March 21, 2019
How Cyclists Should Approach Intensity Training for Maximum Benefit
by Coach John Hughes
Training by intensity doesn’t mean hammering and painful intervals. Training by intensity simply means riding harder than you are used to riding in order to improve in a specific way, which range from increasing your endurance and cruising speed to having more power to achieving high performance. Read more.
Wheel Building with Jet Bicycle Wheels at NAHBS
by Jim Langley
Last weekend, March 15, 16 and 17, the 15th edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) took place in the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. As the name suggests, this is the show for small bicycle makers doing things mostly by hand, along with companies that support the handmade scene. Read more.
Trek Introduces New WaveCel Helmet Technology Claimed to be 48 Times More Effective at Preventing Concussions
Trek announced a new proprietary gel technology that it claims to be 48 times more effective at preventing concussions than standard helmets. Specifically, the claim is based on the AIS 2 Injury (BrIC) at 6.2 m/s test at 45° comparing a standard EPS Helmet and the same helmet modified with WaveCel insert. Read more.
Find Out What Caused Your Flat Tire
PROBLEM: Nuts, you got a flat. But once the tire is off and the tube is out, you can’t see anything that caused the puncture.
SOLUTION: This is worrisome because if something sharp is hidden in the tire tread, it’ll quickly pop the new tube. Read more
Why You Should Warm Up Before Your Next Important Ride
by Fred Matheny
Get your body ready before you ask it to perform. Why have a consistent warm-up routine? Why isn’t it sufficient merely to spin easily for the first few minutes of a ride? A structured warm-up accomplishes several important things. Read more.
Juzo Review: How to Keep Your Leg Warmers Up
By Gary Coyne
Here’s the situation: it’s a cold morning but it’s going to warm up to temperatures that you do not want to wear tights all day. You are thinking about wearing leg warmers so you can take them off in the middle of the ride. But, you’re going with some fast friends and you know the leg warmers are going to start slipping down to your ankles and you’ll have no ability to pull them back up. So, the choice is freezing legs now or sweaty legs later in the day. Read more.
Garmin HRM – Dual Heart Rate Monitor Review
by Sheri Rosenbaum
In late January Garmin introduced their HRM-Dual heart rate monitor which has dual transmission. This makes it easy to have accurate heart rate data on Garmin devices, compatible gym equipment, and third-party training apps. Using ANT+ or Bluetooth, you have more possibilities to connect. Read more.
Intensity Training: Using RPE, a HRM or Power Meter to Maximize Training Effectiveness
Intensity Training: Using Perceived Exertion, a Heart Rate Monitor or Power Meter to Maximize Training Effectiveness by Coach John Hughes has workouts in each zone totaling 73 workouts, both structured and unstructured. The 73 workouts are explained by RPE, heart rate or power. The 41-page Intensity Training is only $4.99.
Sarcopenia of Aging: Loss of Muscle Size and Strength
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Aging causes you to lose strength, no matter how much you exercise. Muscles are made up of hundreds of thousands of individual fibers, like a rope is made up of many strands. Each muscle fiber is innervated by a single motor nerve. Read more.
Silic1 X-Fit Silicone Bar Tape Review
by Lars Hundley
I discovered Silic1 tape at Interbike last year, where the company had a tiny booth on a back row in one of the halls. When I asked questions about the tape and how it worked, they ended up giving me a sample that I took home from the show. I finally got around to putting it on until about four or five months ago. Read more.
Is Your Enve Wheel / Tire Combination Safe? How to Check
by Lars Hundley
Recent articles by Jan Heine, Road Bike Action and Bicycle Retailer made me realize I was running an unsafe tire and wheel combination on my Enve wheels. Is your road tubeless Enve combination safe? Here is how you can find out. Read more.
Question of the Week
Do you warm up before rides?
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