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Tips on buying Mountain bikes

 

Learning to cycle has purposes, for both pleasure and practical reasons. High quality cycles at reasonable prices are available for daily use. However, in the rough terrains of the roads, mountain bikes are the best suited, with high performance suspensions and well-gripped tires.

While purchasing the cycle, you can  identify the ride feel, study the features and select the best one which suits you both quality-wise and cost-wise. You can select the cycle with matching criteria starting from the low priced to high priced ones.

Mountain Bikes :

The price of these bikes depends on the materials used to produce it and the features thereon.

While going for mountain bike, the following points are to be taken into account –

  • The type of bike – whether it is cross country bike , hard tail bike, Full suspension type,  downhill mountain bikes,  free ride bikes.
  • Mountain bike frame materials – whether it is steel, aluminium, titanium, carbon fiber. This shows the durability of the bikes.
  • Mountain bike materials – brakes, suspension, wheels,  shifting system, saddle.
  • Mountain Bike Sizing Considerations – Buyers should always remember to consider wheel size along with frame size, when considering the right bike for them
  • Within your affordable price ranges for mountain bikes – The bikes prices can be checked online with online sellers of them. It is good to see if there are any discounts and offers available for this Christmas using promotional vouchers to buy these bikes and to save on the price money.
  • Also look for additional things like warranty or guarantee available for the bikes and if any offered by the sellers.

Enjoy a ride with these bikes and stay healthy!

 

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 – USA Specifications

 

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 – USA Specifications
MSRP $13,399 to $13,699 USD

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 1,352cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Fuel system: DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six speed
Final drive: X-Ring chain
Rake / trail: 23 degrees / 3.7 in.
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 13-way compression and 11-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in.
Front Brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
Overall length: 85.4 in.
Overall width: 29.9 in.
Overall height: 46.1 in.
Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
Seat height: 31.5 in.
Curb weight: 566.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Color: Candy Persimmon Red, Metallic Titanium/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 12 months
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Chevrolet Sail 2016 USA: an Appraisal by us

 

Chevrolet introduced its re-designed Chevrolet Sail, both the sedan and hatchback versions, into the markets and has been welcomed with open arms.

Exteriors
The sedan looks amazingly majestic, when viewed from all the sides. The radiator grille is of dual port design, in the front. It is combined with black mesh with chrome finish, giving it an elegant look. The company’s logo in gold, is mounted on this grille, almost dazzling the first time viewers. The headlight huddle, which is fitted on either side of the grille, comprises of high intensity lamps and turn indicators, which are stylish, in their hawk wing design. The bumper, being body colored, complements the other features. The air dam is huge, aiding quick cooling of the engine. When viewed from the side, the Sail is very fashionable, with full covers offered to the steel wheels of base trims and alloy wheels for the top end versions. The outside door handles and rear view mirrors are body colored, looking trendy. The rear end of the sedan is also equally classy looking, with a designer taillight group on both sides of the bumper. This sedan is very roomy and can easily accommodate 5 adults, with its length of 4249 mm, width of 1690 mm and a height of 1503mm.

Interiors
The interiors of the sedan are as elegant as its exteriors, with black colored power steering, which has the company logo embellished on it. The dashboard is made of an excellent quality, scratch proof plastic, which is incorporated with an audio system and instrument panel. The instrument panel comprises of many notifications, helping the driver, like low fuel warning lamp, a trip meter and average fuel consumption reading, with the top end trims even offering door ajar warning and driver seat belt warning, for increased safety. The boot capacity is 370 liters.

Beneath the Bonnet
There is a 1.2 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1199 cc in the petrol variant, which has four cylinders and sixteen valves, with the ability to produce maximum power of around 82.4 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 108.5 Nm at 5000 rpm. This engine is endowed with multi point injection fuel supply system. The diesel variant is fitted with a 1.3 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1248 cc and has a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. The petrol version delivers a mileage of 15.9 km/l in cities and 18.2 km/l on highways. The diesel version gives a mileage of 18.9 km/l in city and 22.1 km/l on highways.