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Training the Next Generation of Cyclists

For the Founders of the Gateway Devo Cycling Team, athlete development is about so much more than the sport of cycling

Read More... 05.28.19

Transform Your Indoor Workout into A Real Ride with Rouvy

Our friends at Rouvy share how to make the most of your time indoors with their training application.

Read More... 04.05.19

10 Training Mistakes You Are Probably Making

From nutrition to rest to bike fit, Lindsay Goldman shares wisdom from life as a pro-athlete.

Read More... 03.27.19

May the Best Exerciser Win: Tips for Virtual Racing

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, shares her pointers from the inaugural Zwift KISS Super League race.

Read More... 03.13.19

To Ride or Not to Ride: Handling Lack of Motivation

Lindsay Goldman, pro-cyclist, on what to do when ambition wanes.

Read More... 02.11.19

Nobody Promised It Would Be Fun

But the payoff is worth the pain.

Read More... 01.16.19

How to Make the Most of Indoor Training

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, interviews her coach for tips on how to maximize trainer miles.

Read More... 12.12.18

11 Reasons to Ride a Bike Trainer (That Do Not Include Snow)

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, shares why she opts for time on the trainer.

Read More... 11.20.18

The Best of Virtual Training Apps

Sometimes it's difficult to find the motivation to hop on the trainer. Luckily, technology has figured out how to make riding indoors fun, intelligent, and focused.

Read More... 10.31.18

Bike Trainer Workouts with Global Cycling Network

These sessions are sure to keep you fit all winter long.

Read More... 10.16.18

Destination – The Enduro World Series: A Reflection

In the final installment of the series, Cindy Abbott looks back at her podium at Enduro Nationals.

Read More... 09.11.18

Meet the Next Generation of Smart Trainers: H2 & M2

Two new trainers join the CycleOps evolution of smart trainers.

Read More... 09.06.18

Epilogue: An Update on How Everything Turned Out

Pro cyclist Lindsay Goldman reflects on her post-pregnancy journey thus far.

Read More... 08.06.18

10 Months on 10 Wheels: Life on the Road with Jacki and Eric

Two triathletes hit the highway with their trainers in pursuit of the open road and good racing.

Read More... 07.26.18

Why Ride with a Smart Trainer: Insights from Brand Advocates

Takeaways from our brand advocates from their first season of riding with a smart trainer.

Read More... 06.20.18

Destination – The Enduro World Series: The Struggle is Real

In part two of this series, Cindy chronicles the trials of being a female pro-enduro racer – plus, a look back at her inaugural race at Sea Otter.

Read More... 05.29.18

Destination - the Enduro World Series: Meet Cindy

In this multi-part series we’ll follow pro-rider Cindy on her journey to the 2018 Enduro World Series.

Read More... 04.18.18

Post-Pregnancy Fitness: On The Road Back to the Start Line

Pro-cyclist Lindsay Goldman chronicles her journey back to professional racing after the birth of her daughter.

Read More... 04.03.18

Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: FTP Booster in Zwift

Prepare for the season with this 52-minute FTP-boosting trainer session.

Read More... 03.28.18

Making of a Smart Trainer: Machining the Hammer’s Casting

An insider’s look at how the casting for the Hammer smart trainer is made here in Madison.

Read More... 03.15.18

Show Us Your Battle Station

Share a photo of your training setup for a chance to win.

Read More... 02.16.18

I'm Not Glowing; That's Just Sweat

Pregnant pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, shares her recent indoor training experiences as she tries to maintain her cycling fitness.

Read More... 02.05.18

How to Get Ready for A Winter of Bike Trainer Work

From adjusting power to bike position, coach Matt Dixon discusses how to get ready for indoor training.

Read More... 01.09.18

5 Reasons To Choose a Smart Trainer Over a Basic Indoor Trainer

Find out what makes smart bike trainers the choice of the future.

Read More... 01.05.18

How 3 Trek-Segafredo Pros Put Smart Trainers to Work During the Off-Season

Three riders share how they integrate smart bike trainers into their routines.

Read More... 12.08.17

How to Turn a CycleOps Yellow Bike Trainer into a Zwift-Ready Machine

Unlock a new way to train on a yellow bike trainer with Zwift.

