Friday, 31 January 2014

Cycling Shop

Cycling shops have moved online and offer bike parts, cycle clothing and bicycle accessories all under one address, with prices usually lower than those found in high street shops. Whether it is cycling for fun, as a sports hobby or professional, the cycle shop aims to supply everything the cyclist needs using the internet as the sales and fulfillment channel.
The main driver for shopping online at a cycling shop is the expected lower prices and direct shipment but also as they are not constrained by floor space the cyclist can choose from a wider range of bike brands and accessories.  Online cycling shops and bike accessories retailers such as Alimay Sports are just as passionate about cycling as any bicycle shop and even have to work harder to bring the cycling community the best bike brands, broad range of parts and product options to ensure there is a product for every cyclist and budget. 
Whatever the cyclist needs, the cycling shop aims to have it in stock and then will ship the orders directly to the consumer usually with free shipping. Online cycle shops display their products under a list of categories to give that total bike experience. These categories normally include bike parts, cycling accessories, bicycle components, bicycle clothing and sports nutrition not forgetting complete bikes. 
Today, online cycling shops can deliver a world class shopping experience to cyclists around the world, offering the lowest prices on everything to kit out the cycling enthusiast, and then deliver the order directly to the cyclist with no fuss.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Cycling Accessories Tips - Part 2

Cycling Accessories Tips for the proud owner of a new bike. Part 2.
This is part 2 of cycling accessories tips for any cyclist whether you are in the UK,Ireland,America,Australia or anywhere else to get the maximum enjoyment and health benefits from cycling.

Cycling Shoes
Shoes for the cyclist are next on the list. Ask any seasoned cyclist how much better true cycling shoes are. Normal shoes have too much flexibility at the front of the shoe. Cycling shoes don't. When you're spinning circles with a pedal, a flexible sole doesn't do much for you, except to make your foot tired.
There are a couple of option with cycling shoes. Some attach to "clip-less" pedals -- a little like ski bindings. Some work with toe-clips or platform pedals. Some way of attaching your foot to the pedal is good, because you can press down as well as pull up, you can crank pretty hard without worrying about the shoe coming off the pedal, and it keeps your foot properly positioned.
The key to buying a good cycling shoe is fairly straightforward. Pick the type you want. Looks are important, but blisters and other assorted foot problems are a very high price to pay. At Alimay Sports you will be easily able to find the right cycling shoes which are both attractive and comfortable.

Cycling Clothing
Cycling clothing especially designed for the cycling community really are the business and really adds to the cycling experience. In terms of comfort and function, top-quality bicycle apparel is incredibly well-matched to the task of bicycle riding.
In order of priority, bicycle accessories related purchases could be a helmet and shoes (which we've already discussed in part 1), cycling gloves, and not forgetting some sort of eye protection. The helmet and gloves top the list, because they help protect the cyclist from the ground in case of a fall. Eye protection, such as goggles, keeps bugs and dirt out of your eyes, which also has safety implications. Shoes are so practical that they can't be ignored either. Beyond that, there's a whole world of dazzling cycling clothing that can help make you a more efficient, more comfortable, and safer cyclist.
Why choose cycling-specific clothes beyond this? There can be a lot of wind (of the weather variety) out there in the world. Loose-fitting clothing flaps around, makes lots of noise, traps a lot of air, and makes you feel clammy from the perspiration. Shirts can ride up in the back. There usually aren't enough pockets in the right places. Drab colours may have looked more normal to a conservative eye, but they don't do a thing for visibility in traffic.
So, if you are a city cyclist, consider bright clothes. For cutting through wind, look at reasonably tight jerseys with high-tech fabrics for comfort. There's a lot to pick from. The issue is function.
That also means wearing cycling shorts with padding. You can get casual-style or racing-style shorts --somewhat traditional looking, or very tight. Cycling jerseys, fit tighter, are longer in the back, don't hold too much moisture, and come in designs for improved visibility. For colder weather, there are specialised cyclist jackets, tights and pants, heavier gloves -- a whole variety of great cycling stuff available on Alimay Sports.

