User Posts: Jim Jims
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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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Thule T2 and T2 Pro XT Bike Rack Review
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As far as hitch-based bike racks go, the Thule T2 lineup (classic and Pro XT) are sturdy, durable, and will get the job done for a long, long time.  While the ...

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Tri-Flow Lubricant for Bikes
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Your bicycle is made up of moving parts, and, over time, especially if you’re cycling in difficult or rough conditions, it can wear down your bike. It’s ...

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Clip-On Aerobars Reviews and How-To
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Sometimes, you have a road bike you love to ride, but want to be able to get more aerodynamic in the tuck position. Or perhaps you just don't have the budget ...

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Best Bike Locks
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A bike lock might be the only thing that stands in between having a bike or not. According to the National Bike Registry, 1.5 million bikes are stolen a year! ...

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Tubeless Bike Tires
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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, ...

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Best Energy Gels and Gel Packs
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If you’re a triathlete, cyclist, or marathon or 10K runner, you’ve most likely used energy gels before. It’s no secret that energy gel packs such as the Clif ...

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Should Endurance Athletes Use CBD Oil?
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It is a question we hear today that we never heard 5 years ago:  Is there a place for CBD Oil in the world of endurance fitness, running, cycling, and ...

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Our 5 Favorite Climbs on Zwift
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Zwift has grown in its popularity by leaps and bounds, now with an estimated half a million users (maybe more) and being the talk of the town among indoor bike ...

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Best Road Bike LED Safety Lights
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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 ...

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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!