Read More... 11.22.17

MBK Pro-Tip: Maintaining Bike Fitness During Pregnancy

Expecting mother and professional triathlete, Meredith Kessler, shares how the Hammer fits into her training.

Read More... 11.06.17

5 Training Tips from World's Best MTB Racers

Pro advice to help you raise your shred game.

Read More... 10.18.17

Road to Kona: How Your Bike Trainer Can Help Get You There

Insights from elite triathlete coach, Matt Dixon, of purplepatch Fitness.

Read More... 09.15.17

Iron Will, Iron Jill: Overcoming Obstacles to Become an Ironman

Get to know 2017 CycleOps Brand Ambassador, Jill Kuhn (aka: Iron Will Iron Jill).

Read More... 08.15.17

Cyclocross with a CrossFit Twist

The 2017 CrossFit Games welcomed a new sport into its programming.

Read More... 08.09.17

Crash Recovery: How a Bike Trainer Can Help You Get Back Out There

Professional cyclist, Lindsay Bayer, shares how she got back in the saddle.

Read More... 07.31.17

A Transformative Solution

Using CycleOps’ Hammer smart trainer and Zwift as a solution to Seattle’s dreary winters.

Read More... 07.11.17

3 Reasons Indoor Training is No Longer Boring

Indoor training has had a reputation it just couldn’t shake – until now.

Read More... 06.13.17

Smart Trainer Calibration: Hot and Cold

The heart of power accuracy lay in calibration.

Read More... 05.08.17

Why Train with a Bike Trainer: 4 Golden Rules of Indoor Riding

Coach Matt Dixon discusses the value of riding on an indoor bike trainer versus riding outside.

Read More... 04.17.17

Cycling Nutrition for Beginners

Coach and dietitian Bob Seebohar helps breakdown the important aspects of daily and sport nutrition.

Read More... 02.21.17

You've Decided to Buy a Bike Trainer. Now What?

How to find the right training set-up for you and your goals.

Read More... 02.07.17

How to Build a Strong Foundation for the Season Ahead

Maximize your time for a successful season ahead with the help of purplepatch Fitness coach and founder, Matt Dixon.

Read More... 01.24.17

Take the CVT 30 Mile Challenge

Ride 30 miles in one go!

Read More... 01.17.17

Our Commitment to Quality

What it takes to build best-in-class bike trainers in Madison, Wisconsin.

Read More... 01.11.17

Indoor vs Outdoor Cycling: Energy Expenditure

Coach Bob Seebohar highlights the nutritional differences between riding indoors and out.

Read More... 12.28.16

Take On the Holiday Tour in CycleOps VirtualTraining

Visit more than just your family this holiday season.

Read More... 12.20.16

5 Steps to Setting and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Coach Bob Seebohar weighs in on how to boost resolution success in the New Year.

Read More... 12.05.16

Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: Sprint Intervals

This 30-min workout focuses on speed.

Read More... 11.21.16

Gran Fondo Marmotte Challenge

Take on this famous race in CVT!

Read More... 11.17.16

American Proud: More than Manufacturing

Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

Read More... 11.11.16

Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: Climbing Intervals

Prepare for next season’s ascents with this climbing-specific bike trainer workout.

Read More... 11.08.16

Double Point Weekends Are Back!

Multiply your CycleOps VirtualTraining points on these set weekends.

Read More... 11.03.16

Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: VO2 Max

Tackle 3 intervals in 30-mins and test your VO2 max.

Read More... 10.25.16

Hamburger Challenge in CycleOps VirtualTraining

Burn 20 burgers worth of calories to earn your next finisher’s badge.

Read More... 10.19.16

Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: FTP Test

Monitor your training and improvements with this 30-minute workout.

Read More... 10.06.16

Ironman Kona Challenge in CycleOps VirtualTraining

In the spirit of Kona, we wanted to offer you a taste of Ironman suffering, which is why we’ve initiated the hardest CVT challenge ever.

Read More... 09.30.16

Indoor Bike Trainer Workouts: Race Winning

This 30-minute session focuses on high end power.