Other cycling accessories
A keen cyclist will also have a few more little essentials stored away. One would be a floor pump and a Tyre pressure gauge. If your pump doesn't have a gauge built in, there are separate gauges available for not too much money on the Alimay Sports website. Proper bicycle Tyre inflation lets you know you're rolling along efficiently, without excessive drag. It also lets you know you haven't pumped the tyres up way beyond their rated level, risking a blowout in the process. A gauge can also warn you of slow leaks. Most experienced cyclists check the Tyre pressure every time they ride, along with tightness of key bolts.
A good chain lubricant is another basic. Chain wear, and the related wear on your sprockets, has a lot to do with how a chain is maintained. There's no big mystery about this. Keep the surface of the chain wiped off. Lubricate it with something designed for bicycle chains (no 3-in-1 oil, for example). Don't let it dry out or rust. Don't blast it with water from a high-pressure hose. A squeaky bike is a tell-tale sign that you don't know what you're doing. The chain should last thousands of miles, with proper care.
If you want to occasionally clean the chain more thoroughly, there are chain cleaners available which remove grime (as well as the lubricant) with a solvent. These are especially useful for off-road riding, where the chain (and everything else) can get caked with crud.The lubricant can also do double-duty in keeping your other moving parts moving. You might also want to use something to keep the frame clean and waxed, and to discourage corrosion. You want something that's easy to spray on, and wipe off.
So there you have the Alimay Sports list of cycling accessories covered in two parts. We hope you enjoyed the read. Happy cycling.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Cycling Accessories Tips - Part 1

Cycling Accessories Tips for the proud owner of a new bike. 
To extract the maximum enjoyment and health benefits from cycling then this is where cycling knowledge and some bike accessories come into play. Indeed as in any sport preparation will go along way toward making that first ride on your new bike everything it should be.
Every experienced cyclist knows that few things can ruin a ride faster than a flat Tyre you're not prepared to handle or a change in weather that leaves you cold and wet. Anyone can buy a bike and cycle around on it, but for the progressive and determined cyclist, part of the sport is learning to meet the challenges of riding with style and purpose.
A whole range of bike equipment is available to address the problems you'll face on the road or trail. If you are  like most cyclists, you'll certainly desire the cycling necessities, plus a few toys that catch your eye. Some bike riders happily get by with very little equipment, while others want only the best, and a lot of it. Either type is served well at at any bike retailer,most of whom are passionate about a healthy bicycle approach coupled with a  range of cycling accessories, bike parts and components.
Let's start by looking at some of the basics, this checklist contains the kinds of things a well prepared and committed cyclist should have. It's not a complete list, but it's meant as a guide for those cyclists who are somewhat serious about extracting the maximum out of cycling.

Cycling Helmets.
Starting at the top, and at the top of this list, are bicycle helmets. Wear a helmet every time you cycle. It's that simple. Every cyclist will fall off sooner or later. So it's smart to prepare accordingly. Today's bicycle helmets are not infallible, but they work awfully well. You owe it to yourself.
Pick a helmet that's comfortable. Alimay Sports cycling accessories section have different models and styles where you can find a helmet which fits properly. Wear a helmet with an expanded polystyrene liner -- that's what absorbs the shock of a blow
Fixing Bike Repairs
Now we the "fix your bike" category. Firstly, relax you don't need to carry a complete bicycle repair shop on the road but you need enough little sprockets for bicycle maintenance or repairs.
Buy a small saddlebag to carry this assorted stuff. There are excellent bags which attach under the saddle. you will also need some things to allow you to fix a flat Tyre. Basically, you'll need a patch kit. It will have in it, appropriately, patches, to plug any holes in a tube. It'll also have some glue, and some sandpaper for roughing up the surface so the patch will stick. Get a set of Tyre levers so you can pry the Tyre away from the rim. IF you don't have quick-release hubs, you'll need a wrench for taking the wheel off. A lot of riders also carry an extra tube, just in case the one you're using is totally shredded. It also gives you the choice of fixing the puncture later, and quickly replacing the leaky tube with a good one while on the road.
You'll also need a pump for the bike. They're light and come in a lot of styles. Also if you have got tubular tyres, carry along a pre-stretched and pre-glued Tyre as a spare. That saves all sorts of potential headaches.
Oh yes, buy a good bike lock if you plan to leave your bike parked out of your sight.
Cyclist Water Bottles
The next essential is a bicycle water bottle, with a cage for holding it on your bike. If you ride with much gusto, it's easy to go through a full water bottle or more each hour. Your body's the engine. It needs liquid lubrication. Not only does perspiration cause fluid loss, but a lot of moisture is exhaled as you roll along. A lot of racers use large cycling bottles, and carry two or more bottles on their bikes. There are even water-carrying systems which can be carried on your back. Your dealer can help you decide what is best.
The general rule is to drink before you're thirsty. By the time your body is telling you to drink, your engine may already be a quart or more low.
A lot of good bikes have braze-ons to accept bottle cages. If yours doesn't, they're available with clamps which fit around your tubes.