Monday, April 30, 2012

Bike Shop Louisville: How to lose weight cycling

At our bike shop near Louisville, we meet many people who want to lose weight cycling. Casual cycling does not automatically result in weight loss. Those who are able to lose weight cycling are those who set out to do so through a combination of dietary changes and a cycling plan that has the rigor to get results. Here are a few secrets that help maximize the exercise benefits of riding: A bike that is sized to fit will help your body burn calories. When fit is not good, sometimes riders are not getting the full calorie-burning benefit from riding as they are slumped in their seat. Beginning with a stretch and warm-up routine every time protects bodies from injury and helps muscles prepare to work efficiently. Building the intensity level of exercise gradually helps people be safe and successful. Beginning with a low-intensity ride that is manageable, and focusing on developing the pattern of cycling every day is an effective approach. Successful cycling fitness routines alternate short periods of rigorous exercise with rest have been shown to be the most effective. This method allows you to use your energy more efficiently than a continuous hard push where you actually lose strength over time. In order to lose weight, you will need to burn more calories than you consume, so your routine is only one piece of what’s needed to lose weight cycling.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Louisville bike shop #1 consumer choice!

We are pleased and honored to announce that Scheller's won the award for in the best bike shop in Louisville in the Louisville A-List. We thank all of our customers who nominated and voted and all those who have supported us since our start in 1979 to becoming the top choice of bike shops in our area, with five locations in Louisville, Clarksville, and Lexington.
We started working with bikes as kids. Greg, Tim and Marty all worked  in small bike shops in Evansville, Indiana which were owned and operated by family friends.  We love that the shop has our own racing team now. We love all the changes we've seen in bikes, and in the communities we live and work in. But one thing that has not changed- our commitment to serving our customers is the same as its always been, and that has not gone unnoticed.
We appreciate all the folks who left comments on the site saying what they appreciate about our business.
Thank you so much!

Monday, April 16, 2012

What you need to know about the full suspension mountain bike, Lexington


We recently blogged about hardtail bikes, and why our customers like them. Today we are blogging about why folks choose full suspension mountain bike in Lexington. Your decision about suspension will be based partly on the type of riding you do, and largely on your personal preferences. Today, more people opt for full suspension than ever before.
Full suspension bikes give a plush, smooth, unbelievably comfy ride. They have great grip on all kinds of surfaces, and absorb the stress of technical trail like a dream. If you like a bike that cuts through rough trails like a knife through butter, this is your kind of ride. Full suspension offers greater control, so you will feel comfortable and boldly go where you have never gone before. For cyclists who like the extreme technical trail, these bikes tend to be the preference. The modern models with full suspension will not slow you down the way these bikes did in a bygone era. With their speed and control, they are both excellent on the climb and graceful and fast on the descent.
With the improvements of the last decade, full suspension bikes have become incredibly popular. These are not the awkward ugly dinosaurs they were in the 90’s- they are now super light, and look sleek and hot. A full suspension bike will weigh only about a pound more than most hardtails, so many riders find that the extra weight is worth the benefits of comfort and control. Full suspension bikes now come with rear suspension lockout mechanisms, which has made them much better climbers, formerly their great weakness. This feature and their new light design has earned them loyal following among serious cyclists.
If you’d like to try out a full suspension mountain bike, we have a wide selection of Trek bicycles that are getting great reviews. Come by our shop in Lexington and try one out.

Friday, April 13, 2012

What you need to know about the hardtail mountain bike- Lexington


Before buying a mountain bike in Lexington, you will have to decide if you are a hardtail or a full suspension kind of rider. Your bike’s suspension is what keeps your tires grounded and cushions the bumps when going over rough road or trail. In this post we will explore hardtail bikes, which are bikes with rigid frame and front-only suspension. In an upcoming post we will describe the full suspension system.
Suspension used to be a simple choice: serious bikers chose hardtail. It was the bike of every world champion off-road cyclist. In the past 12 years there has been so much great advancement in full suspension, it has really leveled the playing field. Now you have to make the tough decision of which side you will come down on!
People choose hardtail bikes because they are super light, super tough, fast-pedaling, and comparably cheap. The simpler design and greater sensitivity appeals to some riders.
Dirt-jumpers tend towards the hardtail due to its durability and simplicity. Hardtails are often chosen for off-road trails, single track, and racing as well.
Hardtail is still common in competition due to its no-nonsense, light, responsive design. Beginners may choose hardtail for it basic, low-maintenance design, for its sensitivity to terrain, and its budget-friendliness.
Stay tuned for our upcoming post about the plush, fierce full suspension ride…

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Your bike shop Lexington: development of the modern mountain bike


As long as there have been bicycles, riders have experimented with taking them off the beaten path, but it wasn’t until the 1970’s that riders began putting gears and BMX bars on their heavy Schwinn cruisers and bombing mountains in Marin County, California on what they called “klunkers”. Klunkers led the way to the first bonafide mountain bike being introduced by Joe Breeze, right around the time we opened our bike shop in Lexington. The pic here shows the Breezer number one, the first special purpose mountain bike, and what a long way its come since then!
After 30-some years of tinkering, today’s mountain bike is ultra light, speedy, and uses high tech components. Its geometry is designed for maximum speed. These engineering advances have made mountain biking a sport with an international following, and world championship. Subtypes of the sport have developed, along with their respective interpretations of the mountain bike. We now have crosscountry, single track, endurance riding, technical trail, and downhill…more than we could have imagined in 1979.
We have helped all kinds of riders in the Lexington area find the right bike for their tastes and preferences. All of our bikes are made with components built to last, so even our basic, no-frills models will be with you for the long haul. Check out our website, to see the range we offer, or come in and take one of our first-rate mountain bikes for a spin.