Why Focusing on FTP is Making You a Slower Triathlete

If you’re a triathlete you’ve probably heard this piece of training advice: If you want to get faster on the bike, you need to focus on steady-state workouts to build your FTP. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Not only does the bike leg demand more than just steady power, focusing on FTP might actually be...

The Unique Dynamics of Indoor Cycling

Have you ever noticed that you may have a power difference when riding indoors vs. outdoors? Or potentially efforts at the same given intensity feel harder when you’re on your indoor trainer? Well, you’re not alone. This is where cycling dynamics come in place. Many cyclists find that they are unable to produce the same...

On-road and Off-Road, ELEMNT ROAM Expands Turn-by-Turn Guidance

ROAM Improves On Device Routing for MTB Project, Singletracks and Strava! Get out and explore more with expanded turn-by-turn directions for the ROAM! With new on device Turn By Turn support, the ROAM bike computer now provides turn-by-turn route guidance for every routing app including Singletracks, MTB Project and Strava as well as every...

By the Numbers: What it Takes to Race a Grand Tour

In the month of July, you can find hundreds of thousands of fans across the world glued to their TVs watching the Tour de France. Since its inception in 1903, the Tour de France is the most widely recognized grand tour throughout the cycling community. There are precisely three recognized Grand Tours for professional...

Ask the Experts: Off Bike Exercises for Cyclists

Surely logging hundreds of miles per week on the bike must be enough for a training plan, right?! Potentially not…in order to be a complete athlete, it is important to build (all of the systems) not just your cardiovascular endurance! Cross-training can help to enhance your cycling through increased power and decreasing risk of...

Ask the Experts: How to Train for the Hills

Words by Taylor Thomas at Thomas Endurance Coaching Climbing can be a daunting task for many athletes. The aerobic and muscular requirements to tackle climbs with confidence can be challenging for some to master. Becoming a better climber, much like other components of training, takes a specific and individualized approach. The proper foundation must be...

How To Expand Your Ride with ELEMNT ROAM Smart Navigation

Break free and discover new roads, paths, and trails with the new ELEMNT ROAM’s onboard Smart Navigation and an easy-to-read color display. With these new features, there is no excuse not to arrive home with a story to tell. Make the most of your ELEMNT ROAM by using these Smart Navigation features: Navigation to the...

Ask The Experts: Does Cycling Help with Marathon Training?

Completing a marathon is a bucket list item for many runners. Most runners have caught the “running bug” after their first 5k or 10k race and set their sights on the coveted 26.2-mile distance. Training for such an event like the marathon requires time, dedication, and potentially a lot of blister tape. Whether you...

Ask the Experts: Introducing Intensity Into Your Training

Words by Taylor Thomas at Thomas Endurance Coaching Most athletes are no stranger to intervals or hard workouts. Working at a higher intensity for a given duration helps to push the body to become stronger and makes it more capable to take on higher doses of training stress. However, the concept of intensity is hard...

Ask the Experts: Preparing for a Multi-Day Ride

Words by Taylor Thomas, Thomas Endurance Coaching While most events and races take place over one day, and that’s probably what most athletes think of when they are planning their event calendar, there’s a growing number of multi-day options for riders. Whether it’s a classic stage race format, a self-supported adventure, or limited support...

Ask the Experts: Season Planning

When is your race season? Many of us have a different answer for that. Regardless of the timing of our seasons, the pre-season planning always remains the same. Developing a plan for the upcoming season is your ticket to success. Many of us can question if there is a need for following a structured...

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