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Cycling Injury Causes

Causes

  • Riding a bicycle that is not properly fit to the rider.
  • Using a helmet that does not properly fit the rider
  • Keeping the elbows locked instead of slightly flexed.
  • Not changing hand position for the duration of a ride.
  • Staying on the “drops” for extended periods of time.
  • Riding at too high a gear ratio and/or too high a revolution per minute (RPM).
  • Overuse from riding too long or over terrain that is too difficult.
  • Falls
  • Being struck by another vehicle including other bicycles and cars.