A week in review: New bikes from Alchemy, Reeb, & Canfield Bros, Cateye’s 6K lumen lite, & Interbike heads East?

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We had an awesome week with all kinds of rad fun stuff piling on our desks. Canfield Brothers’ Balance gets better, Reeb is now canning gears in the new TyREEBdonkadonk, and check out the sweet holiday gift ideas/wishes from Jayson, Steve, Cory & yours truly. Also, Zach, our head editor and fat bike aficionado exposes what he’s been dealing with the last several months after what was a simple everyday crash turned no so simple and the crazy road to his recovery.

Fill up your coffee or grab a stout depending on what time of day it is (if that even matters), and thumb through our extensive coverage from last week…..

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Win One (or Two) of the World’s Safest Bikes for your Kid – All you need to enter is to share the contest on Facebook or Twitter and fill out a registration form. Then if you tag a friend and you win, they get a free bike too! Winners will get to choose from one of Gaurdian’s 20″ kids bikes, each equipped with SureStop anti-endo brakes, a low center of gravity, and a light frame to make them easy for kids to handle and enjoy. The contest runs until December 15, with the promise to deliver the bike by Christmas. GuardianBikes.com

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Peaks Coaching: High Rewards from the Trainer

Peaks Coaching: High Rewards from the Trainer

by Tim Cusick, PCG master coach

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Okay, first of all, I am not a trainer guy! Part of what I love about cycling is getting outside and knocking out actual miles. That being said, for most of us the trainer is a reality in the winter, and this year promises to be no exception. Still, getting on the trainer for me needs to have high reward. Click through for my tips on how to get those rewards… Continue reading “Peaks Coaching: High Rewards from the Trainer”

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FlyFit Puts Activity Tracking on your Ankle for Integrated Cycling Function

FlyFit Puts Activity Tracking on your Ankle for Integrated Cycling Function

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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

Boardman Races the Clock with new carbon TT, Track, Tri, and Aero Road bikes; plus everyman Wind Tunnel news

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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…

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TrainerRoad goes live with Windows Beta, adding triathlon training programs

TrainerRoad goes live with Windows Beta, adding triathlon training programs

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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.

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Live Muscle Oxygenation Tracking from BSX Insight gets updated with More Connectivity

Live Muscle Oxygenation Tracking from BSX Insight gets updated with More Connectivity

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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…

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Allen Sports Set to Release New XLZ2 Two Child Stoller/Trailer for the Holidays

Allen Sports Set to Release New XLZ2 Two Child Stoller/Trailer for the Holidays

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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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Peaks Coaching: Time to Get Your Cowbell On!

Peaks Coaching: Time to Get Your Cowbell On!

by Tim Cusick, PCG Elite/Master Coach

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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… Continue reading “Peaks Coaching: Time to Get Your Cowbell On!”

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