Triathlon Cycling

Our 5 Favorite Climbs on Zwift

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 riders. For anyone with a smart trainer, they have no doubt heard of Zwift if they aren't ...

Best Smart Bike Trainers and Cycling Apps Buying Guide

One of the more exciting cycling developments in recent years has been the combination of smart bike trainers and smart cycling apps.  For those who do at least some of their riding and training indoors, it is probably safe to say this new ...

Indoor Bike Trainers

If you are like us, a good bike ride can make your day.  Getting outside, exploring, and having some sun on your face are all part of what we define as a great ride.  One of the problems with cycling, though, is that when the weather gets bad, ...

Best Road and Tri Bike Shoes

Having the right equipment can boost any athlete’s performance, and this is true for cycling as much as it is for any other sport. While the main focus will always be on the bike itself, having the right shoes really does matter.  Being the avid ...

Cycling Cleats and Pedal Basics: SPD vs. Look vs. Speedplay vs. SPD-SL

Cycling enthusiasts have a way of making things a little overcomplicated, and you have a look no further than the pedal and cleat systems for a case-in-point.  Most cyclists (including us) are gear junkies and will tell you that each cleat and pedal ...

Best Road Bike Saddles

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 feels and you want to invest in a better one.  You might invest in a great road bike, but ...

2 Great Quick Indoor Workouts for Winter Training

We often get asked about offseason training ideas. While we address the topic of offseason training in our triathlon and training ebooks, we wanted to provide you with two of our favorite, quick, easy offseason workouts that you can use right now. ...

Floor Bike Tire Pump Buying Guide

After dropping 3-or-4 figures on a nice bike, you might think an accessory like a bike tire pump is an afterthought.  Don't. The ability to pump your bike's tires quickly and accurately should be a staple of your cycling equipment collection.  A ...

Shimano WH-R500 Wheelset Review

Shimano’s WH-R500 (and the subsequent WH-R501A model) is positioned as an entry-level wheelset that provides an economical alternative for riders looking for a basic training wheelset. A pair of WH-R500 or R501 wheels has a list price of about $230, ...

Mavic Aksium Wheelset Review

Mavic Aksium's wheelset makes a nice upgrade for many road and tri bikes. It is a product that has stood the test of time, and been a popular midrange wheelset for several years.  (check Aksium prices here.) Aksium Features Removing a considerable ...