MID-WEEK REPORT: THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS AND EVENTS

Take a look at the best of our trending stories from this week, February 23rd, about the latest road bikes, tech, pro racing and more in the cycling industry.

6 TIPS TO IMPROVE FITNESS GET FASTER

Photo: Bettini

Q: I am looking to get more serious about my training and increase my fitness. What are your top-three suggestions to make the most out of each ride?

A: I think setting achievable goals is the most crucial first step. Too often I talk to riders who want to “win” every group ride or move from a Cat 5 to a Cat 2 in a few weeks. I’m not suggesting it’s not possible, but group rides aren’t races, and the category system in racing is to help riders transition up when they are ready, keeping everything safe.

In reality, training and building fitness come down to hard work, consistency and, the most overlooked aspect, recovery. A good coach can set you on the right path and help you build workouts and a schedule that fit
your needs. 

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WAHOO POWRLINK PEDALS

The pedals are installed just like any other pedal so moving your power meter from bike to bike is easy.

In case you missed the news, Wahoo purchased Speedplay back in late 2019 and has been giving the brand a full update. The entire line has been updated and the many color options that Speedplay offered are now gone. Wahoo has done a great job of consolidating the pedal line and the updated design has put new life into a system that has seen little change over its lifetime. When Wahoo launched the new Wahoo branded design they hinted that there was a power pedal in the works, and today it is here.

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WINNING WORDS OF WISDOM

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HAMMERHEAD KAROO 2

You’ve all likely heard of the top brands in the cycling computer world that provide both information and real-time data of your performance. However, some smaller brands are taking on more recognition and shaking things up. Emerging in 2013, Hammerhead is based in New York City, with the original idea sprouting from its founders, Piet Morgan (CEO) and Laurence Wattrus (Head of Technology). 

In 63 days during a 3000-mile cycling journey across the United States, Morgan felt the need to make a better GPS for cycling. Hammerhead was launched with several products, including the Karoo Cycling GPS, with the idea literally founded on the bike. Unlike some computers, Karoo uses an Android-based operating system with a smartphone-esque touchscreen and visual navigation. 

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PRO TIPS FROM BRIAN MCCULLOCH

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BIKE OF THE WEEK: BIANCHI ARCADEX

The Favaloro GX Carbon has been performing great in our local mountains.

The Favaloro GX Carbon is the newest offering from Italian frame builder Michele Favaloro.  The frameset is 100% Hand made in Italy with custom size ONLY. You can have it built for electric or mechanical drivetrains, ours is built around the mechanical Campy Ekar group.

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