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I was asked what is the best bike to use in an urban environment that can be used as a commuter bike, ride around town but also as a training bike bike to go fast and get a good workout. That is a difficult question, but it so happens that there is one type of bike that meets all this criteria: The Cyclocross bike, the most versatile type of bike on the market today !!!
When talking about bicycles, there are almost limitless types of bike, built for very …
This weekend I wrote about the first ride PowerCal (see here).
Now, I have more data about these rides.
I did 4 rides of varying distances, on two different bikes, each with different profiles, and I compared the power readings by capturing them on two separate Garmin units pictured above.
On this weekend’s post, I made a numerical comparison between the rides, by comparing the power average, normalized power and TSS calculation… This time, I’m focusing on pattern comparison.
The objective was to identify the power pattern exhibited by PowerCal and …
UPDATE: There is a new post on PowerCal vs PowerTap comparisons.
About a year ago, CycleOps announced a revolutionary new device that would allow the calculation of power output during a bike ride through wearing a heart rate strap and nothing else. Back then, I wrote about it, and I was very skeptic.
Power meter product for cycling usually measure the force produce by the cyclist by using strain gauges on the crankset, on the pedals or on the rear hub.
The crankset based products, like SRM, Quarq and Power2Max, have …
Today, I’m re-posting from Velo News the recent article on Brim Brothers Zone power meter… A cycling power meter that installs on your cleats !!!! How awesome is that ???
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (VN) —The Brim Brothers Zone cleat-based power meter is now operational, and less than a year away from production. Engineer Barry Redmond gave VeloNews.com a short demo at Interbike, along with a few more details on form and function.
The Zone has come a long way since Interbike last year, when Redmond would only show us an unfinished-looking black …
Exciting news today !!!!!!!
Garmin just announced the release of the brand new pedal based power meter, the Vector.
I’ve talked about pedal based power meters (Brim Brother’s Zone) and now it’s the time for Garmin to step into the ring with an announcement.
The biggest advantage of a pedal based power meter is portability.
No matter where you are, if you travel and rent a bike, if you switch bikes, go onto a mountain bike, even go to a indoor cycling class, you’ll always have your power meter with you. This is HUGE …
If you’re like me, you have more than one device to use on your workouts. Most times, you only use one device, or if you use more then one device, you are only interested in the data from one of them.
I’ve had my trusted Giant OCR Touring bike for a while now… It’s an aluminum bike, made for touring. Very heavy bike (about 32 lbs), made for long rides on very rough roads. I use it very often on my rough rides.
This was my first road bike, and as …
Today, we’re getting back to the question we addressed on our last article… Bicycle buying !!
Last time, we talked about buying a road bike… today, we’ll talk about a totally different type of bike: the utility bikes, the bikes intended for general recreational and utility use in an urban environment.
As the name indicates, these bikes have a completely different objective than a road bike… they are used for commuting, urban fitness on a variety of situations, from the road, to the trail, commuting around the city, able to handle compact …
One of the most common questions I get is… I want to stat cycling, but I’m not sure what bike to buy.
Buying a bicycle is not easy. The first hurdle to cross is deciding which type of bike to buy. We’ll address that in another post. For today, I’m assuming you decided on buying a road bike.
Some variations of road bikes include:
Touring bicycles are are robust, comfortable, and capable of carrying heavy loads.
Hybrid bicycles are designed for a variety of recreational and utility purposes. While primarily intended for …
Start Hydrated • Start hydrating 24 hours prior to exercise • Check urine color: Lemonade color = well hydrated; apple juice color = drink more fluid • 2–3 hours before exercise: Drink 14–20 fl oz of water or sports drink • During active warm-up: Drink another 8 fl oz — about 8 swallows/gulps What and When to Eat • Focus on carbs; carb-restricted diets …
Cervelo, the bikes that are famous for it’s aero road bike designs, has launched a new model.
The S5 will be the standard bike for the Garmin-Cervelo team riders in the 2011 Tour de France. It’s a faster, stiffer and lighter frame than the S3, says Cervelo.
Presenting the new Cervelo S5 during Le Tour de France coverage on Versus:
The S3, was already a winner bike and the bike used by Thor Hushovd to win the 2010 World Championships.
The S5 improves upon it’s design by being more aerodynamic than …
Just this week Brim Brothers came out with an announcement on their forthcoming power meter product… that installs on your shoes !! The ZONE.
This new power meter device installs a sensor on your cleat, connected to a pod on the top of your shoe.
The biggest advantage is that to use this power meter, you just put on your shoes and jump on your bike… whatever bike you want to use !!
The sensors are on the cleat, while all the electronics are housed inside the pod on top of the shoe.
July 2012 UPDATE: I have now made a review and comparison of PowerCal. See my new post with detailed review and powertap comparison here.
One of he big, and most surprising product announcements from Cycleops two weeks ago was the all-new PowerCal heart rate monitor.
This new device is an ANT+ heart rate monitor strap with a twist… Based on your heart rate, it derives the power you are producing. This is a very surprising announcement from a company that is almost a standard and helped open up and democratize the power …