Read More... 09.27.16

These Waffles Are Bananas

Kiss pre-packaged waffles good-bye.

Read More... 09.07.16

5 Reasons to Get a Bike Trainer this Fall

Why fall is the best time to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

Read More... 08.26.16

CycleOps Introduces the Magnus to Smart Trainer Line

A More Affordable Way to Train with Controlled Resistance

Read More... 08.19.16

An Insider's Take on Rio de Janeiro

Triathlete Silvia Ribeiro talks about her native city, Rio.

Read More... 08.15.16

Pre-Race Preparation for Body & Mind

Because success is 80% mental, 20% physical.

Read More... 08.08.16

Why Ride Indoors in the Summer?

Sometimes riding inside is just what your training needs.

Read More... 07.06.16

Pain is Temporary Challenge

Glory lasts forever. Show your stuff in CycleOps VirtualTraining.

Read More... 06.06.16

Almond Cornbread Recipe from Feed Zone Table

Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim are back in the kitchen with their new cookbook, Feed Zone Table.

Read More... 05.19.16

CycleOps Unveils 5th Generation of Smart Trainer

Adds the Hammer Direct Drive to Product Line

Read More... 05.12.16

The Evolution of CycleOps

A look at the past, present and future of indoor bike training.

Read More... 04.26.16

Warm-Up like the Trek-Segafredo Pros

Prepare for your next event like the riders in the pro-peloton.

Read More... 04.12.16

Spring Challenges in CycleOps VirtualTraining

Are you up for the challenge? Sign up to find out.

Read More... 04.05.16

All About The Climbing Riser Block

The training possibilities are endless with this accessory.

Read More... 03.09.16

Fight for the Pink Challenge

Prove your ability to fight for the Pink jersey! Visit the 2016 Giro d'Italia before it starts.

Read More... 03.08.16

Chocolate Cinnamon Chia Pudding

A protein-packed snack from dietician to the Olympians, Bob Seebohar.

Read More... 02.29.16

CycleOps Challenge Winners

Are you a winner of a new PowerSync indoor bike trainer or CVT subscription? Find out.

Read More... 02.22.16

PowerTap Challenge Winners

Victors of the latest CVT challenge, plus double points weekend!

Read More... 02.15.16

Preparing for Spring

Emerge from winter stronger than ever with these tips and workouts from USA cycling coach, Casey Lamers.

Read More... 02.10.16

Tackle the Elements

A series of tongue-in-cheek training videos.

Read More... 02.05.16

Trainer-tainment: Visual Stimuli

Sports, TV and movie recommendations from cyclists just like you. Take a look.

Read More... 01.28.16

Balancing Parenthood and Triathlon Training

Stephanie of RunTriMom lays out six tips to help balance family time and training time.

Read More... 01.21.16

Take On the PowerTap and CycleOps Challenges

Kick-start 2016 by accepting the two newest challenges in CVT.

Read More... 01.07.16

Yoga for Cyclists

All-around yogi guy here at CycleOps leads a 14 minute session aimed at those tight, cycling muscles.

Read More... 12.29.15

Indoor Trainer Workouts: 30 Min Session

Prepare to sweat with this short indoor bike trainer session.

Read More... 12.22.15

Two December Challenges for CVT

Keep your indoor training on track with these two new CycleOps VirtualTraining challenges.

Read More... 12.17.15

Double Points Weekend on CVT

It's the last weekend before the holidays and we're excited to bring you amazing news!

Read More... 12.16.15

Celebrating Those Who #SacrificeNothing

From working parents to students and all those riders reaching for the stars, here are the winners from the 2015 photo contest.

Read More... 12.10.15

How To Prepare for a Cyclocross Race

'Cross continues to surge in popularity, and it's easy to see why. Here's a few suggestions to help you get ready for 'cross pandemonium.

Read More... 12.02.15

Indoor Bike Training Workouts with BikeRadar

These bike trainer workouts are sure keep you warm this winter.

Read More... 11.24.15

Show Everyone Who's Boss with Career Mode

Rise to the occasion, complete challenges and show others that you’ve got what it takes to become World Class.

