User Posts: Jim Joyner
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How to Find a Running Track Near Me
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Becoming fit and building exercise into your lifestyle can be difficult to do.  Having a personal trainer is not always appealing or can be justified on the ...

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Thermal Running Tights
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If you plan to run outside in colder weather, a good pair of thermal tights are critical to keep your legs warm.  Thermal running tights are similar to other ...

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Cold Weather Running Gear
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Runners who live in colder climates or climates with the possibility of a couple colds snaps a year undoubtedly face a common question: Should I run outside, ...

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Five Reasons to Consider Joining a Triathlon Club
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 When it comes to athletics, everyone has different ways of motivating themselves and becoming better at training.  Some have a workout buddy, others subscribe ...

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Why Do Bikes Cost So Much?
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A common reaction we hear from cycling newbies looking for their first new bike is “Wow, bikes are really expensive!”  We don’t disagree.  Buying a bike for ...

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Salsa Journeyer Bike Review
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Salsa has been making high-quality bikes since the early 80s. The Minnesota-based brand has always focused on making a solid variety of bikes, and today makes ...

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Core Exercises for Cyclists
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Having a strong core is essential for overall physical health and wellness. A strong core not only helps to create a more balanced body, but is also necessary ...

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Best Road Bike Saddles
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Finding the right road bike saddle is extremely important, yet often overlooked. Perhaps your original seat broke or is worn out, or you just don't like how it ...

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How to Find Good Bike Routes
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There's nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with hitting the open road or a scenic trail on a bicycle.  While the rise of indoor bike trainers ...

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Cyclists Legs vs. Runners Legs
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You can often identify a hardcore cyclist or an elite marathon runner by looking at their legs.  Given the type of workouts they do, and the body types that ...

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  1. Love this tip!

  2. There are so many variables. I feel I get more power out of the larger and flatter SPD-SL surface, but that could also be that I have some great Sidi shoes that are stiff as a rock. Would I get the same power transfer from upgrading my SPD shoes? Perhaps. But I have to say you likely get marginally more from the SPD-SL.

    They are definitely not as convenient when on gnarly surfaces, though.

  3. Sorry for the delay. A very thin adapter plate is probably OK, as long as the additional build-up on the shoe doesn’t give you knee issues. The main thing is to check the plates several times after your first rides to be sure everything is fixed and secure and the screws are all tight. View it as a solution that will buy you time – eventually you should move to a consistent shoe and cleat type.

  4. Great advice. True, nobody should assume that a bike lock takes the place of securing your bike indoors.

  5. We suggest a quick foot wipe-off with a beach towel. Having your socks a little wet is OK.

  6. Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Great feedback, thank you!

  8. We have not gotten our hands on a v5 KICKR but expect to within days. Will keep you posted!

  9. Honestly, for an iPhone, we usually just stick it in the pocket of a cycling jersey. We do not have any recommended iPhone mounts. That is not to say there are not good ones, we just don’t really test them.

  10. Great question Mike. The good news is that most, if not all, of the wetsuits listed also have sleeveless options for the same model – and they are actually less money. You are usually going to save $100 to $150 by going sleeveless on the same unit. I use an Xterra Vortex sleeveless as my go-to, but I am intrigued by the new Blueseventy Glide for someone who wants to save some money (click on any blueseventy suit above and just navigate to the Glide option).

  11. Great points! Yes, for those who enjoy the interactivity on Zwift with other rider, using the phone app is a must!

  12. Recommend checking out the BikeFlights link below, they can give you a current price.

  13. Thanks Scott. We might have left an old picture up there, the C2 was a favorite of ours for years. We will take a look right now!

  14. Glad it helped!

  15. Thanks! We will take a close loo at the Ottolock.

  16. To our knowledge, you will want new shoes…. however, we can’t speak for each shoe manufacturer. Might not hurt to order the clips and see if they will be compatible. Worst case is they aren’t and you just get the new shoes anyway (you will need the new clips either way).

  17. Excellent advice!

  18. To our knowledge, it is still just Zwift with the seamless Apple TV app. For others, you have to use the Mirroring function from a device to the Apple TV.

  19. Great input — thank you!

  20. Jon – they actually do! With the exception of Peloton, the others work very well with your own bike setup on a smart trainer.

  21. I know. It is what the world has come to!