Monday, October 28, 2013

TOP Cycling Tips #11-20

Follow Any of These Rules To See Improvement in Your Ride!

Stay On The Lookout For the Rest of The Rules!

1. Train Your Weaknesses

Even though this may seem vague and obvious, this is much more about identifying your weaknesses and THEN training them. Professional endurance racer Mark Weir makes his living blasting through corners, but that wasn't always the case. "I was a semi-pro downhiller racing in Park City, Utah, and there was a corner that I thought just sucked," he recalls. "I told Jan Karpiel, one of my sponsors, about it, and he said: 'The corner doesn't suck, you suck at that corner.' I realized then that training my weaknesses is far more important than sticking with my strengths.


2. Check Your Tire Pressure Before Each Ride

3. Learn to Bunny Hop on Your Road Bike

Doing an unclipped hop shows you how changes in body position affect your bike's behavior — knowledge that will boost your confidence on steep downhills, rough roads, and in corners.

A. Replace your clipless pedals with platforms and your cycling shoes with soft-soled sneakers.

B. Ride across a flat, grassy field at slightly faster than walking speed, standing on your pedals, cranks level with the ground, elbows and knees slightly bent.

C. Push down on the handlebar while bending your knees even farther so you are crouched over the saddle. Then immediately pull up and back on your bar as you shift your weight back to get the front tire up.

D. With the front tire off the ground, shift your weight forward as you push the handlebar ahead and hop up with your legs to lift the rear wheel.

4. Fitness Takes Time

No crash diet or hell week of training will magically propel you into top form. "You've got to work toward it all season long," says Pierre Rolland, the best young rider of the 2011 Tour de France.

5. If something is painful like your knee, back, or wrists, you should consider getting a professional fitting. 

Many websites and blogs offer instructions to "do-it-yourself," however —it's a much better idea to let a professional fine tune your bike toyour anatomy.

6. Wash Your Bike

Especially after a wet or muddy ride. Mist it with a garden hose or soak it using a bucket of soapy water. Wipe it down and rinse, then dry it with a clean rag or towel. Don't forget to lube your chain.

7. Buy a Torque Wrench and Learn How to Use It

This is mandatory for carbon parts, but will also extend the life of all stems, handlebars, bottom brackets, seatpost clamps, and suspension pivots.

8. Speaking of Your Chain

A well-maintained and lubricated chain could last 3,000 road miles ore more, but check it every 500. Here's how: Take a ruler and place the 0 at the rivet of one link. If the ruler's 12 inch mark aligns closely with another rivet, you're in good shape. If it's more that 1/16th of an inch away, replace the chain.


9. Respect Your Front Brake

Applying 60 percent front brake will bring you to a smooth, controlled stop. But on steep descents or during rapid decelerations, you'll want to rely even more heavily on the front.

Be sure to shift your weight behind your saddle to prevent yourself from sailing over the handlebar

10. Stick With Your Group

Whether you're embarking on a 500-mile charity ride or racing Paris-Nice, there's safety in numbers. Teammates and friends can pull if you're feeling tired, share their food, or help fix a mechanical issue. "I've seen this so many times," says Chris Horner. "A guy is leading the race and is really strong and so he goes into a breakaway. But what happens if he crashes or flats? He is all alone. Stay with your group as long as possible.

Stay tuned for more GREAT tips, video reviews and much much more!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Top Cycling Rules Part 1: #1-10 (

The 50 Golden Rules of Cycling


1. To corner, enter wide and exit wide.

2. Brake Less
 It sounds counter-intuitive, but the harder you yank on the brakes, the less control you have over your bike. The best riders brake well before a corner. Plus, laying off the stoppers force you to focus on key bike cornering skills such as weight distribution, body position, and line choice.

3. Look Where you Want to Go
"When riding a tricky or dangerous section of trail (or road), focus on the path you want your bike to follow, not the rock, tree, or other obstacle you're trying to avoid," says globe-trotting mountain biker Hans Rey.

