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How to Update the Assioma Firmware

2019-07-22T08:42:48+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

You can easily update the firmware of your Assioma power meter with your smartphone or tablet using the Favero Assioma app, which is available for free for Android and Apple devices. Once you have connected your Assioma via Bluetooh to the app, just enter the "Firmware" tab to check if there are new firmware versions available and then proceed with the installation. If you have

IAV Cycling Dynamics

2019-07-24T11:07:10+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

Favero Electronics is glad to introduce the IAV Cycling Dynamics for Assioma DUO and Assioma UNO. These metrics have been developed in compliance to the ANT+ standard protocol. Why “IAV” Cycling Dynamics? These metrics are the standardized and "open" version of the homonyms "Cycling Dynamics" by Garmin. The big difference is that Assioma’s calculation is based on the IAV Power system. Thanks to the exclusive

INDOOR BIKE TRAINER WORKOUT: SPRINT INTERVALS

2019-06-26T09:56:09+00:00June 26th, 2019|Latest News|

Get out the self-doubt and prepare you to sprint all out with this 30-minute trainer session. With full efforts and minimal recovery, these maximal efforts are for quick sprint gains in your training. Before you get started be sure to grab a towel for sweat, something to protect your bike – like another towel or our sweat guard, and at least one bottle of water

INDOOR BIKE TRAINER WORKOUT: VO2 MAX

2019-06-26T09:55:14+00:00June 26th, 2019|Latest News|

This workout is designed to help your body process oxygen better to help produce more watts. During this 30-minute workout you’ll tackle three intervals, each 3 minutes in length. Why? Because these VO2 max intervals are a great way to train the skeletal muscle what to do with oxygen once it reaches the muscles – helping produce more power. So queue up this workout if

INDOOR BIKE TRAINER WORKOUTS: RACE WINNING

2019-06-26T09:54:07+00:00June 26th, 2019|Latest News|

Get ready to build some high end power with this 30-minute indoor bike trainer workout. It’s also a great workout if you want to visualize a real life ride/race situation while training indoors. During this workout you’ll simulate an “attack” that can separate you from the rest of the race or your riding buddies, then hold a high intensity before one final sprint for the

INDOOR BIKE TRAINER WORKOUT: FTP TEST

2019-06-26T09:53:13+00:00June 26th, 2019|Latest News|

A functional threshold test, or FTP for short, is a test that evaluates your fitness levels including gains and losses. To best evaluate an FTP test, it’s best to consult a coach or local training studio. This FTP test in CycleOps VirtualTraining is a quick way to monitor your training and improvements. It can be done every month or every other month. Plus, if you’re

INDOOR BIKE TRAINER WORKOUT: CLIMBING INTERVALS

2019-06-26T09:37:22+00:00June 26th, 2019|Latest News|

Prepare for road or mountain season with these climbing intervals. Designed to help build leg strength, these in- and out-of-the-saddle intervals will also fully ready your muscles for the next attack. Plus, this workout can be done on rollers – as Tyler demonstrates in the video – or an indoor bicycle trainer. Before you get started make sure you’ve got all your indoor training must-have’s

HOW TO GET READY FOR A WINTER OF BIKE TRAINER WORK

2019-05-28T08:48:51+00:00May 28th, 2019|Latest News|

By Matt Dixon, coach and founder of Purple Patch Fitness As the winter months loom, many triathletes and cyclists are getting set for much of their training to be performed indoors, on a bike trainer. The shorter and colder days make riding outside tougher to execute, adding another factor for many already time-starved athletes to stay indoors over the coming months. While indoor riding is

TO RIDE OR NOT TO RIDE: HANDLING LACK OF MOTIVATION

2019-05-21T07:47:58+00:00May 21st, 2019|Latest News|

By: Lindsay Goldman, professional cyclist for Hagens Berman | Supermint. An athlete I mentor approached me recently with a question about motivation. She found herself hating her recent rides and struggling to finish them, and wanted me to weigh in on whether she should force herself to complete the workouts. My initial response was to tell her there are two options: 1. Listen to her

WHY CALIBRATE YOUR BIKES POWER METER?

2019-01-23T14:40:38+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Latest News|

With the prevalence and affordability of cycling power meters, more athletes are training with power than ever before. As with any training tool, power meters come with their own array questions - including the oft discussed topic of calibration. We asked PowerTap Engineer, BJ, to weigh in on some of these burning calibration FAQs. 1. WHAT DOES CALIBRATION MEAN? In most cases, calibration is simply

HOW TO TURN A CYCLEOPS YELLOW BIKE TRAINER INTO A ZWIFT-READY MACHINE

2019-01-23T14:34:48+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Latest News|

When it comes to off-season training, every athlete has their own preference in what bike they ride, when they hop on the saddle and which type of bike trainer to use indoors. That’s why we manufacture bicycle trainers that range from the basic, entry-level trainers to the smart units trusted by professional triathletes and pro teams like Trek-Segafredo. Equipment preferences aside, there’s a new common

