Back in July I rode the Etape du Tour from the town of Pau in the Pyrenees to the top of the Hautacam it was first tackled by Phil and I in 2008. Surprisingly, given my condition and the weather I put in a fairly respectable time which was quite possibly helped by knowing that Jimmy and Morgan my younger Cyclefit colleagues were in a holding pen 20 minutes behind me.
Custom Bikes at Cyclefit - Twelve Years in Twelve Lines
Back in 2002 we were the first and therefore only company viewing bikes through the tight prism of fit. This inevitably meant that 95% of the bikes that we built were full custom where the frame was designed by us in-house and then made in the USA generally by Serotta. The primary driver was that almost all big bike companies in the world utilised geometry platforms that compromised the performance, comfort or efficiency of a new generation recreational racers. How could they have got it so wrong?
A photo montage of a man out of his depth on a very pretty pink steel bike
Weight is for Green-Grocers and The History Man
After a number of false-starts, SRM are finally accepting pre-orders for the SRM PC8 head-unit.
Register here to pre-order your SRM PC8. Expected delivery in late January 2015. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect to pay £700 inc. VAT.
Favoured by pro-teams for it’s simple, clear read-out and robust performance, the PC7 became the gold-standard display device to accompany the SRM power-meter. SRM has been unashamed in it’s focus on the needs of the pro-peloton; a characteristic which has attracted similarly exacting amateurs and enthusiasts who eschewed the complexities of Garmins and the like in favour of precision and reliability.
Bike manufacturers are always eager to list the features and benefits of their latest model. Trek really went to town with the Boone, detailing twenty features and related benefits. Some (such as “11 speed”) are clearly making up the numbers, but a couple have the potential to positively and tangibly improve performance.
I am lucky enough to have a Boone 9 Disc to race cyclocross on this season, and having completed one and a half races so far, I am beginning to feel the benefits of those features.
KICK START YOUR WINTER TRAINING WITH A WEEKEND OF STRUCTURED RIDES & PERFORMANCE TESTING
On November 15th & 16th 2014, GPM10 and Cyclefit are providing the opportunity to kick-start your winter training and improve cycling performance in a weekend of structured riding on the training roads of some of the world’s top professional cycling teams.
“After a 1-hour warm-up, we met on the Albula Pass at 1800m of altitude: [He] rode a stretch of 100m of total difference in height several times, at increasing intensities, checking the times, the heart rates and the lactic acid concentrations".
Shorter crank lengths are all the rage at the sharp end of triathlon and are increasingly being adopted by ambitious age group athletes.
Do a few millimeters really matter? Sports Scientist Garth Fox investigates and shares some triathlon training tips...