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Give Your Athlete Some Space The Week of Their Race

Give Your Athlete Some Space The Week of Their Race

Posted by Matt Russ on 19th Dec 2018

I once received an email from an athlete asking if it was “normal” to break up with her boyfriend in the week prior to her race.  Although this is not indicative of a particularly strong relati … read more
Thule Sleek Stroller Product Review

Thule Sleek Stroller Product Review

Posted by Matt Russ on 8th Dec 2018

With a two year old and another on the way we began our search for a tandem stroller.  What I discovered was that while there were plenty of tandem strollers, there were few that could accommodat … read more
How To Choose Aerobar Extension Shape

How To Choose Aerobar Extension Shape

Posted by Matt Russ on 6th Dec 2018

Choosing the right aerobar extension can make a huge difference in your next triathlon or time trial, and it is a relatively cheap enhancement.  Extensions come in a wide variety of shapes, but w … read more
Bicycle Crank Arm Length, Gearing, and Metabolic Cost

Bicycle Crank Arm Length, Gearing, and Metabolic Cost

Posted by Matt Russ on 15th Nov 2018

When a customer is considering a power meter or crank purchase one of the most common questions I am asked is which crank arm length or gear choice is "best."  This is usually followed by an "I h … read more

Adjusting Your Training Plan for Race Course Challanges

Posted by Matt Russ on 12th Nov 2018

In you really want to be prepared for your next race you must consider the details of the race course. Although this may seem self-evident, athletes will often stick to their usual training rou … read more