Summer usually marks the time where you no longer need the layers for the early morning rides. With all the layers that can be shed should gloves be one of them? While the winter gloves no longer have a place, fingerless or vent gloves still have a utility for many. Here are a couple of reasons to wear gloves in the summer:
- Padded gloves relieve pressure on the Ulnar and Median nerves that run down the underside of the forearm
- Pressure on the median nerve is what causes Carpul Tunnel Syndrom
- Gloves improve your grip and control especially on hot summer days
- Shock Absorption – Would you wish that you had gloves on the last time that you went on a bumpy ride or even took a spill?
-While some may consider calluses to be the mark of manliness there are plenty that would prefer to prevent blisters that would result in calluses and overall discomfort
Ryan C at Noble Sports swears by the Pearl Isumi Elite Gel Vent glove as the best road glove in the universe
Why do you use gloves and if so what kind?
Come by the shop to try on a pair of the Pearl Isumis and try them out for yourself
Now that it is warm enough to break out the bikes from winter hibernation there are a number of things that should be on your check list. Most everyone will make sure that their bikes are dialed in with tune-ups and part replacements. But how many of us take the time to make sure that our bikes are dialed in with our bodies?
Professionals check this frequently, why shouldn’t you at least once? The best way to find out this information is through a bike fit. The most precise fits have traditionally been done by world renowned athletes that cost a pretty penny. Guru has developed an innovative bike fit machine that is computer guided. Check out this Guru bike fit video to see more about how the process works.
Noble Sports is one of only 3 bike shops in Utah that has a Guru bike fit machine so come take advantage of it! Prices start at $75 and it takes 45minutes to an hour. Just call the shop and set up a time to come in. 8014910484.
One of the most common problems that keeps us from riding as much as we would like is saddle soreness. If the problem isn’t addressed then times will get very tough and treatment will mean even more time off of the bike.
There are a number of things that have to be taken into account in order to determine the correct fit for your saddle. One of them is the amount that you move in the saddle, another is your flexibility.
One crucial thing that we are sure that too few of us know is your sit-bone width. Your weight on a saddle is placed on the iscihcal tuberosities or the “sit-bone”. This will of course determine the width of your seat. When you come into the store we can help you figure this and the other variables to make your saddle your friend.
We carry both Shimano and Fi’zi:k saddles. Shimano offers a 30 day trial period with a guaranteed return if you don’t like it. Fi’zi:k saddles we rent for $5 dollars a day and credit that towards your purchase.
It is looking like it will be a fabulous weekend for a ride with weather in the 80s. Come by the shop on Saturday at 9:30 for the group ride and come check out the saddles while how bad yours fits is still fresh in your mind!
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Before you go to throw your trash away, be sure to check out this list below of ways that you can use some of it to save you on your next ride. Energy bar wrappers and newspapers are just some of them.
There are plenty of times where we dont have a patch kit but we did think about bringing a energy bar of some kind. Novel idea for you is fold the wrapper length wise and stick it between the tube and the tire where the hole in the tube is. This will take you far enough to get that patch kit that you’ve been procrastinating.
Dont throw away a half read newspaper, take it with you on your ride! When you get to the bone chilling decent on a crisp morning, just stick it in your jersey for a nice windbreaker. What about when its raining? Take a plastic bag with your instead.
For more ideas check out:http://www.bicycling.com/maintenance/repair-maintenance/trash-cycling-treasure
Of course for the best gear around or experts to lend you some advice stop by the Nobel Sports website:http://noblesports.com/store/index.php or the store
Are you looking for someone to ride with? Ride with us! For 2013 we will have two different types of group rides or “club rides”. These rides will typically be held on Saturdays and an evening during the week. We have one group that is open to everyone and the other group is a women’s only group. Both groups have fast, slow and average riders. What typically happens is we separate and group up once we start riding those wanting to go fast get to the front of the pack, etc. We post information about these rides on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/noblesportsinc, the calendar page on our website, and we send out weekly reminders with our newsletters. Are you looking for people to ride with? Post something on our Facebook page we have lots of riders checking that page daily to see who is riding and who they can go with.
These rides are meant to challenge you to ride a little harder than you would normally, help you be safer and most of all make sure you are having fun. We want all to come and ride with us, from the newbie to the experienced guy. Come ride with us.
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