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF INDOOR TRAINING

2019-01-11T06:40:30+00:00January 11th, 2019|Latest News|

By: Lindsay Goldman, professional cyclist for Hagens Berman | Supermint. Despite having logged an insane number of hours riding indoors throughout my cycling career – probably around 1200 hours or FIFTY WHOLE DAYS – I still wouldn’t consider myself an expert on indoor training. It’s hard enough getting motivated to keep pedaling, so I outsource all the science and planning to my wonderful coach, Susan

The Best Of Virtual Training Apps

2018-11-05T11:39:35+00:00November 5th, 2018|Latest News|

No matter the time of year, the only workout we regret is the one we never did. However, when the temperatures drop and it is dark outside at 5 P.M., it’s sometimes to difficult to find the motivation to hop on the trainer. Luckily, technology has figured out how to make riding indoors fun, intelligent, and focused. These days an indoor trainer session will give

Enhance Your Ride! Trade In & Upgrade To A New CycleOps Trainer

2018-10-01T14:48:55+00:00September 27th, 2018|Latest News|

Trade-in any used indoor bike trainer and receive up to 20% off a new CycleOps device. We’ll gladly take your old trainer – any brand – off your hands. From now until June 30th is your time to upgrade. -BRING YOUR RIDE INSIDE- “We’ve been producing some of the best virtual trainers since the dawn of this technology. We care deeply about providing the best,

Travis Johnston reviews the CycleOps PowerSync Trainer

2018-09-28T09:37:45+00:00September 14th, 2018|Latest News|

CycleOps PowerSync Trainer – by Travis Johnston Very rarely does one get to experience Christmas twice in a year but I was lucky enough to join the CycleOps team last month and have access to some incredible facilities and equipment. I must let you know that getting into the team is no mean feat. I arrived at CycleOps to meet the guys where I

Power 201

2018-09-28T09:37:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

For athletes new to training with a cycling power meter, or cyclists looking for a refresher, we take you step by step through power basics and definitions that will give you the edge in making your powermeter work for you. If you’ve got the basics covered and are hungry for a little more we’ll supply you with articles and workouts from the experts. Power

Power 101

2018-09-28T09:37:27+00:00August 18th, 2018|Latest News|

What is Power? Simply stated Power is the amount of force (or work) produced over a certain duration of time. A power meter, like the PowerTap hub, takes the torque produced by your pedaling and multiplies it by your speed. How accurate are PowerTap power meters? The PowerTap is one of only two power meter companies, which has been scientifically researched and 3rd party validated

Trade In Your Power Meter & Save Up to 30%

2018-10-01T18:49:40+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Latest News|

Trade in your power meter, upgrade to accuracy and save up to 30%. You heard it here: ‘We want your old power meter’. In exchange, we’ll give you up to 30% off any PowerTap Power Meter. As a power meter owner, you know the secrets of training with power. You know what it’s like to ride with burning legs, closely watching your watts to hit a

Power Meter Accuracy & Consistency

2018-09-28T09:36:58+00:00July 20th, 2018|Latest News|

Power Meter Accuracy and Consistency are not the same thing. The key advantage of power-based training is the range of power metrics that allow us to measure our progress against a structured training programme, or informally. Clearly the metrics depend on the quality of the raw data recorded by our power meters. As they say, Garbage in, Garbage out (GIGO)! With many new brands

CycleOps SA and Tim Noakes

2018-09-28T09:36:45+00:00July 5th, 2018|Latest News|

Some CycleOps comments on the "Noakes Diet". There's been major banter (and worse) on Prof. Tim Noakes' promotion of the Banting LCHF diet. We at CycleOps are indirectly affected, since CycleOps and PowerTap products are increasingly popular indoor training, energy monitoring and weight loss/management programmes. So we thought we'd add some comments, from a cyclist's perspective. Tim Noakes' writings are fascinating, but maybe the

Virtual Online Racing Cup

2018-09-28T09:36:34+00:00June 27th, 2018|Latest News|

CycleOps South Africa, proudly distributed by Bicycle Power Trading cc, one of SA's leading importers of cycle-based performance measurement and training systems, today announced that they will be sponsoring a world first, an online racing cup, which will make use of CycleOps Virtual Training Application and see participants do battle on virtual courses ranging from the famous European slopes to the flat lands of

Indoor Climbing Calculation

2018-09-28T09:36:24+00:00June 8th, 2018|Latest News|

Here’s a rough rule of thumb …. 1. Note your Normalised power (NP) for the activity from the Power Agent download (if you don’t have NP then use average power ). 2. Note your energy consumption (E) in kJ 3. Calculate what your total mass (M) would be if you were riding (i.e. you+bike+kit+Camelbak etc) Climbing meters then = (F x E x 1000)/(9,81

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