Read More... 11.11.15

Get Acquainted with the New CVT Subscription Levels

CycleOps VirtualTraining is now available at two different subscription levels. Get familiar with the new options to find the right fit for you.

Read More... 11.05.15

Trainer-tainment: Motivational Music

An indoor training playlist put together by riders just like you. Listen in.

Read More... 11.04.15

Preview of New CVT Premium Subscription

Get a sneak peek at the up-and-coming Premium subscription for CycleOps VirtualTraining.

Read More... 10.22.15

Warm-Up, Cool Down and Everything Between on CVT

Warm-ups and cool downs are great for exercise performance, which is why we added them as new features in CVT.

Read More... 10.21.15

Connect to CVT Faster than Ever with Scan Mode

Spend more time riding and less time pairing your device to CycleOps VirtualTraining with the new Scan Mode.

Read More... 10.13.15

New Desktop Features Coming Soon in CVT

The desktop version of CycleOps VirtualTraining is getting a serious makeover. Take a look at what's to come.

Read More... 09.30.15

Why Tire Pressure Matters for Riding Inside

It doesn’t matter if you're riding outside or in, tire pressure can make a big impact on your ride.

Read More... 09.30.15

Challenges in CycleOps VirtualTraining

Big things are coming from CycleOps VirtualTraining. We’ll be highlighting them here one-by-one. First up: challenges.

Read More... 09.24.15

Bike Trainer vs. Rollers: What’s the Difference?

If you want to ride your bike indoors, there are two basic options: a bike trainer or rollers. Read on to learn the difference.

Read More... 09.17.15

School's In, But What Does That Mean for My Workout Routine?

Three ways riding inside can help with the work-school-life-exercise balance.

Read More... 08.27.15

US Pro Tour Challenge in CycleOps VirtualTraining

Experience the USA Pro Cycling Tour together with the pros.

Read More... 08.21.15

Indoor vs. Outdoor Cycling: Hydration Strategies

If you are planning on spending some time on the bike trainer indoors, remember it should come with a bit of a paradigm shift in your approach to nutrition. Dietitian and coach, Bob Seebohar, explains.

Read More... 08.13.15

Bike Trainers, Training Software and CycleOps Compatibility

Every rider has their preference on how to best ride inside, especially when it comes to training software and bike trainer of choice. Find which combination works best for you.

Read More... 07.30.15

CycleOps Gets Interactive at Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin has a proud and long history with the bicycle and the Shifting Gears exhibit showcases just that.

Read More... 07.08.15

Ride in the Virtual Tour de France Peloton

It's time to grab your musette and take on famous routes from the Tour de France with CycleOps VirtualTraining.

Read More... 06.30.15

The Secrets to a Successful Pre-Race Trainer Warm-Up

A pre-race warm-up is one of the most important things you can do, but what is the best way to do it?

Read More... 06.04.15

12 Hour Trainer Ride – For a Cause

What's the longest you have been on your indoor cycle trainer in one sitting? One, two, maybe three hours? Mike Horton and Evan Tobey of Outdoor Sports Center (OSC) in Wilton, Connecticut, recently rode for 12 hours.

Read More... 05.21.15

How Cycling Changes Lives: A Veteran's Story

For many people riding a bike is a great way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, all while getting in some exercise. For Army veteran Jasen Watts, cycling is so much more.

Read More... 04.27.15

6 Ways Your Trainer Can Make Life Easier

Inspired by people using a CycleOps indoor bike trainer to make their lives a little easier, we put together six things we've learned from their stories.

Read More... 04.22.15

Tour Italy from Your Living Room

Take in leg-burning climbs and breath-taking vistas with our recent Italian collection of virtual routes for CycleOps VirtualTraining.

Read More... 04.17.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Sella

With the Passo Sella route, you can now decide which way you want to ascend out of Canazei, Italy.

Read More... 04.15.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Falzarego

Another journey through the Italian Dolomites is ready to ride!

Read More... 04.02.15

ABSA Cape Epic Race Results

The ABSA Cape Epic event in Cape Town, South Africa recently wrapped up and CycleOps sponsored teams and individuals were on the podium every single day!

Read More... 03.31.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Fedaia

It’s officially spring in the northern hemisphere and to celebrate we are launching a route from our summer tour collection.

