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Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer Review

Wahoo evolved as a different type of cycling trainer company.  Whereas a company like CycleOps was borne out of the traditional bike trainer market, Wahoo started in 2009 as the maker of connectivity and sensor devices.  It was only after three or ...

Best Triathlon Training Plans and Guides

Whether you are a triathlon newbie or simply looking to improve your times or distances, triathlon training plans and guides can be invaluable.  Where else can you get advice from an experienced coach or triathlete from the comfort of your own home? ...

Saris H3 Smart Trainer Review

When it comes to smart trainers, there are really three that we consider top contenders.  The Saris H3 just might be our favorite of the bunch right now, especially when factoring-in the price tag. A few big changes have happened at CycleOps over ...

Best Smart Bike Trainers and Cycling Apps Buying Guide

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that we should all have ways to get quality workouts inside our own homes. While the "smart bike trainer" phenomenon had been gradually building for years, a worldwide pandemic really shifted it in to high gear. ...

Tubeless Bike Tires

Tubeless bike tires (or ‘tyres’ for our friends in the UK) first hit the road bike scene in 2006, when Shimano and Hutchinson both created a market for them, but they had been around for a few years before that in some niche mountain bike circles. ...

Is Peloton Worth It? What are the Alternatives?

Peloton is the popular in-home, connected workout service that has grown like crazy in the past year.  It is not inexpensive, though, so can be a major investment. One of the questions we get most often is “is Peloton worth it?” That is a ...

Clincher vs. Tubular Bike Tires

Clincher or Tubular?  When it comes to bike tires, those are your choices.  It is a common question among cyclists, triathletes, and recreational bikers.  Why are there even two types of bike tires?  Each evolved with its own set of reasons and ...

Zwift vs. Sufferfest vs. Trainerroad vs. Peloton

The market for streaming cycling and bike training apps has exploded in the past three years.  A worldwide pandemic in 2020 only reminded people how important it was to be able to get a good workout without leaving home. With increases in bandwidth ...

How to Take a Wetsuit Off

Taking a wetsuit off, whether during a triathlon or after a training session, is something that can take a little practice.  Wetsuits are designed to be very snug and keep you warm in the water.  That snug fit isn’t always conducive to quick wetsuit ...

Best Road Bike LED Safety Lights

You have probably seen them more and more in recent years: little, blinking white or red lights that grab your attention as you are coming upon a cyclist. We have a secret for you: They work! Experiments ranging from those done at Clemson ...