Five Ways to Kickstart Your 2017 Training

The new year is just a few days away and many of us are starting to think about our goals and plans for 2017. There’s a reason why resolutions are so popular on the new year. January 1st marks a new year and a new start; a sense of renewal. As athletes most of us […]

Tips for Setting Up an Indoor Trainer

As the days get shorter and the weather becomes more unpredictable many will find themselves heading indoors and parking their bike on the trainer in front of the TV, pedaling away the winter months, counting the days until the snow starts to recede and the days once again lengthen out. It takes real dedication and […]

Review – Argon 18 Nitrogen

Argon 18 started out as a small Montreal based company but in recent years has garnered some attention with title sponsorship in the Tour de France. The Bora-Argon 18 team has brought the Argon 18 name to the World Tour level and there are lot more of them on the road than ever before. In terms […]

Review – Briko Shot Evoluzione Glasses

I’m old enough to remember watching Mario Cipollini rocket across the finish line first in countless bunch sprints but still young enough to have thought the guy looked absolutely ridiculous wearing those bizarre bug-eye goggles. That being said, now that everything 90s seems to be coming full circle, I found myself oddly attracted to the […]

Food and Nutrition – Pre-race Fuelling

When we think of training we often think of the workouts we do and the time we spend developing our athletic abilities, whether it be running, biking, swimming, skiing, skating etc. But there a number of important factors in athletic development that directly impact performance gains. Sport specific workouts alone will not help us realize […]

How to Get the Most out of your Build Phase

With spring just around the corner most people following a periodization plan will be starting their build phases in the next month or so. We’ve already covered some of the basics of the base phase in a previous post and today we’ll go into some detail about how to get the most out of the […]

Activity Trackers – Are they Useful?

In the past two years the tech gadget market has been flooded with a wide array of wearable personal activity trackers. The Fitbit, Garmin’s Vivofit and VivoSmart lines and Pebble are just a few of the 10-15 different brands each with several different models. Most trackers include the same basic functionality such as step counting, […]

The Best TrainerRoad Workouts

Trainer Road is an immensely popular online/software based training suite for indoor cycling. It offers hundreds of workouts which focus on all areas of cycling performance from aerobic endurance to sprints intervals. With so many workouts to choose from, it’s hard to know which are the most effective for your particular training goals and needs. […]

The movie no one is talking about

It’s been a month since the trailer for the new Lance Armstrong biopic landed on YouTube. Directed by Stephen Frears, known for his work on the cult classic High Fidelity and the recent critically acclaimed film Philomena, and starring Ben Foster, Dustin Hoffman, Lee Pace and Chris O’Dowd, this movie is clearly not a half-hearted […]

Buyers Guide – Wheels

When buying a new road bike wheels are typically the weakest stock component in terms of quality and performance. Even high-end bikes come with wheel sets that do not match the quality of the rest of the bike. Because of this wheels are often the first upgrade made by riders. Most serious racers have multiple […]

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