Complete Tri

Power Meter Buying Guide – Review of the Best Models

Cycling power meters can help cyclists take their conditioning and speed to the next level.  A good power meter might not be on the “basic needs” list for a beginner, but many intermediate and advanced cyclists and triathletes can benefit from one.  Powermeters can be relatively easy to install, and used both with tri bikes … Read more

Bike Safety Tips

Any cyclist with any mileage behind them remembers close calls with motorists.  When I think back to the close calls I’ve had over the years, there are a few that quickly come to mind and make me cringe, and two more from last summer were officially added to the list. Most recently, I was stopped … Read more

What to Wear for Cold Weather Cycling

fat bike tire

I’ve done my share of cold weather rides, be it pure winter rides on a fat bike or those fall or spring rides when it looks warmer than it really is. I’ve learned it is a delicate balance of being cold or overdressing, neither of which are good. The art and science involved in dressing … Read more

Best Cycling Gloves

There are many reasons cyclists wear gloves when riding.  They can help cushion your hands and prevent callouses. Sometimes a glove is enough shock absorber to make your elbows and shoulders feel better on a ride. Some cycling gloves are designed to keep your hands warm. Other gloves can give you protection against a spill … Read more

Schrader Valves vs. Presta Valves

presta vs. schrader

I’ve seen it a few times. I get someone setup on their beginner road bike, their first one ever. They start looking over the bike, and get to the wheels, look at the valve, and ask “what’s this?!” There are two main types of bike wheel valves: The Schrader valve and the Presta valve. Both … 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

Bike Fitting: Cost and What to Exect

bike fitting

Bike fitting is an underrated service, and honestly one that more cyclists should get. In this article, I’ll give you an idea of what a bike fitting should cost, and what you can expect from the fitting session. I know lots of cyclists who have cycled for years without a real bike fitting, and when … Read more