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Your Power Meter is Still the Best Wind Tunnel Available

If you have a power meter mounted on your bike, you already own a mobile and accurate wind tunnel.  I enjoy watching the latest YouTube videos from pro triathletes and cyclists like Lionel Sanders and Alex Dowsett publishing their wind tunnel tests in the endless quest for “free speed”.  Fortunately, for those of us that…

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Fit Files: Triathlon Fit For Janda Ricci-Munn

I’ve known today’s fitting client well as he’s been my main training and tech talk partner for nearly 20 years. He also happens to be the guy that took 14 years away from triathlon, then showed up and won the Patriot Half Ironman this past summer. Needless to say that turned some heads, but for…

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Parlee Unveils The Ouray

Parlee’s Newest Road Bike, The Ouray, Has Arrived Parlee is proud to introduce a new high-performance endurance road bike to their line. The Parlee Ouray is positioned between the RZ7 aero road bike and the Chebacco performance gravel bike in their lineup.   The Parlee Ouray is designed using Bob Parlee’s 25 years of experience in carbon design,…

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Indoor Racing On Trainers

  Computrainer indoor time trials are back! I joined the fun at Fastplits last week entering Boston Triathlon Team’s indoor time trial. While smart trainers like Wahoo Kickr’s and indoor cycling apps like Zwift and Rouvy have taken over indoor cycling, it seems somebody forgot to tell this crew. Nothing compares to the nostalgia of…

Can an AI App Fit My Bike
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Can an AI App Fit My Bike

“Shall We Play A Game?” In the 1983 movie “War Games”, the WOPR computer, AKA “Joshua”, asks, “Shall we play a game?”.   The game?   Thermonuclear war. In the end, after playing tic-tac-toe against itself, the computer, thankfully, decides it can’t win the game.  While it sometimes feels like tic-tac-toe is determining our fate, Artificial Intelligence…

Relentless Pursuit of Performance – Dean’s Latest A2 Wind Tunnel Trip
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Relentless Pursuit of Performance – Dean’s Latest A2 Wind Tunnel Trip

I promised a report of my most recent trip to the A2 wind tunnel back in 2021.   While it took me a while to get to the write-up, I fortunately still have all the data and notes.  Even better, now that time has passed, I can draw better conclusions about this trip than I could…

Which Wahoo Kick’r Model is Right for Me?
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Which Wahoo Kick’r Model is Right for Me?

Why Ride Indoors? If your winter riding activities include a bike like this, this post might not be for you. As the winter season arrives, riding our bikes outside becomes more and more difficult. Warm enough clothing can be cumbersome. The rain becomes sleet and snow. Darkness is a much larger portion of our day…

Cervelo Rouvida, the Newest Entry to the E-Bike World
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Cervelo Rouvida, the Newest Entry to the E-Bike World

Cervelo Rouvida Cervelo has entered the electric assist bike world with the Rouvida. To separate itself from the crowd of E-assist bicycles, Cervelo designed the Rouvida to appeal to the experienced road and gravel rider without alienating the average rider. Similar to the Moots Express, Cervelo has chosen to focus on creating an electric bike…

Top Road Bicycle Innovations of the Past 20 Years – Compact Cranks & Wide Range Cassettes

Top Road Bicycle Innovations of the Past 20 Years – Compact Cranks & Wide Range Cassettes

Compact Cranks & Wide Range Cassettes We are biased by our hilly area, but the enhancement that having adequate gearing on your bike offers is hard to overstate.   A 53/39 crankset with a 12-25 was considered “low” gearing around twenty years ago.   Today, 1:1 is a common starting point for paved road gearing in hilly…

Road Bicycle Tire and Frame Rolling Resistance 2021
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Road Bicycle Tire and Frame Rolling Resistance 2021

At the turn of the century, we published an article about rolling resistance on bicycles works.  The article points out three main things: Rolling resistance is a valuable enough performance variable that you should pay attention to it. Narrower and higher pressure tires are not always better. Suspension and compliance help reduce rolling resistance. While…

How to Use a Power Meter for Optimal Ironman Pacing
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How to Use a Power Meter for Optimal Ironman Pacing

Wouldn’t it be nice if your coach could ride your Ironman with you and guide your pace all day? Well, in effect, they can. Perfect Ironman pacing is available with the latest power meters and software. Take your coach with you on race day through power meter pacing! Once you have us install a new…