Read More... 03.23.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Pordoi

Take a ride on the highest surfaced road in the Dolomites.

Read More... 03.11.15

Spring Training with CycleOps VirtualTraining

Make the most of your Spring training with two new challenges.

Read More... 03.10.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Giau

Popular year-round, Passo Giau in the Dolomites is known for its beauty and easy access to other incredible passes.

Read More... 03.04.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Valparola

This week we leave France behind and head for the Dolomites in Italy.

Read More... 02.23.15

CycleOps Science: Resistance Curves

This week we're taking a closer look at resistance curves and what makes ours so special.

Read More... 02.19.15

CycleOps Science: Flywheels

Ever wonder how our CycleOps indoor bike trainers work? What makes them unique over other brands like Kurt Kinetic, Tacx or Wahoo Fitness? Easy. It all comes down to science.

And this week we're taking a closer look at flywheels.

Read More... 02.13.15

CycleOps VirtualTraining Maintenance

CycleOps VirtualTraining will be unavailable from 3am - 7am, CST on Friday, February 13.

Read More... 02.12.15

The Sufferfest’s Nine Hammers Now on VirtualTraining

Show off your speed skills with The Sufferfest's Nine Hammers video.

Read More... 02.11.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Col de la Croix de Fer

This week's route will let you explore 29kms of the French Alps.

Read More... 02.10.15

CycleOps Science: Resistance vs Inertia

Ever wonder how our CycleOps indoor bike trainers work? What makes them unique over other brands like Kurt Kinetic, Tacx or Wahoo Fitness? Easy. It all comes down to science.

Read More... 02.05.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Col du Télégraphe

This week we bring you a shorter climb above French Maurienne valley, starting in St. Michel de Maurinne.

Read More... 01.29.15

Measuring Human Performance in the Classroom

One 300 Pro Indoor Cycle has found a home in a Biology classroom in Berlin, Wisconsin.

Read More... 01.28.15

Workout Wars: Indoor vs. Outdoor Training

A recent article by Outside Magazine suggests that riding inside may be the best way to train. We think so, too.

Read More... 01.23.15

Two New CycleOps VirtualTraining Challenges

Plus the winners of the first Holiday Tour Challenge.

Read More... 01.21.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Vallorie - Col du Galibier

Previously featured as a route from the Briançon side, this week’s ride allows you approach the pass from the other side.

Read More... 01.08.15

Virtual Route of the Week: Col de la Madeleine

Get ready for a lesson in French geography with this week's route: Col de la Madeleine.

Read More... 12.30.14

Indoor Training Session with Pro Triathlete Sarah Piampiano

One of my favorite sessions right now is my Friday morning trainer session, which focuses on neuromuscular firing. 

Read More... 12.23.14

Saris Cycling Group's Holiday Schedule

'Twas the day before Holiday vacation, when all through SCG,

Employees left the old farmhouse, and headed home with glee.

Read More... 12.22.14

The CycleOps VirtualTraining Holiday Tour

Power. Endurance. Motivation. Willpower. What do these traits have in common? Aside from helping you avoid all the tempting seasonal goodies, they'll also help you endure the first ever CycleOps VirtualTraining challenge: The Holiday Tour.

Read More... 12.19.14

Virtual Route of the Week: Le Bourg d'Oisans - Col du Lautaret

This week our VirtualTraining team released Col du Lautaret. Beginning in Le Bourg d'Oisans, located in the French Alps, this route starts with a flat section before the main climb in Le Clapier. 

Read More... 12.17.14

Get to Know CycleOps VirtualTraining

CycleOps has all the tools to bring your ride inside year round. It's more than a tagline--it's the truth. We are more than indoor trainers, rollers and indoor cycles.

Read More... 12.16.14

Virtual Route of the Week: Col du Galibier (Col du Lautaret)

This incredible climb starts in Briançon, passes through Col du Lautaret and ends at the mountain top of Col du Galibier – a peak that is often the highest point of the Tour de France.

Read More... 12.09.14

Calling all CycleOps Owners - Send us Your Reviews!

