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Dec 3, 2013 at 21:25Dec 3, 2013
To the Point: Power Meters
Power meters and heart rate monitors are useful tools for training if you know how to utilize the data. There are other techniques though that don't cost anything and can yield huge benefits. Perceived exertion essentially does the same thing and there are lots of training protocols out there based on this. The current trend in endurance training is increased recovery time between workouts and shorter high intensity efforts with some training routines being as short as 10 minutes. Probably the most important factor is periodization where you change your routine every 3-5 weeks to maintain the training stimulus. Doing the exact same workout every week will result in a rapid plateau. Core strengthening and proper technique can improve endurance and performance even further but is often overlooked. As a rehab and sports medicine physician this is the approach I have taken. Too many athletes focus on the data and not on the big picture. Cross training is another great technique as you can do another sport on your off bike days that won't cut into your riding time.
Dec 2, 2013 at 21:02Dec 2, 2013
Pinkbike Gear Awards - The Nominees
I would agree with many of the above comments about the bike and not the rider. Look at what Wade did back in the day on the old Rocky's. They were crap bikes at the time relative to what else was around but he ripped. I think it should come down to the Sessions or the V10. Both bikes rip and are user friendly.
Nov 27, 2013 at 12:55Nov 27, 2013
what do you do for a job that you can go to the office so little and ride so much? Also, can you hire me? I have a bachelor's degree, am willing to move, and I am a pretty nice guy!
Nov 27, 2013 at 10:38Nov 27, 2013
Adam Billinghurst's One Million Foot Trek Session 9.9 - Bike Check
Very possible to do. Just have to have the right career. I am in the office an average of 2 days per week so ride 5-6 days per week all summer and can afford the trick ride. Other buddies are doing the same.
kathwill TBSbikeparts's article
Sep 25, 2013 at 22:13Sep 25, 2013
TBS Bike Parts - Bas and Tom Van Steenbergen Teaser
I would agree with the whole challenge of getting anything but a very common part from your LBS. I have already had multiple times this season where I went to multiple shops trying to get a part or component. The usual response was that the distributor was out and they didn't know when new stock would arrive. Problem is particularly bad at this time of year. Ended up going online to order the parts at half the price and had them in a few days. The solution for the LBS is to do what the online retailers are doing and bypass the distributors. I understand how difficult it is to stock everything especially with all the new standards, but price and service could surely be improved.
Sep 18, 2013 at 22:06Sep 18, 2013
TRP, DZR, HT, and MIO - Interbike 2013
Have re-solable pedals. Slap on a new Stealth slab when they wear. Would be a bitch though if you forgot to remove your shoes before hoping in the car or walking in the house.
kathwill mtbstrengthcoach's article
Sep 12, 2013 at 7:17Sep 12, 2013
Video: Better Joint Mobility
Despite common belief there is no convincing evidence that stretching reduces injury. It likely aides in recovery though. Stretching without a proper warmup has been shown to increase the risk of injury.
Aug 21, 2013 at 12:52Aug 21, 2013
Shimano Zee Brakes - Review
Go to one of the German online retailers such as bike-components.de. About half the price.
kathwill RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2013 at 18:33Aug 19, 2013
Best Bike at Specialized: Enduro Expert Evo
Specialized kind of blew it with this one. With a few component changes and air fork and shock you could build it sub 30lbs pretty easy. Built my large 2011 up at 28.5 lbs with 180mm fork, offset bushing, 65 degree head angle and a friendlier seat angle for climbing.