Speed Skating And Cycling - The Similarities Are Uncanny

Speed skating has many similarities to cycling

The Winter Olympics don't have any cycling, per se, but you'll find there's a lot in common with ice speed skating. We look into the similarities of the racing and equipment and events.

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Training Plan Guide: How To Coach Yourself To Peak Fitness

No time, no coach, no problem. Coach Chad shares his proven, science-backed training process that takes busy athletes from base to peak. Table of Contents This guide was written with order in mind, but if you want to jump around feel free to do so by clicking on the hyperlinked questions below. Base Phase Training:…

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How Age Affects Performance, Can Time Trialists Sprint & More – Ask A Cycling Coach 138

How age affects performance, can time trialists sprint, why average power is so low in cyclocross & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s Facebook Beta Group What DEXA scans tell you about your body Do I need to replicate the distance of…

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6 Top Gravel Bikes Under $2000

Gravel riding through scenic countryside, rolling hills

Our top 6 picks for gravel / adventure bikes around $2000. These are for cyclists who like on and off-road riding and value at a moderate price point.

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‘Cross Nats Takeaways, Tt Bike Fits, Using Weight To Your Advantage & More – Ask A Cycling Coach 137

What we learned watching and racing cyclocross for 7 days straight, how to get the best TT bike fit, how to use extra weight to your advantage & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What we learned from CX Nationals How to get…

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Top Viral Cycling Social Media Posts Of 2017

Top viral cycling social media posts of 2017

These posts were watched and shared the most in 2017. Don't miss out on what your fellow cyclists were liking and sharing.

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Giant Anyroad 1 First Ride Review

Giant AnyRoad 1 first ride review

Giant’s AnyRoad features a huge bow-shaped top tube flowing from head tube to rear dropouts that creates a very low-slung frame. One of the key benefits of this is that it leaves masses of Giant’s clever D-shaped carbon seatpost unsupported, which allows the post to flex fore-and-aft (while the D-shape stops it twisting), creating a compliant back end. Best gravel and all-road bikes Get started with gravel grinding Giant AnyRoad 1 spec overview Frame: Aluxx aluminium Fork: Giant carbon composite Wheels: Giant SX-2 Cranks: Shimano Tiagra 50/34 Cassette: 11-32 Shifters: Shimano Tiagra Derailleurs: Shimano Tiagra Brakes: TRP Spyre C disc brakes with 160mm rotors Giant AnyRoad 1 kit The rest of the bike is well thought out too. The XR bar features a subtle flare to the drops that isn’t as extreme as most, but enough to give you ample wrist clearance when settling into the shallow drops when riding ...

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Noble Wins Us Pro Cx Calendar Opener In Rochester

Rochette, Noble and Keough on the Rochester podium

Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) outlasted the field at Rochester Cyclocross on Saturday and soloed to victory in the opening round of USA Cycling Pro CX Calendar, finishing 11 seconds ahead of Maghalie Rochette (CLIF Pro Team) and 37 seconds ahead of Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld). Emma White (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) was fourth, one minute back, while Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano Pro Cyclocross) was fifth at 1:13. On the third of five laps, Noble and Rochette dropped Keough from their lead that had formed on lap two. Then when Rochette bobbled on the final circuit, Noble rode in for the win. "It feels really good to come out and win the season opener," Noble said about her first C1 win. "The main objective today was to stay calm, cool and collected. I felt super confident technically today. I felt super smooth and dailed in with all my lines. That allowed ...

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Hyde Opens Us Pro Cx Calendar With Rochester C1 Win

Rob Peeters, Stephen Hyde and Jeremy Powers on the Rochester Cyclocross podium

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld) out-duelled Rob Peeters and Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) over the final lap to win the opening round of the USA Cycling Pro CX Calendar Saturday at Rochester Cyclocross. Hyde got the better of the other two in the finishing straight for the C1 victory and his first-ever win in Rochester. "This is a long course and you have to play your cards right," Hyde said. "It's taken me a lot of tries to get my hand correct. This was a good start for me. It's a good mental kick for me, and good for the ego." Nineteen-year-old Spencer Petrov (Aspire Racing) fought his way to the leaders on the last lap but was gapped in the flat set ions near the pits about 1km from the line and settled in for fourth overall and the top U23 rider. "Today is the first UCI 'cross race ...

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Rochester Cyclocross C2: Victory For Kaitlin Keough

Rochette, Noble and Keough on the Rochester podium

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Cannondale Superx Force 1 Looks Ready For A 'Cross Fight

Cannondale SuperX Force 1 looks ready for a 'cross fight

Newly-crowned US National Champion Steven Hyde piloted the all-new SuperX this past season to great success. But the secret behind the bike goes much deeper, with the likes of Tim Johnson (450 time US national champion) and Stu Thorne (cyclocrossworld.com team owner) adding input at every step of the development process. With such pedigree, one should expect the SuperX to add up to a true contender for best cyclocross bike of the year. Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 first ride review Try this 7-day cyclocross training plan for the busy 'cross racer 2018 Cannondale SuperX Force 1 spec overview Frame: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE (flatmount; 12x142) Fork: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer (flatmount; 12x100) Drivetrain: SRAM Force 1 Bottom bracket: BB30-83 Wheels: CX 1.0 Tires: Schwalbe X-One All-Round 33mm Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite Size Options: 46, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 Weight (size 56): 18.6 lbs ...

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The September Issue Of Cycling Plus Is Out Now

Fresh, fast and fun (that's the bikes, not the cover model)

Scoring on debut? The new bikes making a splash this summer

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Blackburn Raceday Fluid Vs. Feedback Sports Omnium

Blackburn's Raceday Fluid and Feedback Sports' Omnium are very similar portable trainers

Portable roller-based trainers tested head-to-head

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Cleaning Your Bike Chain

Everything you ever wanted to know about cleaning your bike chain

Scrub that chain to save money and gain speed

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Nine Essential Cyclocross Skills

Shouldering the bike is the best way to go on foot over longer distances, or up steep run-ups

Master these off-road techniques for maximum hot ’cross fun

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