6 Bike Maintenance Problems You Need To Tackle Right Now!

  As winter tightens its grip, I’m seeing a lot of bikes that are ‘plain tore up’, as one of my favorite old mechanics used to say. Your bike or fleet of bikes have seen a lot of hard hours and miles this year, and this is a smart time to get your equipment tuned …

Long Term Review: Ritchey Handlebars and Stems

  There is absolutely nothing more frightening than breaking a handlebar or stem while riding a bicycle. In the 40 years I’ve been riding, some of the worst non-collision crashes I’ve ever seen (meaning not getting hit by a car or colliding into a mailbox) have resulted from breakage or slippage of a cockpit component. …

8 Tips for Your Best Gran Fondo Performance

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach, co-author of “The Time-Crunched Cyclist”, “Ride Inside“ and “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” Gran Fondos have something for everyone. If you’re just looking for a huge day on the bike, you’ll get one. And unlike a typical century ride, if you have a competitive streak you can race a Gran …

The Top 5 Things Cyclocross Will Do for Your Fitness

Cyclocross is one of the most accessible disciplines in the spectrum of cycling events. The events are short, venues don’t require closing streets, and it’s spectator friendly. That, and a cyclocross bike is probably the most versatile bike you can buy; a go anywhere do anything bike at home on pavement, gravel, bike paths, and …

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The Performance Benefits of Lactate Threshold Testing and Training

Whether you are a triathlete, runner, skier, cyclist, or rower, endurance athletes need accurate physiological data to guide and monitor training. Lactate threshold is one of the most commonly, and effectively, used performance markers used by many athletes and coaches. The point of lactate threshold testing is to learn the highest intensity you can sustain …

The Olympic Cycling Race to Watch This Weekend

After a fantastic series of road cycling events at the Rio Olympics, it is time for track cycling! The 4km Team Pursuit is the track event that captures my attention more than others, mostly because CTS Coaches have worked with two of the four teams in medal contention. A lot of cycling fans are only …