Soon, climbbybike will present the best bike for climbing for the year 2014 on this page. In the selection, a number of elements play a role like the weight of the frame, the torsional stiffness and bracket stiffness (a climb is usually followed by a descent) and the groups that can be put on the bike. And although rather personal of course, it helps that the bike looks good.
When cycling uphill, of course, your gear is essential. To mount a big col it can, especially for novice cyclists, be recommended to opt for a "triple". A triple is a bike with 3 sprockets in front. Make sure the chain runs always in a fairly straight line between the front and rear sprockets.
A triple can go as far as 1 to 1. That is to say that the number of front and rear tooths are equal (e.g. 30/30) and your wheel does exactly one turn per crankshaft revolution (for a racing bike usually 2100 mm).
If you want to go even smaller, you better buy a mountain bike with mountain bike gear.
It is important to find a good cadence. For most climbers, a good cadence is between the 65 and 70 revolutions per minute. Climbing is controlling your heart beat and cadence!
Determine cadence and gear by your expected speed.
* FIRST fill out your speed, NEXT select your front gear
Choose a bike with a bicycle frame that fits your size. To tell you the size of your bike frame you can use the following method:
racing bike: inseam x 0.665
mountain bike (hard tail): 0.226 x inseam
The inseam is the length off the ground to your scrotum (without shoes).
Make sure your brakes work properly, because an ascent is usually followed by a descent. Make sure to have a helmet, also not unnecessary uphill. And cycling shoes are also essential. Make sure the plates under your shoes match your pedals, because there are different systems (Look, Shimano, Time ...).
A bike computer and heart rate are helpful during your preparation and on some (e.g. the Garmin Edge series) you can post climbing routes. Download them via climbbybike!
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