While there is no shortage of options for wearable activity tracking these days, not many solutions take the cyclist into mind. Enter the FlyFit, which solves the cycling dilemma with a simple solution, putting the tracker around your ankle where its on-board sensors can track and decipher leg movement. The ankle tracking allows it to combine the everyday tracking from regular movements throughout your day and sleep tracking to more targeted sport activity data collection from cycling, as well as running and even swimming. Linked together with a powerful smartphone app, Flyfit offers one of the most comprehensive tracking solutions on the market. Check out the details, pricing, and availability after the break…
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Boardman Races the Clock with new carbon TT, Track, Tri, and Aero Road bikes; plus everyman Wind Tunnel news
Chris Boardman’s racing pedigree came from riding into the wind on the track and in the time trial, and his bike company certainly isn’t ignoring those disciplines in development. Last week we brought the highlights of Boardman Bikes’ new #RideTogether rebranding and their new Endurance Road carbon and titanium bikes. But Boardman earned the nickname The Professor for his detailed technical approach to equipment and training, and that shows through more on the aero bikes.
The company’s 2016 Aerodynamic Road line updates the super fast TTE, the more affordable ATT, and the aero road AIR. On the track, an all new carbon TRK takes a big step, replacing its aluminum predecessor. Not to be underestimated, the focus on a methodical approach to racing comes through with news of the development of a Boardman Performance Center that will give the regular cyclist access to physiological and performance analysis, including affordable time in an all-new cycling specific wind tunnel to be built in the UK. Check out the details after the break…
With a recent update to work with Wahoo’s more affordable Snap, TrainerRoad promised a further revamp to their desktop software this fall. Now, you can grab the beta version for Windows and give it a test ride.
The updated version will offer new or improved features like Video Rides, Training Plan Selection, Support for CompuTrainer, PowerBeam Pro, Cycleops 300/400 and legacy Elite trainers, and Social Sharing. Click here for the intro page and to find a download link. The beta is for PC/Windows only. They do offer a Mac version, but there’s no Mac beta for this update.
Their cycling-only training plans will get a boost soon, adding triathlon plans with running and swimming workout notes built onto the cycling portion. They’re developed by in-house tri coach Chad Timmerman.
Lastly, they’ve launched the Ask A Cycling Coach podcast, giving you the chance to ask them anything and have your answers come in a weekly podcast. Hit up their Blog for links to the episodes with topics lists.
We showed you the BSX Insight and how it will change the way to target training and recovery at Interbike this year, and have gone into the detail of using it to determine lactate threshold and measure aerobic threshold before that. But now it is getting a good bit more versatility in its second generation with extended capabilities, including app-based control and communication with third party devices. Spin past the break for the details…
Allen Sports started out in 1965 when cyclist Richard Allen began building bicycle carrier and storage racks out of a garage in Massachusetts. True to the good ol’ American dream, the company quickly grew out of their small workshop and today produce a complete line of collapsible bikes, strollers and trailers.
Allen Sports recently announced a new foldable, aluminum framed bike trailer/stroller that will hit the market this December. Their new XLZ2 model accommodates two kids up to 50lbs each and features a rear cargo pocket, three-season zippered cover and reflective accents to keep you seen while you’re pounding the pavement- whether on two wheels or two feet. Take a ride past the break for more details…
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by Tim Cusick, PCG Elite/Master Coach
Cyclocross has to be one of the hardest forms of bicycling racing out there, and because of its short but uber intense race style, it requires some specialized training to ensure success. Over the years I’ve identified a few myths riders often believe about both training and performance. Thankfully they are easy to correct! Click through to find out how… READ MORE ->
Makers of one of the first and most sought after direct drive trainers on the market, LeMond have just added a new track ends-compatible adapter to put your fixed-gear into their Revolution trainers. While at first it looked like an odd niche to satisfy (who would put their track bike or fixed-gear on a stationary trainer?), by bolting a track cog directly to the Revolution’s flywheel the ride character of fixed gear training is maintained, with the Revolution providing the same inertial feedback that training on a fixed gear is know for, with the added stability and security of a fixed trainer. Spin past the break to take a closer look..
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As the weather shifts, the wind chills, and the leaves fall, we enter into the worst day of the year for some, as others excitedly scramble trying to remember where they…. or someone else put their light charger. In the mean time, we had everything from awesome to odd this week. Bike locks are simply not what they used to be and TiGr, Abus and Hiplock brought us their own take. Sufferfest and BKool create new ways to make emerging from the depths of your pain-cave harder than ever, and a new dropper….. err, stem from 3SFtech.
So sneak a handful of your kid’s trick-or-treat candy, (but don’t be these parents), and look to see what you missed this week….
We’re used to the usual trickle of The Sufferfest’s training videos this time of year, but three at once should give us all a solid kick in the rear. For a little extra motivation, they’re bundled into limited time sale (ends soon, details at bottom of post).
Above, To Get To The Other Side is their first-ever base building working, providing a climbing tempo workout with 90 minutes of footage featuring The Col Collective and major climbs through Italy and Austria. Check this one’s workout profile below, along with previews of the other two…