Do you know all the bike modalities? Bike riding is something that all people should do, whether for sport or for fun.
From children we are instigated to ride on small bicycles still with support wheels, then without them and sometimes this “joke” is no longer fun with the passing of the years.
Anyway, there are a lot of people who are serious about cycling in their different modalities. It can be road, track, mountain bike and bmx. In addition, cycling is inserted in another modality: The triathlon which also includes swimming and running. Let’s get acquainted with some bike modalities?
O Speed is the traditional cycling and has grown a lot in Brazil. The bikes for this mode are made to be fast, but are not comfortable.
They have a saddle that is higher than the handlebars so that the cyclist is leaning forward. This creates some discomfort, both in the back and neck.Of course, this is not a problem for those who like the sport and are accustomed to the position.
In addition, bikes cost from 8 to 10,000 reais and need constant maintenance. The speed can be practiced in any street, without needing places for practice. You get greatDistances with ease, after all the bike reaches high speeds. If you are going to start practicing the sport now, opt to buy a used bike. Thus, you do not run the risk of losing money if you do not practice sports.
One of the most traditional competitions is the Tour de France, or the so-called Tour de France. It is one of the most anticipated competitions in the world and occurs every year in July. It has 3 thousand kilometers traveled on bicycles. The results are done individually or by team.
The sport is practiced all over the country.There are even competitions, trails and MT groups scattered throughout Brazil. MTB needs to be done on tracks that are sometimes difficult to access.Therefore, it may take some work to move to a place conducive to practice. In addition, the bikes need constant maintenance, after all the terrains where they pass are quite bad which deteriorates the equipment quickly.
But it’s worth it! The contact with nature, with beautiful and different environments with each ride.This is very rewarding for anyone who practices a sport. Like speed, there are several related groups that Welcome the newbies.
The Montain Bike is an adventure sport and has numerous climbs and descents. The bikes are lightweight and thick tires with the suspension sturdy to “hang on”. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter, usually considered small for someone adult.
MTB has other specific modalities. Check it:
The cross country is an adaptation of road cycling to off-road pedals. It is made with long distances, such as trails, beach, grass, road and non-asphalt.It is the most practiced MTB in our country. This is, after all, well maintained long trails and dirt roads.
The XCM is a differentiated modality which means cross country marathon. It is made on roads, asphalt and trails. The tests last for two hours and have very long circuits that do not go full circle. XCO is similar to XCM. He gained popularity in the Olympic circuit. Both the XCO and the XCM are sporting modalities in Cross Country.
Downhill has more adrenaline among MTB practices. You descend hills as fast as possible with bikes with a 26 ‘rim. The tires are wider than in the other modes.
It takes a lot of technique and practice to go down the mountains, so the equipment is very robust: helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and shin guards.The maximum time spent by the cyclist is 10 minutes.
There are people who go cycling just for fun. If you want to ride a bike for two or threeTimes a week this is the ideal mode. It can be done in parks or even on the street.
It pays to get family and friends together for a bike ride. There are also several groups in the country that make recreational bike rides. Regardless of how you bike, what’s important is to enjoy the experience. You do not need to be a super professional, expert of the thing, but you can have a lot of fun with practice.
Now that you know the bike modalities, the first step is to buy a good bike (eitherNew or used), that is comfortable, and according to the bike modality that you want to do. In addition, it will be a great reason to gather family and friends for a different tour and connected with nature.
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