One last reason is that at Bikeroo you’ll feel like home! We are a family business and like in our family, we take care of each member. Every of our clients is one from the family. If you will work with us, you will get the idea.

The only thing you will have to do by yourself is to pedal, all the rest is our responsibility.

 

PS. If you love friendly people, passionate about cycling and new challenges, we wait for you at Bikeroo

Why choose a Bikeroo saddle?

Dear Biker Lovers,

Last time, we talked about what our clients told us on saddle problems coming from a wrong saddle choice.

How do you know you have the wrong saddle? It’s easy. If you have low back pain, sitting pain, shoulders tension or general discomfort during the ride, the conclusion is that your saddle is not the right one for you. Riding styles, gender and anatomic differences, all have an input in choosing the saddle.

As passionate cyclists, we had ourselves all types of pain you can get from wrong choices. But not anymore. That’s why developed new solutions for old problems.

Many of our new technologies came out from our needs or our clients needs. We innovated new materials, new shapes and different adaptors for customized problem solvers. If you come at Bikeroo with a problem or a request and we don’t have the product you need, we will design it or adapt it for you. That’s why our saddle models were award-winning in terms of comfort.

So, because last time we pointed out 5 different issues in choosing the wrong saddle, we are now revealing 5 good choices from Bikeroo’s innovated saddles.

1. We have a bike saddle for every type of riding style

Mountain biking, leisure cycling, professional roadies or stationary cycling, all have a saddle to ride comfortable on from Bikeroo saddles. The extra padded cushion or the dual suspension will help you enjoy your rides for miles and miles, especially if you ride daily or you are a commuter.

If you want to forget the painful rides, all you have to do is invest in a super comfortable bike seat. You will save the money of expensive cycling shorts. The anatomically supportive and comfortable road bike saddles will distribute pressure from your back across the surface of the saddle and will eliminate sit bone pain immediately and for good.

2. We have narrow and wide bike saddles

Our Bikeroo cycling seats, especially designed for different anatomies are a game changer.

For women, we have an ergonomic shape best suited for women’s unique anatomy, wider, adapted to the pelvis structure, with extra padded cushion and dual suspension.

Either you choose to use it on your indoor bike, as your road bike seat, as a stylish beach bike seat or as the comfiest women’s mtb saddle, this bicycle saddle will provide you the comfort you need and help you will feel less pressure on your sensitive area. No need for expensive cycling shorts.

For men, our seats are anatomically supportive distributing pressure from your back across the surface of the saddle and eliminating sit bone pain immediately. Riding an uncomfortable stock bicycle seat can give you prostate problems, chronic back pain and even erectile dysfunction. Our Bikeroo cycling seat, especially designed for men, due to its narrow design, ideal soft padding and a deep center cutout, relief pressure points in your sensitive areas and will allow you to pedal longer without experiencing chaffing, soreness and pain.

3. Universal adapter for right position

As we discussed earlier, the riding position is a key factor in cycling comfort.

The back should be always during a ride in his right position, because many of the back problems are rooted in the wrong riding posture.

So, we offer an adapter which help you mount the saddle on any bike you would have and keep the saddle in the position you need.

4. We use only high quality materials

We carefully considered all customers’ requirements and in order to provide our customer with more satisfying services and quality products, we have contacted our supplier and they have updated their technology and provided us the new look bicycle saddle.

Padded with thick and soft memory foam, our bicycle saddle seats are so comfortable you won’t worry that your money will be wasted.

Designed with dual shock absorbing balls, our bike seats protects your body from pain and bumpy roads. It will be your best partner when you have a long cycling journey. Made of high intensity material, the surface of our bicycle saddles is wear-resistant and smooth. What’s more, this bicycle seats are quite durable and it can bear long time riding without any damage and hurt.

5. We have bike saddles specially created for you

If you have specific health problems, you only have to tell us and we will choose together what is best for you. For example, we designed the Bikeroo bike seat shock absorber for seniors to evenly distribute your weight on the seat so you won't feel pain and pressure on your lower back. The padded bike seat is great for prostate and tailbone relief.