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Tacx Flux Smart Trainer Review

tacx flux 2 review

The Flux models, the Flux 2 and Flux S by Tacx, are solid smart trainer options for the money.  The term “sweet spot” comes to mind when writing about them — they occupy a nice price point but also provide impressive functionality. What we like most about the Flux models is that they give you … Read more

5 Great Entry-Level Road Bikes

best felt road bike $

We love seeing people get into cycling – whether it is purely recreational, or to build up to longer rides, or to ultimately compete in a bike race or triathlon.  Our attitude is that the more cyclists there are — regardless of your budget — the more demand for trails, dedicated bike lanes, and bike … Read more

Cycling Training While Traveling


Bike Training Travel: Tips and Tricks for Cycling While Traveling Keeping your cycling conditioning up while on vacation or traveling can be a challenge, especially on longer trips like vacations. Unlike running, where you can just pack some running shoes, preparing for bike training requires many more steps. I’ve been training for triathlons while doing … Read more

Best Triathlon Watches

Garmin Epix Pro

There was a time when running or sports watches could only offer time and heart rate, and offered little additional value.  Thankfully, those times are long gone.  With the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices and better waterproofing, today’s best triathlon watches are quite advanced in their offering and can help any athlete train with more precision. … Read more

Saris H3 Smart Trainer Review

h3 vs. flux

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

What to Keep in Your Bike Bag

bikepacking bag

What to Keep in Your Bike Bag: Essential Items for Every Cyclist Bike bags are perhaps one of the underrated pieces of equipment for cyclist, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro. Actually, the bike bag itself is not the point — it is what you decide to keep in your bike bag. So … Read more

Using a Mountain or Commuter Bike in a Triathlon?

One of the more common questions we get from beginner triathletes is if they can use their mountain bike, commuter bike, or hybrid bike in the triathlon.  The answer is yes, absolutely – especially if you are doing a sprint or perhaps even an Olympic distance. It can be tempting when starting a new sport, … Read more