Daily Archives: April 22, 2017

Tips for a beginner for choosing mountain bikes and bicycles

 

Are you hooked on the MTB but the bike you have does not cover your needs? If so, you have to buy one among the many mountain bikes that are there to get you started on mountain biking.

If your first mountain rides were with a basic bike, you will have noticed that something has to be changed. And we do not tell you because you can not keep up with your fellow riders, that depends a good way on your legs and an adequate diet for the practice of cycling , but we say it for a subject of safety and durability in addition To prevent joint pain .

  • And you may wonder quite possibly: and what do I buy myself?

Before you go into online stores or go to the neighborhood bike shop it would be convenient to have a few basic concepts.

Rigid or double bicycle?

I guess you’ve already noticed, but BTT without damping is already history. Any BTT that is at least equipped with front cushioning.

First dilemma: rigid or double? Doubles are more comfortable if the terrain is abrupt or loose. They are heavier bikes. The rigid ones allow you to run more, but in some situation your back may thank a double.

If it is your first investment we would recommend a rigid one. So you can opt for a bicycle with better components at the same price as a double.

  • Disc brakes or pickups?

Without a moment’s thought! Always disc brakes. The effectiveness and quality of the braking leaves no doubt. The disc brake on steep slopes will be your great ally. It is the one that will guarantee you to stop as and when you want.

So in this aspect discards without doubt a mountain bike with brake pads.

  • Wheels of 26 “, 27.5” or 29 “?

At the moment it seems that if you do not have a bike with 29 “wheels you are not a real biker. Although the trend of the market is relegating to 26 “low-end bikes, there is still a market for all but not seem.

The purists will say that the 26 “are for mousetrap routes and that the 29” are for routing. You will also hear that the 29 “pass the steps better and pull more. And that the 27.5 “are somewhere between the 26” and 29 “.

We would tell you to choose one that fits your height. If you are under opts between a 26 “or a 27.5”. If you are of medium height let yourself be carried by your tastes, although you will decant by a 27.5 “or 29”. If you are tall a 29 “may be your best choice.

DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 – Latest 2017 Model – Features and Specifications

 

The Multistrada 1200 is a motorcycle manufactured by Ducati since 2010. The engine is a redesigned version of the Testastretta of the 1198 superbike, which is now called the Testastretta 11 ° for its 11th valve crossing (reduced by 41 °). All models include cable accelerator, selectable engine mapping (full power with sensitive or relaxed throttle response, and reduced power with relaxed throttle response) and adjustable traction control through eight levels, called DTC ( Ducati Traction Control).

Here are detailed the main features of the bike so you can know better. This information comes from public sites, mostly from the original pages of the manufacturers.

Year of manufacture of the model: 2017 – Present
Engine: 1198cc (160 HP) 90 ° V-Twin, Liquid-cooled, 4-strock, 4-valves desmodromic
Front Tire: 120 / 70-17
Rear Tire: 190 / 55-17
Unladen weight ready to roll and full tank: 232 kg (511.47 lb)
Tank capacity: 20.06 lt (5.3 gal)
Front Light Focus: H11 55W

ACCESSORIES

These accessories are specially designed to protect the bike from knocks and falls, especially when traveling on rural roads and you have to face roads in bad conditions. It also ensures the protection of the motorcyclist with accessories such as windshields and side protectors that in many cases protect the driver’s legs, becoming indispensable accessories for your motorcycle.

CONTROLS AND HANDLES

Several of these accessories will allow you to have a more comfortable experience when you ride your bike and at the same time protect your health, for example: regulate the height of the steering wheel and reduce the pressure on your back (Steering wheel lifter); Put new stirrups that give you more security and firmness; Eliminate steering wheel vibration; Adjust the gear lever to the size of your boot and more.

CLOTHING ACCESSORIES

When traveling you need extra space to store your personal items and others. Here we have a wide range of cloth cases, which you can install in different places of the bike, for example, the “Tank Suitcase” allows you to carry the objects that you frequently used during the trip: glasses, cell phone, camera, etc. .