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AGILEDOBE Posts: 428
11/20/13 11:47 A

I would say to go with a 7 speed since you are just getting started. Even a small grade is hard to bike when your muscles are out of tone. Being able to shift gears will help keep you going while you get stronger.

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11/20/13 9:43 A

I agree that the terrain you want to ride on is the determining factor in what type of bike you should get. As for diet, I'd just stick to the calorie ranges suggested by SP and fill those calories with as many whole, unprocessed foods as possible.

Are you planning on adding strength training in as well? Cardio alone won't give you good muscle tone.

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11/20/13 9:12 A

Where do you plan to ride? Flat or hilly, paved roads or bike paths or dirt/gravel?

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11/20/13 8:24 A

Hey Everyone, I am a working girl and spend most of my day at office, sitting on a desk. I have started gaining weight, and my body is losing it's shape. Therefore, I am planning to start exercising like running and I am fond of cycling. So if you people could suggest me a ride like a fixed gear or 7-speed bike ? which one's better. It would certainly be of help to me. And if a diet plan could be included than what should I go for ?

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