Training with a power meter
Sep29

Training with a power meter

I recently fitted a Stages single side power meter to my road bike. Now I know the first questions has be whether or not the Stages has this revolutionised my training? No. But it has made it difficult to fudge the numbers. Often we cyclists use a perceived effort scale to base how hard to train – at least that was the way I was doing it. Perceived effort is very subjective and can vary from day to day. When you train to power, there...

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Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts
May01

Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts

I thought the Endurance X2 Bib Shorts by Castelli were good. But that was until I tried the Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts, which are awesome. Our 2015 Free Aero Race Bibshorts have landed at a Retailer near you. A photo posted by Castelli Cycling (@castellicycling) on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:16pm PDT Apparently they have gone from strength to strength largely due to the intelligent feedback from real-world professionals such as the...

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Tour of Northland: One women’s view
Apr23

Tour of Northland: One women’s view

Riding a four day event at a cracking pace is something that will either inspire you or give you a sense of the chills. No matter which camp you fall into, you can’t help but respect someone who completes a ride such as the four day Tour of Northland. One Auckland based rider, Danielle, took up the challenge and finished very credibly. However, she openly admits that the event tested her mental and physical strength beyond what she...

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Moon Shield rear light and Meteor front light review
Apr21

Moon Shield rear light and Meteor front light review

Are you in the market for a new set of USB lights for your cycle? Well this video will give you a couple of really good options to consider: Moon Shield Moon Meteor 200 Details on the lights The shield has the following: Quick release rubber strap mount (fits 22-31.8mm) Built-in lithium polymer battery ( 3.7V 700mAh) USB rechargeable 5 modes : Standard / High / Over drive / Strobe / Flashing Low battery, charging and fully charged...

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Cateye lights brighten your path
Apr07

Cateye lights brighten your path

Lighting your way or flashing down the road so that cars can see you is the subject of today’s post. I recently took a look at three Cateye lights. The lights are the Cateye Nano Shot Plus, and the Rapid X2 front and rear lights. Nano Shot Plus The Nano Shot Plus is a massive beast that when on your handlebar will provide ample power to fully light your way home. It is seriously bright with a full power of 600 lumens. To put this into...

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Volta Reflective Jacket Review
Apr02

Volta Reflective Jacket Review

This week I took a look at the Volta Reflective Jacket to see if the hype is really to be believed. It is! It is not a cheap option but it will make you so much more visible to cars while riding at night. The tech stuff Volta has created a fully reflective jacket offering 100% reflective visibility by using the innovative Reflex fabric made in Europe by Schoeller® Swiss. They say that when light falls upon the jacket millions of...

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