Zwift vs TrainerRoad: Which is best for you?

Zwift vs Trainerroad

Indoor training has been given a new lease of life, we compare the two main training apps

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Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert

Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert

Garmin's new head units offer expanded metrics. Schwinn revives the Paramount. Suspension for road bikes. Mavic gravel wheels, and more. Read the full article at Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert on VeloNews.com .

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Canyon launch 'world's first professional eRacing team'

Canyon has launched the first professional eracing team

German direct-to-consumer bike manufacturer Canyon Bicycles have announced the launch of "the world's first professional eRacing team": Canyon ZCC. The team, formed of five male and five female riders, will race in the Zwift KISS Community League where both squads won the inaugural events. The 10 riders are joined by a team manager, Rhys Howell, who will communicate with the team's riders during racing through a radio "giving instructions and providing information throughout the race". Canyon say the team kit is inspired from the early rave era in the 1990s, with Canyon releasing a limited number of 50 replica team kits to celebrate the launch of the team, available from their website from May 7. The team will wear the jerseys while racing on Zwift and in 'real life'. The team is equipped with Canyon Aeroad CF SL bikes, allowances for travel to events, trainers and accessories from Wahoo, and ...

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Zwift’s Watopia goes west with Fuego Flats update

Zwifter riding through Fuego Flats

Latest expansion to the indoor training video game

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Zwift expands into the desert with Fuego Flats

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Four new routes added with addition of Fuego Flats expansion

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CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth?

The Absa Cape Epic is the crown jewel of the Epic series, and arguably the hardest MTB race in the world. So how did a couple of roadies measure up to South Africa's stunning, savage terrain? The post CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Crazy tech, a Norwegian win and a Utah holiday: The Bunch, Ep 9

Welcome to another episode of the Bunch. This week’s episode, I’m sorry to say, is not coming from pro cycling capital of Europe, Girona, Spain. I think it’s time we had a break from that place for a while. But like every other episode, it is jam-packed with all the news from here at CyclingTips. … The post Crazy tech, a Norwegian win and a Utah holiday: The Bunch, Ep 9 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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British eRacing champions reflect on their wins last night in ground-breaking event

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Virtual cycling platform Zwift partnered with British Cycling for world-first event at BT Sport's London studios

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Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three

I spent my third day of the Taipei Cycle Show in the second exhibition area, strolling the parts and accessory hall – which is somewhat confusing given I spent the first two days also perusing parts and accessories. I digress. The gates are open to consumers on the third day, and the booths are busier … The post Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The latest cutting-edge products from Elite for on and off the bike

The latest cutting-edge products from Elite for on and off the bike

The Italian maestro doesn’t just make bottles

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E3 BinckBank Classic Preview

A familiar sight in 2019

The best non-monument cobbled classic can’t stop getting in the way of itself. (There’s a saying that I’ve only heard used in West Virginia that seems oddly appropriate - The E3 organizers can’t stop stepping on their own dicks). The always-exciting racing is often overshadowed by the organizer’s sexist provocations in advertising the race. This year’s addition to their chauvinistic oeuvre was this: Honestly, the body paint thing standing alone is kinda neat. The message, though, is at best muddled— “Who will crown himself prince in Harelbeke?” First, in the Frog Prince fairy tale, it’s a princess that kisses a frog, which turns the frog into a prince. (And actually, in one of the original editions of the Frog Prince fairy tale, it wasn’t a kiss by the princess that turned the frog into a prince, but rather the princess smashing the frog against the wall in a fit of ...

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The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big

The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big

Zwift's growing online racing scene has attracted millions of dollars of investment capital and legions of devoted indoor cyclists. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big on VeloNews.com .

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Zwift’s grand plans for virtual bike racing

I’ve attended a fair number of road races over the years — the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour Down Under, the Tour of Flanders, and Paris-Roubaix — and they all usually have certain elements in common. If they’re not held on particularly challenging roads, then at least the scenery is noteworthy, or … The post Zwift’s grand plans for virtual bike racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Next week's British Cycling Zwift eRacing Championships to be broadcast live on TV

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BT Sport to show evening session live from its studios at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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What is FTP and why it matters for cyclists

What is FTP and why it matters for cyclists

FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power, which is commonly defined as the highest average power you can sustain for an hour, measured in watts. FTP is often used to determine training zones when using a power meter and to measure improvement. BikeRadar 's winter training tips and gear reviews Best smart trainers How to determine your FTP Training programs such as TrainerRoad , The Sufferfest and Zwift (with the Workout option) use FTP to calibrate workout intensities. For example, the programs may call for three-minute intervals at 120 percent of your FTP, with two-minute recoveries in between. Coaches use FTP in the same way — to measure progress and to personalize specific training intensities. This is the same process whether working with Team Sky riders or age-group amateurs. Dr. Andrew Coggan, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter , created the FTP standard as a more practical approach ...

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Data diet: How unplugging can actually improve your cycling (and your life)

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott In our always-on and connected world, it has become far too easy to catch ourselves constantly staring at screens, at work, at home, and on the bike. We have become so connected and yet, at the same … The post Data diet: How unplugging can actually improve your cycling (and your life) appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Katusha Sports: Introducing K Illusion

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The hunt for the perfect cycling destination: Girona, the Costa Brava

We went to Girona and the Costa Brava in search of a perfect cycling destination. From lung-busting mountains to cafes created by and for the cycling fraternity, from coastlines to sunflower fields, our wide-eyed journey along these new roads meant nothing was taken for granted. The post The hunt for the perfect cycling destination: Girona, the Costa Brava appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CyclingTips Podcast: Semi-classics, blood bags, and Zwift racing

This week’s episode opens with an analysis of last weekend’s Belgian opener weekend, including Deceuninck-Quick Step’s domination and a look at the two young names that impressed at Le Samyn. Then we chat with Dane Cash about Rohan Dennis’ general classification ambitions, and find out why Dennis wants to test himself at a stage race … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Semi-classics, blood bags, and Zwift racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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House of the Lion: Johan Museeuw's new cafe in Bruges, Belgium

Jack Elton-Walters 8 Mar 2019 A must-visit location for cycling fans heading to Flanders, grab a beer or coffee and look at some memorabilia from Museeuw's career Better known for chocolates, a bell tower and a fantastic film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, Bruges isn't a magnet for cyclists and professional cycling fans in the same way as places like Oudenaarde and Gent, and that's despite hosting the start of the Tour of Flanders until recently. But that all looks set to change thanks to retired Classics superstar Johan Museeuw . The multiple-Monuments winner has teamed up with cycling experiences company Velusso to open Huis van de Leeuw in the heart of Bruges. The House of the Lion – following Museeuw's nickname of 'the Lion of Flanders' – is part cafe, part shop, part museum. Currently in situ are bikes from some of the Lion's most famous wins, including ...

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