Florida Blvd and Laffayette stores open Sunday 1-5pm.
Welcome to Our Online Location
Thanks for visitng Capitol Cyclery in Louisiana. Please browse our online store and then come in an visit us. We've got lots more in our stores than we can show you online, so be sure to call if you don't see the model you were hoping to find.
We've Got A Seat For You - Selecting the right saddle can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of models ranging from titanium-rail race versions to plush comfort saddles. And, a wide range of materials and designs are used to enhance comfort including gel, springs, foam, special cutaway tops and gender-specific shapes. For recreational riding where you sit upright and pedal at a regular pace, a medium-width model with plenty of cushioning is usually best. If you ride more strenuously over longer distances, pedaling at a fast rate, a narrow seat is usually better because wider ones can cause chafing on your inner thighs. Keep in mind that, with any saddle, it takes a few rides to break your body into the saddle and usually, the more frequently you ride, the sooner you'll be comfortable. If you're still hurting after a few rides, however, it's an indication that the seat isn't right for your anatomy and you should try different types until you find one that works. Check out our selection. We've got saddles to meet every need.
For Revolutions Per Minute, this is how you calculate your "cadence," or pedaling speed. Simply count the number of complete pedal revolutions (one side) you do in 15 seconds and multiply by 4 to determine how fast you're spinning. A good target for fitness riders is to maintain 70 to 90 RPM.