Power Tests: What, When and Why Do Them?

Fitness testing is an essential part of improving as a cyclist as it allows you to quantify where you are, set training zones for your workouts (either through heart rate or power), and track your progress over time. If you are new to riding with power, where do you begin?  Power testing to determine...

Going Beyond Threshold Power – The SYSTM 4DP Power Profile

With the advent of accurate, reliable smart trainers like the KICKR and SNAP, more athletes are taking advantage of the benefits of training with power. With that comes a greater focus on metrics like Functional Threshold Power (FTP). For the uninitiated, FTP is typically defined as the highest power output you can maintain for...

The Importance of Indoor Training

Indoor training has had a bad rap for a long time. While indoor training has historically been viewed as the training “alternative” option, it is quickly becoming the go-to option for many athletes globally. This shift is not just due to weather patterns affecting their outdoor riding plans, but instead the wide range of...

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...

Using Sleep Tracking To Make Performance Gains

Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our body, and yet still 1 in 3 adults do not get enough of it. Many of us are endurance athletes, and it usually goes without saying that we care about our bodies, we care about our performance, and we want to...

Bring Your Indoor Workouts Outside

The SYSTM Training App will now be able to support both indoor and outdoor workouts. What does this mean as a user? You can now select a training plan or workout from the app, add it to your calendar, and sync it with your bike computer for both indoor and outdoor training sessions.  The...

On-road and Off-Road, ELEMNT ROAM 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...

Indoor Cycling Tips For Training in ERG Mode

There was a point when riding the trainer was viewed for times only when the weather was too treacherous to ride outside, or for rehabilitation from an injury. Wintertime was the only season when cyclists could muster up the mental strength to subject themselves to riding in a fixed position for a few hours...

Indoor Trainer VS Stationary Exercise Bike — Which is Right For Me?

Il ciclismo indoor sta esplodendo in popolarità e si prevede che continui a crescere per i prossimi dieci anni! Ride-simulating software like Wahoo X makes riding indoors as fun as playing video games. Many other people are also getting into indoor cycling for its cardiovascular, low-impact health benefits. Whatever your reason, if you’re starting indoor cycling...

A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Bike Trainers

Bike trainers have evolved over the years… Ask any long-time rider to recall their first indoor training experience and it probably sounds like a B-grade horror movie; you’d hop on your stationary torture machine and grind away in agony in an aptly-named “pain room.” On your indoor trainer, no one can hear you scream… But thanks...

What Is Indoor Cycling?

Indoor cycling is any type of indoor exercise that focuses on rotating pedals in circles. It can involve very different looking equipment including under-desk pedal systems, rolling cylinders, exercise bikes, or indoor bike trainers. To get an overview of indoor cycling, let’s take a look at the most popular forms of equipment! For each...

How to Build the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Setup

It’s time to remove all distractions.  It’s time to upgrade everything. È il momento di creare un allenamento intenso. Making the ultimate indoor cycling pain cave is a three-step process. Upgrade your cycling gear Upgrade your entertainment Upgrade your ambiance The Ultimate Cycling Gear The Core Gear Start by getting the right trainer, the...

Jim Walmsley’s Winning RIVAL Data Fields

The UTMB may be the Superbowl of ultra running. It draws large immense crowds and can be compared to the Boston Marathon for its international acclaim. The UTMB or the Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc takes place every year in August in Chamonix, in the French Alps.  Over the last 15 years, this has...

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