By Rick Schultz As a USAC coach and elite bike fitter, one question I get all of the time is, “What do you ride?” I currently have three bikes. A 2012 Cervelo R5CA, a 2015 Giant TCR Advanced and a 2018 Trek Madone 9.4. They share the chainring gearing, and all three have dual power meters from different manufacturers. The Cervelo is running Assioma DUO power meter pedals, … [Read more...] about What Do You Ride, Coach? My Rig
By Rick Schultz Rating: Hot Can change settings during the ride without turning off and starting the recording overBoth ANT+ and Bluetooth BLE sensor connectivitySet up your display screens easily via smart phone appContains all functionality that most cyclists will want. … [Read more...] about Bryton Rider 420 GPS Bike Computer Review
By Rick Schultz Rating: https://www.albabici.com/selle/saddles/vt30c/vt30c.htm MSRP: $179 – VT30C 304 SS rails$299 – VT30C Carbon rails (coming soon)$269 – F30C 304 SS rails $429 – F30C Carbon rails Source: Bike shops, Websites, Albabici.com Best Features: One of their best sellers now costs $90 less Summary: This could be the world’s best bang for … [Read more...] about Selle SMP VT30C Saddle Review
by Rick Schultz Overall Rating: HOT! Thin Profile EarmuffsUp to 80% Wind Noise ReductionEasy on/off via hook and loop strapsOk to run through the washing machine after a ride NOT! So far, no downside https://www.wind-blox.com Tested: New Wind Blox Focus Price: $20.00 MSRP Source: Bike Shops, Online Web Sites, … [Read more...] about Wind-Blox Product Review
by Rick Schultz Rating: https://www.rumbleroller.com/ MSRP: $34.95 Source: RumbleRoller Website, Amazon, Sports & Running stores Supplied by: RumbleRoller Summary: Travel-sized Beastie Bar. Two models, original (soft) & Xtra firm … [Read more...] about RumbleRoller Adjustable Beastie Peanut Review
by Rick Schultz During bike fitting client interviews and evaluations, many questions come up. One category that always brings questions is cycling shoes. Are these good shoes? I just bought them. What’s the difference between my $90 shoes and your $550 Lake CX-402? Etc. The first and most important thing I cover when I answer questions like these is the sole of … [Read more...] about Road Cycling Shoes – A Short Primer
By Rick Schultz Rating: HOT 2 Saddle Options SRT – 198mm long (Tri, Track)EXT – 243mm long (Road, MTB)2 Padding OptionsThick with GelLight Race3 Different Rail Options Chrome Moly, Titanium, Carbon3 Different Wedge Options RoundedSlightly CurvedNoneFully Adjustable Rear Width100mm – 165mm (SRT, EXT)Fully Adjustable Front Split-Saddle Design NOT The … [Read more...] about BiSaddle Adjustable Shape Bike Saddle Review
By Rick Schultz Rating: Hot 2 Great options Rider 530 / Aero 60Different models to choose from to match your needs - all with GPS functionality.Easy setup78+ functionsLONG battery life1-second recording puts this on par with the Garmin’s.Tracks and Navigation mode.Can log into your network and sync data to your PC.Pre-loaded training workouts and on-screen … [Read more...] about Bryton GPS Bike Computer Rider 530 and Aero 50 Comparison and Review
by Rick Schultz Rating: https://cirruscycles.com/ Hot Wow, this seatpost really works!4 different post diameters with 2 post length options for each post diameter.4 spring combinations offering support for riders weight of 50 lbs. to 250 lbs.2 setback options (12mm, 25mm)0-35mm travelMade from 6061 AluminumStainless Steel hardwareOnly other option to turn a … [Read more...] about KINEKT Suspension Seatpost Review
by Rick Schultz A great torque wrench! Last count, Topeak has 15 products in their Torq Tools category. They list a NANO TORQBAR series, NANO TORQBIT series, NANO TORQBOX series as well as two full-blown digital TORQ torque wrenches. … [Read more...] about Topeak D-TORQ Adjustable, Digital Torque Wrench Review
by Rick Schultz About a week ago, a large box showed up at the front door. It came from Elite and contained a trainer mat and a front wheel block. Sweet! It couldn’t have come at a better time, because the next morning I was invited to setup a tent at the Orange County Wheelmen / Bicycle Club of Irvine Bike Rally. These are two great bicycle clubs that I highly recommend you … [Read more...] about Elite Training Mat and Front Wheel Block
By Rick Schultz This product is for bike fitters, and also for those who have one or more disc brake bikes that they want to use on a standard trainer. As a bike fitter, I need to have all the correct tools handy to make changes during a fitting. The latest issue for fitters is having the correct thru axle adapter to attach a bike with disc brakes to a trainer. Many … [Read more...] about Elite Thru Axle Adapter Review
By Rick Schultz Hunter Allen of Peaks Coaching Group recently updated one of his articles located at https://shoppeaks.com/balance-an-introduction-to-left-right-power-data/. This is a must read for those that are considering purchasing a power meter – or, should I say dual-power meters. Please read the article first, then read my reply to my clients that ask me which … [Read more...] about Why Use A Dual-Sided Power Meter?
By Rick Schultz, MBA, DBA A question came in recently asking, “Which is better, more aero or less weight?” I started thinking about this, since so many cyclists are more concerned with weight, especially here in Southern California. Just go to one of our local criterium races and you will hear the local racers talking about the weight of their new bike. … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: What’s More Important? Aero or Light Weight?
By Rick Schultz, MBA, DBA Here are several questions I get asked quite often related to bike fitting. 1) "Should I get a bike fit when I get… " a. New Shoes? If you are getting the same shoes and the bike fitter marked your cleats, and the cleats are in the correct position, then probably not. But, if these are different shoes, then YES. Different shoes have different … [Read more...] about Ask the Bike Fitter: Common Bike Fit Questions