• dave commented on the blog what are the best insoles for cycling? 73 days ago
    Hi jimm, If i was you I would avoid wearing superfeet insoles as I have once used them and they arent good enough espcailly not for cycling as for long distance because they are so rigid they really do build up the pressure and begin to hurt your...
  • jimm published a blog post what are the best insoles for cycling? 73 days ago
    Need some tips on what to buy please!
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    • dave 73 days ago

      Hi jimm, If i was you I would avoid wearing superfeet insoles as I have once used them and they arent good enough espcailly not for cycling as for long distance because they are so rigid they really do build up the pressure and begin to hurt your feet. As for scholl ones they are practically cheap garbage soles to be honest... no good not even for everday wear and tear... these insoles will do more harm than good to your feet.. they are designed for cycling eithier so it is best to find some specially made insoles just for cycling..

      Oh yeah I wouldnt even advise you buy custom insoles eithier because they are to fixed and rigid. the best soles for cycling are the gel ones that mold and adapt as you cycle.. because your foot changes postion and doesnt need arch support when you pedal it just needs cushioing from the pedal.

      Also just because a website is number 1 on google doesnt make them the best just makes them the best at mareting there site and buying themselves up to the top.

      I hope this clears up your confusion.. really hope it doesnt make you even more confused :D

  • erm favourite musics hmmm.. I would say rock music and ballads. I have not been riding very long though so my choice of music may change :)
  • Just as the title says.. what is you favorite music to cycle to. Me, I prefer to cycle with something with beat and something to keep me motivated. The beat also helps keep my rythm.. the best music for this is dance music.. 90's ofcourse non of...
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    • luke 73 days ago

      erm favourite musics hmmm.. I would say rock music and ballads. I have not been riding very long though so my choice of music may change :)

  • dave posted to the wire 73 days ago
    Some times the best cyclist are only the best because of the really expensive gear they have! So not fair. But to be the best to afford the best gear you need to train!
  • dave posted to the wire 73 days ago
    Went down hill on my bike today... epic fail ended up at in the ditch at the bottom haha something went wrong with my brakes. Had mud all over me, friends laughing not good..
  • Sprinter commented on the blog Are squats good? 73 days ago
    Well I occasionally do squats for my legs and they have really helped me...with my speed though as im not really a long distance kind of guy and never have been. Usually long distances runners and cyclists need to have less weight and more stamina...
  • dave published a blog post Are squats good? 73 days ago
    Can sqaut exercises really help with cycling? I know that squats can build strength in your legs and 100 meter runners do it all the time but I am a logn distance cyclists and have never really donw any weighted leg exercises before so this is new...
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    • Sprinter 73 days ago

      Well I occasionally do squats for my legs and they have really helped me...with my speed though as im not really a long distance kind of guy and never have been. Usually long distances runners and cyclists need to have less weight and more stamina but saying that if you look at the tour de france cyclists most of them do squats and they are the longest of the long cyclists around.... We will also try to add a spell checker to the website soon!

  • dave commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 73 days ago
    What sprinter said is correct. It is most liekly down to your cycling shoes not absoring and spreading the pressure when you press down on the epdals.. you need to sort this out buy buying some good insoles or if your budget can stretch to it buy...
  • Sprinter commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 73 days ago
    -oh yeha there is a link at the top of rbs poiting to a good site tht sells some fairly decent insoles too... there much better than the superfeet and scholl ones you hear so much about.. iv never honestly liked those ones they have infact hurt my...
  • Sprinter commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 73 days ago
    It is probabaly a good idea for the time being to stop cycling.. because it sounds like you are irratating the plantar fascia and this is causing the inflmmation and itchy pain this can cause get plantar fasctiis if you are not carefull. So best be...
  • luke commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 74 days ago
    Do I carry on cycling or do I have to wait to sort this out first? Oh somethign else to mention is that the pain  start of as kind like inchin on ym arches and then this gets worse and worse as I cycle.
  • luke commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 74 days ago
    I use the ball of my foot to pedal, is that right? I just looked at my feet and I am not quite sure what normal feet are to be honest. They are slightly flat but still have a arch. I do have some cyling shoes.. well they had cycling in the name so I...
  • Sprinter commented on the blog Need help! foot pain 74 days ago
    Have you got fallen arches? high arches? what about your cycling shoes.. are thye new old? what sort of sole do they have and where is the placement of your foot on the pedal?
  • luke posted to the wire 74 days ago
    Currently got foot pain.. this so isn't fair as I have only just started cycling...
  • luke published a blog post Need help! foot pain 74 days ago
    Hey, I am new to this whole cycling thing. I am 20, I have always really got my exercise from jogging and playing football but just started cycling.. probabaly because the tour de france is coming up and I wanna be just like those guys. Anyway been...
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    • Sprinter 73 days ago

      It is probabaly a good idea for the time being to stop cycling.. because it sounds like you are irratating the plantar fascia and this is causing the inflmmation and itchy pain this can cause get plantar fasctiis if you are not carefull. So best be on the safe side of things. You are using the ball of your foot when you pedal which correct.. maybe it is down to a muscle imabalance in your feet that cuases tissue to press down somewher eit shouldnt.. some say that you can maybe correct this by wearing arch support insoles or something like this prefably gel insoles as they adapt to the motions of your feet better than arch support insoles do because in cycling how your foot pedals means that insoles arch support can sometimes not help.. and rather you need to stop pressure and shocks...getting through and inflaming your arches because your cycling shoes obviously arent doing the job at the moment so also look at buying some new ones with thicker soles.. that all I can think of at the moemnt which may help you..

      Oh yes one more thing do you stretch your feet before you cycle.. it maybe a good idea to start if you dont as this stop your overstretching the plantar fascia as you cycle and can sort out this kind of thing as well.

    • Sprinter 73 days ago

      -oh yeha there is a link at the top of rbs poiting to a good site tht sells some fairly decent insoles too... there much better than the superfeet and scholl ones you hear so much about.. iv never honestly liked those ones they have infact hurt my feet and caused me more trouble.

    • dave 73 days ago

      What sprinter said is correct. It is most liekly down to your cycling shoes not absoring and spreading the pressure when you press down on the epdals.. you need to sort this out buy buying some good insoles or if your budget can stretch to it buy some decent running shoes. Some cyclsists may argue that you need some custome insoles but most guys who sell cusom insoles are just trying it on with there snakeoil and there is no evidence that custom insoels work better. :) good luck with cycling anyway!

  • Sprinter posted to the wire 74 days ago
    We have just launched rbs cycling team.. We dont expect to be the biggest social network in the world.. far from it. We want this community here on rbs to be small but helpful and meaningful!
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