Review your favorite trainer, roller or indoor cycle and we'll send you a pair of CycleOps socks — a perfect stocking gift!

Read More... 12.08.14

Nutrition Periodization for the Holidays

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the the fridge! The holidays are here and with that comes another article about nutrition for the holidays. But this isn't your typical article telling you to avoid this and that. I want to introduce you to the concept of Nutrition Periodization and how it relates to this time of the year for cyclists.

Read More... 12.03.14

MyCycleOpsStudio Winners Are

Out of hundreds of photos from people all over the world, selecting the #MyCycleOpsStudio winners was no easy task.

Read More... 11.26.14

Virtual Route of the Week: Lookout Mountain

Get significant hill training on this short course through the Rocky Mountains.

Read More... 11.20.14

VirtualTraining Now Available for Mobile

Carry thousands of virtual routes in your pocket and train anywhere, anytime.

Read More... 11.11.14

7 Days Left: Reach Your Goals with #MyCycleOpsStudio

From first triathlons to recovering from a bike accident to breaking an epic MTB'ing record, hundreds of cycling enthusiasts have shared their goals with the hopes of winning the ultimate CycleOps studio — including these three weekly winners.

Read More... 11.07.14

2015 Grassroots Sponsorship

Sponsorship inquiries are now open. We sponsor athletes at all levels of Cycling and Triathlon disciplines. 

Read More... 11.06.14

Tunes for the Trainer: An Ironman 70.3 trainer workout

It's coming to that time of year when athletes living in cooler climates tend to become very well acquainted with their indoor trainers — and even those of us lucky enough to live in the sunshine hit the trainer more often for off season strength workouts.

Read More... 11.03.14

#MyCycleOpsStudio Contest

What's your dream cycling studio? Let us help you create yours. With #MyCycleOpsStudio we want you get the most out of your cycling experience. Because we believe that if you've got the right equipment — any goal is possible.

Read More... 11.03.14

Joule + PowerCal: the original power training bundle

Fun fact: the PowerCal is the world’s first-ever power meter calculated from heart rate. At the time of its release it was an incredible innovation combining two important training metrics: heart rate and power.

Read More... 10.27.14

The indoor season is starting!

The indoor season is here and CycleOps VirtualTraining is ready. Our developers have added many new features and improvements to the app.

Read More... 10.22.14

CycleOps VirtualTraining: Virtual Route of the Week Playlist

We want to help you get the most out of your CycleOps VirtualTraining experience, which is why we'll handpick a new route each week and share it on Twitter and Facebook.

Read More... 10.08.14

ICYMI: Jens Voigt Sets New Hour Record

On September 18th, Trek Factory Racing's Jens Voigt capped off his career in a way that even Derek Jeter would be jealous of. Jens shattered the previous Hour Record of 49.70 kilometers in one hour set in 2005 by Ondrej Sosenka. And we were more than ecstatic to be a part of his preparation.

Read More... 09.30.14

And the winners of the CycleOps Virtual Training Contest Are...

We received excellent routes from all over the world that are sure to make training this winter that much more enjoyable. After much consideration, we’re excited to announce the top three, overall, Grand Prize winners:

Read More... 08.10.14

Answer Questions - Win CycleOps Socks

Take this quick, 5-minute survey to help us improve our newsletter content.

Read More... 08.06.14

6 Prize-winning routes worth riding

From Virginia to the Tour de France, these winning routes took us all over the world. Each route proved to be the best-of-the-best during the week it was submitted during our Route Creation Contest and we think they’re worth queuing up in your riding schedule.

Read More... 07.30.14

Trek Factory Racing at the 2014 Tour de France

After 21 days of racing across France and part of the UK, Trek Factory Racing had a lot to reflect on.

Read More... 07.27.14

Nine Riders, One Team: Trek Factory Racing's Giro D'Italia Appearance

When the men in stripes crossed the finish line with all 9 of their riders, they were one of only two groups to finish as a team. Stage after stage, Trek Factory Racing’s directors spoke of the teamwork between the Giro squad members.

Read More... 05.31.14

Video Vault: paring a Joule GPS to a PowerBeam Pro

PowerTap Joule GPS, meet the CycleOps PowerBeam Pro. PowerTap and CycleOps may be two entities, but that doesn't mean that our products can't work together as one. 

