Month: July 2013

Q & A Coach Forum – The Advantage of Float in a Pedal System

Question: What is the advantage/disadvantage (purpose) of “float” in SPD-SL cleats? Head Coach Scott Saifer responds: Knees are designed to work beautifully for tens or even hundreds of thousands of miles of cycling provided that they are treated with respect.

Posted in Bike Fit, Q&A Forum

Could an Older Rider Win a Pro Race? The Effects of Aging on Cycling Performance

Most professional cyclists retire in their mid-30s, but all around the country there are guys in the later 30s and into their 40s and 50s who still compete with the 1/2/pro fields. Some of them occasionally show at the front

Posted in Philosophical Musings, Racing

How to Corner in a Criterium

One of the most common issues for bike racers of all levels is how to corner fast in a criterium. While confident cornering takes practice at varied speeds on various types of corners, there are a few basic principles of

Posted in Performance Tips, Skills

Q & A Coach Forum: Speeding the Healing on a Saddle Sore

Question: New (and badly made) cycling shorts combined with a 62.5 mile ride resulted in two nasty wounds along the crease (between the inner thigh and scrotum) on either side of the crotch. The PCP prescribed some betadine spray and

Posted in Health, Q&A Forum