6 Exclusive Interviews with Cycling Pros and Industry Leaders

From DC Rainmaker to Scott Tietzel of Cuore Cycling Apparel, here are six interviews featuring some of cycling’s brightest minds you won’t hear anywhere else. In the last month, the guys of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast — Coach Chad, Coach Jonathan and CEO Nate Pearson — attended Interbike 2016 and the IRONMAN World…

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VirtualPower: Structured Training Without a Power Meter

With VirtualPower®, you don’t need a power meter to get the benefits of structured indoor power-based training. It’s unanimous, the primary metric to train with today is power. But power meters are pricey, and not everyone is ready to invest in one. The good news is you no longer need one! VirtualPower allows you to…

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Popular Indoor Training Setups for 3 Different Budgets

Low-to-high cost indoor training setups from TrainerRoad athletes. TrainerRoad gives you three different ways to train indoors with power. While each one differs from the next, they all give you the benefits of training with power — even if you don’t own a smart trainer or power meter. There are hundreds of options available to choose between…

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Introducing TrainerRoad for Android™

Android users — the wait is over! Today, we’re proud to introduce the TrainerRoad for Android™ beta app.  Current Android Beta Features Complete power-based workouts from your Android device. Train without a power meter with VirtualPower®. Control your smart trainer with PowerMatch. Connect your training devices via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+. What’s Next? We’ll be…

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Should You Quit Your Workout or Just Dig Deep?

Every situation is different, but there are a few rules you can abide by to determine whether you should quit your cycling workout or put your head down and suffer through it. How Often Are You Training? If you’re following a low-volume plan… Harden up. You’re training just a few times a week and if you…

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Beards and Buns: Can They Make You Faster?

“Why does that guy have a beard and long hair? That’s gotta make him less aero…” In episode 53 of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast, we sat down with Clif Bar Team Rider Pete Morris and received the question above. For all you long-haired bearded riders out there, let’s get to the bottom of…

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Calories and Power — An Important Physics Lesson for All Cyclists

Let’s take it back to 12th grade physics class. We’re talking energy. More specifically, we’re talking energy and how it’s consumed, burned and expended. In the context of cycling, these functions of physics are thrown around, but do we really know what it all means? Well, you’re about to. Energy in cycling refers to a…

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Off-Road Racers: How to Choose and Adjust Your Training Plan

Knowing which training plan is best for you is the first step toward becoming a stronger off-road racer. To help off-road racers discover their best-matched training plan, we have a video featuring our Head Coach Chad. All Successful Off-Road Cyclists Follow a Training Plan Coach Chad’s training plans are broken up into three sequential phases:…

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3 Ways to Determine if You’re Following the Right Training Plan

It’s easy to choose which plan to follow based on your upcoming event. Deciding how much training your plan should consist of, however, isn’t always so obvious. There are three aspects of your training that can tell you if you’re on the right path: the type of workouts you’re doing, the intensity of your workouts…

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Salty Sweat Stains: Why They Happen and Are They Preventable?

Salt-stained kits: some riders get them, some don’t. So what gives? In episode 51 of the Ask a Cycling Coach, a rider submitted a question to the podcast asking if he could prevent salt buildup on his black kit. Compared to his buddies he rides with, he gets a lot of it and finds it…

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