The advantages of Titanium Cranksets

Bike riders that want to upgrade their bicycles should consider installing titanium cranksets on their bikes. The advantages of titanium cranksets include the weight reduction of the cranksets when compared with traditional cranksets. Less weight results in a lighter bike and thereby the improved performance of the bicycle. In addition, titanium cranksets allow for precise and smooth shifting, resulting in improved speed and precision.

Another of the advantages of titanium cranksets is the reliability that they offer. Corrosion problems do not play a role with titanium cranksets, thus increasing the lifecycle of the cranksets. It is possible to fit a titanium crankset to almost any type of bicycle on the market, and there is a wide range of sizes available to choose from.

With titanium cranksets, manufacturers are able to improve the aerodynamics of the cranksets through the use of precise machining techniques. The reduced weight combined with the aerodynamic shape results in a noticeable improvement in the performance of a bicycle.

Professional bicycle riders prefer titanium cranksets due to the precision, smooth shifting, durability and the weight reduction that they offer when compared to traditional cranksets. Titanium cranksets are also stiffer when compared with traditional cranksets, and this allows for more precise handling and a smoother ride.

The importance of pro indoor cycling training rollers

Indoor training is usually considered an alternative for the winter months, or those dark weather days when training, albeit necessary, is just not practical. Who would think to spend a perfectly clear, mild May afternoon inside one’s workout space, cycling on rollers? Staring out the window, or worse, at the TV, for an image one could just as well go out and experience in fresh air.

What keeps a cyclist training indoors when a perfectly good outdoors bike has been available and has worked this whole time?

The answer is results. Ironman champions, professional cyclists and fitness enthusiasts around the globe have noticed a dramatic increase in performance with indoor cycling training rollers as a principal means of training. The primary advantage of indoor training is exactly that which stands to be its weakness- a controlled setting. With the indoor rollers, the cyclist is able to wildly enhance the workout safely, and allows the cyclist to strengthen mental focus and strength in addition to muscular strength and endurance.

A novice to indoor cycling training rollers may want to use the device in a doorway or where the cyclist can stabilize, as it is up to the rider to maintain balance. This self-equilibrium, however, is a quickly and naturally acquired skill, and is vital to the mental fortitude necessary for endurance training.

Also, the need for balance is a superb motivator to maintain speed, which makes this device perfect for those wishing to turbo charge their workouts. With no forward momentum, there is less risk of serious harm should one have too much turbo in their charge, which makes bike rollers the method of choice for trainers who seek a device with results engrained in the design.

GIST reviews: FIR wheels

It is no secret that we at Gist Italia adore working with out partners at FIR. So here’s a shoutout to this wheels manufacturer in the form of a review.

Smooth, cutting, with a sharp design made to endure the tough grind of the road, FIR wheels are proud Italian production at its finest.Since the Arrigioni brothers founded FIR, or Fabbrica Italiana Ruote, in 1956, the brand has used style, science, and a gracious appreciation for user feedback to become a key player in the bicycle tire market.

FIR revolves around championship

They use professional cyclists as test subjects for their new products. This practice set the company ahead of the curve in quality, and in 1980, Fabbrica Italiana Ruote introduced the world’s first wheels manufactured from carbon. From then on, FIR has played an integral part in many cyclists’ successes, propelling Stephen Roche to his 1987 Triple Crown victory, through the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the World Road Race championship.

FIR is now a staple tire of the bicycle racing establishment.Thanks to FIR tire designer, Matteo Nuzzi, the company has been able to roll out a new line of tires that successfully balances the beauty of design with the need for technical flawlessness. FIR’s main focus is road and mountain-bike use, and its emphasis is on outstanding performance derived from a perfection in materials, design and performance.