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The Most Common FAQ's About Cycling

Posted by Teresa Haines on

On the surface cycling seems like a fairly straight-forward activity. Jump on a bike and pedal. But when one starts to get serious about cycling, with longer and more frequent rides, the minute details and intricacies start to make a difference. Being more knowledgeable about cycling can help you experience a more comfortable, successful ride. We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions asked by those beginning cyclists who are interested in elevating their knowledge of cycling as a sport. 

  1. What is the difference between frame sizing and wheel sizing? Generally, children's bikes are measured by wheel size where adults are measured by frame size. Most manufacturers measure from the top of the bike seat post tube to the center of the crank. 
  2. Are cycling clothes really necessary? Where the wearing of some type of clothing while biking is legally necessary, the use of cycling clothes is not, though they are recommended. The proper shorts and jerseys, specifically designed for cycling, are created with fabrics meant to keep you cool, comfortable and chafe free. 
  3. Why is it important to wear cycling shoes? Transitioning from traditional athletic shoes to shoes designed for cycling will allow less foot fatigue. Special soles and ventilated, moisture-wicking materials allow you to not only experience more comfort while riding but allow for better grip on the pedals. 
  4. What should I look for in a helmet? The style and model of helmet is completely up to you. What is important is a good fit. Your helmet should fit snugly, have a chin strap and stay in place. Ventilation will help keep you comfortable and aid in keeping you from overheating.

As cycling and running enthusiasts, the HeadSweats staff and family are passionate about both sports and hope to extend that passion to others. We are the leading manufacturer of cycling caps and cycling hats that keep riders safe, cool and comfortable. All of Headsweats head gear is uniquely designed with patented fabric-wicking materials and our exclusive included headband stops sweat from blinding riders. Experience the difference a HeadSweats cycling cap makes on your next ride.