4. Avoid Helmet Hair
"For God's sake, make sure your hair is under your helmet and not poking out the front," advises Garmin-Cervelo pro Christian Vande Velde

5. Take the Lane
You have a right to the road, so use it! It's safer than riding on the shoulder which is often cracked, covered in gravel, or worse. But don't be a road hog either.

6. Ride with the Best 
Before he built his first mountain bike, GARY FISHER was an aspiring road racer. But his decision to stay in America rather than train in Europe derailed his chances of joining the pro peloton. "To be the best at the sport, you need to go where the best are riding," Fisher says. "If you're a mountain biker, spend a couple weeks at Whistler and you will be changed forever. If you're a road rider and want to be a better climber, go to Colorado. Find the best, train with them, watch what they do, and learn their secrets.

7. Set your Suspension — And Check It Often
It's frightening how many riders hit the trail with poorly adjusted forks and shocks. Not only will droopy suspension make your bike feel like a wet noodle, it can also be downright dangerous. A few simple adjustments are all it takes to have your suspension smoothly sucking up bumps. Check online or in your owners manual to get specific instructions on how to set your suspension.

8. Clean Your Shoes Monthly. Also, Wash Your Gloves

9. Warm Up
A slow start primes your engine by directing oxygen from your blood cells to your muscles. Spin easy for 20 to 30 minutes before you begin to hammer.

10. Always Carry Cash
Money can't buy love, but it can buy food, water, a phone call, or a spare tube.

Watch out for the rest of the tips in this five part series - every Tuesday right here on our blog.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Save up to $30 on a Fall Bicycle Tune Up and Clean Up

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Review: 2014 Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes (

2014 Trek Domane 5.2 - Comfort Tuned and Stable

2014 Trek Domane 5.9 -  Professional Race Performance

Review: Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes
Image of Trek Domane 5.9
Image of Trek Domane 5.9 photographed in United Kingdom


Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes Review

The Trek Domane 5-Series attempts to conjoin the stability required for riding over rough surfaces during endurance races with the stiffness that allows you to put down some power and accelerate when the time comes. It is a tough trick to pull off, but one which these models achieve admirably thanks to their carbon frames and intelligent geometry.

Trek Domane 5.2

The 500 Series OCLV carbon frame has been tuned for long distance races over loose surfaces, rocky terrain and tough cobbles. The higher headtube means that the geometry of the frame helps to improve comfort without forcing you to compromise in terms of raw performance. As well as allowing the bike to minimise feedback, the frame makes it easier to retain control and keep the rider in a stable, confident condition.
The Shimano Ultegra drivetrain is in keeping with this unshakable ethos and components from the same range are harnessed for the brakeset. The cabling has undergone a lot of work in the past few years, with optimisations made to make sure that each shift is as smooth as possible.
The seatpost is built by Bontrager and fashioned from the same strong, light and flexible carbon that makes up the rest of the frame. Bontrager also provide the Race rims and the R3 Hard-Case Lite tyres.
Trek Domane 5.2 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra”Front Fork:Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano UltegraRear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra STIBrakes:Shimano Ultegra
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Race
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite

Trek Domane 5.9

Trek chooses not to mess with the frame-fork combo for the Domane 5.9 and you also get the same seatpost, saddle and handlebars.
The implementation of the Bontrager Race Lite TLR wheelset helps to reduce weight and dampen vibrations further.
Meanwhile the Ultegra Di2 drivetrain makes the most of electronic shifting technology to give you a professional level of performance from this well appointed enduro-racer.
The Domane 5-Series models take road racing seriously and help riders tackle the flat of the tarmac as well as the rougher stuff that awaits you off the beaten track.

Trek Domane 5.9 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra Di2″Front Fork:Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra Di2Rear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra Di2 STIBrakes:Shimano Ultegra Di2
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Race Lite
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite

Come take a brand new 2014 Trek Bike for a test ride TODAY! 

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Sweet Ride For Only $269.99!


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