How often have we read about the "speed work" we should be doing as part of our training? Robbie Ventura, ex-US Postal Service pro racer, coaches you through an 8 week course in pursuit of leg speed in this Real Rides "Speed" Trainer DVD. It's obvious that Robbie does more than coach athletes these days. The proof is displayed in the on-screen dashboard that shows his power output in watts, perceived intensity level, heart rate, cadence, speed, and elapsed time as he rolls through the various workouts. You'll compare your data to his as you do big gear, single-leg, ramp-up, sprint, and race intervals along the way. You'll also be able to track your improvements from the baseline data you posted from the full threshold test that begins the 8 week training cycle.The Real Rides "Speed" Trainer DVD takes you onto the road with point of view cameras so you'll feel like you're in the thick of the action. It's the perfect tool to help you build a smoother and faster cadence, more cycling-specific strength, and ultimately more speed. That said, to get the most from the information in the Trainer DVD, we recommend that you train with power, whether using a powermeter on your bike or trainers that measure power such as the CycleOps Powerbeam or Pro Indoor Cycle. You can create custom training sessions and ride to the DVD soundtrack or toggle it off and listen to your own music as you train. It includes How To Train bonus videos as well. (69 minutes)
Does anyone know much about these? I am looking to get into road riding. This is more a hybrid but seems more road than anything. How well does the Nexus system hold up? Would this be OK for local group rides? Would a $300 bike from direct bikes be much better? I am on a very slim budget. I also hav ... Read More »
I recently replaced my RH-500 wheels with some ultegra 6800s -- very nice. I put my 10 speed cassette on the 11 speed ultegra hub with the spacer provided for use with a 10 speed cassette. Question is, when I eventually replace the cassette (almost there), if I put on an 11 speed cassette, will my ... Read More »
Looking to try my hand at this conversion. Want to put some drop bars (salsa woodchipper 2) on my trusty Gary Fisher Montare (that I've had for 10 years and the rubber grips need replaced, so I figured... Project time!). As now it's basically a mtb with cx tires.
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