Read More... 05.07.14

Pro Podium Report - May 2014

Kessler Takes US Pro Championships; Thomas 4peats At Wildflower. With all six of our pro women toeing the line at the US Pro Championships at Ironman 70.3 St. George and a recovering Jesse Thomas defending his three Wildflower victories, we knew this weekend was going to be a big one for our sponsored athletes.

Read More... 05.03.14

Show Us your #CycleOpsSelfie

You're probably thinking "What exactly is a #CycleOpsSelfie"? At the most technical level, a #CycleOpsSelfie is a photo of you taken by you on or with a CycleOps trainer or indoor cycle.

Read More... 04.23.14

Train better for warm races from the indoor to out

Technology for race training has come a long way since the day bikes were built with more than one gear. Today there are spin classes offered in pools, a computer that can track your power and GPS coordinates, and there's even a way to pressurize an entire house in a house so that you're always at a high altitude. So what's a rider to do when preparing for a race that will be held in much warmer climate?

Read More... 03.31.14

CycleOps Official Trainer and Virtual Reality Partner of TREK Factory Racing

From the grueling spring classics to the epic grand tours, cycling's best professionals require cycling's best equipment. That's why Trek Factory Racing looked to CycleOps as their official supplier of cycling trainers and virtual reality software.

Read More... 01.13.14

Winter Motivation - Effective Use of a Home Trainer

Winter can be tough. Dark evenings, cold temperatures and often a high risk of sickness and injury between those months of late Autumn and end of Winter. Home training, known also as Turbo Training or Indoor Training, can, if conducted correctly, provide an absolutely fantastic base for us to build on when the weather breaks in the spring

Read More... 12.02.13

Interview with Pro Triathlete Emma Kate Kidbury

Emma Kate Lidbury recently made the move from the UK to California, and with 4th place at Escape from Alcatraz and 1st at IM 70.3 Texas, her season is off to a fantastic start. 

Read More... 04.16.13

Team Profile: Team Kenda

Team Kenda is an all women cycling team entering their 15th competition season. In addition to an Elite Team competing in national level events, they have four regional developmental teams. The team's mission is to build the sport of women's cycling by developing Junior, U-23 and Collegiate riders into the pro riders of the future.

Read More... 04.09.13

Workout of the week: Increase your lactate threshold

This trainer workout is brought to you by Terra James (who is coached by The Fix Studio) who races for Team KENDA out of Minneapolis. The workout is designed to increase your lactate threshold.

Read More... 04.08.13

Workout of the week: by Matthew Rose

This trainer workout, by Matthew Rose of Dynamo Multisport in Atlanta, is designed to get in early upper-level anaerobic work to get a bit more lactate & muscular fatigue into the system forcing you to get used to some discomfort over the duration of the interval.

Read More... 03.18.13

2013 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships

During the 2013 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Verona, WI, riders faced muddy conditions some days and icy conditions on others. 

Read More... 01.15.13

Active Recovery Workout

by Melanie McQuaid, professional triathlete

This active recovery workout is one of my favorites. I like to use this protocol on an easy day or after a hard run workout to find my legs again on the bike. I find that the technique drills are key to reminding my body to recruit the right muscles for cycling, especially when I am switching from running to cycling constantly.

Read More... 12.07.12

Weight Management in the Off Season

by Sarah Piampiano, professional Triathlete

As elite athletes, we are always trying to do whatever we can to find that extra edge, eking every last bit of power from our bodies. During race season, to perform at our best we strive to find a balance between being as lean as possible while maintaining power, strength and endurance.

Read More... 12.06.12

Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

From The Feed Zone Cookbook by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim

Of course, you can easily and affordably purchase rotisserie chicken at your local market, but there's something special about roasting your own. And the leftovers are great when used in other recipes.

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Training Intensity in the Off Season

The off season? I don't think there really should be such a thing for amateur athletes. To me, the off season is about keeping your fitness, not losing it. After I finished my career as a pro cyclist, I still trained pretty hard in the spring and summer and thought I needed to take time off in the winter like I did when I raced professionally.

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