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A Guide to bicycle gearing- choosing the right gearing for your road, mountain, and gravel bikes

A Guide to Bicycle Gearing: Choosing the Right Gears For Your Road, Gravel, and Mountain Bike

Having the right gearing can make or break your ride. But with the wide range of options available these days, choosing the right gearing can be an overwhelming and complicated task. Let’s get to the bottom of how gearing works and how to choose the right gears for your terrain and discipline.

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Workout Profiles: Build Specific Fitness

Workout Profiles give you a more detailed view of the intervals needed to build the specific fitness required for your goals. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Workout Profiles.

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Mid Volume Plan

Mid-volume training plans are best for athletes who can handle a higher training load but still want flexibility in their training schedules. You can determine if mid-volume is right for you by looking at your current training volume, goals, fitness, and schedule.

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Tapering and Peaking for Cyclists: Be Ready for Race Day

The big event is only a few weeks away. You’ve put in the hard work, and now you want to ensure that your body is ready to perform for your most important event. Tapering and peaking can seem complex. This guide will help you hit peak fitness just in time for your event.

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Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself.
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Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? Five Questions to Ask Yourself.

Endurance athletes love a challenge, and reflexively gravitate towards harder workouts and higher volumes in their training. But for most athletes, this isn’t the most productive or sustainable path. Is a high-volume training plan right for you?

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Peak Fitness, All-Out Efforts, Elevation Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 311

Peak Fitness, All-Out Efforts, Elevation Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 311

How to reach and maintain peak fitness for as long as possible, how many all-out efforts does a rider have each year, how to use elevation training and heat training to get faster and much more in Episode 311 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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How to Choose the Best Mid-Ride Nutrition

The longer and more intense a training session is, the more crucial your mid-ride nutrition becomes. Knowing when to consume liquids, gels, and solids can help you make an on-the-bike nutrition plan that includes the best fuels for you and your ride.

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The 15 Most Effective Ways to Lose a Bike Race

The 15 Most Effective Ways To Lose a Bike Race

We cyclists spend lots of time thinking about how to win bike races, but what if we should actually spend more time thinking about losing? Hear us out— maybe by better understanding what leads to an outcome we want to avoid, we can prevent common mistakes, and fine-tune our efforts to achieve better results. In that spirit, we present our top 15 most effective and time-honored ways to lose a bike race. Tested and perfected by generations of disappointed cyclists, these ill-advised techniques are guaranteed to work for you, too.

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5 Best Workouts for Criterium Racers

Target the power fundamental to criterium racing with these five workouts for crit racers. Use them to fine-tune your established fitness, build essential skills, or introduce criterium-specific interval training to your schedule.

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TSS, IF, and Workout Levels: 3 Metrics to Help You Understand Your Training and Get Faster

TSS, IF, and Workout Levels: 3 Metrics to Help You Understand Your Training And Get Faster

Training Stress Score (TSS), Intensity Factor (IF), and Workout Levels are useful ways to quantify the challenge and effect of a workout. Taken together, these 3 metrics help tell the story of your training, but it’s important to understand the differences of each. What does each metric mean, and how can you use them to get faster?

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