Although cycling is a low impact sport and often recommended for athletes with knee issues from running, there are still risks to the knees with cycling.
There are many factors that affect the ability to generate power on a bike and turn that into forward momentum. One of them is saddle-position: height and fore-aft.
On a full suspension bike a level saddle often becomes nose up if the rear suspension sags more than the front. XC riders may want to then tilt their saddle down…
The Fire Road is a 100km (60 mile) dirt road race held in southern Utah that has been steadily attracting a larger and deeper list of riders over the past few years.
This year marked the 4th Fire Road which offers up 3 metric distances: 25km, 60km and 100km, as well as a short kid’s race.
If you suffer from riding-related pain in your feet, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders and neck, wrists or hands, or just wear yourself out faster than seems reasonable, something is not right with your bike – body relationship.
Leroy Popowski (Juwi – Slipstream) and Rhae Shaw (Liv Giant) were the first placed men’s and women’s riders at the Fire Road 100km race on Saturday July 5th at Cedar City.