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1/24/2024 Mark Nessmith

Fitness is an essential part of a healthy work-life balance

With technology making it so easy to take your job with you, it’s more important than ever to consciously strive for a healthy work-life balance. These tips can help you maintain an equilibrium between your professional and personal lives – and your fitness.

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1/1/2024 Vladimír Podkamenský

Rim Brakes vs. Disc Brakes: Cyclist's Guide

The Ultimate Guide To Rim Brakes vs. Disc Brakes: The debate between rim and disc brakes is a central topic in cycling communities, impacting bike performance, maintenance, and safety. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive understanding for both casual riders and serious cyclists, helping them make an informed decision.

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11/12/2023 Danny Holman

CYCLING SAFETY TIPS

Cycling is an exhilarating, rewarding and eco-friendly way to stay healthy, connect with the wider world and get around town. But while there are many benefits, there are also some risks involved. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, it’s crucial to prioritize your safety every time you hit the road. Cycling is a great way to get some exercise, but it can also be a potentially dangerous activity that requires appropriate safety measures to ensure your well-being.

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11/7/2023 Aya Sinay

Women in endurance sports

Endurance sports, such as cycling, triathlon, running, etc. demand a high level of physical fitness and stamina. While men and women can both excel in endurance sports, it's important to recognize that the anatomical and physiological differences between males and females that can be associated with sports performance. Biological differences of the sexes should be taken into account in the training prescription and in relation to the optimization of the loads and recovery.

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10/30/2023 Danny Holman

How to prevent your cycle being stolen

There are not many things worse for cyclists than the feeling of devastation that comes when your beloved bike gets stolen. It's like losing a friend. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect your cycle from theft. In this blog post, we'll share some top tips for preventing your cycle being stolen so you hopefully never have to go through the trauma of losing it.

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10/26/2023 Vladimír Podkamenský

Mechanical vs electronic groupsets: an in-depth guide

In the world of cycling, there's a big question: should you go for the traditional mechanical gear system or the high-tech electronic one? It's a choice that every cyclist faces, and it can make a huge difference in your riding experience. In this guide, we'll break down the basics of both options. Whether you're a seasoned rider looking to upgrade or someone new to the cycling scene, we'll help you understand the differences between mechanical and electronic gear systems. By the end, you'll have a clear idea of which one suits your needs best, making your cycling adventures smoother and more enjoyable. Let’s begin!

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10/24/2023 Leo Lendvorsky

Understanding FTP and the Anaerobic Threshold

Every moderately advanced cyclist has probably encountered the terms FTP or anaerobic threshold (AT). If they haven't already, they are likely to receive a question from another cyclist in the near future: "What's your FTP?" or read about their favourite athlete undergoing threshold or FTP training. These two parameters appear frequently in the vocabulary of endurance athletes, yet they are often insufficiently understood. If you ask your cycling buddy why they apply intervals at the FTP or AT level, they might not be able to answer. In this article, I will try to explain these two concepts in understandable terms and from a sports science perspective.

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7/18/2023 Danny Holman

What's gravel biking and why is it so hot now?

In recent years, a new trend has taken the cycling world by storm - the surge in popularity of gravel bikes. They have rapidly gained traction among cyclists seeking new challenges and different kinds of adventures beyond the confines of traditional road cycling. This article looks into the history of gravel bikes, compares them with other types, and explores the reasons behind their current appeal.

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