Power zones are at the core of cycling training, but what exactly are they? This post explains how power zones are used to create effective cycling training plans. After reading this post, you will know how to discover what your FTP is, and how to use this knowledge to do a cycling training plan based on power zones. Regardless of your current cycling level, a cycling training plan based on the science of exercise physiology will enable you to get fitter and faster as quickly and efficiently as possible.
How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
Winter cycling can be a challenge, but our top nine tips for safe winter cycling will help to keep you safe. Our tips are based on decades of experience of cycling through extremely tough winters, including endless rain and below freezing temperatures
This post with video reviews showcases the best BUDGET e-bikes under $1000 you can buy on Amazon. A really great e-bike can cost a lot of money – but the good news is that if you want to try electric bikes for the first time, you can buy decent quality e-bikes for less than $1000. In this post, we show you the best budget e-bikes we could find. Pick one, try it out, and experience the joy of electric biking!
This is our review of the adidas cycling jersey. It’s stylish, fits well, feels comfy, moves well, and breathes extremely well. Check out the range of bright colors, accentuated by adidas reflective stripes to add style.
This post, with videos and a features chart, is an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt is more expensive than the Garmin Edge 130 Plus. And the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is hailed by many as one of the best bang-for-your-bucks bike computers you could possibly find. For example, Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” So, it might seem to be a no-brainer to buy the Edge 130 Plus. But first, spend a few minutes checking out what the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt offers for the extra dollars. This post will help you to decide which is better – the Garmin Edge 130 Plus or the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.
This post highlights and compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets for men and women for cycling in rainy weather. We present a handy chart to make your choice quick and easy. A premium waterproof cycling jackets keeps rainwater out, while letting your sweat and body heat escape, so that you can stay dry and maintain a comfortable core temperature as you cycle. Check out these 7 excellent cycling jackets, and decide which one is right for you.
Tips for dressing for winter cycling. This post explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling. We also recommend tried-and-trusted products that will make winter cycling more comfortable. Plus a free tip to keep your feet dry.
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. The post includes tips on some nifty gear that will help to keep your feet warm and dry. We also recommend FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
In this post we make it easy for you to decide between the new Garmin Edge 540 vs 840 vs 1040. Which of these premium GPS bike computers would best suit your unique needs? Use our handy, in-depth chart to quickly figure out which of these upgraded units is best for you.
Cyclists and motorists often find themselves in a dance of uncertainty when it comes to sharing the road. This post will help you to clear up that uncertainty, and to understand how the laws apply to cyclists and motorists. We also explain what to do in the event of an accident.
This is my review of the KOM Cycling Desk, which I use to keep my remotes, phone, snacks, water and towel handy when I am doing indoor cycling on my smart trainer. This cycling desk is one of the cheapest available on the market, and my hope was that it would meet my needs, despite the fact that it is much cheaper than the competition. This review provides details of how well this cycling desk works.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, and take advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
Post and video to help you buy a bike online without getting ripped off. Thinking of buying a used bike on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC, or any other Online Market Place? Here’s a guide to help you find a good quality, bargain-priced used bike. This guide will show you what research you should do, what to watch out for, and which brands can be trusted when you set out to buy a used bike. Includes a step-by-step video showing all you should check for when assessing a used bike.
7 of the Best Waterproof Bike Panniers compared, including panniers for commuting and touring. We include a comparative chart, videos, and reviews, to help you choose a pannier for bike touring or commuting that will keep your stuff organized and dry. It’s vitally important for most bike commuters and all people doing cycle tours to have great bike panniers. We have put together this list of 7 of the best waterproof bike panniers, based on our decades of experience.
Have you been thinking about doing Zwift workouts, but worried that they might be too tough? In this post I want to share the fun and excitement I had doing my very first structured workout on Zwift. I was afraid to attempt a structured workout. But when I finally did it, I was pleasantly surprised. This post explains exactly how Zwift workouts work, and why you don’t need to be afraid of trying them.
In this post we present a video that deals very firmly with the question – is e-biking real exercise? Or as people say more rudely, isn’t e-biking cheating?
This post describes 7 steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
Cycling is a sport that knows no age limits, and many riders continue to enjoy the thrill of the open road well into their golden years. As we age, however, maintaining peak performance can become more challenging. In this post, we’ll explore the ways in which aging can impact your cycling abilities and provide valuable […]
In our review of the Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, we answer the key questions for you: Is it accurate, reliable and easy to wear? Will it connect easily to all of my apps and gadgets? Should I spend a bit extra and get the upgrade? We answer the last question with a complete comparison of the Wahoo TICKR vs Wahoo TICKR X.