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Are Training Zones Dead?

Training zones have served an important role for decades, but with the sophistication of training software and portable devices, do they still have a place?

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Bikepacking Gear and Tech

What do you pack for a bikepacking adventure when self-sufficiency is the key to success? Chris Case explains the process of picking and packing all that gear.

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What to Pack for a Mountain Bike Race

These simple, critical tips from a veteran mountain bike coach will help you reduce race-day stress, increase enjoyment, and improve your chances of a great performance at your next off-road event.

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How to Set Up Your Bike Computer

Head Coach Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor share how to best set up your bike computer head unit with screenshots, button configs, and more.

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Thoughts on Bicycle Saddles

A good bike saddle is one you can completely forget about when riding: no chafing, scarring, or saddle sores. In order to find a saddle that works for you, Colby talks about the anatomy of the human undercarriage and how different saddle shapes can bring you ultimate comfort.

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Jessi Stensland: Freedom of the Beautiful Robot

Jessi Stensland has deeply developed her relationship with her body in the years since competing as a professional triathlete, swimming at the Olympic trials, and winning a bronze medal at XTERRA World Championships. Her ideas about shoes and sleep may be new and unusual to you, but pause and consider her enthusiasm, her agility, and her deep connection to her own body.

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Aaron Anderson: Orthotics and Footbeds

We break down the different ways that prefabricated, semi-custom, and custom orthotics are constructed; analyze the pros and cons of the different methods used to cast feet and determine orthotic support needs; offer practical tips and advice on how to find the best podiatrist, and discuss how to determine the quality of the orthotics you’re considering.

Anatomy of a Good Cycling Shoe

There are several questions about your physiology and biomechanics that need to be answered before you can select the ideal shoe for you, and for the purpose of your rides.

Trail, Rake, and Flop—Bike Design with Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn joins us today to delve into why bike design elements—like fork offset, trail, and head tube angle—have a bigger impact on a bike’s performance and ride quality than frame material, or any of the things we focus on when checking out what our friends are riding.

A Deep Dive on Tires and Pressures

The science behind fast tires has evolved rapidly in recent years, so Trevor Connor and Caley Fretz called in tech writer Kristen Legan to dig into the latest research.

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How to Pick a Power Meter

We are joined by our tech crew, Dan Cavallari and Kristen Legan, to answer these questions and many more. Plus, pro power insight from Cannondale-Drapac’s master of the breakaway, Toms Skuijns.