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Bike Australia Issue #21

BIKE Australia is an exciting magazine for the enthusiast as it covers the depth and breadth of cycling. It provides readers with tips on technique, nutrition, fitness, feature stories and reviews on the latest cycling products.

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Australia
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English
Издатель:
Nextmedia Pty Ltd
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tifosi

Italian word that means “fans” and is used to describe a group of supporters, especially in sports. Tifosi is used for a mixed gender or an all-male group; masculine singular is tifoso, feminine singular tifosa, feminine plural tifose. Any race in Italy draws out the tifosi. They will line the sides of the roads, crowd the team buses, and spill out of the bar to watch sporting coverage. The tifosi add colour to cycling. They add passion, and they add spectacle. And in this case, they add drama alongside the road of the Tour of Lombardy, the final Classic of the 2017 season.…

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what bike should i buy?

There's no other question that echoes throughout bike shops, groups of cycling friends and internet forums around the world in such a pervasive way. Having grown up playing on bikes after school (and sometimes beforehand) and working in bike shops through university and beyond, it's a quesion I'm familiar with. With that in mind, and with summer upon us and stores awash with new bikes for 2018, we've looked across all the options out there and put together what we think are some of the very best bikes to be considering within their respective categories. There was no way we could look at every bike on the market, but read our writers' tips for what to look out for in each style of bike, and let their advice guide you in…

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gloves or no gloves?

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF BIKE RIDERS: those who wear gloves and those who don’t. We know a lot of great reasons to pull on a set of gloves. For the pros, it’s another ‘wearable billboard’ that can be printed with sponsors’ names. For the rest of us, gloves offer protection from the cold, the wind, the sun, and all those awful hard surfaces we might land on if we crash. But ride without gloves and you’ll experience the unmediated sensations of the bike in your hands, the velvety texture of your bar tape, or the spongy give of your grips. You’ll feel light and free, master of your braking and steering. For us, safety will always come first, but if you’re a perennial glove-wearer, here’s a tip: pick a…

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how to prep for a big ride

Big miles mean big smiles, but you don’t want to find yourself slowing everyone down because you’ve forgotten something, you’ve hunger flatted, or your bike isn’t working. Here’s Bike mag’s ultimate night-before shakedown that’ll set you up for a sound night’s sleep before a big day on the pedals. 1) BOSS YOUR BIKE Go over your bike with some Allen keys, checking all your bolts are nice and tight, and give your cranks and headset a wiggle to make sure they’re not loose. Check your tyres for any bits of glass or too much wear and tear. Better to change them now than on the side of a highway while 16 of your riding buddies look on. Get your tyre pressure right, too. Nothing says ‘sorry, I’m running five minutes late’ like…

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you should know

8 THINGS WE’VE CARRIED IN WATER BOTTLES // “ Water in the short bottle; Mimosa in the taller one” // Hearing aids, during a soaking rain // Rooibos tea // Wine berries, to take home for cereal or baking // Hot chocolate with baileys // A bluetooth speaker // Science experiments How to Keep Up “LEARN THE ART OF LOAFING!” says contributing writer Selene Yeager. “When trying to hang with stronger riders, minimise your workload. If you take a pull at the front, keep it to about 400m.” Try to stay on the wheel of the smoothest, most consistent rider, says online editor Lydia Tanner. “Even if you get dropped, you’ll learn something that’ll make you faster next time.” On climbs, start in the front and slowly drift back, says contributing writer…

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no lock? no problem

“Bring your bike inside with you. People usually aren’t too stoked, but no one has ever stopped me.” - Lydia Tanner “Make the bike a huge pain in the ass to get to, like behind all the shopping carts at the grocery store.” - Pat Heine “Flip open the rear quick-release lever and shift (but don’t pedal) the rear derailleur several clicks. A thief will jam the gears and pull the rear wheel out, immobilising the bike but not damaging it. The risk: if you don’t remember to close the QR and shift the gears back before you ride off, you’ll be the one on the ground.” - Joe Lindsey “Park near a window at the cafe, then request the table right next to it.” - Jen Sherry, managing editor “Taking the chain off…

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